Hold onto your helmets, Legends, because Apex Legends Season 20: Breakout is about to drop like a care package! Respawn Entertainment has just unleashed the patch notes for what they're calling the biggest update since the game's launch in 2019. Brace yourselves for a wild ride, because this season is packed with exciting changes that will shake up the Apex Games like never before.
First things first, let's talk about the new "Breakout Rewards" feature. Every two weeks throughout the season, a new Legend will become playable, even if you haven't unlocked them yet. And here's the real kicker: by completing a series of challenges during their time in the spotlight, you can permanently unlock that Legend for free! Even if you've already unlocked every Legend, these challenges offer additional rewards that are definitely worth your time and effort. Picture yourself strutting around with the Top Tier reactive Flatline weapon skin (Legendary) or the stunning Runaway Renegade Wraith Legend skin (Legendary). It's a fashion show on the battlefield!
Now, let's talk maps. Season 20 brings a rotation of Olympus, Storm Point, and the fan-favorite World's Edge. But that's not all! Mixtape Mode introduces a brand-new map called Thunderdome. This revamped version of the now-destroyed Kings Canyon POI features an arena with a crowd that goes wild when you perform epic feats and a massive Predator skull structure that... wait for it... shoots fire! Yes, you read that right. Fire-shooting skulls. This season just got a whole lot hotter!
For all you console warriors out there, get ready to experience gaming at its smoothest. Performance mode is making its debut, allowing PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S owners to savor the game at a blazing 120 frames per second. It's like strapping a rocket to your gaming experience!
Ranked Mode is undergoing a transformation too. Mid-season splits are making a comeback, Provisional Matches and Promo Trials are being removed, and the Ranked tier widths are widening. But the real star of the show is the post-match breakdown screen. It's a finely crafted masterpiece of information, showing you exactly how you gained (or lost) those precious Ranked Points (RP). Prepare to dissect your victories and learn from your defeats like a true strategist.
Crafting is getting a makeover as well. You'll now be limited to crafting just one item per Replicator, but fear not, for the weapons trapped in the Replicator each season will be set free into the standard loot pool. It's a treasure trove of firepower waiting to be discovered!
Now, let's talk firepower. The EVA-8 shotgun is taking the spotlight as the seasonal Care Package weapon, ready to unleash its devastating power. But it's not just about the EVA-8. The Devotion, Mastiff, R-301, RE-45, and 30-30 Repeater are all getting the gold weapon treatment this season. Prepare yourself for a golden arsenal that will make other Legends green with envy.
Speaking of weapons, some adjustments are in order. The EVA-8's damage has been reduced, but its rate of fire has been cranked up. Recoil has been tamed, Hammerpoint Rounds now deal extra damage to unshielded foes, and the golden Shotgun Bolt reloads shells while you're gracefully sliding. It's all about style, my friend.
But wait, there's more! The Hemlock's damage has taken a slight hit, hipfire spread is increasing, and the L-STAR bids farewell to barrel mods as an attachment. The 1x Digital Threat sight is no longer compatible with SMGs, and its spawn rate has been dialed down a notch. It's all about finding that perfect balance, my fellow Legends.
Now, let's not forget about the heroes themselves. Season 20 brings over 100 new Legend perks with the Legend Upgrades system. It's a smorgasbord of abilities and enhancements for you to explore. And while we're on the subject of Legends, some familiar faces are getting a makeover. Caustic, Gibraltar, Revenant, and others are shedding their sluggishness and embracing a faster, more agile playstyle. It's like watching a sprinting behemoth charging into battle.
And last but not least, let's not forget the new Legend from Season 19, Conduit. She's getting some fine-tuning too. Her Radiant Transfer tactical ability has had its cooldown increased, and her Energy Barricade's mines got a slight reduction in duration and hitpoints. But don't worry, she's still a force to be reckoned with!
So, my fellow Legends, prepare to break free from the ordinary and embrace the madness of Apex Legends Season 20: Breakout. With explosive maps, legendary rewards, and exhilarating changes, this season promises an adrenaline-fueled adventurelike no other. Get ready to drop into the Thunderdome, unlock new Legends, and unleash the power of the EVA-8 shotgun. It's time to show the Apex Games what you're made of. See you on the battlefield, Legends!