The patch notes for Apex Legends Season 13 highlighted several significant game updates. From helmet boosts to syringe and shield cell nerfs, here are some of the most crucial things to know before entering the fray.
When Will the Apex Legends Season 13 Update Be Released?
Apex Legends Season 13 will be released on May 10 at approximately 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. GMT, according to the official release date.
Make sure you have at least 20 GB of free space on your computer before starting Apex Legends Season 13 because the upgrades are typically huge in size. Pre-downloading of this update may be available to PlayStation gamers, so keep an eye out for that as well.
Season 13 Material for Apex Legends Includes Season 13 Legend Newcastle
In Apex Legends Season 13, there will be a brand new Legend introduced by the name of Newcastle. Newcastle is a Defensive character with some really powerful skills. This new Legend is also Bangalore’s brother, and Bangalore has a lot of questions for him about her brother’s absence, which he has yet to answer.
On the EA Saviors blog, Newcastle is described as “the Hero of Harris Valley, Newcastle will need to hide secrets in order to survive the Apex Games.” More information on Newcastle, including his whole list of skills, may be found in our previous essay titled: Who is Newcastle? Various abilities and more.
Changes to the Storm Point Map
Season 13 will also see some adjustments to the Tropical Apex Legends Battle Royale map Storm Point, which is currently in beta. Following a series of leaks and teasers, the Season 13 premiere featured a confrontation between the Legends and a giant sea monster, with the Legends emerging triumphant.
As the “Downed Beast,” this marine monster will now be visible on the map as a component of the underwater environment. Players will be able to enter the sea monster’s carcass and climb on top of it, as well as explore the surrounding construction site and buildings.
Inside the downed beast, POI storm point is pinnacle legends. The Season 13 teasers have also unveiled the new IMC Armories and Specter AI that will be available on the Storm Point map in the upcoming season.
These structures will provide gamers with some major loot, but not without a significant amount of difficulty. You can find out more about the map upgrades by reading our guide on all of the changes that are coming to Storm Point in Season 13.
Season 13’s Map Rotation
In addition, the maps that will be in rotation for Apex Legends Season 13 will be altered. For pubs, there will be three maps in rotation, and for Ranked, there will be two maps.
The map Kings Canyon will be out of commission for Season 13, with the following maps remaining in rotation:
- The Outer Limits of the World
- Storm Point on the Olympus OM-D E-M1
- Storm Point will be the map for the first split of Ranked Leagues in Season 13, and although it has not been confirmed, we anticipate that World’s Edge will be the map for the second split of Ranked Leagues during the season.
Ranked a Second Time
Changes to Ranked Leagues will also be implemented as part of Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors. Season 12 has received a great deal of criticism, with many believing that the Ranked system has deteriorated significantly. Thanks to your feedback, the developers have taken note and will make some modifications to the competitive environment in Season 13.
Tier reductions, KP and Assist rule modifications, and the introduction of a new Tier.
Make sure to read our guide on all of the ranking adjustments coming to Apex Legends Season 13 so that you are aware of every modification that will be included in the new Ranked League system.
In the Season 13 press conference, the developers stated that they had learned a lot from Control and that it will be returning in the second half of the season to continue the learning process. In addition to the mode changing, there will be an option to “join in progress” being developed.
They also revealed that new LTMs are currently being developed, so it’s possible that we’ll see one of them this season, similar to the previously disclosed Uplink mode. An Apex Legends developer also hinted at a Season 0 LTM, which would bring back the old Kings Canyon area, base characters, and base weapons with their original stats, as well as the base weapons themselves.