Apex Legends Season 7 is just a few hours away, and the forthcoming update might be one of the biggest patches this popular battle royale has seen to date. Are you ready to take to the skies with Horizon and start grinding on a new Battle Pass? Here are the expected start times and key details you should know.
What time does Apex Legends Season 7 start?
Respawn confirmed via an official blog post published Monday afternoon that Apex Legends Season 7 is set to begin November 4 at 11 p.m. EST.
This release time differs from all past seasonal updates that have deployed at 1 p.m. ET or 1 a.m. ET on the day of the release. Once the above-listed hour strikes, the update will be available to install on all platforms. If you’re playing on PS4, patch version 1.50 is presumably the one you’re looking for. Preloading of the Season 7 update is currently live on Steam but not any other platforms.
What to expect from Apex Legends Season 7
Now that you have an idea of when Apex Legends Season 7 is expected to start, let’s recap the major features you’ll be able to engage with at launch. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get right to it.
- New Legend – Horizon: Horizon is a Scottish Legend who uses Gravity to her advantage. Here’s a recap of her abilities.
- Spacewalk [Passive]: Increase air control and reduce fall impact with Horizon’s custom spacesuit.
- Gravity Lift [Tactical]: Reverses the flow of gravity, lifting players upward and boosting them outward when they exit.
- Black Hole [Ultimate]: Deploy NEWT to create a micro black hole that pulls players towards it.
- New Map – Olympus: This gorgeous cloud city is home to several new PoIs including the Bonsai Garden and Rift. It’s bigger than Kings Canyon but smaller than World’s Edge. The Trident vehicle and Phase Runner teleporter exist to make rotations faster than ever. Explore the map free of combat in the Olympus Preview LTM.
- Trident: This three-seater vehicle can be manned by squads only. You can not eliminate other players by hitting them with it.
- Clubs: Up to 30 players can form a Club with a unique name, tag and logo. Clubs can be tagged as casual or hardcore for public searching, or they can be entirely private if you wish.
- Battle Pass Rework: The Season 7 Battle Pass has a reworked progression system based on stars, where 10 stars equals one tier. The tier 100 reward is the Cutting Edge R99 Reactive. There’s a new high-class skin for Wraith as well.
- Steam Support: Play Apex on Steam with crossplay and cross-progression support with everything you’ve unlocked on Origin.
- Buffs, Nerfs and Tweaks: The Season 7 update will also include tweaks like the new Quickdraw hop-up, a Pathfinder cooldown buff, a Loba Black Market buff and a more powerful L-Star. There are many changes to come in the patch notes.
That’s all we know about Apex Legends Season 7 for now, but this recap should offer a clear idea of what to expect from the big update on Wednesday.
Apex Legends is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
What do you think of Apex Legends Season 7 based on this preview? Are you excited to take Horizon for a spin? Tell us in the comments section!