EA has confirmed a new event is coming to Apex Legends ahead of the battle royale game’s third season. The publisher made the announcement during its latest earnings call, where it also revealed that Apex Legends: Season 2 is performing beyond expectations.
According to VG247, Respawn will debut an in-game event in Apex Legends that will “bring new content and deliver one of the most fan-requested features.” EA CEO Andrew Wilson said the event will release “in the next few weeks.” No other details were provided, but if the event is scheduled to release fairly soon, it’s possible we’ll be given more concrete details before long.
Fans have requested numerous features for Apex Legends, so it’s difficult to deduce what Wilson might be teasing. The most common requests are typically the addition of Titans–as Apex Legends is a part of the same universe as Titanfall and Titanfall 2–or a singles mode where players compete without a team. It’s possible either one could happen, especially if the event turns out to be limited-time–meaning Respawn wouldn’t be required to devote long-term resources towards balancing the mode.
Also during the call, Wilson said that Apex Legends: Season 3 is “shaping up to be even bigger” than Season 2, though it will utilize a similar schedule of content drops and patch releases. Season 3 is currently scheduled to begin in the second quarter of the fiscal year, so sometime between now and the end of September. Apex Legends Season 2 battle pass is scheduled to end in the final days of September, so it’s probably safe to assume Season 3 will begin then. Wilson also reiterated that EA plans on porting Apex Legends to mobile devices, though he did not share when that might be.
Apex Legends is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. In our Apex Legends review, Phil Hornshaw wrote, “Apex Legends is a mix of smart shooter ideas that makes for a competitive, team-based game that gets at all the best parts of battle royale while addressing a lot of the weaknesses. Respawn’s intense focus on team play makes Apex more than just a worthy addition to the genre; it’s an indicator of where battle royale should go in the future.”