Season 2 of Apex Legends will make its way to the game servers on July 2nd. Respawn Entertainment announced the details of next season’s Battle Royale on June 27th. The season will be titled “Battle Charge” and will feature the new Wattson character, the L-Star weapon, and a competitive mode. The update comes with other big changes, including improvements to Battle Pass progression, changes in game mechanics, and a reworked Kings Canyon.
Apex Legends is a free Battle Royale developed by Respawn in partnership with EA Games. The game hosted a limited-time event, Legendary Hunt, in June. It awarded players with unique visuals and experience bonuses. The title is available for download on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. With that, let’s have a look at all the details we know about Season 2.
Meet Wattson, the new character
Scientist Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is the daughter of the chief engineer of the Apex arena. Like her father, she is quite dedicated to studying electricity. According to the lore of the game, her character plays the role of Static Defender and has a remarkably defensive skill set.
Her tactical ability allows her to create electrifying fences that deal decent damage and slow her enemies. The character’s ultimate ability allows her to place three electric towers that grant additional shields to her allies.
L-Star, the new machine gun
The L-Star is a light machine gun that shoots plasma projectiles. Its bullets are larger and have a slow fire rate. The slow projectile speed should be taken into account when taking shots from a long distance. We recommend you be less accurate in order to land shots from afar. Prolonged fire may cause the L-Star to overheat. To fix this, you need to swap it with one of your weapons or items.
Battle Pass Improvements
For Battle Charge, developers have announced major changes to the level progression. The new system should make it easier for gamers to reach their maximum level.
Items such as insignia counters were removed due to complaints from the community. In return, a total of 1,200 breeding metals have been added. This should be enough for fans to create a legendary item. In addition, Battle Charge will grant a legendary item after every 25 levels.
The trailer for Season 2 marks the arrival of competitive leagues and queues based on skill level. Players will be grouped into six different levels ranging from Bronze to Apex Predator.
The next season will provide big changes to the weapon mechanics. New weapon accessories have been developed: disrupting ammunition increases shield damage. This ammunition is compatible with the RE-45 and Alternator. Meanwhile, hollow-tip ammunition fits into the P2020 and Mozambique and increases damage against unshielded enemies.
The goal is to promote these early game weapons into the later stages of the game. Energy weapons like Devotion, Havoc, and Triple Take also received an extended cartridge.