Saying Apex Legends was a success, is an understatement. Since the release of the game, players across all platforms (Xbox, PlayStation and PC) have taken the leap out of the drop ship and into King’s Canyon. The game massed a total of 25 million players in its first week and had many thinking that it could be a potential rival for Fortnite.
Respawn aim to keep the “hype” of the game going for as long as possible, realising that there are certain aspects of the game that need to be worked on, but the team is happy with the overall triumphant outcome. With that being said, Respawn are looking into ways in which the game could be improved, but creating a sequel is not one of them. One of the game’s executive producers Drew McCoy, spoke about the game continuing in seasons rather than sequels.
McCoy stated, “Most people don’t realise how long it takes to make anything, and so a character for us takes about a year and a half to make. We have so much stuff in the pipe right now coming….We are thinking years ahead at this point, and how we are setting this up for the long term, is where our head is at.” The development studio’s focus is making sure that the game is kept up-to-date with seasonal updates and exciting new content rather than making an Apex Legends 2
Respawn have re-affirmed that they are not giving up on the franchise just because they are not creating a sequel, but are instead focusing on the seasons that are to come. With Season 2’s planned start for 2 July, the team continue to create new and exciting content for the Canyon. Season 2 will even include an updated battle pass.
The Season 2 battle pass will be very similar to the first one, but the contents are going to become rarer. Some items will never be available within the game again as far as we know. The update focuses more on a mix of quips, weapon skins and other cosmetic items. It also decreases the number of badges or basic stat trackers, enticing players to work their way to legendary material. Then there is also the addition of a new character, Whatson, which will add another element to the fast-paced game.
Players will be enticed to continue to work on their first-person shooting skills as they team up with friends to earn the title of Champion with coming seasons.
What would you like to see Respawn implement in Season 2 of Apex Legends?