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‘Apex Legends’ Introduces New Legend And Weapon During E3 2019 EA Play

‘Apex Legends’ Introduces New Legend And Weapon During E3 2019 EA Play

EA has used its Play presentation at E3 2019 to provide a comprehensive update on all the new stuff coming to Respawn's massive battle royale hit, Apex Legends.

The game's second season is going to be called Battle Charge, and it launches on 2 July - just weeks away! The aim for the new season is to provide a more enjoyable, less-grindy experience for players, enabling them to level up their Battle Pass much faster than they've been able to, to date.

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Drew McCoy, project lead on Apex Legends, told viewers watching EA Play both in LA and online that Battle Charge is the studio's opportunity to repair some of the mistakes it made for its debut season. Levelling up will be possible via weekly and daily challenges, and three Legendary skins are to be added to the rewards track. Sounds good, sounds good.

What sounds even better: there's a new weapon coming to the game. This tasty tool of destruction is called the L-Star SMG, a variation of the L-Star LMG seen in the Titanfall series. It's a pretty powerful weapon, so to start with will be available in care packages only rather than standard loot. Which is a bit of a sour step for the game, but, this next thing isn't.

There's a new playable Legend coming to the game! And she looks great. Natalie Paquette, aka Wattson, is an electrical engineer and scientific superstar who can drop fences all over the map to block off enemies, and erect pylons to charge allies' shields and serve as turret defences. She's kind of a walking, talking, badass fortress of crackling electrical might, whose passive ability charges faster than everyone else's. Nice.

Season two also brings with it a ranked mode, where players can move up through six tiers of, like, awesomeness at the game and stuff. Those ranks start at bronze and go up to Apex Predator. McCoy was very clear that the team has taken on board feedback from the first season's players, and is hoping that the changes made are to the benefit of the Apex Legends community.

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And, um, what the heck is this? Nobody would say but: massive monsters, coming soon!

Apex Legends Season 2 - Monster Eye
Apex Legends Season 2 - Monster Eye

Once again, season two of Apex Legends, Battle Charge, starts on 2 July.

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Featured Image Credit: EA/Respawn

Topics: Technology, e3 2019, Apex Legends, E3, Season 2, Battle Royale

Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Ex-editor of VICE Gaming and co-founder of Waypoint. Former writer/consultant for BBC's The Gaming Show. Former contributor to Edge, Eurogamer, Kotaku, PCGamesN, Official PlayStation Magazine, gamesTM. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016) and 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016). New book, 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games', coming in 2019. Contact: [email protected]

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