Apex Legends Leaks: Season 9 Patch Notes, Release Date, Crossplay, Map Changes

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is one of the most popular free-to-play battle royale games ever since it was developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts in 2019.

These free-to-play games have added purchasable battle passes within seasons in order to constantly update the map and keep the game fresh for players.

With Season 8 of Apex Legends in full swing, many fans are looking forward to the next being released.

Here are all leaks we know so far for the upcoming season:

Season 9 Release Date

Apex last properly updated their map and gave fans a new battle pass all the way back on February 2nd 2021.

Therefore it is understandable to see fans wanting the game to be updated. They do not have to wait too much longer as it has been revealed that the new season comes out on Tuesday May 4th 2021 and it will be available for all players on all platforms at 6PM GMT.

Is crossplay available for Season 9?

Crossplay has been available on Apex Legends since October 6th. You can play with friends no matter what platform they are on; Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Playstation 4, PS5, and PC. This will stay the same for the new season.

Season 9 Patch Notes

Currently, we do not have the official patch notes for Season 9. However, via some leaks, fans can see some of the things expected to drop.

Read more: Apex Legends Season 9: Patch Notes Updates For Legacy Event

Season 9 Legend Confirmed as Valkryie 

Valkryie will be arriving as the new Legend to Season 9 of Apex Legends. Her abilities are:

Passive- Vtol Jets: Use Valkryie's jet pack to reposition yourself or get to high places. The jet fill is limited but refills over time.

Tactical- Missile Swarm: Fire a swarm of mini-rockets that damage and disorient enemies.

Ultimate- Skyward Dive: With this Ultimate you can take to the skies to reposition yourself to quite far distances and teammates can join in with this move.

Updates to Legends

  • Octane will be getting a Tactical nerf and buff
  • Lifeline will receive a passive nerf and an Ultimate buff
  • Loba is getting a Bracelet buff
  • Whilst Horizon is being Nerfed and Fuse is being buffed

Wider updates

  • There will be a new legend and new map or significant map changes to old maps
  • A new battle pass will come out
  • There will be general bug fixes and some quality of life improvements
  • Whilst there are also expected weapon and legend changes
  • Arena Mode will be introduced to Apex for the first time, consisting of 3v3 combat in an enclosed map.

Read more: Apex Legends Season 9: Arena Mode Gameplay Teaser Revealed

But hold on, there is more to this and a way has been derived that players can interact with this trailer in-game.

During a match, players will need to undergo a number of steps, included in both Olympus and Kings Canyon, to activate the Arenas trailer. This may be a lengthy process for some but we have provided a shortcut for you to complete those tasks in no time at all.

Read More: Apex Legends Season 9: How To Activate The Arenas Trailer In-Game

Map Changes

Usually, a new map makes its way to the Battle Royale every 2-3 seasons. Therefore it's not an impossible idea for a new map to come out the next season.

However, Apex brought about a lot of changes to the maps in both season 7 and 8. This makes it feel more likely that we will just see some changes to the current map.

It looks like the new season could bring a lot of changes and it is easy to see why many are excitedly waiting for its release.

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