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When is Apex Legends Season 7 update? Release times, how to pre-load

Published: 3/Nov/2020 11:07

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is just around the corner, with Respawn Entertainment revealing that’s coming in the next big update. So, here’s when the patch will go live in your neck of the woods. 

After weeks of teasers, speculations, leaks, and a whole lot of waiting, the seventh season of Apex Legends is almost here. 

The new season, as you might already know, is making some changes to the way Respawn Entertainment’s ultra-popular battle royale works. There’s a new legend, Horizon, who has abilities based around manipulating gravity, and there’s a new map – Olympus. 

There are also some pretty noticeable changes to the legends, with Pathfinder receiving a change to his hitbox, as well as the weapon pool and crafting system as Replicators will no longer offer weapons.

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Horizon’s abilities should shake thing up in Apex Legends.

Apex Legends Season 7 update release times

So, with the hype kicking into overdrive as players want to download the update, many are asking when they will be able to do so. 

Well, for this update, Respawn have changed the time that the update will be rolled – likely to dampen the stress on the servers as players look to hop in and explore everything that’s new as well as what’s changed.

The update will roll out on November 4 at 8 PM PT, 10 PM CT and 11 PM ET in the United States. As for the UK, Europe, and further afield, the update will be available at 4 AM GMT, 5 AM EU, and 2 PM AEST.

How to pre-load Apex Legends Season 7 update

Sadly, unlike some other battle royale titles, you can’t pre-load the update and then hop in when the new season goes live if you’re on a console. You will just have to wait until the update hits the platform you’re using. 

However, if you’re on Steam, you can pre-download the update before it goes live with a handful of simple steps.

  1. Head to the Apex Legends page on Steam – it’s linked, here
  2. Scroll down to pre-load game
  3. Hit that and complete the transaction
  4. Wait for it to download, and then you’re set!

Once the update is downloaded, then you’ll be able to jump in and explore everything about Season 7, including the week-long, non-combative limited-time mode that allows you to get to grips with Olympus.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.