Apex Legends Battle Pass
Apex Legends Battle Pass

When Is The Apex Legends Battle Pass Coming Out, And What’ll It Include?

In this article we told about the Apex Legend Battle Pass. Release Date, Benefits, And Features.

What’s The Apex Legends Battle Pass Release Date?

The official Year 1 Roadmap released by Respawn puts the 1st season in March and 2 June, so it seems safe to expect the battle pass to debut in mid-March. As expected. This would put each season at three months long, with four total in 2019.

How Much Will The Season 1 Apex Legends Battle Pass Cost?

Respawn hasn’t shared an exact price yet, but with some of the hints that the exclusive seasonal content will be unlocked “through gameplay,” it seems logical to think it will follow an identical model to Fortnite or PUBG. With both PUBG and Fortnite passes clocking in at almost exactly $10 (Fortnite’s is 950 V-Bucks, or $9.50) this would land the Battle Pass in the same price range (about 1000 APEX coins).

What New Stuff Will Arrive With The Apex Legends Battle Pass?

New cosmetics (character and weapon skins, banner cosmetics, quips, finishers)

New Legends (probably 1-2 is per season, which would amount to 4-8 a year a multitude of names of future Legends have already been data mined)

New Weapons And New Loot

We don’t know if new Legends will be included, or if they’re going to continue to be exclusively unlocked through Legend Tokens (the free currency earned from levelling up), though Respawns ‘guiding principles’ indicate that new Legends won’t ever be exclusively locked behind any kind of paywall. Caustic and Mirage—the first two Legends that needed unlocking—both cost 12,000 Legend Tokens, and future Legends are likely to be similar.

How Will The Apex Legends Battle Pass Work?

Dataminers have found information that seems to point towards both a “free” and “diamond” tier of Battle Pass, so it’s likely there will be cosmetics and rewards unlockable without plunking down the requisite APEX coin, similar to how things work elsewhere in the battle royale genre.

It’s likely that there will be gameplay challenges to complete, or experience points to gain to rank up from tier to tier in search of additional rewards. Both Fortnite and Blackout’s Black Market have tiered progression systems, and given there seems to be both a “free” and “diamond” Battle Pass hinted at in data, it’s likely there will be at least some kind of rewards if you haven’t paid for a pass.

Just like other similar features, the Battle Pass will be purchasable – though we don’t have an exact price as of yet. As for when it releases, the roadmap the team shared when the title first launched makes it seem like we’ll be getting this additional option when “year one” kicks off at the beginning of next month. Season 2 will follow shortly after, with Season 3 slated for September and Season 3 set for December.

With new weapons, new Legends, and new map additions – it looks like it’s only to be the start of yet another wildly successful battle royale game, one that has broken onto the scene in a time when Fortnite and Call of Duty’s Blackout reigns supreme.

Like competitors like Fortnite Apex Legends includes lot of cosmetic items for players to unlock. In this game, you can largely get those from loot boxes you earn or buy with real money. However, there’s another way to get those items, without having gamble on loot boxes: Apex Legends’ upcoming battle pass.

Apex Legends also has a battle pass system coming in its 1st  season, which starts in March. We don’t know any details about how it’ll work, what it’ll cost, or what it’ll include, although Respawn has said it intends for the battle pass to be an even better value than what’s offered in Fortnite.

We might not know what Apex Legends’ first battle pass will entail, but we do have a few things we’re hoping to see when it comes online. Here’s our wishlist for Apex’s battle pass for the first season.

A Complete Mess Of New Skins

The big thrust of a battle pass is new junk to earn. There are a lot of cosmetics already available in the game, but still more variety is always welcome. If Apex’s battle passes and seasons are anything like Fortnite’s, they’ll probably have different themes. It’d be great to see additional skins playing on some of the current themes we’ve seen in Apex–guns and costumes similar to the Mastiff’s Warp Zone skin would be a good start but generally, we want lots of cool new stuff to earn, rather than a speedier way to earn what’s already in the game. It’d also be great to see skins that go even further by reacting to things like taking or dealing damage, for instance.

More Loot Boxes

The longer you play the game, the tougher it is to earn the loot boxes that include skins for characters and weapons. Every new level requires more and more experience points to earn, and when you hit level 20, you stop earning loot boxes with every new level and start getting them for every other level. A nice perk of buying a battle pass would be the return of loot boxes for every level earned or even more than that, since they get so tough to come by for those who’ve played a lot.

Crafting Metals You Can Earn or Buy

Along with more loot boxes, a nice perk of paying into a battle pass would be a reliable opportunity to earn crafting metals. The currency allows you to unlock specific items one at a time, but the catch is, you can only get crafting materials from Apex packs. Adding crafting metals to leveling rewards, or as items you can earn from completing challenges, would make earning all those new cosmetics a little easier and make the battle pass feel like a better value.

Winning Rewards And Other Feats

Winning in Apex Legends is nice, like it is in all battle royale games, but it can also be a bit lackluster. After a hard-fought victory, you’re treated to a screen that shows off your character, and that’s about it. The battle pass would be a great opportunity for Respawn to enhance winning with items that can only be earned through victory, or at the very least, with a loot box reward of some kind. It’d also be nice to see more rewards geared toward recognizing the contribution players make to their teams beyond racking up a lot of kills.

Challenges To Expand On The Gameplay

Each new Fortnite season includes “challenges,” in-game activities that players can complete to earn new cosmetics or currency to buy and craft them. Those activities also expand on Fortnite beyond its core competitive gameplay, giving players new reasons to sign in and new things to do. It could benefit from the same approach to challenges, although it would need to avoid some pitfalls. Providing game players with incentives to try new guns or expand on their skills in supporting their teammates would be great but challenges that encourage you to play poorly or blow off competition to chase hidden objects are less ideal since they’ll probably weaken competition in matches. We want challenges as long as they build on what’s cool about Apex, instead of distracting from it.


 

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