The Apex Legends Season 12 start date has been revealed, and Respawn has revealed the next Apex Legends Legend: the "punk-rock warlord" Mad Maggie.
We're in the last few days of Apex Legends Season 11 which is currently in the midst of its Dark Depths limited-time event. As always, EA and Respawn Entertainment are spending the last couple of weeks getting everything ready for the next season -- and our first new piece of information is here! Check out the latest Stories from the Outland which reveals the next Apex Legends Legend:
Who is the Next Apex Legends Legend?
The next Apex Legends Legend is Mad Maggie, described as a " cutthroat punk-rock warlord and the Outlands’ meanest mad-lass" in a press release from the publisher.
Margaret "Mad Maggie" Kōhere is a character that has already been revealed in background lore; she featured as part of the story of the Season 8 quest "Armageddon." Mad Maggie is a childhood friend of Walter "Fuse" Fitzroy Jr., the Legend that was introduced in Season 8.
Unfortunately, neither Mad Maggie's abilities nor her class have been revealed just yet. We're likely to find out more information about the next Apex Legends Legend in the coming weeks as we get closer to the start of Season 12.
Respawn Introduces New Apex Legends LTM 'Control'
In addition to a new Legend, Respawn Entertainment has also announced a new Limited-Time Mode (LTM) called "Control." Much like the launch of Arenas, this will give players a new way to play the game that's somewhat outside the rules of typical Battle Royale gameplay.
"For the first 3 weeks of Defiance, see whether you can handle the madness in the new Control mode," read a description of the new LTM on the Season 12 landing page. "Select your loadout and drop in to a 9v9 experience where teams battle to hold control points with infinite respawn."
While this is a new spin on gameplay, Apex Legends has had objective-based LTMs in the past such as its holiday-themed Winter Express LTM. It's not yet clear if players will be able to pick completely custom loadouts as they can in Arenas or if they will only be able to choose from pre-selected loadouts as with Winter Express.
When is the Apex Legends Season 12 Start Date?
The Apex Legends Season 12 start date will be February 8, 2022, according to a press release from the publisher. Season 12 will be titled "Defiance" and feature the new Legend Mad Maggie. The Defiance Launch Trailer will be revealed on January 27, 2022.
Additionally, new and returning players alike will have the opportunity to score some cool cosmetic rewards simply for logging into the game for the first three weeks as detailed in a news post. These rewards include a legend plus several cosmetic packs as follows:
- Permanently unlock Octane & 3 Thematic Packs (February 8, 2022, at 1:00 PM Eastern - February 15, 2022, at 12:59 PM Eastern)
- Permanently unlock Wattson & 3 Thematic Packs (February 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM Eastern - February 22, 2022, at 12:59 PM Eastern)
- Permanently unlock Valkyrie, 3 Thematic Packs, & 1 Legendary Park (February 22, 2022, at 1:00 PM Eastern - March 1, 2022, at 12:59 PM Eastern)
"Thematic Packs" are special Apex Packs that fit a particular theme (hence the name). Based on the image, it looks like these packs will include cosmetics for their respective unlocked characters for each week.
Finally, it looks like Season 12 will feature some kind of unspecified change to Olympus (which will presumably return to the rotation for this season). Hopefully, the Apex Legends Season 12 start date goes a little better than the previous Season which had more than its fair share of troubles on launch. Season 11 also had a few bugs, some of which resulted in two key guns being temporarily disabled (and subsequently restored a week later).
The Apex Legends Season 12 start date is only a couple of weeks away, but there's plenty of fun to be had right now! You can play Apex Legends for free on PC and consoles via its official website.
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