Respawn Entertainment have announced upcoming changes to Apex Legends, which will raise the game's level cap, smooth out the level progression, give players more earnable Apex Packs at higher levels, and add 36 new Gun Charms to boot.
These changes are effective as of 3 December 2019, and in the simplest of terms they mean more free and earnable stuff, more levels and cosmetics, and smoother progression in Apex Legends.
Player level cap will be raised for 100 to 500 and there are a total of 199 Apex Packs to be earned. You can check out the exact amount in the list below:
- Level 2 - 20: One pack every level (19 Apex Packs total)
- Level 22 - 300: One pack every two levels (140 Apex Packs total)
- Level 305 - 500: One pack every five levels (40 Apex Packs total)
- You will continue to earn 600 Legend Tokens per level and per 18,000 XP at level 500
This means that instead of 45 earnable Apex Packs from levels 1-100, Apex Legends players can now earn 59. Moreover, players will earn Player Level Gun Charms every 100 player levels.
“All players will be retroactively awarded any Apex Packs they should have received under this new system. For example, players who are currently level 100 will receive 14 Apex Packs when this system goes live", the dev wrote.
Respawn noted that the old system required a large increase in XP required at level 26, which should make for a softer XP curve or in other words - more rewards until level 58. The XP requirements to reach level 100 were dropped by about 5 per cent, so if you are close to levelling up when the patch drops, you might find that you've already reached it.
Once you've reached level 58, which was 26 in the current system, the maximum required XP per level is set at constant 18,000 up to level 500.
Apex Legends is getting 36 new Gun Charms that you can get in Apex Packs at Epic and Legendary tiers. As you can see, they've got a cute Funko vibe to them. Respawn actually managed to endear me to the idea of charms - I must have that Lifeline. And Wraith. Oh, and Pathfinder too. Yeah, you get it.