LATEST Apex Legends Season 12 COUNTDOWN: Release Time Details & Complete Patch Notes

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Apex Legends Season 12, which has been given the name Defiance, is finally here! Mad Maggie is the new legend, the update is looking massive, and Olympus will also receive some changes.

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Here's all the latest news on Apex Legends Season 12 and what players can expect in-game.

Apex Legends Season 12 Release Time is HERE!

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That's right, it's finally live! Apex Legends Season 12 went live at 1pm EST on Tuesday, February 8th.

Apex Legends servers may experience some issues as the update goes out and players flood in to see all the new content in-game. We'll cover all the latest news around Apex Legends server status here across launch, so stay tuned if you run into errors.

Full Season 12 Patch Notes

Apex Legends' newest update is packed with new content and changes towards legends, an update to the Olympus map, and much more.

Now that Respawn has revealed the Apex Legends Season 12 patch notes in full, check out the highlights below!

  • Legend Changes: Caustic nerf, Crypto buff
  • Map Changes: Olympus
  • Weapon Loot: Flatline and Longbow no longer ground loot, Alternator will be ground loot
  • New Legend: Mad Maggie
  • New LTM Game Mode: Control
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To see the Apex Legends Season 12 changes in full, click here.

New Legend - Mad Maggie

As a familiar face to Apex Legends fans, Mad Maggie might be in for a change of hearts with the new update.

  • Tactical - Riot Drill - Fire a drill that burns enemies through obstacles
  • Passive - Warlord's Ire - Temporarily highlight enemies you've damaged, and move faster with a shotgun
  • Ultimate - Wrecking Ball - Throw a ball that releases speed-boosting pads and detonates near enemies

Olympus Map Changes

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As Apex Legends continues to progress, the community has experienced several different maps, from Storm Point to World's Edge. But between the two, Olympus appeared during Season 7 and it was a hit with both casual and hardcore players alike.

After being out of the rotation since Season 11's start, Olympus is returning for Apex Legends Season 12. But it won't be the Oympus that Apex fans know and love as it's been changed thanks to Octane's Dad, Duardo Silva, and his schemes.

Olympus will also feature a new Phase Driver which can be interacted with for loot, objects around the map, and different POI locations as well.

Apex Legends Season 12 Trailer

After premiering on January 27th, the Defiance launch trailer showcased several of the new content updates coming in the new Apex Legends season.

From the showcasing of Control, an additional look at Mad Maggie to Olympus' reshaping and beyond, there's plenty to be excited about, and you don't want to miss seeing it all in action!