Apex Legends community threatens to quit over pricey battle pass changes

By Fariha Bhatti

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Jul 9, 2024

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Apex Legends players are threatening to quit the game over the new battle pass changes announced for Season 22.

On July 8, EA revealed a new structure for the Apex Legends battle pass, one that requires players to spend more money for more rewards. However, the players aren’t sold. According to the community, this is EA’s way of milking the fanbase since battle passes are typically sold at $10 in almost all major titles.

A large chunk of the community has threatened to uninstall Apex Legends over the new changes. Here’s everything EA tweaked in the game’s cosmetic funnel.

What are all the Apex Legends battle pass changes?

Apex Legends battle pass can no longer be purchased via Apex Coins, starting season 22. This means players must disburse real funds to buy an in-game battle pass.

Apex legends season 22 battle pass

If it’s any consolidation, EA has increased the rewards you gain from the battle pass. This is partly due to another change that splits each battle pass into two parts. Instead of one season, the battle pass will be available split-wise, which automatically increases the rewards gained.

But this also means you’ll not only pay up every split, but you’ll also pay twice per season to claim the rewards and locked items.

In Season 22, there will be 60 levels in each battle pass as opposed to the previous 110, which does make the grind slightly easier. Just bear in mind that the Apex Coins you earned won’t be useful for what most players use them for: purchasing the next season’s battle pass. Instead, you’ll have to pay $9.99 per split, which stacks up to $20 per season for the simple Premium battle pass.

Besides this, EA has introduced a Premium+ battle pass, which is priced at $19.99. This will offer 6100+ AC value, including 10 Levels, 2 Premium+ Legendary skin variants per battle pass that will be exclusive for one year, 10 Exotic Shards, and all legends playable for the duration of the battle pass you purchase this for.

Though the rewards are undeniably impressive, when you add it all up, you’re essentially obligated to shell out $40 per season, which is significantly higher compared to similar games on the market.

So far, the backlash has been severe. It remains to be seen if EA takes the feedback into account and makes any changes or sticks to the newly-announced structure for Apex Legends battle pass for Season 22.