the Apex Legends Roadmap gives us an idea of what to expect from the future Battle Royale game from Respawn.
As a genre that feeds on regular updates to keep the game up-to-date and to engage the public, Apex Legends has already explained how it delivers post-release content – from seasons has a Apex Legends Battle Pass.
The details are thin on the ground, but we know we can expect new classes of Apex Legends characters, new weapons and loot in 2019.
There is also confirmation of the multiplatform game of Apex Legends – although this seems like a separate initiative in the beginning.
The Apex Legends Roadmap for 2019 Explained
The developer Respawn revealed what to expect from the Apex Legends roadmap for the next year (thanks Purpletoaster20 for Reddit):
If the image above is a bit difficult to read, the relevant details are as follows:
- There are four seasons in 2019, the first in March
- Each season will last three months
- Each season features a Battle Pass, new legends (Apex Legends character classes), new weapons, and new loot.
With regard to Apex Legends and Battle Pass schedules, we know that:
- Apex Legends Season 1 begins in March
- Apex Legends Season 2 begins in June
- Apex Legends Season 3 begins in September
- Apex Legends Season 4 begins in December
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What can Battle Pass offer and new seasons of Apex Legends?
The nature of the Apex Legends battle pass is currently unknown. However, the Battle Pass concept is not new, with other Royal Battle games offering something similar.
For example, the Fortnite Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks (you can buy a bundle of 1,000 V-Bucks for around £ 8 / $ 10) and offers instant access to new costumes, bonuses, and more. XP and exclusive challenges that run throughout the season. Playing games and taking on these challenges takes you up 100 levels, offering more cosmetics – from weapon and vehicle envelopes to emotes, to new axes, gliders, trails and tracks. . You also get more V-Bucks than it costs to buy it. If you do not buy one, you can still progress through the levels and unlock a fraction of the content.
Call of Duty: Blackout's Black Market, from Black Ops 4, offered a similar progression system, with cosmetic stickers, tags, emoticons, loot chests, and new costumes and costumes. new coatings for weapons provided as a reward.
Then there is the concept of seasons. In Fortnite, they see different game changes become part of a milestone event, and run alongside each new battle pass – offering new card slots, vehicles, weapons, or items.
Both of Fortnite's Battle Pass and Season changes are arguably the industry standard for keeping players invested in your game over time. It is therefore encouraging to adopt it for Apex Legends. If Apex Legends will approach things in the same way – or propose its own solutions – remains to be seen.
It is also interesting to note that Fortnite and Blackout have proposed a different form of progression from the standard XP match to progress in these different levels of Battle Pass – something we think we should add to Apex Legends.
So here are the details we would like to know:
- How will the progression of Apex Legends Battle Pass work?
- Can the Apex Legends Battle Pass be purchased with game currency and real world currency?
- Are the new Apex Legends character classes linked to the purchase of the Battle Pass?
- Are there challenges to overcome throughout the season?
- How much of the Apex Legends Battle Pass can you access without buying it? Will some levels be free?
- Will each new Apex Legend season feature card changes or just new weapons and loot?
A lot of questions! Although Apex Legends corresponds to what we expect from a royal battle game, it also does a lot of things differently – so we'll see exactly how, when the first season is officially announced at the approach Of March.