When does Apex Legends Season 17 start? New Legend, content & Season 16 end date

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Apex Legends Season 17 is Respawn Entertainment’s next big update for the battle royale game, but when will it be arriving and who’s the new Legend?

Apex Legends players have had a lot of time to enjoy all the new content and updates that came with Season 16, including major Legend changes, the Mixtape Playlist, and the new Nemesis Burst AR.

Apex Legends Season 16 has been very successful for Respawn, despite not bringing a new Legend to the game.

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That said, with the new season in the distance, many are wondering when Season 16 is ending, and in turn when Season 17 will be starting. So, for those interested in when players can expect the Apex Legends Season 17 update, here’s all the information you need about the start date and new Legend.

Apex Legends Season 17 release date & Season 16 end date

The Apex Legends Season 17 launch trailer revealed that the new season will start on May 9, 2023. Season 17 is called “Arsenal” and it looks to introduce players to a load of new content.

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This start date for Season 17 is subsequently the Season 16 end date, so make sure you grind out the battle pass from now until it disappears on May 9.

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Apex Legends Season 17 will no doubt bring some exciting new content when it arrives.

Apex Legends Season 17 new Legend & content

Ballistic has been revealed as the new Legend coming to the game in Season 17 — a 63 year-old-man who was once a star in the Thunderdome, which was a previous iteration of the Apex Games.

We have a whole guide on the new Apex Legends Season 17 Legend so that you can see their abilities and more.

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As well as a new Legend, we are also expecting similar content to previous seasons such as a new Battle Pass filled with skins and cosmetics, events throughout the season with an Heirloom or Mythic Skin, and even map changes which are rumored to be for World’s Edge.

According to Thordan Smash, the Apex Legends Season 17 Battle Pass will be Mech themed, and one of the season’s events with be Alien themed, as datamined code revealed the words “Mecha” and “Alien” associated with the new season.

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As more official information is revealed about Apex Legends Season 17, we’ll be sure to update this piece, so stay tuned.

For more Apex Legends guides, make sure you also check out some of our other pieces below:

Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? | Will Arenas return to Apex Legends? | When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends? | How to get Apex Legends Twitch Prime Gaming rewards | Best Legends in Apex Legends | All Apex Legends voice actors | Apex Legends current pick rates

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