Apex Legends Season 2 Update Releases Today; Here's How Its New Challenges Work
Not as much of a grind.
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The next major update for Apex Legends is almost here, with Season 2 set to debut on Tuesday, July 2. Alongside a new playable Legend, one if its big new additions is a new challenge system. Developer Respawn Entertainment was criticized for the Season 1 Battle Pass's setup, and now Season 2's will rely on a series of daily and weekly objectives to keep players engaged but without forcing them to grind. On the game's website, lead product manager Lee Horn said the implementation "should allow for significantly greater Battle Pass progress with less grind over less time for players who return on a regular basis and maximize their challenge resets."
Challenges for Apex Legends will be split into two types: daily and weekly, and completing them will contribute towards leveling up your Battle Pass. To minimize the grind, Respawn has said over half of the challenges will grant a Battle Pass level. The rest of the challenges will grant the player Stars which, when combined with match experience points, will work towards fulfilling a repeatable weekly challenge that also gives the player a full Battle Pass level with each completion. Importantly, Horn notes that Stars are XP specific to the Battle Pass and don't impact account level progression.
Daily challenges come in the form of three tasks chosen randomly from a pool of 200. Examples include "deal 200 Damage in Bunker" and play one game as Lifeline." They are designed to be achievable in short sessions and award 3,000 Stars each.
There will be seven weekly challenges and these are intended to be completed over several play sessions. They range from "get 20 Kills as Gibraltar, Bangalore, or Mirage" to "loot 100 Epic items." Four of these weekly challenges award 6,000 Stars each and three grant an entire Battle Pass level upon completion. If you get a Battle Pass part-way through the season, challenges from previous weeks will also be accessible to latecomers.
On top of those, there will be three additional challenges that reset every week. This special set is the same every week and will refresh whether they are completed or not, as they relate to overall challenge progress. Take a look at a list of them below:
- Complete five Daily Challenges: Rewards one Battle Pass level
- Complete 10 Daily Challenges: Rewards one Battle Pass level Earn 9,000 Stars and/or match XP: Rewards one Battle Pass level
- This quest may be repeated an unlimited number of times each week.
- Each completion increases the Stars and/or match XP required for the next by 9,000, up to a maximum of 54,000. You need 9,000 for the first level, 18,000 for the second level, etc. This challenge resets to 9,000 each week.
Apex Legends Season 2 is set to begin on July 2 and, along with the new challenge system, there will be a new character: Wattson, the daughter of the man who built the Kings Canyon arena.
King's Canyon will have several of its landmarks destroyed, as strange creatures instigate a change in the map. Titanfall 2's L-Star is also being added as a Legendary Gold energy-based weapon, randomly dropping in Supply Drops like the Kraber and Mastiff. There are plenty of other Apex Legends Season 2 changes on the way, so fans of the battle royale game have lots to look forward to.
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