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What’s new in Apex Legends Season 13? All you need to know

What’s new in Apex Legends Season 13? All you need to know

This season brings big changes to the game thanks to significant character balancing, changes to Storm Point, and of course the addition of another new Legend. Before you jump into the matches, here’s everything you need to know about what’s new in Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors.

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New legend: Newcastle

Everything new in Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors

Bangalore’s long-lost brother Jackson Williams joins the Season 13 roster as Newcastle. His Stories From the Outlands trailer showed us that he actually replaces the real Newcastle, leaving behind his peaceful life with a new family.

Jackson joins Apex Games to earn money to pay off debt and protect the people he cares about, so it makes sense that his playstyle would be defensive. His passive allows him to drag his knocked down teammates to safer positions while protecting them with a shield that has the same rarity/strength as his knockdown shield.

Newcastle Tactics deploys a mobile shield that can protect an advancing squad and even redeploy to face another direction. His ultimate, Castle Wall, makes him jump and hit an electrified shield that slows enemies that touch it. The shield can be dropped at the exact locations of teammates if the Newcastle visor is aimed at them before it is deployed.

Storm Point Map Update

Everything new in Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors

Only one new POI has been added to Storm Point, along with new PvE locations. The body of the giant sea monster from the Season 13 launch trailer is still at Storm Point, and is now known as the POI of the Downed Beast. This will provide more loot along with IMC Armories that introduce PvE vs. Specter instances.

The Sea Monster Carcass is located between North Pad, Checkpoint and The Mill. You can fight in and around it as it forms the new POI called The Downed Beast. You can even get in or out of it, and some of the best loot is in its belly.

As seen in the image above, the beast will be surrounded by the same Hazard Awareness and Ecological Cleanup (ECHO) structures that can be found in Kings Canyon. These structures will provide even more loot opportunities around the outside of the beast.

IMC Armories and Smart Loot

Everything new in Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors

Specters were first introduced in Titanfall, and here they can be found in four IMC Armories in Storm Point. Once a team is inside an armory, it will be sealed to prevent third party situations. Then waves of Specters will attack for 60 seconds. The rarity of the interior loot will improve as you complete waves within the 60 second time limit.

Smart Loot is a new addition that should greatly improve your chances of getting the loot you need and/or want when exploring maps. These containers can be found inside IMC Armories and will scan gear you have and give you loot you don’t have, or upgrade gear you already have, much like the Lifeline Care Package.

Once time runs out in an armory, an escape route will be provided that launches a team into the air to redeploy. However, this is only optional, as teams can still simply exit the Armory the same way they entered.

Reloaded Classified Changes

Everything new in Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors

Ranked mode is getting a slight revamp in what has been billed as a “reloaded ranked” update, bringing a lot of changes to the existing standards players are used to. This includes the addition of the new rookie rank, the ability to downgrade, and RP adjustments.

The Rookie rank has been added as an introductory tier below Bronze for those who need to get a little more familiar with ranked play. But that comes with rebates. Players will now drop to 50% of the previous level after having had three matches where they fell below their current level threshold. This means that a Master rank would drop to 50% of Diamond 1, for example.

In terms of RP, Respawn has decided that team play and kills should be more important. Now when someone kills, their teammates will receive the equivalent of 50% RP for it. Also, there is no RP limit for kills, but the RP gained will decrease with each kill and will be higher or lower depending on the rank of the defeated opponent. For all the numbers and specific details, you can check out Respawn’s Reloaded Ranked blog post.

That’s everything you need to know about what’s new in Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors so far. We’ll be sure to update this article with information on weapon tweaks, Legend balance changes, and the Battle Pass when those details become available, along with the release of the patch notes.

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