Apex Legends' Season 1 Battle Pass Costs As Much As Fortnite's

Purchase the Battle Pass and unlock special rewards all season.

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Now Playing: Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass Arrives Today - GS News Update

Like Fortnite, PUBG, and many other battle royale games on the market, Apex Legends offers a seasonal paid Battle Pass, through which players will be able to unlock new skins and other rewards. The first Battle Pass is now live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC as part of a new patch, and coincidentally, it costs exactly the same as Fortnite's--right down to the ability to get a head start and earn back what you paid for it.

The Season 1 Battle Pass can be purchased through Apex Legends' in-game store for 950 Apex Coins (roughly $10 / £8). EA is also offering a Battle Pass bundle that will instantly unlock the first 25 tiers, giving you immediate access to those rewards. That option, however, is a much pricier 2,800 Apex Coins.

Whichever price point you choose, buying the Battle Pass will automatically unlock three special skins as an added bonus: Lifeline Revolutionary, Wraith Survivor, and Mirage Outlaw. Even if you don't purchase the pass, however, you'll be able to unlock a handful of rewards for free, including one Wild Frontier Legends skin and five Apex Packs. Now that the update and the new legend, Octane, are live, you can also start earning new Octane skins regardless of owning the Battle Pass.

The Season 1 Battle Pass features 100 tiers of rewards to unlock, including weapon skins, banner frames, XP boosts. You'll also earn up to 1,000 Apex Coins as you level your Battle Pass up throughout the season, which will potentially allow you to pick up next season's Battle Pass without spending any real-world money. You can read more about how the Apex Legends Battle Pass works here.

Launching alongside the Battle Pass is Apex Legends' newest playable character: the previously leaked Octane. However, Octane won't be included as part of the Battle Pass; rather, he'll be available to purchase separately for either 12,000 Legend Tokens or 750 Coins, much like Mirage and Caustic were.

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