Developer Respawn Entertainment has finally revealed some of what we can expect from Apex Legends‘ upcoming Season One Battle Pass.
First off, the Battle Pass (which kicks off Apex Legends Season 1 event, Wild Frontier) will officially be released on March 19 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET. The basic pass will retail for 950 Apex Coins (which equals about $10). This grants you access to the 100+ items that will be released as part of the Battle Pass. Items in the Battle Pass include new character skins, weapon skins, quips, banners, intros, and more. Each time you reach a new level in the game, you will unlock all Battle Pass items associated with that level. These items will also be available to craft in the game through normal means and can be unlocked through Apex packs. This pass will also grant you immediate access to the Lifelife Revolutionary, Wraith Survivor, and Mirage Outlaw skins.
If you want to skip to the front of the line, you can also purchase the Battle Pass Bundle for 2800 Apex coins. This pass includes everything above, but will automatically grant you 25 additional levels beyond your current rank as well as access to all associated Battle Pass items. However, this pass will not grant you access to any additional items not includes as part of the standard Battle Pass.
Furthermore, all players can earn a Wild Frontier character skin, five Apex Packs, and 18 new stat trackers just by participating in Season 1. As noted before, you can also earn all of the items added as part of this pass via traditional play, but expect it take you quite some time unless you’re able to craft everything you want from excess crafting materials.
You also won’t need the Battle Pass to unlock the game’s next Legend, which appears to be the character known as “Octane” who has been teased via various leaks and datamined information over the last few weeks. We don’t know this character’s full skillset yet, but it will seemingly include the launch pads that have been added to certain areas of the game recently as well as some kind of stimulant ability that grants him extra speed.
It feels a little disappointing that this Battle Pass seemingly doesn’t include daily challenges and other features found in the battle passes of games like Fortnite, but the fact that much of the game’s substantial new content seemingly doesn’t require you to purchase the Battle Pass does ease some of our fears about this popular title’s microtransaction system.
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