Respawn Entertainment’s popular battle royale game, Apex Legends, is set to launch its highly anticipated Season 19 update, ‘Ignite’, on October 31, 2023. The new update brings an array of exciting changes and additions to the game, including map updates, new weapons, cross-progression, and the introduction of a formidable support character called Conduit.
Cross-Progression: Seamless Gaming Across Platforms
One of the most significant updates in Season 19 is the addition of cross-progression. This long-awaited feature allows players to enjoy Apex Legends on different platforms without the fear of losing their hard-earned progress. With cross-progression, players can now switch between consoles and PC, taking advantage of the preferred gaming experience each platform offers.
The cross-progression functionality includes the transfer of all character cosmetics, badges, and achievements, ensuring that players’ unique in-game identities remain intact throughout their gaming journey. However, certain platform-exclusive cosmetics will not carry over. By implementing cross-progression, Respawn Entertainment aims to provide players with the freedom to play Apex Legends wherever and however they choose.
Joining the roster of legends is an exciting new character named Conduit. This support character, hailing from the Philippines, specializes in mobility and shield recharging for her allies. Conduit’s abilities are fueled by a massive battery she stole from a Titan mech, which hints at the game’s ties to the beloved but currently dormant Titanfall series.
Conduit’s special abilities include:
– Passive: Savior’s Speed: Conduit gains increased movement speed when running towards squad mates who are outside her effective range. This allows her to catch up with highly mobile teammates or provide assistance to those who have gone too far ahead.
– Tactical: Radiant Transfer: By activating Radiant Transfer, Conduit generates temporary shields for both herself and her allies. This ability offers added protection during offensive maneuvers or when escaping enemy squads.
– Ultimate: Energy Barricade: Conduit’s ultimate ability unleashes seven shield-jamming devices that instantly drain enemy shields when crossed. This versatile skill can be strategically deployed for area denial tactics or disrupting enemy advances.
Revamped Maps: Storm Point and Enhanced Gameplay
In Season 19, players can expect significant changes and enhancements to the Storm Point map. The primary focus of these changes is to increase the points of interest on the map, leading to a faster and more action-packed gameplay experience. While the updates aim to cater to casual playstyles, the Respawn team remains committed to maintaining the competitive integrity and balance of the map.
Adding to the excitement surrounding Season 19, renowned musician Post Malone took to Twitter on October 17, 2023, to hint at a collaboration with Apex Legends. Promising “two weeks of beautiful mayhem,” Post Malone’s involvement is expected to bring a unique and thrilling experience to the game. While details remain scarce, the teaser video suggests that the collaboration will take place on November 7, 2023.
Apex Legends fans have much to look forward to in the Season 19 update, ‘Ignite’. With the introduction of cross-progression, players can seamlessly enjoy the game across different platforms, while new legend Conduit brings fresh gameplay dynamics with her mobility and support abilities. The revamped Storm Point map promises a more engaging experience, and the collaboration with Post Malone adds an extra layer of excitement to an already thrilling game. Prepare for an explosive season filled with intense battles, strategic gameplay, and unforgettable moments in Apex Legends.