Apex Legends Season 13 Release Time, Date, And More

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Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors officially launches today--and it's just a few hours away. It will introduce a bunch of new content, including the new playable legend Newcastle, limited-time events, skins and other cosmetics, balance changes, and adjustments to the Storm Point map, including the introduction of IMC Armories. Below, you can see everything we know about Season 13, including its release time and date, and everything that's new. You can also check out the Apex Season 13 patch notes for more details, as well as our Newcastle guide.

When does Season 13: Saviors begin?

Apex Legends seasons run for three months each to allow for a total of four seasons per year, and Respawn has announced that fans will be able to dive into Season 13: Saviors on every platform beginning May 10, reportedly at 10 AM PT.

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Season 13 release time

  • 10 AM PT
  • 1 PM ET
  • 6 PM BST
  • 3 AM AET (May 11)

What's new in Season 13?

Season 13 is adding a fresh character to the ever-expanding roster, updating the ranked system, and changing some parts of its newest map Storm Point. Here's what you need to know about those changes.

Defensive Legend Newcastle

Known as the "Hero of Harris Valley", Apex Legends' newest character Newcastle is beloved legend Bangalore's brother, adding a new depth to the existing lore and certainly setting the two siblings up for some uncomfortable encounters as they battle it out against one another in the Apex Games.

Newcastle's abilities will bring more protection abilities to the game's meta that will allow him to shield allies and defend positions. His passive lets him drag downed allies behind a shield as he rezzes them, while his tactical ability deploys a mobile barrier, which he can move at will to either grant cover for repositioning or provide protection to his squad when caught in the open. Meanwhile, his ultimate deploys an even larger shield with strategically-designed gaps for allies to shoot through while they remain protected.

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Ranked Reloaded

Season 13 will also make some updates to Apex Legends' Ranked mode, which Respawn is referring to as "Ranked Reloaded."

A description of the changes hints at what to expect, saying, “Rise and fall through the Ranks together in a reworked Ranked system that rewards teamwork and skill.”

Fans speculate that this means there will be heftier consequences for losing in the mode, with repeated failure resulting in being demoted to lower ranks.

Storm Point map changes

Apex Legends' newest map Storm Point is undergoing some changes in Season 13, too. A giant sea monster has been slain and washed ashore on the western coast of the map, giving players an opportunity to explore around--and even inside of--it as they seek out their loot. This point-of-interest is known as Downed Beast, and it is designated as a "high-tier loot" area, all but guaranteeing it'll be a popular spot to land.

IMC Armories have appeared around the map, too, and they're guarded by Spectre units. If you and your squad are able to defeat the Spectres, you'll have an opportunity to upgrade your gear. Since the loot that drops from these events are specific to your loadout, you can be guaranteed that you're earning something useful every time.

What's in the Season 13: Saviors Battle Pass?

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Season 13 will have a Battle Pass like every other season, and it's expected to cost 950 Apex Coins. Respawn promises "legendary skins, reactive skins, and more." Leaks indicated that it would be "fantasy-themed," which is indeed true, as the reveal trailer above confirms a knights vs. dragons motif. New skins will be offered for Bloodhound and Fuse (Legendary), as well as Mad Maggie, Newcastle, and Pathfinder (Epic). There are also two reactive skins for the Spitfire, should you level up the battle pass enough.

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