Apex Legends Season 5: Countdown - Season 4 Extended, New Release Date, Battle Armor Event, Possible map changes, Loba, Abilities, New Weapons & more

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We've just heard that Season 4 is being extended since Season 5 will be kicked off on 12 May.

But some of you may already be wondering what the future of Apex Legends will be, both in Season 5 and beyond.

There's new events and if we look at the latest evidence, including interviews and Easter eggs, there's a lot more to look forward to.

Continue below for everything we know so far, as we kick off the continue the countdown leading up to Season 5.

Apex Legends Season 5 Start Date

The below tweet links to official Apex Legends website, which has a statement from Jason McCord, Design Director on the Apex Legends Season 5 start date.

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WHERE THE PARTY AT? May 12th sees the next season of Apex Legends launch

As mentioned, he confirms that Season 5 will be starting on 12 May, later than the previously predicted 5 May.

The great news is there is a ton of things for players to get involved in until then.

Apex Legends Battle Armor Event

The Battle Armor event will start on 28 April for a limited time.

Apex Legends Season 5 Start Date and Battle armor mode
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MY AMOR! Expect some interesting and unique twists coming up

Taking place at World’s Edge the event will evolve over 14 days with a new exciting twist on armour every few days or so.

 Here's how it all works:

During the event rotation, only one armour type will be available to players, and they will drop into the match with it already equipped. They'll also drop with a P2020.

While armour will be removed from the loot pool, it won't be the same for shield cells, batteries and the all-important loot!

Battle Armor Event Schedule

Want to get involved? Well we've got all the details you need below:

Tuesday, April 28 @ 10am PDT/ 5pm GMT  - Saturday, May 2nd @ 10am PDT/ 5pm GMT: Level 1 (White) armor only.

Saturday, May 2 @ 10:01 am PDT/ 5.01pm GMT - Wednesday, May 6 @ 10am PDT/ 5pm GMT: Level 2 (Blue) armor

Wednesday, May 6 @ 10:01am PDT/ 5.01pm GMT - Saturday, May 9 @ 10am PDT/ 5pm GMT: Level 3 (Purple) armor.

Saturday, May 9 @ 10:01 am PDT/ 5.01pm GMT - Tuesday, May 12th @ 10am PDT/ 5pm GMT (when Season 5 kicks off): Evo Armor only.

Apex Legends Season 4 Extended

So with Apex Legends Season 4 extended, the question is, 'How long for?'

In the announcement from the Design Director on Apex Legends he writes that Season 4 will be extended by one week.

Players who want to grind out their Battlepasses, try to hit the next level of Ranked or just get some serious practice in before the next Season, will have until 12 May to do so!

Phase 2 Teaser

“Phase 2” of these Season 5 easter eggs dropped on 20 April.

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SPEED IS OF THE ESSENCE: Notorious data miner iLootGames has already got a video up on the ‘Phase 2’ teaser

It didn’t take long for prominent Apex Legends data miner iLootGames to locate the new teaser, which took the form of an inconspicuous mobile device.

The device can be found in one of the control rooms in Sorting Factory, and it can be interacted with.

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When activated, it displays a cryptic message.


The part of the message about “more tunnels” could be foreshadowing some map changes coming to World’s Edge, specifically the “west half of the island.”

That said, this teaser might not be related to map changes at all, and instead could be an indicator for where the next easter egg will be located.

We’re just going to have to wait until 24 April to find out what the ‘Phase 3’ teaser will be!

Potential Map changes?

A combination of easter eggs found in the game and the hard work of data miners has fans reeling about possible changes to the Kings Canyon map we have all come to know so well.

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IMMENSE EXPECTATIONS: Players are sure to be looking forward to another amazing season

Let's take a look at the evidence for a potential map change in Season 5.

User ‘HIRUZENandENMA’ discovered a new easter egg in Apex Legends. Landing at the Dome on World's Edge, they activated an Ares Division device and discovered a map of a maze-like laboratory underground.

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This doesn't just add key lore to the game, but is another major teaser for Season 5 that big map changes could be coming.

There was also an interview Game Informer Issue 324, where Apex Legends general manager Dusty Welch and game director Chad Grenier spoke about the future of Respawn's game.

They said that:

"We're always bringing in stuff from the Titanfall universe. We built an awesome world in Titanfall 1 and 2...There could potentially be a pleasant surprise for Titanfall fans in Season 5."

No official announcement has been made at this point, but the hints could point at something genuinely special for the next season.

Cross-Platform Play

In a recent interview with Game Informer magazine, the idea of cross-platform play was brought up to Respawn devs, and they provided a strange response:

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MIND BLOWN: Cross-play features in a ton of popular games, so is it a case of 'when', rather than 'if'?

"We are obviously big fans of playing our game — at work and in our free time — and we go home on a Friday or weekend and want to play with each other and we're on different systems."

"On a personal level, yes, we'd love to do that and party up on the weekends. I think it's an important thing to get to."

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So does this mean we could be seeing crossplay sometime in the near future?

Well, no further comment was made by Respawn's dev team, but they could undoubtedly do it if they wanted to.

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