With Apex Legends Season 15 gradually coming to a close, fans have started to wonder when Season 16 will launch and what the much-anticipated new update will bring.
Well today Apex Legends answered a series of those looming questions when they released a variety of new details and changes that are set to arrive with Season 16.
But what was covered and what do we know so far? Not to fret! That’s where we come in, presenting you with a thorough breakdown of when Season 16 will debut in Apex Legends and what it will have to offer.
Apex Legends Season 16 – Release Date
The release date for Apex Legends’ Season 16 will be taking place on February 14, 2023, just about a week out from now. A lot of was introduced in Season 15, and you can expect the same to transpire in Season 16 as well.
At the time of writing, Apex Legends did not reveal an exact time for when the update will launch in-game. But be prepared to have to download a sizable update for Season 3’s release on Valentine’s Day.
Apex Legends Season 16 – Is There A New Legend?
Unfortunately, there will be no new Legend introduced in Season 16. Instead of adding in a new Legend, Apex will now have a revamped class system with new perks for every existing Legend in the game.
Here’s each Legend’s new class category:
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Apex Legends Season 16 – Team Deathmatch
That’s right! Apex Legends will have Team Deathmatch replace Arenas come the launch of Season 3. Team Deathmatch will be around for the first three weeks before Apex Legends begins to cycle it out with a different modes that will include Control and Gun Run.
Apex’s Team Deathmatch mode will have a 6v6 setup where the first team to reach 30 kills will win the round. In order to win a Team Deathmatch game, fans will need to win two rounds. Similarly to Control, you will be able to choose your loadout before you drop in, allowing you to diversify what weapons you want to run with.
To start Season 16, fans will be able to play Team Deathmatch on the Skulltown, Party Crasher, and Habitat 4 maps.
Apex Legends Season 16 – New Changes & Additions
EA and Respawn Entertainment have also showcased more in-game footage of the upcoming season, which you’ll be able to view below.
Along with these big announcements, Apex Legends revealed several other key additions and changes that will be arriving with Season 16.
We detail those remaining important details here:
New Weapon – The Nemesis
Apex Legends is introducing a new weapon in Season 16, and it’s called the ‘Nemesis’. This energy assault rifle has the potential to be the new meta in Apex Legends and comes with automatic bursts that will get faster the more you fire it.
New Map Cycle – All Maps For Season 16
The new map cycle for Apex Legends come Season 16 will consist of the following: Broken Moon, World’s Edge, Storm Point. These will also be the same maps that will be featured in Ranked as well.
New Orientation Mode – A Place To Practice
On top of everything else that’s taking place, Apex Legends is also adding a new ‘Orientation Mode’ for brand-new players. In this mode, you will need to complete a handful of orientation matches against mainly bots, before joining the rest of the player base in Apex Legends.
R-301 Will Get Nerfed – An Inevitable Reality
The R-301 has been wreaking havoc as one of the biggest meta’s in the game. And Apex Legends is finally nerfing it when the new season arrives. The damage of the R-301 will now be reduced from 14 to 13, and assault rifles as a whole, will now have diminished hip-fire accuracy to level out the playing field.
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