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Apex characters Bloodhound, Gibraltar, and Wraith joining forces.
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The start and end dates for all Apex Legends seasons

Keep track of all of Apex's seasons.

Apex Legends, like most battle royales, segments its available loot and modes with a seasons system, and each season has a hard start and end date.

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Seasons last about three months and typically introduce a new legend, balance changes, and battle pass. Seasons also often include new cosmetic items, weapons, maps, and more. 

Starting with season five, released back in 2020, quests were added to the game. These daily and weekly goals help players accrue points toward the battle pass, which grants rewards for each level. Quests can also be aligned with collection or lore events and can feature their own trackers separate from that season’s battle pass.

The most recent season, called Upheveal, kicked off on May 7. It features Alter, the new Skirmisher legend from another dimension, multiple updates to Broken Moon, five Katar Mythic artifact variants and the Exotic Shards currency to the heirloom store.

Tip:

At the end of each season, you will get end-of-season rewards based on the tier you finish in before the next season starts.

All Apex Legends seasons start and end dates

SeasonStart dateEnd date
The PreseasonFeb. 4, 2019March 19, 2019
Wild Frontier (season one)March 19, 2019June 18, 2019
Battle Charge (season two)July 2, 2019Oct. 1, 2019
Meltdown (season three)Oct. 1, 2019Feb. 4, 2020
Assimilation (season four)Feb. 4, 2020May 12, 2020
Fortune’s Favor (season five)May 12, 2020Aug. 18, 2020
Boosted (season six)Aug. 18, 2020Nov. 4, 2020
Ascension (season seven)Nov. 4, 2020Feb. 2, 2021
Mayhem (season eight)Feb. 2, 2021May 4, 2021
Legacy (season nine)May 4, 2021Aug. 3, 2021
Emergence (season 10)Aug. 3, 2021Nov. 2, 2021
Escape (season 11)Nov. 2, 2021Feb. 8, 2022
Defiance (season 12)Feb. 8, 2022May 10, 2022
Saviors (season 13)May 10, 2022Aug. 9, 2022
Hunted (season 14)Aug. 9, 2022Nov. 1, 2022
Eclipse (season 15)Nov. 1, 2022Feb. 14, 2023
Revelry (season 16)Feb. 14, 2023May 9, 2023
Arsenal (season 17)May 9, 2023Aug. 8, 2023
Resurrection (season 18)Aug. 8, 2023Oct. 31, 2023
Ignite (season 19)Oct. 31, 2023Feb. 13, 2024
Breakout (season 20)Feb. 13, 2024May 6, 2024
Upheaval (season 21)May 7, 2024Aug. 5, 2024
Tip:

At the end of each season and split, your ranking drops six divisions, and you’ll get a corresponding badge for your highest rank from both splits.

How long is season 21 of Apex Legends?

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Explore the all new Broken Moon. Image via Respawn Entertainment

Based on the battle pass counter, Apex season 21 is expected to last 90 days and will end on Monday, Aug. 5. That means Apex players have a little under three months to complete the seasonal pass and collect all the pass’ associated rewards. Like previous seasons, season 22 will immediately start after Upheveal wraps up, with Respawn announcing the official launch time in the season’s gameplay trailers.


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