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.
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.
🚨 Season 7 is coming a week earlier, moved to Nov 4. 🚨 pic.twitter.com/SHyTFTRabR
— Shrugtal (@shrugtal) October 21, 2020
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.
🔸 Has a drone called Newt
Is your new main…? pic.twitter.com/kk83ctCDgG
— Apex Legends News (@TitanfallBlog) October 14, 2020
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: Spacewalk – Increase air control and reduce fall impacts with Horizon’s custom spacesuit.
- Tactical: Gravity Lift – Reverse the flow of gravity, lifting players upward and boosting them outward when they exit.
- Ultimate: Black hole – Deploy 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.
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).
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!
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.