Apex Legends Season 13 has just been revealed, and for those interested, here’s everything we know about the release date and content coming in Respawn’s next big update for the battle royale.
Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance is coming to an end, and with that, players are starting to look forward to the next season of content.
We finally have a great idea of what content we will be seeing in the Apex Legends Season 13 update, including the new Legend Newcastle and Storm Point map changes.
With that being said, the update is set to come with some hefty patch notes, so let’s get into everything we currently know about the Apex Legends Season 13 update.
Apex Legends Season 13 update release date
The official release date for Apex Legends Season 13 is May 10 at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT.
Get ready for Apex Legends Season 13 by making sure you have at least 20 GB of free space, as these updates tend to be on the larger side. Further, PlayStation players may be able to pre-download this update so stay on the look out for that too.
Apex Legends Season 13 content
Season 13 Legend Newcastle
Apex Legends Season 13 will bring a brand new Legend called Newcastle, who is a Defensive Legend with some pretty strong abilities. This new Legend is also the brother of Bangalore, who has a lot of questions for her brother regarding his dissapearance.
Newcastle’s description on the EA Saviors blog reads: “The Hero of Harris Valley, Newcastle will need to shield his squadmates and his secrets to survive the Apex Games.”
You can check out more details on Newcastle including all his abilities in our recent piece called who is Newcastle? Abilities & more.
Storm Point map changes
The Tropical Apex Legends BR map Storm Point will also be getting some changes in Season 13. After leaks and teasers, the Season 13 reveal showed a battle between the Legends and a massive sea monster to which the Legends came out on top.
This sea monster will now be a part of the map as the “Downed Beast.” Players will be able to get inside the sea monster’s corpse, as well as on top of it, and the surrounding construction around it.
The Season 13 trailers have also revealed the new IMC Armories and Specter AI that will be on the Storm Point map. These buildings will allow players to get some serious loot but not without a challenge.
If you wish to know more about the updates to the map, check out our guide on all the changes coming to Storm Point in Season 13.
Map rotation for Season 13
The maps that will be in rotation are also changing for Apex Legends Season 13. There will be three maps in rotation for pubs and two for Ranked.
Kings Canyon will be taking a hiatus for Season 13, leaving the following maps in rotation:
- World’s Edge
- Storm Point
As for Ranked Leagues, Storm Point will be the map for the first split and although it hasn’t been confirmed, we expect World’s Edge to be the map for the second split of Ranked in Season 13.
Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors will also be bringing changes to Ranked Leagues in the patch notes.
Season 12 has had a lot of complaints as players felt as if the Ranked system had become much worse. Thankfully, the devs have been listening and will bring some changes to the competitive space in Season 13.
Some of these changes include:
- Tier demotion
- KP & Assist Rule changes
- New Tier
Make sure you check out our guide on all of the ranked changes coming to Apex Legends Season 13 so you know every change coming to the new Ranked Leagues system.
During the press event for Season 13, the devs did say that they had learned a lot from Control and that it will be returning in the second half of the season. There will be changes to the mode and they are also working on a “join in progress” option.
They also confirmed that new LTMs are being worked on, so perhaps we will see one of these this season, like the leaked Uplink mode. Further, an Apex Legends dev teased a Season 0 LTM which would bring back the OG Kings Canyon map, base characters, and also the base weapons with their original stats.
As well as a new Saviors Battle Pass, Apex Legends Season 13 will also bring new events to the game. Season 12 brought the new Prestige Skins through the Anniversary Collection Event and an Heirloom with the Warriors Collection Event in the same season, however, this could have just been a one-off.
It’s likely we will just be seeing one Collection and one Thematic Event for Season 13, bringing an Heirloom and a Prestige Skin in the latter. This is currently just speculation, so as more information is released, we will update this piece accordingly.
Apex Legends Season 13 buffs & nerfs
The patch notes will also bring a variety of buffs and nerfs for both Legends and weapons. Currently, we don’t know much about all of the buffs and nerfs coming, but there are a few changes we know of already.
Not much is currently known about the Legend buffs and nerfs coming in Season 13. However, we do know that changes will be coming for Rampart, as they were accidentally implemented halfway through Season 12 and then quickly removed.
- Sheila’s charge-up time in mobile mode decreased by 30% (1.75 seconds > 1.25 seconds)
We also know that Lifeline will be getting no changes for Season 13, which is disappointing for those who enjoy the Legend as Newcastle may be running her out of the meta.
We’ll have to wait for the official patch notes to drop to find out all the details for the upcoming Legend changes.
The Kraber will be getting some changes in Season 13, as it was confirmed by Respawn dev Josh Medina on Twitter. Having said that, we don’t know just how these nerfs will look as of yet.
Apex Legends Season 13 is bringing some interesting changes to the Replicator, changing some of the options players will have when crafting.
In Season 12, we saw weapons put into the Replicator for the first time, the Flatline and Longbow. Now in Season 13, we are seeing two different weapons enter the Replicator, bringing the Flatline and Longbow back to floor loot.
According to an image from the blog about the Storm Point map changes, the R-301 and Rampage will be going into the Replicator for Season 13, meaning that players will only be able to obtain these weapons by crafting them, as they will be taken out of the loot pool.
Care Package rotation
Apex Legends Season 13 also brings some changes to the Care Package rotation, as the level 100 Season 13 Battle Pass Spitfire weapon skin was revealed in the gameplay trailer.
This implies that the Spitfire will be returning to ground loot, and the rumor is that the Mastiff will be replacing it in the Care Package.
That’s all we currently know about Apex Legends Season 13, as more news and information is released regarding the patch notes, we will be sure to update this piece so check back in soon.
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