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Apex Legends Season 13 Saviors release date - Newcastle, and more

Discover everything coming to Apex Legends Season 13, including information about the support legend Newcastle, upcoming balance changes, and more

Apex Legends Season 13 Release Date: Newcastle soaring through the air as he prepares to slam down his shield attached to his right arm

Searching for more information about the Apex Legends Season 13 release date? Datamined leaks are fairly common in Apex Legends, and this season is no exception, as we already have a good idea about what may be coming to the battle royale game. There was a large Apex Legends leak back in March, showing off several legends at different stages of development – we hope to see most of these characters at some point over the next two years, although we still have to wait for them to be officially confirmed.

We’ve also found leaks regarding a special type of loot bin in Apex Legends Season 13 release date which has the potential to drastically change the early game. In addition to some much needed buffs to balance our Apex Legends tier list, Respawn Entertainment has officially confirmed that Newcastle is going to join the Apex Games. Newcastle is Bangalore’s brother, she thought Jackson was dead for years prior to his involvement in the games.

Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Season 13, including the latest information on Newcastle, changes to existing maps, and more.


Apex Legends Season 13 release date is May 10, 2022.

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Newcastle is a support legend with a range of defensive abilities, including a unique passive ability to drag wounded team mates, and an ultimate which lets him setup plenty of armoured cover.


Apex Legends Season 13 release date: An aerial shot of Skull Town in Kings Canyon during Apex Legends Season 1


Josh Medina, senior producer at Respawn Entertainment, has teased the return of Skull Town in a recent tweet. Skull Town was part of Kings Canyon, Apex Legend’s first battle royale map, before it was destroyed in Season 5. The original Kings Canyon, complete with Skull Town, was added back to the game temporarily in June 2021 as part of the Genesis Collection Event, but the map reverted back shortly after.

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There was also another teaser at the beginning of April which highlighted a large warning sign along with the message: deep sea seismic event detected. We don’t know whether this is in reference to Newcastle’s arrival, or potentially a new map.


The official Apex Legends Twitter account posted an animated gif with the caption ‘remain calm’. The image shows a radar with a red target highlighted with ‘anomaly detected’ moving towards the map. This could be in reference to the Leviathans which feature on a number of Apex Legends maps. The closest players have got to the Leviathans is when they could crush you on Kings Canyon if you stepped in their path, but they’ve never been in true threat on the battlefield.

The Apex Legends YouTube account has revealed that Season 13 is going to be called Saviors. This might be in reference to Bangalore and Newcastle – Bangalore is scheduled to leave the Apex Games but Newcastle’s sudden appearance could stop her from returning back to her home planet.


In terms of pick rate, Rampart is the least popular Legend to play across the board. Well known Apex Legend dataminer, Shrugtal, reported discovering a number of buffs for Rampart that haven’t been implemented just yet. These changes would drastically improve her Amped Cover structures by making them more durable and faster to deploy.

Another Legend rumoured to receive balance changes is Lifeline. There used to be a time where Lifeline was a guaranteed pick for most teams, but her abilities have been nerfed to the point where most players won’t bother selecting her. If Newcastle is coming to the game with one of Lifeline’s core abilities, there’s a high chance she’s going to receive a buff in the future.


Shrugtal has also found evidence of a Smart Loot Bin in the game files. This special loot bin analyses your equipment to provide you with items you might need. For example, if you’re holding an assault rifle without any attachments, the loot bin might provide you with weapon attachments. Depending on how many of these bins are deployed, this could potentially speed up the early game as players can build stronger loadouts within the opening minutes.

And that’s everything we know about Apex Legends Season 13. If you haven’t caught up with Apex in a while, you might want to check out our Apex Legends weapons tier list to see which weapons you should aim to pick up on the battlefield. Don’t forget to check out our list of the best multiplayer games if you’re looking for something different to play.