EA introduced a new playable character and the outlined the second season of “Apex Legends” during the company’s pre-E3 2019 livestream event. “Apex Legends: Season 2 – Battle Charge” will launch on July 2 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and the new season will introduce a new Legend, a ranked mode, a Battle Pass, and daily and weekly challenges.
According to EA, Season 2 introduces Ranked 1.0. In Ranked, players will be matched by skill as they compete to reach the top of six individual tiers (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Apex Predator), earning exclusive cosmetics and rewards at the end of each season based on where they place.
The Battle Pass is also getting an upgrade, with new rewards, special challenges, new Legendary skins, the ability to earn crafting metal, three entirely new content categories, and other changes. The publisher stated that more details on the Battle Pass will be confirmed ahead of the start of Season 2.
Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is the new Legend in the game, and she has an origin trailer that fans can watch below. After growing up in and around the Apex Arena, Wattson brings her familiarity with Kings Canyon and electrical engineering to the battle. She controls the flow of battle with high-voltage barriers and a pylon that blocks incoming ordinance – anyone who underestimates her is in for a shock.
Players will also find a new weapon in the game, the L-STAR, which makes its debut in Season 2. This energy machine gun hits hard with hefty projectiles, but you’ll have to be careful not to overheat it. Players can hope to become the ultimate predator in the Legendary Hunt in-game event, going on now through June 18th.
Players can also complete limited-time challenges to score Rare, Epic and even more Legendary skins for weapons and Legends. Players can join a new Apex Elite Queue, where they compete against Apex Legends top competitors and prove they’re the best of the best. Players earn their way into the Apex Elite Queue by finishing in the Top 5 in any match.
Fans attending EA Play in Los Angeles will be able to go hands-on with new content coming in Season 2, including Wattson and the L-STAR.
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