'Apex Legends' Season 2 Battle Pass, Start Date, Challenges, Cost, and More

'Apex Legends' could further resemble 'Fortnite' in Season 2.

Apex Legends Wraith

Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends took the world by storm with its surprise release in February and hit more than 50 million players within the first month. The game’s burgeoning community only grew when Season 1 launched in March.

What does the future of Apex Legends have in store for gamers, especially in Season 2?

Shortly after Apex Legends’ official launch, executive producer Drew McCoy penned a letter to fans via an EA blog post and confirmed the game would include Fortnite-style seasons and a battle pass system. That proved true when Season 1 began in March, and even though the battle pass rewards proved a bit underwhelming, it does seem like Season 1 might have a few more surprises in store for gamers — and Season 2 could offer even more.

Here’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends Season 2, including the projected start date, cost of the battle pass, characters, and so much more.

Apex Legends Year 1 Roadmap
Season 1 should end during June, when Season 2 is scheduled to begin.

What’s the Apex Legends Season 1 End Date?

The Season 1 patch notes released by Respawn on Reddit March 19 say nothing about an official end date to the season.

In an official Q&A about the battle pass, Respawn writes, “Each season will run for approximately three months.” If Season 1 runs for exactly three months, then it’ll end on March 19 at 1 p.m. Eastern instead. But Season 1 did begin on a Tuesday, so it seems likely that June 18 might instead be the actual end date.

Dot eSports reported the Season 1 end date as June 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern, but for all we know, this might just be an assumption and not an official confirmation.

When Is the Apex Legends Season 2 Start Date?

There isn’t any kind of precedent in Apex Legends we can use to predict the transition between seasons. We can reasonably assume the downtime between seasons can be measured in minutes or maybe hours, so expect a short transition.

Whenever we get a confirmation for the Season 1 end date, we should get a Season 2 start date shortly thereafter.

Apex Legends Lifeline
Lifeline in 'Apex Legends'.

What Is the Apex Legends Season 2 Theme?

There’s no way to really know anything about the Season 2 theme, especially when the new season is so far away.

Season 1’s theme is “Wild Frontier,” which feels a little redundant when the whole premise of the game has a bunch of Legends battle each other in the Apex Games, a Hunger Games-type competition.

Will Apex Legends Season 2 Have Challenges?

Apex Legends Season 1 didn’t include any kind of challenges like the ones Fortnite offers each week, but the game’s Lead Product Manager Lee Horn hinted in a blog post about the philosophy behind Season 1 that Season 2 could be different.

“You’ll notice the first version isn’t built around a complex quest system where you need to do a 720 backflip off of Watchtower Artemis and get two Wingman headshots before hitting the ground,” Horn wrote. “While we think there’s really cool design space in quests and challenges for future Battle Passes, we wanted the initial version to allow our players to just play and learn the game.”

The closest thing to a challenge in Season 1 is a “Battle Pass progression bonus tied to playing a variety of characters,” encouraging players to experiment with different Legends rather than obsessively latching on to one or two. (Which often happens in similar games like Overwatch.)

Challenges in Season 2 seem like a possibility, but there hasn’t been any kind of confirmation either way just yet.

Apex Legends Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a fearsome combatant in 'Apex Legends'.

What’s Included in Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass?

Season 1 had more than 100 unique items, so it’s expected that Season 2 will follow suit, offering a mix of quips, weapon skins, and other cosmetic items that’ll never appear in the game again. We can reasonably assume that

Will Apex Legends Season 2 Include New Characters?

New characters, called “Legends,” will be added to Apex Legends on an ongoing basis completely separate from each season’s battle pass. Octane was released the same day as Season 1, so that might confuse some people, but purchasing him as a playable character has nothing to do with the Season 1 battle pass.

As of March 26, the official Apex Legends listing in the PlayStation Store confirms that Season 1 includes the release of two new characters total, one of which was Octane. Various leaks and theories suggest the second is a female character named Wattson who has electric abilities.

It stands to reason that Season 2 will follow suit, offering at least two new Legends.

Apex Legends Battle Pass Prices
These Battle Pass prices probably won't change.

How Much Does the Apex Legends Season 2 Battle Pass Cost?

Respawn officially confirmed in a blog post shortly begore the beginning of Season 1 that battle pass would cost 950 Apex Coins, roughly $9.50. But for 2,800 Apex Coins, players can get the battle pass and automatically unlock the first 25 levels. There’s no reason to believe the price will change in Season 2.

Apex Legends is currently available on PC via Origin, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Season 2 should begin sometime in early May.

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