Apex Legends Battle Pass release date: Respawn update and Season 1 reveal

A new rumour suggests that the Apex Legends Battle Pass will be released next week; however, Respawn has yet to confirm this.

Instead, they seemed to distance themselves from a full reveal, having shared an update on their Season 1 plans.

A recent leak claims that the new Battle Pass will debut the week of March 11, a rumour that will no doubt please fans.

However, Respawn in their most recent post remained noncommittal to just when the new Season 1 content would drop.

We know that March is the planned release month due to an earlier roadmap shared by Respawn.

Today’s update on the subject confirmed that Respawn is still putting the Battle Pass and Season 1 content together.

This would suggest that next week may be a little too early for such a release, but there are also other hints that point to things starting to move along.

While Respawn has yet to provide a Battle Pass release date, they are planning to talk about Apex Legends “hot topics” this week.

Wouldn’t this suggest that Season 1 stuff is getting close?

Here’s what was shared today by Respawn on the situation surrounding the Battle Pass and Season 1: “We know you folks are fired up for info on Season 1 and Battle Pass. We still have work to do to get everything ready for prime time and won’t be talking about it yet.

“There are a lot of moving parts and coordination that go into big announcements and launches like this so please be patient. I know the wait sucks, but it’s coming and ask that you all, please be patient with us.

“Over the course of this week we’ll be talking about a few hot topics, and we’re kicking things off today with a patch that is live on all platforms with some fixes, our first tweaks to the meta, and we’ll give a preview of how we’ll be addressing Legend balance and hitboxes for Season 1.

“I want to set the expectation that there will be lots of things we can’t talk about yet. We won’t be confirming or revealing any future content or features in the questions.”

So it doesn’t sound like the Battle Pass will be announced this week, although other big subjects are being broached.

Respawn has now confirmed changes they have planned for Season 1, at least those that won’t spoil anything.

This includes changing the hitboxes on characters, as well as balancing this out so that win rates and Legends viability remains competitive across all picks.

“For character balance, we look at a combination of things: pick rate, win rate, and character v. character matchup win rate among other metrics, and, of course, player feedback,” Respawn adds in their recent statement.

“The results between the 5 small and medium rig characters have been positive – they are all in a safe band of relatively equal power.

“Our large rig characters, however, are underpowered and their natural size appears to be a large contributor. We’re planning on adjusting the size of the large character hitboxes to better fit the model.

“If these changes are insufficient to bring these characters in line, we’re also considering a range of other changes such as natural damage reduction as well as individual kit power tweaks.

“Because many of these changes are significant, we want to make sure they are heavily tested before they go live, in the event they are necessary. Below is a quick overview on the roadmap of how we’re thinking about bringing large characters back in line.

“Overall, we want to try to increase the power level of the large rig characters, before we consider large nerfs to everyone else. While we’ve made small adjustments, we’re hopeful that increasing the power of large rigs is healthier than nerfing everyone else.”


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