Listen up legends, we are nearing the July 2 release date for season 2 of Apex Legends. With the debut of a new season brings a lot of new content. Therefore, we have done you the courtesy of rounding up everything you could possibly need to know to be prepared for when season 2 drops.
What is a Season in Apex Legends?
Each season brings new Legends, fresh loot, and special events that change the Games. Plus, every season comes with its own Battle Pass, which lets you unlock tons of unique content as you level.
When does Season One end and Season Two begin?
At this year’s EA play event it was confirmed that season two of Apex Legends will release July 2 on all platforms. As for season one, EA’s official FAQ page for Apex Legends states that “Each season will run for approximately three months.”
From this we can deduce that Apex Legends season one draws to a close on June 18. This means there will be a two week gap between season one ending and the start of season two. Since season one is ending, so does the Legendary Hunt special event.
Who is the new Legend?
Wattson is the latest legend to be added to Apex Legends with the season two update. Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is described as a “static defender” and with the theme of the new season being Battle Charge you can spot a theme of electricity. That is because the new legend employs electrified fences and pylons for her abilities.
Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is a familiar face in the Apex Games: daughter of the Games’ lead electrical engineer, she devoured every book she could on the subject, and grew into a skilled engineer herself. Eventually, she was commissioned to build the Apex Games’ Modified Containment Ring. Her father tragically died the day it was revealed, but at her lowest moment, a group of competitors invited her to return to the arena with them. They became her new family.
Tactical Ability: Perimeter Security
Connect nodes to create electrified fences that damage and slow enemies.
Passive Ability: Spark of Genius
Ultimate Accelerants fully charge your Ultimate Ability, and standing near interception pylons boosts your Tactical Ability recharge.
Ultimate Ability: Interception Pylon
Place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields as long as it stands. (Max: 3)
What is the fresh loot?
Season two brings with it the brand new L-STAR (Lastimosa Armory Assault Rifle) plasma rifle. The new rifle will be exclusive to care packages. If the rifle seems familiar that would be because the L-STAR was first seen in Titanfall 2. This powerful energy weapon hits hard with heftier projectiles than any other machine gun, though sustained fire causes it to overheat.
Season two also introduces four new legendary skins:
- Prince Of Darkness skin for Caustic
- Spitfire skin called The Intimidator
- Octane’s Jade Tiger skin
- Iron Rampage skin for the R-301
What special Events and challenges are being introduced?
The new season will feature daily and weekly challenges. Respawn’s community manager provided more details on the Apex Legends subreddit:
While we don’t want to introduce wacky challenges that drastically warp the way you play the game, these challenges should provide some interesting variation from game-to-game,” they wrote. “This means all players should feel more rapid Battle Pass progression and the journey will hopefully be more fun and interesting. Also, this addition should allow players who can only dedicate a few hours a week to the game to make a very deep cut into their Battle Pass progression.
What is in the new Battle Pass?
The Battle Pass can only be purchased in the in-game store using Apex Coins. Like season one before it, season two brings a whole new Battle Pass. There are two versions available with a basic and premium version. With the premium version you will be able to earn five Legendary items from rank 1 to 100. The new Battle Pass brings with it three entirely new content categories replacing badge and stat tracker rewards. Moreover, there will be enough Crafting Metal rewards from the full reward track to craft a Legendary item.
Will the map change?
You didn’t think King’s Canyon would look the same forever, did you? Keep an eye out for even more as we get closer to the launch of Season 2.
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