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When does Apex Legends Season 8 start? Season 7 end date, new Legend leaks

Published: 10/Jan/2021 14:07 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 16:21

by Daniel Cleary

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Just when it feels like a new Apex Legends season has started, the next one is always fast approaching. Season 8 is up next, so here’s when it drops and what to expect when it does.

Apex Legends’ seventh season delivered much of what fans had been asking for, after finally debuting the Olympus map, adding the new Legend Horizon, as well as lots of new cosmetic content and balance tuning.

However, with Season 8’s release starting to creep up, Apex fans are always eager to see what Respawn has in store for them in the next major update. Here’s everything we know so far.

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When is Apex Legends Season 8?

The current battle pass of Apex Legends is scheduled to end on February 1, 2021, and we don’t have to wait all that long for Season 8. The new season will go live on Tuesday, February 2. 

It’s worth noting that the 2 year anniversary of Apex Legends will be on February 4, so the new update comes right in time for the second anniversary.

Of course, there is always a chance that the season could be delayed to a later date, as was seen with Season 5, but Respawn have shown no signs of pushing the S8 update back, as of yet. On the other hand, Season 7’s release date was actually brought forward a week, so we know that launch dates are flexible. For now, though, mark the start of February in your calendars.

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Apex Legends Season 8 is scheduled for February 1, 2021.

Will Fuse be the new Legend in Apex Legends Season 8?

Every single season introduces a new character to the Apex Legends universe, and Season 8 will be no different. After plenty of rumors, it’s been confirmed that Fuse is coming in the new season.

Previous data-mined files pointed towards the Aussie legend, whose abilities will be linked to pyrotechnics and explosives. Currently, indications suggest his Tactical Ability will be known as ‘Projectile Grenade’, with an ult called ‘Firebomb’. Passive details have not yet emerged.

What else to expect in Apex Legends Season 8:

With the release of Olympus in Season 7, it is unlikely that Respawn have any intentions of adding yet another map to the pool for another few seasons at least. But, it is likely that Olympus will receive some changes, possibly new locations, before the Apex Games resume for Season 8.

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Additionally, there will also be a new version of Kings Canyon where Fuse has broken a few things. As for a new weapon, finally, the 30-30 Repeater will come into play.

Leaks have now uncovered a Season 8 Anniversary Collection Event, celebrating 2 years since the game’s launch. This event looks set to bring a host of new cosmetics to Apex Legends, including some incredible character and weapon skins. It also looks set to reward players with Heirloom shards that can go towards existing Heirlooms in the game.

Of course, there should also be plenty of other cosmetic items included in the next battle pass, some balance changes to Legends like Wraith, who is expected to receive heavy nerfs.

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That sums up everything we know about Season 8, for now, but there will be much more uncovered about the next chapter of Apex Legends as we approach it. As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, updates, guides, and more.