Apex Legends Season 2 Release Date Time: Update Patch Notes and Battle Pass Preview (Pic: EA)
Apex Legends Season 2 arrives this week bringing a whole host of new content to the game, music to the ears we're sure for any ardent Apex Legends players.
Thankfully, players can also look forward to a renewed focus for the game from Season 2 moving forward.
Speaking to GameInformer recently, Respawn CEO, Vince Zampella, admitted that the developers werent prepared for the game to take off quite like it did.
“Apex took off beyond our wildest imagination,” he said. “They are good problems to have, but weve been struggling with keeping up with demand and servicing that many millions of players. Its been a busy first half of the year.”
Thankfully, Season 2 should be packed with stuff to do. Over the weekend a new post on the games official website addressed a revised Battle Pass progression structure for Season 2.
This change, Apex's lead product manager, Lee Horn, said will make the game feel "way more rewarding". So it's certainly looking like the game is once again on the way up.
With Season 2, known as Battle Charge, set to get underway tomorrow, July 2, here's everything you could possibly want to know
In a lengthy post on the official EA website, Apex's lead product manager, Lee Horn, said the team has revised the Battle Pass progression structure for Season 2 so it will feel "way more rewarding" than its lacklustre predecessor.
This evening Respawn has confirmed that the games next set of official patch notes for Apex Legends Season 2 will drop once the latest game update is live across all platforms.
For the time being, you can read on for some preliminary patch notes for some of the key changes you can look forward to as already revealed by Respawn.
SEASON 2 PATCH NOTES PREVIEW
NEW LEGEND – WATTSON
Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is a familiar face in the Apex Games, though for a different reason than most. Daughter of the Games lead electrical engineer, she studied his manuals to stay close to him, and discovered her calling at a young age. Though she could be completely distracted one moment and hyper-focused the next, electricity grounded her – its ordered, predictable flow made sense in a way the rest of the world didnt.
– Connect nodes to create electrified fences that damage and slow enemies.
Spark of Genius
– Ultimate Accelerants fully charge your Ultimate Ability, and standing near interception pylons boosts your Tactical Ability recharge.
– Place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields as long as it stands. (Max: 3)
APEX LEGENDS SEASON 2 EARLY PATCH NOTES
New Weapon: The L-STAR Arrives
This season we're introducing the L-STAR, a rare and powerful LMG. This weapon fires large, high-damage plasma projectiles at a fast cyclic rate. The L-STAR is joining the Mastiff and Kraber in airdrop packages, and quite frankly, it's a beast.
The L-STAR's unique projectiles are much larger than those fired by other weapons in Apex. Players need to lead targets more at range to compensate for the L-STAR's slower projectiles, but on the flip side, they don't have to aim quite as precisely to get good effect on target.
All this plasma-fueled power comes at a price: the L-STAR will overheat if players hold the trigger down too long. When the L-STAR overheats, its lens breaks and needs to be replaced, which takes some time. Expert players learn to feather the trigger with short/medium bursts, taking short breaks to let the weapon cool down.
The L-STAR only spawns in airdrops (like the Mastiff and the Kraber), and comes with a limited ammo supply that can't be refilled.
Get out there, hunt some airdrops, and let us know what you think of our newest high-tech addition to the Armory.
This season, we wanted to bring up the low end of the power curve a little, increase situational viability for lesser-used weapons, and create more interplay between weapons. So, we created a couple of new hop-ups:
- Increased shielded damage.
- compatibility: Alternator, RE-45
- Increased unshielded damage.
- compatibility: P2020, Mozambique
Ideally players will consider one of these hopped-up small arms for weapon-swap tactics, and sometimes carry them unironically into endgame situations.
New Attachments: Energy Mags
Energy Mag attachments have been added for the Havoc, Devotion, and Triple Take, adding more loot gameplay and power curve depth. Like the other magazine attachments, Energy Mags increase ammo capacity (at all levels) and reduce reload time (at level 2 and above).
We buffed some less-popular weapons to make them more powerful within their designed roles. Look out for buffs to the Flatline, P2020, Alternator, and Triple Take, with specific details outlined in our S2 patch notes.
Arc Star: Spikes & Sticks
Since launch, the Arc Star has seemed "spikey" to us. (To us, this means that the gameplay and personality are good, but it can sometimes feel unfair to use or fight against.) We did a few targeted tweaks:
– Increased ignition delay from 2.5 to 2.8
– Sticking a full health player will now down them
– Players at the edge of the explosion no longer get their shields completely shredded
Players can look forward to finding a totally new set of gold weapons in Kings Canyon for the start of season 2. Look Read More – Source