Apex Legends Season 2 Update - When Does Apex Legends Season 2 Release?

Apex Legends Season 2 Update - When Does Apex Legends Season 2 Release?

The Apex Legends Season 2 update is now live, and you can delve into an entirely reworked King's Canyon map!

The Apex Legends Season 2 update is now available to download for everyone, and the map of King's Canyon has changed in a pretty big way. In this guide to the new seasonal event, we'll be going over everything that's new in the Apex Legends Season 2 patch, including the new L-Star weapon, and more.

Apex Legends Season 2 Times

The Apex Legends Season 2 start time is 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. Elsewhere in the world, this equates to a 6 p.m. BST/7 p.m. CEST start time for European players.

  • 10 a.m. PT
  • 1 p.m. ET
  • 6 p.m. BST
  • 7 p.m. CEST

Apex Legends Season 2 Update

As for the actual Apex Legends Season 2 update itself, it'll be weighing in at 20GB. You can initiate the download for the Apex Legends Season 2 patch right now, on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

The Apex Legends Season 2 update is going to be pretty big. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Respawn

Apex Legends Season 2 L-Star

The L-Star is now available in Apex Legends! However there's a catch, as you'll only be able to obtain this supremely powerful LMG from supply drops. On top of this, the L-Star has an exclusive source of ammo that isn't used for anyone other weapon in the game, and can't be found anywhere on the map. In other words, make your shots count!

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.

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.

The final rewards in Apex Legends Season 1. | Hirun Cryer/USG, EA/Respawn

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.

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