Apex Legends season 16 release date speculation, leaks and details

With Eclipse well underway, we look ahead to the potential Apex Legends season 16 release date and what might be in store for players next year

Apex Legends season 16 release date speculation: a woman holding a full automatic weapon

It might be a stretch to think about Apex Legends season 16, with Eclipse still in full swing, but we have a fair idea of when the next season will begin, and what the theme will be. As with any new Apex Legends season, we’re usually guaranteed a new legend, a new map – or variation on a map – and a bunch of new cosmetics.

Apex Legends season 15 Eclipse began on November 1, and with it came a new defensive legend, Catalyst, a new map, Broken Moon, and the ability to gift cosmetic items to your friends in the free PC game. It was a sizable update to the battle royale game, giving players plenty of content to sink their teeth into, but when can we expect the next season of Apex Legends?

Predicted Apex Legends season 16 release date

Apex Legends season 16 will release on, or around, February 14. Each season of Apex lasts around three months, with the only exception being season 3, which lasted four, so it’s safe to assume that season 16 of the FPS game will arrive in February of 2023.

With season 15 not ending until mid-February, it means that there is a slightly longer than usual wait for season 16, with a tweet from a senior producer at Respawn promising that the extra few weeks of wait will be “worth it”

Apex Legends season 16 leaks

Recently, a data miner known as Thordansmash posted that there may be some significant reworks to legends classes in the new year, with certain containers potentially only being available to certain classes. It would certainly make team composition more important if it directly correlated to the amount of loot you can hoover up before the fighting begins.

According to Thordansmash, there may also be a new Legend release on or after the season 16 release date. Ballistic is an offense-heavy Legend, who can buff his team’s weapons while nerfing the enemy’s. The release date for the new Legend is still up in the air, but rest assured we’ll update this guide when we know more.

Apex Legends season 16 theme

With February comes the most loveable holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day. Apex Legends has had previous dealings with Valentine’s day, going back as far as season 4, with event-exclusive badges, weapon skins, and even banners up for grabs for those who committed some time to their true love, Apex Legends, during February.

It’s rumoured that a new LTM, Date Night, will release a week before the new season starts, and consist of a duo game mode where your heals also affect your partner as long as they’re in range. The new season could also see the release of a new hardcore battle royale mode for Apex Legends, with limited HUD elements, and reduced health and armour.

That’s all the information we have right now on the Apex Legends season 16 release date, with this guide being updated as and when we know more. Apex Legends remains one of the best multiplayer games on PC, and if you’re looking to jump back in, we have the pick rates for each legend in season 15, to give you an idea of who to main, and who to avoid.