Updated 2:25 p.m. ET: Edited to clarify that the Season 11 announcement trailer is now live. Also added mentions of the new map.
What you need to know
- The first details on Apex Legends' Season 11 appeared online Thursday.
- The announcement showcases returning Titanfall 2 character, Ash, as the next legend.
- Season 11 also revives the CAR SMG from past Titanfall games, while introducing a new battle pass with additional in-game rewards and a new map.
Electronic Arts' free-to-play battle royale, Apex Legends, takes place in the Titanfall universe. First released in 2019, the game has garnered a massive fanbase that spans consoles and PC, even offering seamless cross-play among all systems.
Like any battle royale game with ongoing support, Apex Legends will soon launch its 11th season on Nov. 2nd, 2021. The forthcoming update will bring a brand new legend, various rewards via a battle pass, a new map, and a new weapon.
First up, is our first look at Ash, the new legend slated for Season 11. Ash might not sound familiar, but she's a returning boss character you fight in Titanfall 2 in the mission "Into the Abyss." We got a look at her introduction earlier this week, but this new announcement shows her interacting with the other legends.
A newly-leaked video, which you can watch below, gives us a first look at her cosmetic line-up, finishers, and even some time on the target practice range to show off her abilities. An official gameplay reveal will take place on Oct. 25.
The gameplay also shows us the first look at the CAR SMG, a new firearm joining the current arsenal of weapons offered in the game. If what we're seeing is going to make it into the final game, the CAR SMG could prove powerful, offering little to no recoil.
The official announcement trailer also shows the legends mucking it up in what first looks like a tropical paradise. This alludes to the new map, Outlands. "No matter how beautiful it seems, every corner of the Outlands is a dangerous place. You'd be wise to remember that," the EA website says.
This isn't the first time Apex Legends has taken elements from Titanfall lore (Valkyrie's dad is a boss in Titanfall 2, for example), but it is the first time we've gotten a character straight from another game being playable. Her abilities are also shown off in a separate leak, posted by users on the popular gaming forum, ResetEra
In addition, we've received the first details on the Season 11 battle pass, coupled with an early glimpse of the cosmetics offered.
From these early videos, returning fans might consider jumping into Season 11 for the opportunity to play as the returning pilot. The update marks the latest of ongoing updates for Apex Legends, bringing more content and steady improvements to the multiplayer shooter since launch.