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When is Apex Legends Season 7? New Legend Horizon, more

Published: 5/Nov/2020 11:23

by Isaac McIntyre

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Apex Legends Season 7 is now released, as Respawn prepares for the second anniversary of their mega-popular battle royale. Here’s everything we know so far.

Season 7 dropped on November 4, 2020, and certainly seems like it’s set a banger, too. Fans can finally head to a third battle royale map, and the new Legend has officially been added by Respawn as well.

Without further ado, here’s everything about Apex Legends Season 7, from the new guns, to Legends, and maps.

Horizon in Apex legends abilities
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Horizon is the new addition to the Legends roster for Season 7.

When is Apex Legends Season 7?

Season 7 of Apex Legends started on November 4, as Respawn moved the release date up by a week. The seasonal start-date was initially thought to be on November 10 based on the Season 6 battle pass duration. Season 6 rewards are now unavailable, too.

That means this season will run for 79 days, or around three months. That is the usual length for Apex Legends seasons, super-long Season 4 notwithstanding. Apex’s Halloween event, Fight or Fright, ends on November 3rd – a day before the new season drops.

Who is the Season 7 legend?

There were plenty of leaks regarding possible legends for Season 7 in recent months, with all signs initially pointing to the rumored character “Nova” making an entrance in Apex Legends.

However, Respawn confirmed since those signs that Horizon was to arrive in November, after releasing a teaser of the new character in Firing Range.

Horizon initially greeted players with a new set of challenges, but we have the Scottish legend as a playable character in Season 7.

Apex leaker Shrugtal previously revealed an early look at what Horizon’s abilities could like, and this was also confirmed by Respawn with the release of their patch notes for the new season.

Horizon is a fantastic addition to the roster, with 3 new fantastic skills. Respawn’s official patch notes for Ascension them as:

  • Passive: SpacewalkIncrease air control and reduce fall impacts with Horizon’s custom spacesuit.
  • Tactical: Gravity LiftReverse the flow of gravity, lifting players upward and boosting them outward when they exit.
  • Ultimate: Black holeDeploy NEWT to create a micro black hole that sucks in nearby Legends.

New weapon rotations in Apex Legends Season 7

With a new season brings along a new rotation of weapons to the arsenal. The Havoc, G7, Wingman, Sentinel & Alternator. Weapons have been buffed and nerfed, too, and you can check out our handy list here with all of the information regarding your favourite loadouts.

Is there a new map in Season 7?

We now have a fantastic new map alongside Kings Canyon and World’s Edge’s rotation!

Regularly teased since Season 4, city-scape “Olympus,” is a beautiful city with lush greenery, open high-ways, and gigantic architecture.  Previously, this was a subject of contention prior to the official announcement after the newly discovered “Tropic Island,” appeared in the code during an update on August 18.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends could be moving to Olympus on Psamathe in Season 7.

Olympus features a map-specific vehicle, The Trident, which will allow squads to speed around highways to avoid chokepoints. It also offers the handy advantage of being indestructible.

How much will the Season 7 battle pass cost?

As with all previous Apex Legends seasons, the cost of Season 7’s is 950 Apex Coins. You can pick up 1,000 from the store for $9.99/£7.99, too.

You can keep hold of free currency claimed through Season 6’s battle pass progression and use that, too. You can also pick up the new Champion Edition for Season 7. This will include exclusive Legendary skins, plus unlock every post-launch Legends (including Horizon).

Apex Legends Battle Pass skins
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Here’s some of the Apex Legends Season 7 Battle Pass skins.

The Apex’s official web post that covers information about the Battle Pass says: “Immediately unlock the Legendary Prowler Polished Perfection when you pick up the Battle Pass, along with three new Legend skins!

Steam preloading

Alongside news of Apex’s arrival on steam, fans were able to preload the game for free on Steam’s client, too. This meant that players were ready to kick-off when the season went live at 8PM PDT (4AM GMT).

Season 7 is now live, so get out there and explore Olympus! Check out our Apex tag for more info.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”