Apex Legends Season 5: Release Date, Season 4 Extended, Battle Armor Event, Teaser, New Character, Crossplay, Game modes & more

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Season 5 has now been announced to be starting on 12th May, and it also looks like Season 4 will be getting extended for an extra week too!

That, plus a Battle Armor Event coming up and you can be sure that there are fun times ahead!


Continue reading for all the details we have so far!

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.

He writes that Season 5 will be starting on 12 May, later than the previous predicted 5 May.

The great news is there will be plenty to get on with in the lead up to Season 5...

apex legends season 5 start date and gameplay

TEAM UP: Apex Legends Season 4 will be extended by one week, so players can get ready for Season 5!


Apex Legends Battle Armor Event

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

It'll take place on World’s Edge and will evolve over 14 days with a new exciting twist on armor every few days or so.

 Here's how it all works:

Apex Legends Season 5 Start Date and Battle armor mode

READY UP! Armor takes centre stage in the upcoming game mode

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


It looks like armor will be removed from the loot pool. This won't be the same for shield cells, batteries and the all important loot though!

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.

Who is this going to be great for? Well, 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!

Phase 2 Teaser

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


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.

READ MORE: New characters coming to Season 5

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!

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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SHARING IS CARING: We would love to see crossplay be implemented in Apex Legends for Season 5

“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.”

READ MORE: Countdown to Apex Legends Season 5

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

New Character: Rosie/ Loba

Rosie was first discovered soon after Apex Legends launch in February 2019, in a massive leak that revealed the names of eleven unreleased legends in the game files.

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WHO AM I: Players have been arguing over whether Rosie and Loba really are the same Legend


According to leaker That1MiningGuy, Rosie could have actually been Watson’s tutor when she was growing up in Kings Canyon.

However, now some people think that she is Loba (the little girl in the Revenant trailer).


MINING: This was Loba’s first teaser in Apex Legends

All we do know is that Loba has some badass proposed abilities:

  • Eye for quality: Loba (Rosie) can see through walls and can open up hidden compartments in loot bins.
  • Supply for demand: Hold (button) to choose a type of loot. Reveal what type of loot in the area through walls
  • Burglar’s best friend: Throw a disc and teleport to that location.
  • Black Market Boutique: Place a device that can steal all nearby loot.