Since the surprise release of Apex Legends in February, fans have been anxiously awaiting the March kick-off of a Season 1 battle pass that’ll function similarly to the gameplay structure popularized by Fortnite: Battle Royale.
On Monday, we learned when it Season 1 of Apex Legends begins.
Developer Respawn Entertainment confirmed via Twitter that Season 1 starts on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern.)
The announcement arrived with a short sizzle reel showing the new playable character called Octane that was leaked over the past few weeks.
The tweet also notes the Season 1 theme and title: Wild Frontier.
How ‘Apex Legends’ Season 1 Will Be Similar to ‘Fortnite’
Since the announcement, EA’s official Apex Legends page now offers a breakdown of everything the Season 1 battle pass entails, including cost and a preview at some of the exclusive skins available as rewards. The premium battle pass costs 950 Apex Coins, the same price as Fortnite’s battle pass. Also just like with Fortnite, players can buy a bundle for 2,800 Apex Coins that also unlocks the first 25 levels.
How ‘Apex Legends’ Season 1 Will Be Different Than ‘Fortnite’
With Fortnite, we usually don’t learn anything about what the new battle pass has to offer until a season actually begins, but Respawn is already showing off every single Season 1 battle pass reward. It’s a good mix of quips, skins, and stat trackers, but it also looks like an Octane skin is the reward for Level 48.
Anyone that doesn’t purchase the battle pass can still earn 1 Wild Frontier Legend Skin, 5 Apex Packs, and 18 Wild Frontier Stat Trackers by playing Apex Legends during Season 1.
Apex Legends community manager Jay “JayFresh” Frechette promised over Reddit, “More videos and info will come tomorrow! We’ll also be sharing a blog about some of our design philosophy around our first battle pass.” Everyone should definitely look forward to receiving that information either tomorrow morning or with the Season 1 launch in the early afternoon.
Apex Legends executive producer Drew McCoy confirmed in a February EA blog post that Season 1 would begin “March,” and March 19 does feel a little late in the month. We all expected it to happen a lot sooner. Was it delayed for one reason or another? That feels like a strong possibility. At any rate, Season 1 should last about three months, as it’s scheduled to end sometime in May.
Apex Legends is now available for PC via Origin, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Season 1 begins March 19 at 1 p.m. Eastern.