Apex Legends Season 2 Starts July 2, Includes Ranked Mode, New Weapon, New Legend

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Apex Legends Season 2 is called “Battle Charge,” and it begins on July 2. Electronic Arts confirmed this date at EA Play this morning, where it revealed more details about Season 2 including a new character as well as a new weapon returning from Titanfall 2.

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The new weapon is the L-Star light machine gun, which will be able to break down doors.

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According to Respawn, the weapon is very powerful, so to balance it, the L-Star will only be available through care packages.

Season 2 will also include a ranked mode, with skill-based matchmaking and ranked tiers. The Season 2 battle pass will also include more content than the Season 1 battle pass, including more skins and materials.

Finally, a new legend is launching in Season 2. Her name is Wattson and she will be a defensive character, able to place electrical fences down that can block enemies’ progress. The character’s lore is that she and her father actually have a deep history with the arena and its formation.

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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DISCUSSION

Forgive me for being cynical about a game many people seem to enjoy, but this isn’t enough to get me or anyone I know who loved this game back on board. It feels like another band aid solution to a very large problem around a lack of meaningful progression, basic stat tracking, gameplay variety and just basic variety. New skins should be expected, the new character seems cool but only one new gun and it’s a care package only weapon? This will get old too fast again, maybe by season 4 or 5 it will have enough to it to be worth getting invested in again.