Respawn makes changes to Apex Legends battle pass

Respawn makes changes to Apex Legends battle pass

Developer Respawn is changing how Apex Legends battle passes can be purchased. 

In a blog post, the studio wrote that this content can now only be acquired by real-world currency rather than the battle royale's in-game currency. There are also going to be two battle passes per season; the first will be available at the start of the season, while the latter will be available after the mid-season split. 

This is going to be launching alongside the upcoming 22nd season of content. 

"You know that we’re all-in on creating the best experience," Respawn wrote. 

"We’re frequently iterating on the game, chatting with players, and considering how we can action on community feedback—from casuals to pros. Today we’re announcing a brand new Battle Pass experience that will launch with Season 22.

"And this isn’t just a heads up, it’s also an inside look into how we’ve improved the value, reduced the time needed to unlock high-end items, and more." 

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