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Apex Legends Season 1 guide - Battle Pass details, roadmap, new characters

Entering the Wild Frontier

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Season 1 of Apex Legends was launched with a patch on 19th March, and brought with it the “Wild Frontier” of a brand new Apex Legends Battle Pass; the speedy adrenaline-junkie that is Octane; and a host of balance changes, ability adjustments, and quality of life features. We’ll go through every bit of it in our Apex Legends Season 1 guide, walking you through everything you need to know about the Battle Pass and all the new changes Season 1 has wrought.

This Season 1 guide is just one small part of our massive Apex Legends guides series, all of which you can peruse by heading to our Apex Legends tips page. There you’ll find tonnes of tips and strategies for all skill levels, as well as links to other pages on everything from the various Apex Legends characters to all of the stats and spray patterns for different Apex Legends guns & weapons, and much more.

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Apex Legends Season 1 guide – Battle Pass details, roadmap, new characters

Below we’ll go over not just the release of Apex Legends Season 1 and its associated Battle Pass, but everything we know of the Apex Legends roadmap of things to come. Use the links below to skip ahead to any of these sections as you desire.

Apex Legends Battle Pass cost and details
Battle Pass rewards, skins, and cosmetics
New character - Octane
Changes to character abilities and hitboxes
Apex Legends roadmap - future updates and content

Apex Legends Battle Pass details and cost

You can now purchase the new Apex Legends Battle Pass for Season 1 from the main menu in-game, via the Battle Pass tab at the top of the screen. You can choose to buy either the Battle Pass on its own for 950 Apex Coins (requiring a purchase of 1000 Apex Coins from the store for £7.99/$10.57), or you can buy the Battle Pass bundle for 2,800 Apex Coins (requiring a purchase of £23.98/$31.73 worth of Coins), which unlocks the first 25 tiers of the Battle Pass with the purchase, giving you all those cosmetic rewards immediately.

In order to unlock these cosmetics normally, all you really need to do is play the game and earn XP to increase your Battle Pass level (which incidentally is completely separate from your ordinary player level, so don’t worry about that). With each new Battle Pass level, you’ll unlock a new reward, all of which are listed below. You will also fully recoup the cost of the Battle Pass once you reach Battle Pass Level 97, according to the devs. This will allow you to purchase Season 2’s Battle Pass for free if you play enough during Season 1.

Respawn have also added a feature where you can increase the amount of XP you earn by playing as a variety of different characters instead of sticking to just one, because, as they say, “we believe true mastery in Apex Legends means being a badass with anyone in any situation at any time”. This will hopefully also encourage more variety in terms of team composition over the course of Season 1, instead of just seeing the same old Wraith/Lifeline/Bangalore picks time after time.

Some of these newly introduced cosmetics are free for everyone regardless of whether they buy the Battle Pass or not. In this respect it’s rather like Fortnite’s own Battle Pass; as you earn XP you unlock rewards regardless, but if you have the Battle Pass you’ll unlock much more of them, and more quickly.

Battle Pass rewards, skins, and cosmetics

Below is a full table of all the rewards offered at each level of the Apex Legends Battle Pass. There’s a lot of them, so I’d strongly encourage you to use the search bar at the top of the table if you’re looking for one particular item.

Battle Pass Level Rewards Type
1 Lifeline Skin (Revolutionary)
Mirage Skin (Outlaw)
Wraith Skin (Survivor)
Premium
2 Triple Take Skin (Harvest)
Apex Pack
Premium
Free
3 Wraith Tracker (Season 1 Kills as Wraith) Premium
4 Hemlok Skin (Patchwork)
Gibraltar Tracker (Season 1 Wins as Gibraltar)
Premium
Free
5 Wild Frontier Level 5 Badge Premium
6 Bangalore Quip (Opening season. No time for an FNG)
Pathfinder Tracker (Season 1 Wins as Pathfinder)
Premium
Free
7 50 Apex Coins Premium
8 Bloodhound Tracker (Season 1 Kills as Bloodhound)
Wraith Tracker (Season 1 Wins as Wraith)
Premium
Free
9 Prowler Skin (Navigator) Premium
10 Wild Frontier Level 10 Badge
Bangalore Tracker (Season 1 Wins as Bangalore)
Premium
Free
11 50 Apex Coins Premium
12 BP Point Boost (2.5% Survival Time)
Apex Pack
Premium
Free
13 Mirage Frame (Funny Bones) Premium
14 Longbow Skin (Navigator)
Bloodhound Tracker (Season 1 Wins as Bloodhound)
Premium
Free
15 Wild Frontier Level 15 Badge Premium
16 Mirage Quip (It's opening season, gotta love it...)
Caustic Tracker (Season 1 Wins as Caustic)
Premium
Free
17 50 Apex Coins Premium
18 Octane Frame (Flight Risk)
Mirage Tracker (Season 1 Wins as Mirage)
Premium
Free
19 Spitfire Skin (Patchwork) Premium
20 Wild Frontier Level 20 Badge
Lifeline Tracker (Season 1 Wins as Lifeline)
Premium
Free
21 50 Apex Coins Premium
22 BP Point Boost (2.5% Survival Time)
Octane Tracker (Season 1 Wins as Octane)
Premium
Free
23 Wraith Frame (Silk Road) Premium
24 Mozambique Skin (Navigator)
Apex Pack
Premium
Free
25 Wild Frontier Level 25 Badge Premium
26 Epic Apex Pack
Caustic Tracker (Season 1 Damage Done as Caustic)
Premium
Free
27 Pathfinder Quip (It's the season opening) Premium
28 Mirage Tracker (Season 1 Kills as Mirage)
Bangalore Tracker (Season 1 Damage Done as Bangalore)
Premium
Free
29 Kraber Skin (Harvest) Premium
30 Wild Frontier Level 30 Badge
Gibraltar Tracker (Season 1 Damage Done as Gibraltar)
Premium
Free
31 50 Apex Coins Premium
32 BP Point Boost (2.5% Survival Time)
Bloodhound Tracker (Season 1 Damage Done as Bloodhound)
Premium
Free
33 Pathfinder Tracker (Season 1 Kills as Pathfinder) Premium
34 EVA-8 Skin (Patchwork)
Apex Pack
Premium
Free
35 Wild Frontier Level 35 Badge Premium
36 Caustic Quip (Opening season. Very well)
Lifeline Tracker (Season 1 Damage Done as Lifeline)
Premium
Free
37 50 Apex Coins Premium
38 Caustic Tracker (Season 1 Kills as Caustic)
Octane Traker (Season 1 Damage Done as Octane)
Premium
Free
39 Flatline Skin (Navigator) Premium
40 Wild Frontier Level 40 Badge
Wraith Tracker (Season 1 Damage Done as Wraith)
Premium
Free
41 50 Apex Coins Premium
42 BP Point Boost (2.5% Survival Time)
Mirage Tracker (Season 1 Damage Done as Mirage)
Premium
Free
43 Apex Pack Premium
44 Alternator Skin (Patchwork)
Pathfinder Tracker (Season 1 Damage Done as Pathfinder)
Premium
Free
45 Wild Frontier Level 45 Badge Premium
46 Gibraltar Quip (It's opening season)
Apex Pack
Premium
Free
47 50 Apex Coins Premium
48 Gibraltar Tracker (Season 1 Kills as Gibraltar)
Octane Skin (Messenger)
Premium
Free
49 Peacekeeper Skin (Harvest) Premium
50 Wild Frontier Level 50 Badge Premium
51 Prowler Skin (Thrill of the Hunt) Premium
52 BP Point Boost (2.5% Survival Time) Premium
53 Apex Pack Premium
54 Devotion Skin (Harvest) Premium
55 Wild Frontier Level 55 Badge Premium
56 Wraith Quip (It's opening season. Our path is set...) Premium
57 100 Apex Coins Premium
58 Octane Skin (Season 1 Kills as Octane) Premium
59 Mastiff Skin (Patchwork) Premium
60 Wild Frontier Level 60 Badge Premium
61 Lifeline Frame (Pick Me Up) Premium
62 BP Point Boost (2.5% Survival Time) Premium
63 100 Apex Coins Premium
64 P2020 Skin (Harvest) Premium
65 Wild Frontier Level 65 Badge Premium
66 Bloodhound Quip (Open season. May the gods bless us) Premium
67 100 Apex Coins Premium
68 Lifeline Tracker (Season 1 Kills as Lifeline) Premium
69 Havoc Skin (Patchwork) Premium
70 Wild Frontier Level 70 Badge Premium
71 Bloodhound Frame (Nock Down) Premium
72 BP Point Boost (2.5% Survival Time) Premium
73 Apex Pack Premium
74 R-99 Skin (Harvest) Premium
75 Wild Frontier Level 75 Badge Premium
76 Octane Quip (Season's open amigos) Premium
77 100 Apex Coins Premium
78 Bangalore Tracker (Season 1 Kills as Bangalore) Premium
79 Wingman Skin (Navigator) Premium
80 Wild Frontier Level 80 Badge Premium
81 Gibraltar Frame (Land of Giants) Premium
82 BP Point Boost (2.5% Survival Time) Premium
83 Apex Pack Premium
84 RE-45 Skin (Patchwork) Premium
85 Wild Frontier Level 85 Badge Premium
86 Legendary Apex Pack Premium
87 Apex Coins Premium
88 Caustic Frame (Slaughterhouse) Premium
89 BP Point Boost (2.5% Survival Time) Premium
90 Wild Frontier Level 90 Badge Premium
91 Pathfinder Frame (Building Bridges) Premium
92 BP Point Boost (2.5% Survival Time) Premium
93 Apex Pack Premium
94 Scout Skin (Patchwork) Premium
95 Wild Frontier Level 95 Badge Premium
96 Lifeline Quip (Open season. Let's go) Premium
97 100 Apex Coins Premium
98 Bangalore Frame (Sharpened Senses) Premium
99 R-301 Carbine Skin (Harvest) Premium
100 Wild Frontier Level 100 Badge
Legendary Havoc Reactive Skin (The Silver Storm)
Premium
110 Wild Frontier Level 110 Badge
Legendary Havoc Reactive Skin (The Golden Idol)
Premium


New character – Octane

Besides the Battle Pass, the big new feature that has arrived with Season 1 is the ninth character we’ve all been waiting for: Octane, the High-Speed Daredevil. And hoo boy, he really lives up to his name. The fastest and most mobile Legend yet, Octane has the ability to trade Health for movement speed at a moment’s notice, leading to a very high-risk-high-reward style of play.

We’ve been hard at work trying out this new character since Season 1’s release, and you can read all about what we’ve learnt in our Octane guide, which we’ve packed with practical tips and ability breakdowns.

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Changes to character abilities and hitboxes

Coinciding with the 07 March patch notes, we received some more specific details regarding character changes, mainly revolving around the discrepancies regarding character hitboxes, with some characters occupying a much larger space than others (and thus being at a substantial disadvantage when it comes to getting shot). Well, with Season 1, these changes have been implemented – along with ability buffs and nerfs to certain characters. You can look over all the changes in detail in our Apex Legends Season 4 update/patch notes guide, but the gist is as follows:

  • The hitboxes for Gibraltar, Caustic, and Pathfinder (the three with the largest hitboxes) have been reduced to better fit their character models.
  • Caustic’s Gas Traps and Nox Gas Grenades are more effective and on a lower cooldown.
  • There are more Survey Beacons in the world for Pathfinder to scan.
  • Bangalore’s Passive movement speed bonus has been reduced.
  • Gibraltar’s Ultimate now stuns teammates as it is supposed to, just like Bangalore’s Ultimate.

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Apex Legends roadmap – future updates and content

Season 1 is here, but, according to Respawn, that’s just the beginning of their vision for Apex Legends’ future. The roadmap above promises new Legends, new weapons, and new loot to arrive with each season and its associated Battle Pass. We’ve had a new Legend, but we’re yet to see new loot or new weapons arriving since the game’s release (besides the introduction of the Havoc Energy rifle).

This means we’re likely to see future updates coming soon after the release of Season 1. It’s quite likely we’ll finally see the new L-Star EMG Light Machine Gun unveiled sometime soon, as well as the release of a tenth character, Wattson, coming soon after.

Anywho, that should be enough to get you started with Apex Legends Season 1. I don’t know about you, but I for one am very excited to dive back in and learn more about the new character, Octane – though be warned, because if you have the same idea you’ll likely have to beat your teammates to the punch to play as him!

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