Apex Legends Season 1 Started Today
Apex Legends Season 1 expansion will be called Wild Frontier.
Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends is the game everybody talks about now, taking over Twitch as one of the most viewed titles. The marketing strategy EA used is to collaborate with the popular streamers and influencers and have them announce the update a few days prior. This worked exquisitely well, and many think this game is the Fortnite killer everyone was waiting for.
The game is coming together nicely. A few weeks ago, Apex Legends received its first rebalance update. Wingman revolver and Peacekeeper shotgun were nerfed alongside some other tweaks. Today, we see Apex Legends Season 1 Wild Frontier go live.
If you previously bought a Battle Pass in the game, you can now play as the new Legend, Octane. If not so, you can buy him separately as well. The Battle Pass, however, also includes hundreds of easily accessible new visuals and maybe even a new weapon.
If you want to acquire the pass, it will set you back 950 Apex Coins, which translates to $10. On the other hand, if you choose the Bundle, it will set you back $30 but will give you a level boost to 25. This pricing is within the range of prices in Fortnite, so it is financially competitive with its rival.
But, this game is free-to-play, after all. If you are not willing to invest money in the game, you can still earn some goodies. You can unlock various skins, Apex Packs, stat trackers etc. simply by meeting their level requirements they unlock on.
Weekly quests and challenges still won’t start as of this update. Apex Legends Lead Product Designer Lee Horn explained the decision: “You will notice the first version isn’t built around a complex quest system where you need to do a 720 backflip off of Watchtower Artemis and get two Wingman headshots before hitting the ground. While we think there’s really cool design space in quests and challenges for future Battle Passes, we wanted the initial version to allow our players to just play and learn the game.”
People seem to forget that this game was released only a month ago. Having that in mind, we think this is a good move for the company, as most of the players are still getting used to the weapons and mechanics of the game.