Even though it was widely expected and speculated that Respawn will be launching Season 4 of Apex Legends on the game's birthday, we now have an official confirmation. And they won't be kicking it off empty-handed, no sir.
"The first year of Apex Legends has been a truly crazy experience and it has been an honor to see such a huge fan response to the game. As a thank you, we wanted to give a gift to all our players who've been along on the journey with us", they wrote.
So, on the first week of Season 4, which is from 4 to 11 February 2020, anyone logging in will get the Anniversary gift, which is more like a care package than a single gift. The package contains:
- Year 1 Origami Flyer charm (if you’ve got any ideas for cotton, please let us know)
- Year 1 Loyalty badge
- 10k XP for your first match of the day (available each day)
The Origami Flyer charm is actually quite charming, no pun intended, but we've come to expect a certain dose of charm. In fact, character charms are quite Funko-esque and undeniably cute.
Note that the Year 1 Loyalty badge comes in three different flavours, and which one you get will depend on when you joined the Apex Legends community. The one you see on the image below is the top tier one, meaning it's for the earliest adopters of Respawn's battle royale.
While they didn't specifically state this, it's safe to assume that the Year 1 Loyalty badge tiers are season-based, and the one you see above is for players that were on board the Apex Legends train from Season 1. "Feel free to flex on all your latecomer buddies", Respawn wrote, but don't worry as the other two are just a tad less flashy.