With Apex Legends Season 15: Eclipse wrapping up and Season 16: Revelry just a few days away, speculation about the upcoming season’s content has reached a fever pitch. Players want to know who the new legend will be, what kind of battle pass cosmetics players can look forward to, and what kind of gameplay changes to expect going forward. Although we don’t have all the answers, we’ve compiled a list of info about the upcoming season’s content (including both confirmed facts and speculation based on leaks), and will update it as we uncover more information. Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Season 16 so far.
Confirmed: Launch date
Apex’s current battle pass ends on February 14, with Season 16: Revelry set to launch on February 14, 2023 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.
Confirmed: No new legend
The Revelry trailer confirms earlier reports from various dataminers and content creators–including reliable Apex Legends leakers like iLootGames, KralRindo, and ThordanSmash–that claimed a new legend was not part of the plan for Season 16. This will mark the first-ever time that an Apex Legends season has been launched without a new legend to accompany it (but don’t worry–the developers still have plenty of things up their sleeve for the season).
This may sound rather far-fetched, but there’s actually a good chance it could be accurate. Last May, Respawn confirmed that it may slow down or space out legend releases in the future. While this could mean the pre-season hype train takes a bit of a hit, it could actually be a good thing. It would likely go over well with a great deal of the playerbase, as it would give Apex developers a chance to focus more energy and resources on the parts of the game that need attention, like sound design, next-gen console optimization, and cross-progression.
Confirmed: No cross-progression (yet)
Speaking of cross-platform progression, iLootGames also said he could personally confirm that the highly requested feature will not be coming to Apex Legends in Season 16, much to the chagrin of console players who want to swap. But recent comments from developers suggest it’s on the way, there’s just no word on when it will arrive.
Rumor: A party-themed battle pass may be setting the stage for the next legend
Dataminers have apparently gotten their hands on the Season 16 battle pass, which appears to have a rave- or party-themed aesthetic. Some Apex players and content creators think these cosmetics may be setting the stage for Rhapsody–a deathmatch-loving DJ from Apex’s recently canceled mobile game–to make her grand entrance. But Lifeline is also a notorious lover of music, and it plays a major role in her backstory, so it’s possible these cosmetics are just hinting at more Lifeline lore.
Another unique feature of the season’s launch trailer is the revelation that Team Deathmatch would be making its first-ever appearance in the game, beginning its run as a new permanent mode when the season debuts. Apex Legends Mobile launched with a permanent TDM mode last March, but console and PC players have never gotten to experience it–not even as a limited-time mode. The new mode is