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What’s new in Apex Legends Season 12? All you need to know

What’s new in Apex Legends Season 12? All you need to know

Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance will launch on February 8, and as usual, it will bring a number of changes to the game, both familiar and new. Defiance is a new legend, major map updates, a 9v9 LTM mode, and more. Here is everything you need to know.

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New Legend: Mad Maggie

Everything New in Apex Legends Season 12

We first meet Mad Maggie in Season 8 when she appeared in the introduction to Fuse’s Stories From the Outlands. They’re both originally from Salvo, and now Maggie will be joining her old “friend of hers” at the Apex Games.

Mad Maggie is known as a warrior ready to do anything in search of true freedom for Salvo and his people. She brings some of that chaotic violence to the roster with offense-focused abilities.

His passive temporarily highlights enemies he damages while giving him a speed boost whenever he holds a shotgun. His tactic is a simulacrum that burrows into barriers like Gibraltar’s dome and rampart walls, then fires at enemies hiding behind them. Finally, his Ultimate is a wrecking ball that places pads to accelerate speed wherever it rolls and, to create a little more mayhem, it will explode near opposing players.

Olympus card changes

Everything New in Apex Legends Season 12

This is not the first time that Olympus has undergone some changes, but it is the first time that the map has undergone a major overhaul that affects multiple areas. This “sabotaged” version of Olympus adds two new important points of interest while moving and adjusting old ones.

The new Phase Pilot POI on the south side of the map is an interactive POI that can swap high-tier loot (including gold loot) to this location. But of course there is some risk involved. It is extremely loud, which will alert other nearby teams.

The second new POI is Terminal. It is an internal area located under the Phase Runner tube that connected Bonsai Plaza to Labs. To make room for these important additions, the map has been expanded, pushing Bonsai and Solar Array back a bit.

There are also a number of small tweaks such as new alternate routes which you can read about in detail on the blog.

Control LTMs

Everything New in Apex Legends Season 12

The Limited Time 9v9 Control mode is a type of point capture game that will be active for three weeks from the Season 12 release date. Take control of three different points on the map with infinite respawns.

Players will choose a loadout and work to play the objective while increasing their ratings. Apex games are essentially an entertainment spectacle, and that aspect of gaming is front and center here. As players make decisive plays, beat opponents, and capture points, their ratings will level up, from blue to purple to gold.

Every time your rating goes up a level, you’ll gain one use of your ultimate and your chosen equipment will be upgraded. There are still supply packs that contain different weapons, so this LTM looks like an action-packed pack that will test teamwork in a way that other game modes don’t.

third anniversary celebration

Everything New in Apex Legends Season 12

Respawn has celebrated Apex Legends’ birthday in different ways in the past, and this time we’ll have theme packs for Octane, Wattson, and Valkyrie to kick things off.

Octane themed packs will be available from February 8 to 15, Wattson from February 15 to 22, and Valkyrie from February 22 to March 22. 1. These presumably come with other anniversary-themed events, just like in previous years.

For the duration of each Legend, you can permanently unlock them simply by logging into the game. Players who have already unlocked these Legends will still be able to get their themed packs.

new battle pass

Everything New in Apex Legends Season 12

The stars of the Battle Pass this time around are Loba and Seer, as they both get legendary skins to show off in Defiance. Loba gets her outfit from Breaking the Law, while Seer gets one called Aces High.

The Standard Pass will cost 950 Apex Coins, while the Premium Pass can be purchased for 2,800 Apex Coins. The Premium will boost you up to level 25 and automatically unlock the Seer Aces High skin, and both passes will unlock epic skins for Ash, Lifeline, and Crypto.

As usual, there are also new emotes, charms, banners, and more to earn through the pass. You can watch the Defiance Battle Pass trailer here to see some of the in-game cosmetics.

Weapon Settings

Everything New in Apex Legends Season 12

Now you know the drill: Guns will go back in and out of care packages. This time the Alternator is back in regular loot and the Volt is now a healing weapon. Meanwhile, Flatline and Longbow are placed on Replicators, meaning they can only be crafted and cannot be found as floor loot.

Also, here are the gold weapon rotations for this season:

As for jumps, Shatter Caps are getting some changes. It is no longer a toggle attachment and will move the Bocek bow and 30-30 repeater to the shotgun when picked up. Hammerpoint Rounds return as an attachment that provides 50% unarmored damage for the P2020, 35% for the Mozambique, and even 35% for the RE-45 this season.

A new jump called Kinetic Feeder is also added to the loot pool for Peacekeeper and Triple Take. The attachment will automatically reload and reload both weapons every time you swipe.

sales legend

Everything New in Apex Legends Season 12

Crypto and Caustic are receiving the most notable changes this season when it comes to Legend sales, and they’re at opposite ends of the upgrade spectrum. Crypto gets some serious buffs, while Caustic gets a big nerf.

Crypto will be able to launch his drone to quickly scan specific areas by pressing the Tactical button, instead of taking full control each time he uses it. Holding the button will give you full control like before. The drone also reorients itself when thrown against a wall to avoid positioning issues.

Caustic, on the other hand, will no longer be able to use his gas canisters as cover or troublesome obstructions. They will now be destructible after activation, meaning they can be knocked down to deactivate completely instead of having to wait for the gas or leave a situation.

For all the more specific issue details for each weapon and legend, you can check out the patch notes here.

That’s everything you need to know about what’s to come in Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance. Be sure to check out all the new details and information before you join the fight when the update drops next week.

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