Apex Legends developer Respawn promised that the game’s first battle pass would launch in March, and now we know exactly when. The game has announced that its Season 1 Battle Pass will hit on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 AM PT, offering a new character and loads of new loot to collect. It will cost you 950 Apex Coins (roughly $10). A Battle Pass Bundle is also available for 2800 Apex Coins, which also instantly unlocks the next 25 levels for the season.
As suspected, the new character is Octane. The PlayStation Blog outlined his powers, including an Adrenaline Junkie ability to trade health for speed, and a limitless supply of Stim health. He also has his Launch Pads as an Ultimate Ability, giving himself and teammates a serious vertical boost. It’s unclear at this point how Octane will be unlocked.
Octane appeared in an accidental update on the Origin storefront, which Respawn later acknowledged was an “unintentional update about Season 1.” Later jump pads began appearing in the game, all but confirming the rumors about the new character’s power set.
Purchasing the battle pass will also unlock other rewards, including the Lifeline Revolutionary skin, Wraith Survivor skin, and Mirage Outlaw skin. Plus, everyone who plays during Season 1 can earn a Wild Frontier skin, five Apex Packs, and 18 Wild Frontier stat trackers, regardless of whether they bought into the battle pass.
Each battle pass will include about 100 rewards, including seasonal items for all players and some exclusive kit for battle pass owners. Rewards will apply retroactively if you decide to buy your battle pass later. Purchasing the battle pass will also net you extra Apex Packs as part of your rewards, giving you more chances for random skins and other cosmetics.
Season 1 is slated to last through June, when it will be replaced by the next seasonal battle pass. Two more are planned for 2019, in September and December.