Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite start time, end time, trailers, gameplay changes, and more

Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite start time, end time, trailers, gameplay changes, and more
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The Apex Legends Season 19 start time is almost here, and with it comes plenty of new content and changes to shake up Respawn Entertainment’s biggest battle royale title. If you want to know when the season begins, and everything it’s got in store, then you’re in the right place.

Here, we’re going to cover the Apex Legends Season 19 start time, end time, trailers, the new Legend, the gameplay changes, and more. If you’ve missed out on Season 18, and its offerings like the Doppelganger event and all its associated Halloween rewards, make sure to get in on what this season can offer. With the Post Malone collaboration event also gone, your next big chance, the Uprising event, is just about to arrive.

Apex Legends Ignite start time

Season 19 of Apex Legends, called Ignite, will begin on October 31 at 6 PM GMT/ 10 AM PT/ 1 PM ET. As soon as Season 18 ends, the update for the next season is expected to go live. There are no current expectations for delays.

Apex Legends Ignite end time

The Season 19 end date will be February 13. If you want a full breakdown of what will leave and change with the end of the season, we’ve got you covered.

Apex Legends Ignite trailers

We’ve been lucky enough to get a few trailers to introduce us to this season and what to expect. First was the Ignite trailer, which formally introduced Conduit, that dropped October 23.

Since then, we’ve also seen the season launch gameplay trailer come out. This introduced a quick overview of all the major features coming in Season 19.

We’ve also got a story trailer for a little more insight on the new Legend joining this season as well.

Apex Legends Ignite new Legend: Conduit

This season will see a new Legend joining the Games: Conduit. If you’re looking for an in-depth breakdown of everything you’ll need to know about Legend Conduit, we’ve got you covered in a separate guide. The basics are as follows, though.

Did you know?

Not including full reworks, Conduit is the 25th Legend to join Apex Legends.

She’s a support class Legend based around improving her team’s combat capabilities across a breadth of areas. Her passive, Saviour’s Speed, allows her to catch up to distant teammates with a speed boost. Her tactical, Radiant Transfer, lets her grant temporary shields to her nearby allies. Her ultimate, Energy Barricade, allows her to deploy a line of 7 Shield Jammers, which damage and slow anyone caught inside their radius.

She’s well suited to shake up the meta in some interesting ways, offering practical support options to keep teams in a fight longer, control that will put the pace of a fight on her squad’s side, and enough versatility to suit an offensive or defensive posture.

Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite start time, end time, trailers, cross progression, and more: Conduit taking a selfie while in queue for a game.

Apex Legends cross progression

That’s right, you haven’t misread the title of this section. Season 19 of Apex Legends is indeed finally bringing cross progression to the game across all current platforms. This long-awaited feature will work in a fairly straightforward manner, which we’ve got a full breakdown of in our dedicated guide.

It’s active on all of the platforms Apex Legends is currently available on, whether that’s PC, Xbox One and PS4, Xbox Series X, PS5 or Nintendo Switch.

Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite start time, end time, trailers, cross progression, and more: A team lands in Zeus Station in a Death Match.

Apex Legends Season 19 map changes

While we won’t be getting any new maps in Season 19, a current map, Storm Point, is going to undergo some major changes. When Ignite launches, players will find a largely revamped map that’s been overhauled and altered in many different ways. This includes changes to existing POIs, brand new areas like Wattson’s Spire and Zeus Station, a new pink and indigo skybox, and much more. For a full breakdown of what to expect, check our Storm Point map changes guide.

Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite start time, end time, trailers, cross progression, and more: A player fires on an enemy player while exploring Zeus Station.

Apex Legends Season 19 weapon changes

There also won’t be any new weapons arriving this season, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t getting some significant weapon changes.

There’s going to be a focus this season on diversifying the long-mid range meta. The Charge Rifle, Boeck Compound Bow, and Sentinel will be at the forefront of this, with each weapon seeing an increase in projectile size to help land hits consistently.

The Bow in particular will be getting plenty of love. In addition to larger arrows, it’ll be getting a faster draw speed and a tighter blast spread to make it a more viable candidate at mid-range engagements.

Not all weapons are getting some love though. The 30-30 will see a significant nerf to its hip fire spread, making it less effective when not aiming down sights. The Hemlock will also receive a small damage reduction.

As usual for the season, crafting and care package rotations will change. For Apex Legends Ignite, the R301 AR and the Volt SMG will be going into crafting rotation. For red-tier weapons, this season promises something especially interesting, though.

Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite start time, end time, trailers, cross progression, and more: A player shoots at another jumping player in-game.

Apex Legends Season 19 Red Wingman

This season will see the L-Star come into the red-tier rotation pool. As fun as that’s going to be, the headline announcement is the red Wingman. Starting from Season 19, the Wingman won’t spawn anywhere on the map except inside care packages.

The care package Wingman in exchange will be a far more powerful variant. It’ll come pre-packaged with a Legendary grade Digital Threat holo-sight, A Skull Piercer Elite attachment that ignores helmet damage reduction bonuses, and a Boosted Loader attachment that’ll offer faster reloads and overflow the next magazine when reloading on an almost empty mag. This likely means that we can expect the Wingman to be closer to its day-one power, and there’s a good chance it’ll dominate. We can certainly guarantee that it’ll be topping the list of our best guns in Apex.

Apex Legends Season 19 battle pass

As always, Ignite arrives with a brand new battle pass. This pass includes a free track and a paid track filled with new holos, emotes, skins, kill quips and more. There are plenty of highlights, such as:

  • Legendary skins for the Rampage LMG
  • Legendary skin for Octane.
  • Epic skin for Newcastle.
  • Epic skin for Wattson.
  • Epic skin for Conduit.
  • Legendary skin for the Nemesis burst AR.
  • A new Epic Nessie charm.

If you want a full breakdown of everything for grabs in the Season 19 battle pass, including the free and paid tracks, we’ve got a guide covering it in depth.

Apex Legends Season 19 Ignite start time, end time, trailers, cross progression, and more: Newcastle's new battle pass skin.

Apex Legends Season 19 ranked and gameplay changes

Last but not least, let’s touch on all the changes coming to ranked play and general gameplay for Season 19 Ignite.

For ranked, this season’s focus is primarily on locking down stability and adjusting for a smoother but more challenging climb in Competitive. To meet this challenge, Respawn will introduce Promotional Challenges in Season 19 and onwards. When approaching the threshold to rank up, players will now be met with a number of challenges they’ll need to complete in their following promotional games. Meeting these challenges will take you up to the next rank, but failing them will keep you where you are or potentially move you down. The reward-to-punishment ratio will grow more severe the higher your rank. The idea here is to stop people from coasting up ranks through carries, while also providing a better assessment of skill and challenging players to improve their play across the board. Additionally, there will be a number of minor alterations aimed at better tuning matchmaking for ranked games.

Season 19 Legend changes

We’ll also be seeing a number of minor alterations to different Legends this season. This includes the following.

  • Shorter ability durations for Bangalore.
  • Minor nerfs to Catalyst.
  • A tweak to Wraith’s passive.
  • A nerf to Revenant’s ultimate.
  • A buff to Newcastle’s ultimate.
  • A buff to Vantage’s ultimate.
  • A buff to Pathfinder’s utility.

If you’re looking for an in-depth breakdown of these changes, the weapon changes, and how these alongside the ranked changes might affect the Season 19 meta, we’ve got a full guide on that topic for you to dive into.

That covers everything you need to know about the Apex Legends Season 19 start time, end time, map, weapon, gameplay and ranked changes, and cross progression. If you’re curious where Conduit sits on our Legends ranked guide, or you want to know the Halloween event costs so you can pick up any last-minute cosmetics before the Doppelganger event ends, we’ve got you sorted.

Is there a new Legend in Apex for Season 19?

Yes. Conduit is the newest Legend joining the roster in Apex Legends Season 19.

How long will Apex Legends Season 19 last for?

While we can’t be certain, Season 19 will likely last as long as previous seasons, running for a total of 12 weeks.

Is there a new map arriving in Apex Legends Season 19?

No. No brand new maps are coming out in Apex Legends Season 19.