EA surprised many with the sudden announcement of Apex Legends back in February 2019, a free-to-play battle royale shooter that sees the publisher going toe-to-toe with genre mammoths PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite Battle Royale.
Developed by Respawn Entertainment and set in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends is a squad-based battle royale shooter where teams of three go up against 57 other players to try to gather loot and be the last person (or squad) standing.
However, unlike Fortnite and PUBG, Apex Legends sees players take on one of eight classes, each represented by a unique character (imagine Fortnite mixed with Overwatch and you’ll be on the right track.)
Apex Legends is now well into its third season, called Meltdown, which has introduced plenty of changes, big and small. From new weapons to a new character to a brand spanking new map there’s plenty to enjoy in Season 3 of Apex Legends for old and new players alike.
Now that we’re into 2020, we’re starting to look forward to the launch of Season 4 of the game in February and all the changes it’s likely to bring.
If you’re new to Apex Legends and looking to see what you’re missing or you’ve dropped off the map for a while and you’d like to catch up on the latest, we’re here to keep you up to date on what’s fresh in Apex Legends.
In Meltdown, players are waving goodbye to the classic King’s Canyon and saying hello to World’s Edge. This new map is only the second-ever introduced in the game but it’s a dramatic departure from its predecessor, offering a massive, bright world that combines fire and ice.
There’s plenty to explore in World’s Edge and we’re sure it’s keeping secrets that will be revealed later in the Season. Not only that, its diverse terrain that will see you dodging geysers, contending with lava fields and riding atop a moving train among other things offers a great opportunity to experiment with different combat styles.
Apex Legends isn’t exactly known for having mind-blowing Battle Passes but Season 3 does offer an improvement on its predecessors in some ways.
Like the others, this Battle Pass is brand new for the season and it brings with it 110 levels to climb by completing daily and weekly challenges, with more than 100 exclusive items including Legendary Skins, Apex Packs, Loading Screens and Gun Charms to earn.
New weapons and character
The new weapon for Season 3 is the Charge Rifle and it’s making its debut alongside the new hacker and surveillance expert, Crypto. This new Legend can be purchased for 750 Apex coins and is great for those seeking some long-distance combat options as he uses his surveillance drone “to stay in the fight and out of the spotlight”. He’ll be a great addition to any team looking for some recon and of interest to any player looking for a more refreshing style of play.