Today Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment revealed the upcoming season for the popular free-to-play shooter Apex Legends, titled "Revelry" with a new mode and more.
The reveal was teased a few days ago and brings a new Team Deathmatch mode. It will come straight out of the box when the season launches on February 14. On the other hand, Arenas will go the way of the dodo.
A new permanent playlist named "Mixtape" will come on March 7, aiming to let players jump in, play a variety of game modes, and master Apex Legends' combat.
This season won't introduce a new legend, but it will bring a rework of the class system with the Legends Classes Remaster. Five classes will be available, Assault, Skirmisher, Recon, Controller, and Support. Each class will have meaningful perks of its own. Existing legends will also get tweaked.
A new weapon called the Nemesis will be added. It's an energy weapon looking to "unseat the old standbys." The developers are also "overhauling everything" in the early experience with the game for new players, including a firing range, dummy challenges, stat-tracking, and matches featuring bots.
An anniversary collection event will dress up every map in the rotation to celebrate.
Players will also be able to unlock Crypto and a Thematic Pack by logging in between February 14 and February 21 and Ash and a Thematic Pack by logging in the following week between February 21 and February 28.
You can check out the trailer below.
We also hear directly from the developers in a new dev diary video, which you can watch below.
Apex Legends is currently available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Origin and Steam. It's free-to-play, so you can jump in without spending any money, but of course, it features the inevitable optional microtransactions.
It's also one one of the most-played games in the world, having passed 100 million players in early 2022. On the other hand, EA recently announced the upcoming shutdown of Apex Legends Mobile while pledging that a different mobile experience actually connected with the main game is planned.