When Apex Legends originally launched at the beginning of February, the game enjoyed immediate success. Becoming a worldwide phenomenon overnight, Apex Legends now stands as one of the most popular battle royale games on the market. While the game remains incredibly popular, dwindling Twitch views and other metrics show that there are some Apex Legends players who have lost interest in the game. Respawn Entertainment will be looking to win back those lapsed players with the game's Season 2 Battle Pass, which we will learn more about at E3 2019 in June.
It's been confirmed that the Apex Legends Season 2 plans will be revealed on June 7 during the EA Play event. For the uninitiated, EA has decided to skip a traditional press conference for E3 2019, instead hosting a series of livestreams that will focus on its various games. One of the featured games will be Apex Legends, and it's then that we will learn more about Season 2 and the next Battle Pass.
The first season of Apex Legends has earned some criticism for being barebones compared to other battle royale games on the market. Critics have complained about lackluster cosmetic rewards for completing the Battle Pass, and others have lamented the lack of challenges that are expected from battle royale battle passes. Considering this, it will be interesting to see if Respawn has taken any of this feedback into account.
Apex Legends Season 2 is expected to include more than just a Battle Pass, though. Just like Season 1 added Octane, Season 2 is expected to add a new playable character as well, though who that will be remains to be seen. Multiple characters have been discovered through datamining efforts, and it could be any one of them.
Season 2 could also feature a brand new map. Dataminers have also found evidence of a new Apex Legends map in the game files, and while this is far from confirmed, a new map would generate the kind of buzz EA will be looking for at E3.
While we don't know exactly what to expect from Apex Legends Season 2, one thing's for sure, and that's the future of the battle royale game will be revealed at EA Play on June 7.
Apex Legends is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.