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What day does apex season 10 start?

The Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence release date is Tuesday, August 3rd, with the update going live at the following release times: UK: 6pm (BST) Europe: 7pm (CEST) East Coast US: 1pm (EDT) Eurogamer.netApex Legends Emergence release time: Everything coming in Season 10 explained

Apex Legends Season 10: Everything we know

PC Gamer 02 August, 2021 - 05:00pm

Apex Legends’ tenth season is about to begin.

There’s not long to wait before the new season hits consoles and PC, so here’s a quick rundown of when you can expect to download it, an overview of our new Legend’s skills, and the upcoming Ranked Arenas mode.

The Apex Legends Season 10 release date is August 3, 2021. If we go by past Apex Legends seasonal launches, you can expect to be able to access it from 1 pm ET / 10 am PT / 6 pm BST. 

There’s usually a little bit of downtime beforehand where you won’t be able to access any games, but that’s par for the course. In Season 9, you needed roughly 64GB of space to download Apex Legends in its entirety, so depending on your download speed, you could be waiting a few hours to get back in. There were a host of server issues last time, too, but you’ll just need to hang tight and hope the same thing doesn’t happen in Season 10.

In the free Battle Pass, you’ll be able to get:

In the premium Battle Pass, you’ll be able to get:

Rare sets for Pathfinder, Lifeline, Bloodhound and Gibraltar

Seer is the latest addition to the premium Legend roster. He’s an Ambush Artist, meaning that his abilities are centred on seeking out opponents and revealing their locations. Basically, if you don’t have Seer on your side, you’re gonna have a bad time.

His Tactical Ability is Focus of Attention, where he’ll summon micro-drones to emit a delayed blast that goes through walls interrupting and revealing enemies. Then there’s Heart Seeker, where you’ll be able to hear and see the heartbeats of nearby enemies when aiming down your sights. Which is good news for all you snipers out there.

Exhibit is Seer’s Ultimate Ability, where he creates a sphere of micro-drones that reveal the location of enemies who are moving quickly or firing their weapons. Finally, his Class Passie is Recon, which reveals the circle's next location.

There’s a good chance he’s going to feel very OP for the first few days, so keep your eye out for nerfs.

After the successful launch of Arenas in Season 9, Ranked Arenas will be available for all players in Season 10. It appears that the only notable change is the increased number of rounds needed to win a game.

Ranked Arenas will measure your skill in two ways: your visible skill rating, which goes from Bronze to Predator, and your underlying matchmaking rating score, which is invisible to everyone. So, rather than always pitting Gold against Gold, your invisible MMR score will make it easier to match you with players more in tune with your skills. That way you’ll be less likely to lose a rank if you play a few bad games.

To begin with, all players will play ten Ranked Arenas placement matches. This will determine your initial rank and MMR. There are no entry costs and no Arenas Points for kills—you need to win each match. Afterwards, you’ll be placed in your starting rank and you’ll get more AP for wins than you lose for losses. As your rank and MMR start to sync, you’ll earn fewer AP each time. It means there’s no demotion protection, but you’ll still get rewards based on the highest tier reached at the end of the season.

You’ll be able to work on your Arenas rank all season as there’s no split in Season 10, but whether that’ll be the case in future seasons remains to be seen. As with Arenas currently, there will be a matchmaking ban if you abandon a match and you’ll get loss forgiveness in a match where a teammate abandons you. 

It’s worth noting that you won’t be able to queue for Platinum Ranked Arenas if a member of your party is more than one tier away. While this shouldn’t be an issue if you’re playing solo, as it were, you’ll want to make sure you team up with similarly skilled pals.

Finally, there will be three new Arenas maps in rotation for Season 10: 

Party Crasher, Phase Runner and Overflow will still be available, alongside one Battle Royale location that will change every two weeks.

First, some big PoI changes. The Refinery is being replaced with the Climatizer. There will be a lot more loot to fight over here, and it’ll be especially good for close-quarters combat. The Sorting Factory is being swapped out for Lava Siphon which, as the name suggests, makes it quite the dangerous place to be.

The Train Yard will be demolished by Landslide. You’ll quickly see that you’re less able to hold this area now, which should shake matches up a bit. The amount of loot will remain the same, but it’ll be more spread out.

The map has fractured from the Climatizer all the way to Fragment East, and the two are now joined by a river of lava. In the north, there's no updraft air lift mechanic. Instead, you’ll take damage in the lava if you decide to wade through it, so... maybe don’t do that?

Gondolas are back at the Climatizer and Lava Siphon, allowing you to safely cross the hot stuff and move quickly between PoIs. Overlook is also getting a new design and Geyser and Overlook will now have a connecting rotation, which will space things up a bit.

Finally, a new LMG! Season 10 brings with it the Rampage LMG, the first addition since it launched. It’s a heavy weapon that deals a pretty decent amount of body and head damage and is most effective at medium and long-range. Check out its stats below:

It’s pretty slow in comparison to other automatic weapons available but you can use a Thermite Grenade to increase its fire rate. If the latest trailer is anything to go by, you’ll be able to blow doors off their hinges and blast your opponents in a few shots.

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Apex Legends Season 10 patch notes

Rock Paper Shotgun 02 August, 2021 - 05:00pm

Looking for the Apex Legends Season 10 patch notes? That's right, Apex Legends: Emergence is about to drop, and now we have a full idea of everything that's changing, from weapon updates and ability changes to a revamped World's Edge, a new LMG, and a whole new Legend. Below you can find the full patch notes for Apex Legends Season 10, so get scrolling!

With microdrones and an artist's eye, Seer spots opportunities that other Legends might miss and seizes them in the most beautiful way he can.

Visualize and hear the heartbeats of nearby enemies when aiming down sights to get a clue to their location. Seer is able to “ADS” even while not holding a weapon.

Summon microdrones to emit a focused, delayed blast that goes through walls, revealing enemies (and their health bars!), plus interrupting their actions.

Create a sphere of microdrones that reveal the footsteps of enemies moving quickly or firing their weapons within.

Scanning survey beacons reveals the next circle’s location.

After months of aggressive mining by the Harvester on World's Edge, the land is overmined, overburdened, and pushed to its limit. The earth has fractured and erupted as nature is reclaiming what’s hers. Hammond is scrambling to contain the damage they’ve caused using weather-controlling machines: the Climatizer rapidly cools the surrounding area to subzero temperatures, and a Lava Siphon stabilizes the caldera. Fight for control of the always-moving gondolas in Climatizer and Lava Siphon, traverse the bubbling hot lava with caution, and show everyone what Legends are made of!

Rampart’s latest creation, the Rampage LMG, blasts onto the scene and has absolutely no chill. This high-powered heavy ammo LMG takes its time but packs one hell of a punch. The Rampage excels at mid-range combat but struggles up close with a slower fire rate. Not one for just accepting weakness, Rampart managed to modify the Rampage’s internal combustion mechanism with, what else? Thermite! Loading a thermite grenade into the Rampage’s special chamber overclocks the fire rate and lets Legends go on a, well... rampage!

With the launch of the Emergence update, Respawn are introducing Ranked Arenas! You begin your journey through Ranked Arenas in 10 placement matches where your performance will determine your initial Match Marking Rank (MMR) and your starting rank. MMR variance is wider initially, so your first 10 matches might be stomp-or-get-stomped until your MMR defines your placement.

Arenas is a head-to-head fight between two teams of three, so awarding Ranked Arenas Points is more cut-and-dry than in the 20 team Battle Royale. This means there is no entry cost and no AP for kills. Everything comes down to getting the win.

For more information on the game mode, check out our guide to the Apex Legends Arenas.

This season the Prowler returns to floor loot and taking its place is the M600 Spitfire. In addition to the Spitfire this season another weapon will be joining the supply drop: the Alternator SMG. See how each weapon changes down below, or consult our Apex Legends best guns tier list for up-to-date weapon stats.

Reload speed increase associated with magazines has been moved to the equivalent stock rarity tier.

Time Between Burst increased from 0.2 to .24.

Reload speed from Stocks is increased.

Care package changes apply to arenas: the Prowler and Rampage replace the Alternator and Spitfire in the Arenas shop.

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All Battle Royale maps will be in rotation for Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence | Gamepur

Gamepur 02 August, 2021 - 02:57pm

World’s Edge, Kings Canyon and Olympus.

From the early alpha days up until Season 4 of Apex Legends, there was only one Battle Royale map to play per season. In Season 4: Assimilation, two maps went into rotation that lined up with the maps chosen for the Ranked locations on either sided of the split. However, Season 10: Emergence is changing things up. A third map was added in Season 7: Ascension, but one map had always sat out of the rotation since then. Not anymore.

For the first time ever, not including Limited Time Modes, all three maps will be available in Battle Royale mode in the Trios and Duos rotation. This means whenever no events or special rotations dictate otherwise, you will be able to play on World’s Edge, Kings Canyon and Olympus all season long. The season begins with a special rotation that only puts players on Decimated World’s Edge for one week, then the new rotation style will begin.

While the timing balance may not be perfect, the developer will be watching the rotation and players’ reactions to it closely. There may be some mid-season adjustments, but even with any changes, the three-map rotation will be here to stay. This was confirmed on twitter by lead level designer Dave Osei. Ranked Leagues will still only be split between World’s Edge and Kings Canyon.

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All Battle Royale maps will be in rotation for Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence | Gamepur

Dexerto 02 August, 2021 - 02:57pm

World’s Edge, Kings Canyon and Olympus.

From the early alpha days up until Season 4 of Apex Legends, there was only one Battle Royale map to play per season. In Season 4: Assimilation, two maps went into rotation that lined up with the maps chosen for the Ranked locations on either sided of the split. However, Season 10: Emergence is changing things up. A third map was added in Season 7: Ascension, but one map had always sat out of the rotation since then. Not anymore.

For the first time ever, not including Limited Time Modes, all three maps will be available in Battle Royale mode in the Trios and Duos rotation. This means whenever no events or special rotations dictate otherwise, you will be able to play on World’s Edge, Kings Canyon and Olympus all season long. The season begins with a special rotation that only puts players on Decimated World’s Edge for one week, then the new rotation style will begin.

While the timing balance may not be perfect, the developer will be watching the rotation and players’ reactions to it closely. There may be some mid-season adjustments, but even with any changes, the three-map rotation will be here to stay. This was confirmed on twitter by lead level designer Dave Osei. Ranked Leagues will still only be split between World’s Edge and Kings Canyon.

© 2021, Gamepur. All rights reserved

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