If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Apex Legends Season 12 release time: when will Apex Legends Season 12 release?

Discover the Apex Legends Season 12 release time

Want to know the Apex Legends Season 12 release time? Mad Maggie's dropping into the Apex games, which means Apex Legends Season 12 is almost here. If you're eager to paint the town red and cause carnage with Maggie's wrecking ball ultimate ability, you'll want to know the exact release time for Apex Legends Season 12.

Below, we'll cover the exact release time for Apex Legends Season 12, so that you can be one of the first to drop into Sabotaged Olympus as Mad Maggie.

Apex Legends Season 12 release time: when does Season 12: Defiance release?

Apex Legends Season 12 will launch on Tuesday, February 8th. While Respawn haven't officially announced an exact Season 12 release time, Apex Legends seasons tend to follow a similar pattern. With that in mind, here's when we expect Apex Legends Season 12 to release:

  • West Coast US: Thursday, February 8th, 10:00 PST
  • East Coast US: Thursday, February 8th, 13:00 EST
  • UK: Thursday, February 8th, 18:00 GMT

Of course, there could be issues that slightly affect the Apex Legends Season 12 release time, so make sure to check the official Apex Legends Twitter account to keep up to date on the latest information.

What to expect in Apex Legends Season 12: Mad Maggie, Olympus, and Control

A new season means a new Legend, and Mad Maggie is ready to cause some mayhem when she finally debuts as a playable character in Season 12. We've now seen her full set of abilities and it seems that Maggie will be able to push enemies with ferocious speed, making her the perfect attacker.

You can also expect to see the debut of Sabotaged Olympus, which adds wreckage and debris across the futuristic city while also moving around various buildings and objects. This fresh layout will provide extra cover for squads, filling in some previously-barren areas and making it much easier to find defensible locations during a fight.

Of course, Season 12 will also bring a new Battle Pass, loaded with plenty of skins, banners, XP boosts, and Apex Coins to spend in the store. If you’re looking for new ways to play, a limited-time 9v9 mode called Control will also launch with Season 12. Control allows players to select loadouts before dropping into a smaller map in a domination-style team mode, in which you’ll battle it out to capture zones with infinite respawns. Control will arrive on February 8th with the Season 12 update and run for a total of 3 weeks, before it leaves on March 1st. If you want to get a headstart and plan some loadouts, check out our tier list of the best guns in Apex Legends.

That’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance. If you want to prepare for the new season, make sure you’re up to date on the best Legends with our Apex Legends characters tier list. If you’re new to Apex and just joining the community, take a look at our beginners tips and tricks so that you can climb the ranks in Season 12.

About the Author

Hayden Hefford avatar

Hayden Hefford

Guides Writer

Zombies. Walkers. Shamblers. Whatever you call them, Hayden is definitely a fan. He can usually be found in front of a screen, playing the latest survival games and trying to hide from the real world. His eyes haven't turned square yet, but the possibility is certainly scary.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Subscribe and get access to supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information



More On Apex Legends

Latest Articles

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch