Apex Legends Season 2 WARNING: New Update is going to be much bigger than you think! (Pic: RESPAWN)

Apex Legends Season 2 is about to drop later today and there's a whole heap of new content planned for the game.

A new legend, new weapons, a new battle pass and so much more. Even then, that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Last night Respawn devs took to Reddit to confirm when you need to boot up the console or PC for this exciting next chapter for the game, announcing that "the update to go live around 10:00am PST".

For those in the UK, that's 6pm BST, that's also when new patch notes should drop too according to Respawn.

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However, with great content comes great update sizes (that's what Uncle Ben said, right?).

Respawn last night confirmed that Season 2 will come with a mammoth update to the game. In fact, it's going to be a whopping 20GB on PS4 and Xbox One; as well as 18 GB on PC.

It's worth pointing out that there is a perfectly legitimate reason for the games new update being so gargantuan, but we'll let Respawn explain that just below.

To boil it down for anyone too lazy to read on, its essentially a case of Respawn having to release an entirely new "fresh build" of the game, as opposed to simply releasing new content that layers on top of the old (no longer needed) files.

Read on for Respawn full official explanation.


Why is this patch so large?

As we continue to work on Apex, we add content and code to the game. We also find improvements that make existing content fit in less space or get processed faster, which means the way we store the content changes, making it effectively 'new' content. When we ship a patch, usually we deliver this new content in additional files that sit alongside the files we originally shipped with, so updates are as small as possible for our players.

However, the cost for this is that outdated content remains alongside the new content, growing over time. New players still have to download it to start playing, and all players must keep it on their disks. To pay down this cost, periodically we make a fresh build of the game, with outdated content removed, so the game is faster for new players to download, more efficient, and takes up less hard drive space for everybody.

Will all future updates huge downloads like this?

The short answer is "no" but there will occasionally be cases in the future where large updates will need to happen. When that's the case we'll let you know.

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