If you liked the gravity star from Titanfall 2, then you’re going to love Apex Legends Season 7. Apex Legends carries a lot of lore over from the Titanfall series, but it seems more apparent this season than ever before, especially with the addition of the new legend Horizon and her unique abilities.
Of course, Horizon isn’t the only new thing to be added to Apex Legends this time around. In fact, we’re getting a whole load of toys to play with. The game’s third map, Olympus, which is bright, colourful, and pretty spacious, is making its debut, along with a new space-type vehicle known as the Trident.
Season 7’s new content is going to push Apex Legends into a new age and a new competitive meta, so it’s certainly one for the books. To help you wrap your head around the changes coming to the battle royale, we’ve typed up everything we know about Apex Legends Season 7 in one handy guide.
So if you’re looking for the release date or Horizon’s abilities, we’ve got you covered. Here is everything you need to know about Apex Legends Season 7.
Apex Legends Season 7 release date
Brace yourselves, Apex Legends Season 7’s release date is November 4 – just after the end of Season 6.
Once Ascension starts, we’ll be able to get our hands on a new and improved battle pass (more on that later), try out clubs, and get working on getting to Apex Predator in Apex Legends ranked.
Apex Legends Season 7 new legend
Every season, Apex Legends gets a brand spanking new character to play around with and Season 7 is no exception. Horizon makes her debut in Ascension and comes with a pretty heart-wrenching space exploration, time-bending story.
Although that’s not how she started. According to the development team, Horizon was originally pitched as an evil character with “abilities based around fire.” This quickly changed when the design team got hold of her though.
Her passive, which is her space suit, increases her air control meaning she can hover longer in the air and take much softer landings. This all means that Horizon is one of the best legends for movement, since she can hit the ground running after jumping from big heights and get to more difficult to reach places.
Her tactical, Gravity Lift, allows her to deploy what looks like a small tornado that’ll scoop up allies – and enemies – and throw them into the air. If you’re using it for teamplay, Gravity Lift allows you to scale large structures without needing to utilise your parkour skills. In fights though, it can be used to disrupt enemy movement and help you get out of sticky situations.
It’s her ultimate that’s by the far the biggest game changer though. Black Hole does exactly what it sounds like. It’s a bit like the Gravity Star from Titanfall 2, but in this case Horizon chucks it to a set destination where it then begins sucking everything in its path to the center. Enemies can outrun it if they’re far enough away, but it is good for pulling people out of cover in big fights. Regardless, if you’re going to use it – make sure you’ve got a couple of grenades on you.
Like all new legends, Horizon will cost 10,000 Legend Tokens or 750 coins to unlock.
Apex Legends new map – Olympus
In Season 7, fans will get to explore Olympus, Apex Legends’ third map. It’s a bit different to the likes of Kings Canyon and World’s Edge since it’s actually a city placed well above the clouds on the planet Psamathe.
The map isn’t quite the biggest we’ve had yet, but it feels like it. This is because Olympus has been designed to feel quite spacious – and to allow the new vehicle, the Trident, to get around easily.
The lore lovers are also being kept happy this season since you can actually visit the restaurant Loba’s parents were murdered in by Revenant. Spooky, right?
Olympus has also been in the works since Spring 2019 according to the development team and started as concept art from the world of Titanfall.
Apex Legends vehicle – the Trident
For the first time ever, Apex Legends is getting a vehicle. The Trident is a three-person driveable vehicle that’ll help transport squads from one part of the map to another. Since only a few spawn on the map every game, players won’t be able to run enemies over with it or blow the vehicle up.
While that might be disappointing to some of you, Respawn says it’s made this decision to combat toxicity in games. You can still drive the Trident off the edge of the map, but instead of plunging you to your death, it’ll parachute you back onto the map.
While it can’t be damaged in anyway, you can use your legend’s abilities with the Trident. You can use Rampart’s turret for example on the vehicle, turning it into a tank, or you could troll nearby squads by attaching Caustic’s Gas Traps to it.
It’s worth saying too that the Trident will only spawn on Olympus. The map has been specifically designed for the vehicle, so don’t expect it to come to Kings Canyon or World’s Edge any time soon.
Apex Legends clubs
One of the biggest things coming to Season 7 of Apex Legends is the new club feature. Clubs are a bit like guilds in other games and allow you to come together with 30 like minded players for games.
You can join or create a club at level 10, setting requirements for players to fulfil if they want to join. This should help players find new teammates to play games with, especially since it’s got cross-play, and stop players from encountering toxic players in Apex Legends ranked games.
Players will only be able to join one club at a time, though. So choose wisely.
Apex Legends Season 7 battle pass
The battle pass and its challenge system is getting a rework for Season 7. A new and improved tracker system, which will display on the right hand side of the lobby screen, will help players keep an eye on their progress.
In-game, challenges that are close to being completed will also be displayed, helping players work their way to new rewards.
There are also new rewards for those seeking completion in Season 7 too. A new Wraith and Octane Legendary skin will take fashion to new heights in the game, and a Cutting Edge Reactive R99 skin awaits players who achieve level 100.
Apex Legends on Steam
Season 7 also marks the first time Apex Legends will be on Steam. Players will be able to transfer their accounts over to Valve’s platform while keeping all their progression and cosmetics.
Players who also use Steam to game during Season 7 will also have the chance to pick up some exclusive gun charms as a reward.
If all of that hasn’t got you pumped for Season 7, we don’t know what will.