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Apex Legends battle pass comes out today — with a new character in tow

The first season of Apex Legends is about to begin

Apex Legends - Octane kicking Mirage
Mirage’s face, meet Octane’s metal foot.
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The Apex Legends battle pass is imminent, signaling the official start of the game’s first season. The battle pass includes a variety of cosmetic items for the game, and will be available to purchase for 950 Apex Coins (about $9.50) on Tuesday, March 19.

Apex Legendsseason 1 battle pass has unlocks for most of the game’s characters, including Octane, who will apparently be released along with the battle pass as part of the first season. While most of the unlocks are items like banners and poses, there are also skins for Lifeline, Wraith, and Mirage. The pass also includes skins for most of the guns in the game with over 100 unlocks in total.

The battle pass is leveled up by gaining XP in the game, which will count both toward players’ battle pass level and their overall profile.

As players unlock higher tiers of their battle pass, the rewards they gain will become more rare. For this season, the battle pass’s final reward is a rare skin for the Havoc energy rifle, the game’s first post-launch weapon.

Players will start to earn progress toward their battle pass unlocks as soon as season 1 begins, whether they have bought the pass or not. If players decide to buy the pass later on during the season, all of the progress they have earned will carry over and unlock all of the rewards they have earned up to that point.

Respawn is also offering a faster alternative to the standard leveling process on the battle pass: a version that costs 2,800 Apex Coins (about $28) and includes the first 25 levels of the pass already unlocked.

The battle pass will be available for the duration of Apex Legends season 1, which starts on March 19 and is called Wild Frontier. For more on what’s coming to the game, check out three screenshots of Octane in the gallery below.

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