What Time Is Apex Legends Season 13 Update & Newcastle Release?
The new 'Saviors' update arrives this week!
An update to Storm Point, a rework to Ranked Play, and a brand new Legend arrive in Season 13 of Apex Legends. The new update will go live on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch on Tuesday, May 10th.
Fans can expect plenty of new content to jump into when Season 13: Saviors begins later this week, including Newcastle, the latest Legend to join the Apex Games. Newcastle will come with three new abilities for players to discover, such as a mobile drone shield, a fortified castle wall, and the ability to retrieve your wounded allies and protect them with a new revive shield.
Apex Legends players have been patiently awaiting the arrival of a new season, with many eager to know the official start time for Season 13. So, if you’re as excited as us, here’s everything you need to know surrounding Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors.
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What Time Is The Apex Legends Season 13 Update?
Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors begins on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, with an official start time of 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM BST.
A new patch update will be deployed at the aforementioned time, which players will need to download and install before they can jump into the new content included in Season 13. PlayStation users are often able to pre-load the update before it goes live, but this is yet to be confirmed by Respawn Entertainment.
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Apex Legends Ranked Reloaded
With the beginning of Season 13, Apex fans can expect Ranked Play to evolve into an improved experience for all. According to Respawn, the current Ranked goals revolve around two main pillars:
- Teamplay for Victory
- Accurate Skill & Better Competition
With these two pillars in mind, the developers are aiming to expand on them and have the following outcomes:
- Players will focus on playing as a team and playing for the win.
- RP will be a more accurate representation of your overall game skill.
This means that everyone on a team will receive some RP when one of them gets a kill, as well as the removal of the kill RP cap. The base value of each kill is now worth increasingly less, down to a minimum.
Respawn has got plenty of other changes coming to Ranked Play in Season 13, as the developers state that this is just the beginning of the ongoing journey to evolve and improve the Ranked experience. Make sure to visit the official EA website to read through the full list of changes coming in the next Apex Legends update.
Apex Legends Season 13 Pre-Load
Season 13: Saviors will require players on all supported platforms to download a brand new patch, with the download size varying depending on the platform you play on. DualShockers can confirm the download size for update 1.95 on PlayStation 4 is 44GB.
Unfortunately, only PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players will be able to pre-load today’s patch, with users on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC all set to receive the update when the new season begins later today. PlayStation users can download the new update now, with the file being installable at the same time as all other platforms.