Apex Legends Season 2 is coming, and we finally have a start date for the seasonal event. You can catch all the announcements from the show, as well as all the current details we have on the forthcoming season so far, right here. We'll be going over the newly revealed Apex Legends Season 2 start date, the forthcoming Apex Legends ranked mode, and more.
Apex Legends Season 2 Start Date
The Apex Legends Season 2 start date is July 2. It's actually dubbed the 'Battle Charge,' as EA revealed in the live stream below.
Apex Legends Season 2 L-Star
The L-Star is coming to Apex Legends Season 2! While the weapon was previously data mined earlier in the year, you can catch the first gameplay footage of it in action just above. However, you'll only be able to obtain the L-Star through Care Packages, and it doesn't use ammo you can find elsewhere on the map.
Apex Legends Season 2 Ranked Mode
In Apex Legends Season 2, there'll be a new ranked mode. There'll be six new tiers to progress through in the new seasonal event, and when the season ends, you'll get rewards based on where you finished.
Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass
As Respawn revealed at E3 2019, the new Apex Legends Season 2 is challenge based. This time, you'll get daily and weekly challenges to earn you a quicker route to level 100.
It'll be interesting to see whether EA/Respawn changes anything surrounding the pricing model for the Apex Legends Battle Pass. For the debut season of Apex Legends, the Battle Pass price was structured exactly the same as Fortnite's Battle Pass, retailing for 950 Apex Coins, or $9.99.
Right now, there's no reason to suspect that Respawn would change the pricing model for an Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, and the criticisms surrounding the debut season for the game were mainly around the skins and other rewards, and not the pricing of the Battle Pass.
Apex Legends Season 2 Rewards
With Apex Legends Season 2, Respawn is fundamentally changing the rewards earned through the Battle Pass tiers. As we mentioned above, many of the criticisms of the first season were centered around the fact that the rewards were relatively weak and lackluster.
But for Apex Legends Season 2, Respawn is firstly replacing the voice line rewards with crafting metals in the Battle Pass rewards, so you can earn a total of 1,200 crafting metals. Next, the Season 2 Battle Pass rewards will feature three new legendary character skins, on top of other brand new legendary rewards like weapon skins and poses, which you'll unlock at levels 1, 25, 50, 75, and finally 100.
Elsewhere, badges will be removed entirely from the Season 2 Battle Pass reward tiers. Stat trackers are likewise being jettisoned from the rewards in Apex Legends Season 2, and they'll be replaced with three new content categories, which will all be revealed during the EA Play livestream on June 8.