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Apex Legends

05 Nov 2020

Apex Legends Season 7: Fans Criticise Battle Pass Calling It "Too Grindy"

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Steaming In

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Season 7 Trailer

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Season 7 Battle Pass

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Too much of the Grind

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What now?

Apex Legends Season 7 has gone live, adding a new map, new Legends, and new vehicles and items.

Now when players jump into the game they can land in Olympus and check out all of the new changes.

Steaming In

Today marks the day when Apex Legends is released on Steam too, giving players the option to choose between Steam and Origin.

Apex Legends is also available for free on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and will be available on Nintendo Switch next year.

With a new season comes a brand new Battle Pass, but players are not happy this time around.

Season 7 Trailer

Season 7 Battle Pass

The new Battle Pass is live, allowing players to level up and earn new cosmetics and rewards.

Too much of the Grind

Players on the Apex Legends sub-Reddit have taken to the website to complain about the new Battle Pass.

They claim that the rewards given this season are underwhelming.

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SEASON 7: Season 7 launches today, giving players a new Battle Pass and challenges to complete.

But more importantly, the grind is completely undoable unless players either commit most of their free time to it, or pay to unlock the entire Battle Pass.

A post was made by u/Looseygoosey11 where they list all of the negative changes to the Battle Pass and how they make it too grindy.

"I've finished all of my daily quests and I still haven't leveled from 1 - 2 until I get my bonus star from xp.

In past seasons, respawning 5 squadmates was 1 BP Lvl. Now Respawning 15 squadmates is 2 stars!

40 knockdowns is 2 stars?

You have to win 5 games to get 5 stars which is only half a BP lvl.

Get 10 knockdowns with weapons from a care package? Do you know how hard this is for the average player?

It takes 10k xp to get 1 star... so 100k xp for 1 BP lvl. Previous BP xp track was 9/18/27/36/54... so basically we're getting 1 BP lvl for every 4 we would have gotten last season.

Last season we also had weekly challenges of "Complete 5/10 daily quests" for 2 BP lvl every week. This is now gone.

The rewards/cosmetics this season are mediocre at best. If you make grinding twice as hard, the rewards need to be better.

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GRIND: Players have been complaining that the rewards are underwhelming and too grindy.

Overall this feels quite unrewarding. I don't think i'll have the time to max the BP this season and now I don't even really want to try.

I honestly regret this purchase which is the first time that's happened for me and the BP. I really should have checked to see what the progression was like before buying the BP.

If I knew, there's no chance I would have spent my coins on this."

A Battle Pass that is too grindy can be a huge turn off for players and it seems it is doing just that with some players.

Another user on Reddit said, "Well, it had the opposite effect on me. I am not even gonna buy the BP this season."

Wins should be rewarded in any game, but one player said they "won 5 games out of 10 so far and I’m still on level 1."

What now?

Usually if there is huge backlash from the community, changes will be made to keep the players on side.

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LOOTING: EA are known for maximising their revenue from players, so don't expect them to backtrack any time soon.

It is too early to tell whether EA and Respawn Entertainment will listen to the complaints.

If they don't, it means some players may leave the game for other games, or choose not to purchase the Battle Pass in Season 8.