Season 1 of Apex Legends is officially behind us, and the residents of King’s Canyon can now turn their attention to Season 2. Players can now download the update (around 18-20 GB) and see what Season 2 is all about.
While there are a ton of new map, weapon, and Legend changes, perhaps what most players are interested in is the new Battle Pass. Season 1’s Battle Pass was underwhelming, to put it nicely, so expectations are high for Season 2.
Did Respawn do enough to win back their player base? Let’s take a look at the all new Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass, Battle Charge.
One of the biggest gripes with Season 1’s Battle Pass were the rewards. Most were lackluster and not worth grinding for. Well, Respawn clearly heard this complaint and upped their game with Battle Charge.
To get a clearer view of some of the featured rewards in Season 2, here’s the official launch video:
Charged and ready, Season 2 is now live.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) July 2, 2019
As you can see, there is an ample amount of new legendary items to work towards. With terrifically designed skins for Legends and weapons, along with more Crafting Metals and Apex Crates, this should serve as music to fan’s ears.
Immediately upon purchase of the Battle Pass, which costs 950 Apex Coins, players will receive the legendary Intimidator Spitfire skin, as seen below.
Along with this legendary skin, there are several others throughout different levels of the Battle Pass. At Level 75, players gain access to the legendary Jade Tiger skin for Octane. Currently at Level 25, players will unlock the Prince of Darkness skin for Caustic. If you don’t want to wait that long, however, you can purchase the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,800 Apex Coins and jump ahead 25 tiers.
However, while these items look fantastic, how long will it actually take to receive these rewards? A glaring issue with Season 1’s Battle Pass was the amount of time it took to rank up each tier. Though the XP rates are similar in Season 2, Respawn introduced an all-new way, at least in Apex Legends, to rank up.
Respawn decided to dip into the Fortnite formula for success with this introduction. Now featured in Apex Legends Season 2 are daily and weekly challenges to help progress your Battle Pass.
The daily challenges will be much easier than the weekly ones but will disappear every 24 hours. The weekly challenges won’t disappear until the end of Season 2 but will take more time and effort to complete.
Another brand new addition to Season 2’s Battle Pass is the ability to further customize each Legend. Within different stages of the Battle Pass, players can unlock three different content categories for specific Legends.
These categories include Music Packs, Loading Screens, and Skydiving Emotes. Music Packs allow you to choose what soundtrack you listen to while playing with a certain Legend. Loading Screens are different images that show up before and after each match. The new Skydiving Emotes let you show off different moves while soaring to your destination.
That’s all of the major additions to the Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass! Be sure to stay tuned to Daily Esports for all Apex Legends Season 2 content.
Joey Carr is a University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. He has 4+ years experience covering Esports and traditional sporting events, including Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.