With criticism of the game mounting, Season 3 of Apex Legends Mobile needs to do a lot to get the game back on track.
Apex Legends Mobile is going through a rough patch. Poor communication from the developers and their treatment of content creators have put the game's progress under the spotlight, with many in the community unhappy with the game's current offering.
That's why the Season 3 update has a lot riding on it, as there is a feeling that it is reaching a make-or-break point for Respawn Entertainment's mobile battle royale, especially as the hype grows for rival Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile.
If you are curious to know more about this upcoming update, including the release date and expected features, keep on reading.
Apex Legends Mobile Season 3 - Release Date
Apex Legends Mobile Season 3 has been given an official release date, with the season set to start at 11:59 pm UTC on October 4.
The new season will introduce a new battle pass, but interestingly the current seasonal currency, Hyperbeat coins, will carry over. Previously, each new season introduced a new currency.
Your Hyperbeat mission cards won't carry over, though, so make sure you use them before the season ends.
New Legend - Ash
Each new season sees a new legend added to the game. Last time around, we got Crypto, and while the release schedule has taken turns between one mobile-exclusive legend, and one existing one from the mainline game, it looks like that is changing for Season 3.
Leaks from a test build featuring yet-to-be-released content have many convinced that Ash will be the next legend released, followed by Revenant in Season 3.5. Both legends are present in the mainline game.
Ash is an offensive legend. Her passive ability allows her to use dead opponents to locate the squad that killed them. Her tactical is a grenade that can snare opponents, and her ultimate allows her to use portals to teleport.
The new season would also have a 'Gladiator' theme, with many of the game's legends getting gladiatorial-themed skins.
While this information is not yet confirmed, with Ash also receiving a Gladiator skin, her release alongside this content is all but guaranteed.
Could Olympus Be On The Way?
There has also been plenty of evidence that a working version of Olympus has made it to Apex Legends Mobile, with reams of leaked footage making its way onto the 'net during that aforementioned testing phase.
That had many suggesting that Season 3 would see the introduction of the map, though some have since walked back those claims.
I don't like how all the UI elements and art work for Season 3 shows King's Canyon and the Season 3 event only has strings tied to King's Canyon with no mentions of Olympus.— ThatOneGamingBot (@thegamingbottt) September 16, 2022
If we have another season of KC, I will actually off myself.
Olympus would be the third battle royale map introduced to the game, with the game launching with World's Edge, which was subsequently replaced with Kings Canyon.
Olympus is a popular map and is seen as an upgrade on Kings Canyon, so if it ultimately didn't make it into Season 3, it wouldn't go down very well.
Other new additions expected in Season 3 are the introduction of 'Signature Weapons' with leaks showing the existence of one for Fade, Wraith, and Revenant.
Season 3 will also likely see the return of the Arenas, the 3v3 round-based game mode that plays more like a game of CS:GO or Rainbow Six Siege than the typical battle royale.
We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available.
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