E3 2019: Apex Legends Season 2 Trailer Teases A Giant Addition To The Battle Royale
But what is it?
During EA Play--publisher Electronic Arts' annual pre-E3 conference--EA announced a lot of new details for its most anticipated titles and upcoming game updates, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Apex Legends: Season 2. Along with some more concrete details like the new character Wattson, new gun, and changes to battle pass progression, developer Respawn had an exciting but vague tease for what could be a Fortnite-like map-changing event.
At the very end of the trailer for Apex Legends: Season 2, there's a brief shot of what could be a dragon or dinosaur or some other form of Godzilla-like kaiju creature. It's big, it's lizard-like, and it's coming to Apex Legends. Respawn isn't ready to reveal what it is or when we can expect to see it, but it's apparently coming as part of Season 2 in July. It also suggested we might learn more about what this is all about over the next month.
In terms of the more concrete additions we learned about, first up is the L-Star, another of Titanfall 2's most powerful weapons. Dropping into Apex Legends in Season 2, the L-Star is a powerful LMG that decimates enemies and easily demolishes doors. The gun is so powerful, it's exclusively only found in drops pods. You also can't find additional ammunition for it; whatever it has when you pick it up is all you'll get.
Season 2 also sees another playable Legend join the battle royale game. Wattson is a young woman who helped create the battle royale arena seen in the game. She steps into the ring with several electrical-based weapons, utilizing her own tech to electrocute enemies, bombard them with missiles and grenades, and plug chokepoints.
Respawn also teased a buff for Apex's worst gun, the Mozambique. It didn't share any specifics, but you can expect it to be slightly less worthless following a future update. Likewise, Respawn has heard the feedback about Season 1's battle pass and will be going with challenge-based progression that sounds more like what's in Fortnite.
Apex Legends is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.