During EA Play Live, Respawn and EA revealed that Apex Legends: Emergence, the next major update for the critically acclaimed competitive multiplayer experience, will launch to players worldwide on August 3rd, 2021. In preparation for Emergence, Respawn has released a new launch trailer that provides the deepest look at the new Legend Seer, a glimpse of the latest weapon making its way into the game’s arsenal, and the chaos both will bring to the arena.
Additionally, EA introduced Year 2 of the ALGS following a successful first season of the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS). The inaugural ALGS Championship in June, which saw hundreds of the world’s best squads vying for a piece of the franchise-record $2.5 million prize pool, achieved record-setting viewership with over 3.5 million hours watched around the world and a cumulative AMA of over 180,000 for the North America Finals.
In addition, Chad Grenier, the game director on Apex Legends, shared a series of additional updates at EA Play Live including:
- New Legend Enters the Arena: Seer, a powerful new recon Legend, joins the ever-expanding roster of diverse characters in Emergence. Today fans were given a first look at his abilities and how he offers a new way to track down and hunt opponents – even through walls.
- Ranked Arenas: Emergence will mark the next major update to Apex Legend’s new competitive 3v3 mode, Arenas, with the launch of Ranked Arenas. Ranked Arenas will give players the ability to climb the ranks and show off their skill rating (e.g. Bronze, Silver, Gold, all the way up to Predator), testing their might against other evenly matched competitors through the underlying matchmaking rating score.
- Year 2 of Apex Legends Global Series: EA also announced what’s in store for the new season of the ALGS. For Year 2, the Base Prize Pool is climbing to $5 million, crossplay competition is bringing Xbox and PlayStation into the mix, along with Pro League and Challenger Circuit competitions.