Much like Epic’s hit battle royale game, Fortnite, Respawn’s Apex Legends will offer a paid Battle Pass every season, through which players will be able to unlock new cosmetic items and other rewards. The first Battle Pass is set to go live across PS4, Xbox One, and PC tomorrow, March 19, and ahead of its release, publisher EA has shared a load of new details about it, including how much it’ll cost.
The Season 1 Battle Pass can be purchased through Apex Legends’ in-game store for 950 Apex Coins (roughly $10)–the same price as Fortnite’s Battle Pass. Similarly, EA is also offering a Battle Pass bundle that will instantly unlock the first 25 tiers, giving you immediate access to those rewards. That option will cost 2,800 Apex Coins.
If you do spring for a Battle Pass, you’ll automatically unlock three special skins as an added bonus: Lifeline Revolutionary, Wraith Survivor, and Mirage Outlaw. Even if you don’t purchase the pass, however, you’ll be able to unlock a handful of rewards for free, including one Wild Frontier Legends skin and five Apex Packs.
The Season 1 Battle Pass features 100 tiers of rewards to unlock, including weapon skins, banner frames, XP boosts. You’ll also earn up to 1,000 Apex Coins as you level your Battle Pass up throughout the season, which will potentially allow you to pick up next season’s Battle Pass without spending any real-world money. You can read more about how the Apex Legends Battle Pass works here.
Launching alongside the Battle Pass tomorrow is Apex Legends’ newest playable character: the previously leaked Octane. However, Octane won’t be included as part of the Battle Pass; rather, he’ll be available to purchase separately for either 12,000 Legend Tokens or 750 Coins, much like Mirage and Caustic were.