Apex Legends Season 11 Escape details: New Legend Ash, new map, C.A.R SMG weapon, release date

Ash in Apex Legends Season 11 EscapeRespawn Entertainment

Apex Legends Season 11 is finally here, and it’s a big one – the November release has added the long-awaited Titanfall Simulacrum Pilot Ash, a new map, the C.A.R SMG, and more. Here’s everything we know, including its exact release date.

Apex Legends Season 10 brought plenty of exciting content for fans, with the 18th Legend Seer, World’s Edge map changes, and the Rampage LMG.

Season 11 also features plenty of new content for fans to sink their teeth into. The main draw in this update is the arrival of the game’s fourth battle royale map: Storm Point.

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That’s not the end of it as Titanfall’s Ash and C.A.R SMG weapon have also made their grand entrance, alongside a host of other balance changes and a ranked rework.


Apex Legends Season 11 release date

Season 11 of Apex Legends, named Escape, started on November 2, 2021.

Apex Legends Season 11 gameplay trailer

The Apex Legends Season 11 gameplay trailer was released on October 25, giving players a look at the new C.A.R. SMG, new Legend Ash, and battle pass items. You can watch the full gameplay trailer in full above.

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New Legend Ash joins roster in Apex Legends Season 11

Ash Apex Legends Season 11Respawn Entertainment
Titanfall fans get ready, you can finally play as Ash in Apex Legends.

Ash is back from the dead, well, in Apex Legends at least. After Jack Cooper “killed” her off in Titanfall 2, her Simulacrum body has been put back together to participate in the Apex Games.

Her kit is tailored around tracking enemy squads down and closing the distance with her ultimate. Ash also has stun akin to the Ronin Titan’s Arc Wave ability, which enables her team to fire off deadly rounds to all those caught.

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Apex Legends’ fourth map launching in Season 11

Apex Legends Season 11 new map trailer beachRespawn Entertainment
Apex Legends’ fourth map is set on a sunny, tropical island.

A year since Olympus was added into the Apex Legends map pool, a new battlefield has joined the rotation in Season 11.

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Storm Point was initially showcased in the launch trailer, featuring sunny beaches and plenty of critters ending Mirage’s holiday swiftly. The new map is home to plenty of dangerous critters, new POIs, and features that aim to counter third-parties.

C.A.R. SMG weapon added in Apex Legends Season 11

CAR SMG details from Apex LegendsRespawn/EA
The C.A.R SMG was deadly in Titanfall and it has a similar impact in Apex Legends.

Good news, Legends, the C.A.R. SMG has finally released in Apex Legends Season 11. It’s a popular weapon from Titanfall, making it a great addition alongside Ash.

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The C.A.R. is “a flexible weapon, that is great choice “for when you’re ready to make a stand and become the last Legend still standing.”

With a unique ammo feature and an incredibly high rate of fire, the C.A.R. is one weapon you’ll want to master in Season 11.

Apex Legends ranked system undergoing KP changes

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Apex Legends’ ranked system has received another update in Season 11.

Despite initially shooting down claims of a ranked rework, Apex Legends’ ranked system received a complete overhaul in Season 11, making the climb a little bit easier for those that play for kills.

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The big change is you no longer need to win an Apex Legends game to get maximum rank points (RP), as KP is no longer capped at just six kills.

If you get plenty of kills and fall out before confirming the win, you can still get maximum RP (250 points). It’s a pretty significant change and one that will reward aggressive play.

Balance changes expected for other Apex Legends characters

Wattson buff & nerfRespawn Entertainment
Wattson finally received a buff in Apex Legends Season 11

Just like every major update, Respawn has buffed and nerfed a number of weapons. However, the most significant change is to Wattson – the game’s Static Defender. The most notable changes are the increased damage on her Fences, while her Interception Pylon has been significantly reworked.

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Aside from the Wattson buffs, there have also been a number of changes to existing weapons and loot, so make sure you check out the full Season 11 patch notes here.