Apex Legends developers confirm Seasons 5, 6, 7 and 8
Although many players are still exploring and enjoying the recently released Season 4 of Apex Legends, Respawn developers already hinted their plans for Season 5,6,7 and 8, which are supposedly already in the works and might even include some Titanfall 2 content.
Apex Legends Season 4 got released at the start of February and with it introduced massive changes to the World's Edge as well as the gameplay of Respawn's FPS battle royale game title. Additionally, Respawn expanded Apex's roster with Revenant, introduced Kings Canyon in Split 2 and just recently announced Bloodhound Town Takeover. All the changes introduced to Season 4 so far proved to be a massive hit in the Apex Legends community, consequently boosting up the player count on all platforms, with gamestat.com showing over two million new PS4 players jumped into World's Edge since February.
Despite the massive success Season 4 proved to be, the game's developers are reportedly already working on seasons 5,6,7 and 8, which are all already in the pipe as we speak, according to design director Jason McCord.
“We are updating the game as fast as we can. We literally can't do anymore, and we have a lot of stuff planned that people want - but it takes a lot of time. There's nothing to be done about that,” said McCord.
McCord's announcement came after Apex Legends' community claimed Respawn are often very slow with releasing new content and introducing changes to their battle royale game title. Addressing those claims, McCord said that community' perception of Resnawn's work is pretty unfair, given that the game developers are hard at work, constantly doing their best to provide its fanbase with more new exciting content, including new guns, new heroes and tedious balance changes.
Continuing his rant, McCord told the fans "Stick with us [Respawn]," while also revealing developers are already "testing content for season 5,6,7 and 8, regularly," meaning loads of new content for Apex Lenegds is already on the cards for the upcoming months/years.
More Titanfall content?
Although fans are surely excited to hear there is more content coming their way in the upcoming months, they're surely more interested in what exactly will be introduced to Apex Legends. In that regards, Respawn remained relatively quiet, outside a huge Titanfall tease, which came in a form of an interview with Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier and general manager Dusty Welch in Game Informer magazine's 324th issue.
“We're always bringing in stuff from the Titanfall universe,” Grenier and Welch said.
“We built an awesome world in Titanfall and want to make sure we're bringing that forward,” Grenier continued, while also teasing Titanfall fans might be pleasantly surprised comes Season 5 of Apex Legends.
What exactly did Grenier mean by that is anyone's guess, but we could make a few guesses, based on what we have seen so far, including the arrival of Prowlers (native to Titanfall's Leviathan planet) with the Bloodhound's Town Takeover, while there are also rumours that Blisk could become the Apex's newest legend.
The rumours of Blisk's arrival to the Apex Legends lineup surfaced earlier in February when Apex Legends' subreddit user FrozenFroh managed to piece together some of Apex lore, which pointed towards the release of Blisk, which is a well-known name to Titanfall fans. Although Blisk has been secretly teased since the launch of the game, FrozenFroh has also pointed out that in one of the Apex's loading screens, someone claims to be betting on "Kuben", which is Blisk's first name.
It remains to be seen, however, whether Blisk will ever become a playable character, however, should Apex Legends release the South African pilot, perhaps it wouldn't be a massive shock, given all the teasers that surfaced thus far.
Outside of that, fans can also expect a release of Titanfall's energy submachine weapon the Volt, which was initially rumoured to be released with Season 4, but instead, we got Sentinel sniper. Still, if leakers are to be trusted, the release of Volt might be just around the corner.
When will Seasons 5, 6, 7 and 8 launch?
Perhaps the biggest question on everyone's mind, and at the same time the most difficult to answer. As we have come to realise, Respawn can be relatively slow with their updates, so that is something to consider when giving our best guesses of when the new seasons will release. Having said that, predicting Season 5 launch is not as difficult as the other three.
We already know that Season 4 is slated to finish on May 5, meaning that is also the date when Season 5 will begin. As for the remaining three seasons, best we can do is guess.
If we do some calculations, Season 1 lasted for 91 days (March 19-June 18), while Season 2 lasted from July 2 up until October, when Season 3 began and ended with the release of Season 4 earlier in February. Although not exactly accurate, Apex Legends seasons tend to last three months or about 90 days. With that in mind, the releases of upcoming seasons should look as follows:
Apex Legends season release dates (speculated):
Season 5: May 5, 2020
Season 6: August 2020
Season 7: November 2020
Season 8: February 2021
It is also worth noting, however, that seasons which run through Christmas tend to be slightly longer, meaning Season 7 could as well extend into 2021. Although those are more of guesses than anything else, we can at least say for certain that Apex Legends will see at least three more seasons and with it a plethora of new content for players to enjoy.