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.
When is Apex Legends Season 8?
The current battle pass of Apex Legends is scheduled to end on February 1, 2021. So, players can also expect Season 8 to go live shortly after the massive update that’ll implement major changes to the game.
It’s worth noting that the 2 year anniversary of Apex Legends will be on February 4. Season 4 started on February 4, 2020, so Respawn may want to keep the tradition going of a new season on the game’s 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.
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 is expected to continue that pattern. Respawn, naturally, try and keep the upcoming characters under wraps for as long as possible, allowing them to assess metas and build up new Legends with teasers and official reveals. Regardless, some details manage to drip out.
Data-mined files point towards a legend named Fuse, 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.
Interestingly, these details link up with a fan-made concept we saw in 2019, also titled Fuse. Despite the leaks, it must be said that this remains completely unconfirmed. Respawn have previously put red herrings in the game’s files to throw off the data miners. Need we remind you of Forge, who was murdered by Revenant as part of the latter’s official reveal?
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.
Season 7 also bucked the trend by not adding a new weapon at launch. There has also been no confirmation, so far, of any weapons coming in the next season, although a number of unreleased weapons have been spotted in dev streams, including a bow and a new rifle.
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.
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.