‘Apex Legends’ Season 3 Battle Pass, Release Date, Crypto, and More

Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends took the world by storm with its surprise release in February 2019, hitting more than 50 million players within the first month. Apex Legends Season 1 introduced a battle pass and new items, but Season 2 brought some radical changes to the game as monsters invaded King’s Canyon, new characters were introduced, and challenges became a regular part of the experience.

What does the future of Apex Legends look like with the inevitable Season 3?

Details are slight as of this writing, but Respawn Entertainment released a Year 1 Roadmap for Apex Legends that offers a few clues about what we can expect. Ongoing updates that balance weapons or adjust the performance of specific characters are regular, but Season 3 should include much more.

Here’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends Season 3, including the projected start date and time, cost of the battle pass, new characters, and so much more.

Apex Legends Year 1 Roadmap
The ‘Apex Legends’ Year 1 Roadmap is already a bit outdated.

When Is the Apex Legends Season 2 End Date?

In an official Q&A about the game, Respawn wrote, “Each season will run for approximately three months.” Season 1 ended on June 18, one day before the three-month mark — but only because seasons seemingly have to start and end on Tuesdays. That’s when the Apex Legends weekly reset happens, along with significant game updates.

If that trend continues, then Season 2 should end on Tuesday, October 1.

When Is the Apex Legends Season 3 Start Date?

This one’s unclear; Season 1 ended on June 18 and Season 2 didn’t start until July 2, leaving two weeks in between the end of one season and the beginning of another. If that holds true for the transition between Season 2 and 3, then Season 3 might not begin until October 15.

What time will that happen? We won’t know for sure, until much closer to the date but it will probably launch right at 1 p.m. Eastern, when most updates to the game go live.

apex legends crypto
Crypto could become the focus of Season 3.

What Is the Apex Legends Season 3 Theme?

Season 1’s theme was “Wild Frontier” and introduced players to a new Legend called Octane. Season 2’s theme was “Battle Charge,” tied to the new character Natalie “Wattson” Paquette who uses electrified fences to damage and slow enemies. What could happen for Season 3?

Both of these themes feel a bit generic. Assuming that Season 3 involves the release of Crypto, the rumored new character that took down the Disruptor Tower, we’re going to guess that the Season 3 theme could be something like “Digital Frenzy.”

Will Apex Legends Season 3 Include Map Changes?

The core of rival battle royale game Fortnite’s seasonal battle pass structure rekindles fan interest by changing the map at the start of each season. There have been meteor strikes and volcanic eruptions that destroyed portions of the map, and one time a small iceberg crashed into the main island.

The start of Apex Legends Season 1 didn’t do much, but giant Leviathans began circling the waters around the island and smaller Flyers also started flying around. These many creatures invaded the island in Season 2 and destroyed certain areas, prompting a time jump between Season 1 and 2.

So it seems likely something similar will happen with Apex Legends Season 3. But you still probably shouldn’t expect anything as drastic as what we’ve seen in Fortnite.

This was the first official glimpse at Crypto at the beginning of the Season 2 launch trailer.

Will Apex Legends Season 3 Include New Characters?

Yes! New characters, called “Legends,” are added to Apex Legends on an ongoing basis separate but simultaneous with each season’s battle pass. Octane was released the same day as Season 1, and Season 2 introduced Wattson

Different leaks and rumors indicated that Season 2 could include a second new legend named Crypto. He’d be some kind of hacker with a sword that can jam enemy abilities. Crypto was featured in the Season 2 launch trailer, but his face was never shown. If he’s not released later in Season 2, then he’ll be the primary Season 3 character.

Apex Legends Battle Pass Prices
These Battle Pass prices probably won’t change.

How Much Does the Apex Legends Season 3 Battle Pass Cost?

Respawn officially confirmed in a blog post shortly before the beginning of Season 1 that the battle pass would cost 950 Apex Coins, roughly $9.50. But for 2,800 Apex Coins, players can get the battle pass and automatically unlock the first 25 levels. This remained the case in Season 2, and there’s no reason to expect it to change in Season 3.


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