Apex Legends | New Season: Release Date, Legend, New Map & More

We get a new season of content every three months in Apex Legends. This means a new Legend, a new Battle Pass, and often a new map or mode. But what can we expect next time?
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Will this POI change make the map playable again? © Apex Legends

Apex Legends gets a healthy diet of new content every few months, and Respawn are known for delivering everything in an organized fashion. So there's always a lot to be excited about when another twelve weeks roll past, and it's time for the new season. Will we get some gameplay changes? Maybe a buff to those unpopular Legends? Or perhaps even a new map?

In this article, we're going to break down everything we know about the new season so far. And we will regularly update this article as we become aware of new information.

When Is The Apex Season 13 Release Time?

Season 13 will be released on May 10, 2022, at exactly 13:00 ET (10:00 PT / 18:00 BST / 19:00 CEST). The wait will soon be over, and you can look forward to the new legend and more fresh content.

Season 13 Saviors Gameplay Trailer

Here you can see the Season 13 gameplay trailer, which has just been released:

Who Is The New Legend Coming In Season 13?

Newcastle is going to be the Legend released with Season 13. You've already seen him in action in both trailers above, and we've listed all of his abilities here. Also, here is a more detailed article about the new legend.




TacticalMobile ShieldThrow a controllable drone that creates a moving energy shield.


Retrieve The Wounded

Drag downed allies as you revive and protect them with your revive shield (The shield probably has the level of your teammates Knockdown Shield).

UltimateCastle WallLeap and slam to a target ally or area and create a fortified stronghold.

A new trailer has been released that reveals the identity of the Season 13 Legend, Newcastle. it's Bangalore's brother...

What Map Changes Are Coming In Season 13?

New Stormpoint POI

Stormpoint gets a new POI with the ugly crab monster on the beach. As seen in the trailers, we can run around inside the monster, fight and collect loot. This definitely brings some momentum to the rather unpopular map.

New IMC Armories

But much more exciting are the new IMC armories on Stormpoint, where you can upgrade your weapons. Enter a bunker with your squad and the door will close behind you. If you manage to survive 60 seconds against the Spectres inside, you'll receive specific loot afterwards that is matched to your weapons. To prevent enemy teams from camping you out, you'll shoot your way out of the roof of the bunker afterwards, as seen in the trailer. Definitely a cool addition.

What New Map Is Coming In Season 13?

We thought there will be a new Arena map released with Season 13. We've had a sneak preview of the Arena maps currently in development, but we aren't certain if one of these will be released with Season 13, unfortunately. We'll let you know as soon as we get an update.

Likewise, we've also heard about the new Divided Moon Battle Royale sized map, but we don't expect this to be quite ready in time for Season 13, more likely Season 15.

What Gameplay Changes Are Coming In Season 13?

From the same leaks that gave us a look at the new Heirlooms, we discovered that a burst AR was coming called Nemesis, and the R99 was getting a buff to it's hip-fire. The new AR uses energy ammo, and a burst energy weapon could have huge potential, at least, so you can save heavy for the team. But the R99 buff is just odd, the weapon is already in a very viable place. Maybe they want it to be even more competitive with shotguns?

What Do We Know About The Season 13 Battle Pass?

The Season 13 Battle Pass will cost 950 Apex Coin ($10) and will feature 100 new cosmetic items. There will also be an option to spend, 2800 Apex Coin ($30) and get the Battle Pass with the first 25 tiers already unlocked. So you know, it's basically the same as every Battle Pass in Apex, or really any game that has a Battle Pass system.

What Ranked Play Changes Are Coming in Season 13?

The new gameplay trailer announced changes for the Ranked mode, but hasn't explained what exactly they are yet. As soon as we know more, we'll let you know, of course.

That's all we know about the new Apex Legends Season so far. If you'd like to know more, check back on Thursday, May 5 for an exclusive interview with the Apex Legends developers.