Apex Legends Battle Pass overhaul in Season 22 explained

Joseph Pascoulis
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Massive changes to Apex Legends‘ Battle Pass system have been announced by Respawn Entertainment, which completely changes the way players will purchase and experience the cosmetic pass.

Set to arrive with Season 22, the new Battle Pass will feature a Premium+ option, which seems to take inspiration from Call of Duty’s BlackCell offering. So, here’s all the details you need to know.

All Battle Pass changes

  • Each split will now have its own 60 Tier Battle Pass as opposed to having one 110 Tier pass per season.
  • Less favored rewards from previous passes have been removed.
  • The cost of the Battle Pass has been reduced and there’s now a new Premium+ offering.
  • You can no longer purchase the Battle Pass with Apex Coins.

These are the main changes coming to the Battle Pass system in Season 22, but there’s a lot more to unpack in the Apex Legends blog.

Battle Pass pricing & rewards

  • Free
    • Rewards:
      • 200 Apex Coins
      • 7 Apex Packs
      • 1 Epic set
      • More
  • Premium
    • Price:
      • £8.99/$9.99
    • Rewards:
      • 2,400 Crafting Metals
      • 1,300 Apex Coins
      • 10 Exotic Shards
      • Various Apex Packs
      • 1 Reactive and 1 Legendary Weapon Skin
      • 2 Legendary and 3 Epic Legend skins
      • 7 Epic weapon skins
      • More
  • Premium+
    • Price:
      • £17.99/$19.99
    • Rewards:
      • 10 Tiers
      • 2 Premium+ Legendary skin variants (exclusive for one year)
      • 10 Exotic Shards
      • All Legends playable for the duration of the Battle Pass
      • Premium Track rewards
      • More
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The new Battle Pass system will bring the Premium+ offering.

This new Premium+ Track has replaced the discontinued Premium Battle Pass bundle which offered you tier skips for extra Apex Coins. It’s reminiscent of the BlackCell BP offering in Call of Duty, which player’s pay real money for in order to get exclusive Battle Pass cosmetics.

It’s also important to note that you will no longer be able to purchase the Battle Pass with Apex Coins, and you must use real money to buy it. This decision is one that the dev’s claim was not one made lightly, but allows them to “decrease the price of Premium+.”

Season 22 won’t just bring an overhaul to the Battle Pass, but it’s also set to introduce a new map that leakers claim is called District, as well as a Lifeline rework.

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