Respawn Announces Apex Legends Mobile Season 2.5 Launch Date

The developers of Apex Legends Mobile have announced that the game’s next battle pass will arrive next week. Although the new seasonal battle pass has yet to be named, Respawn has confirmed that Season 2: Distortion will end on August 23 at 4:59 p.m. PT / 7:59 p.m. ET, with Season 2.5 launching one minute later.

The announcement was made on Twitter, but a separate announcement appeared in-game itself that contains a bit more information on what to expect in Apex Legends Mobile Season 2.5. While patch notes are unlikely to be released until next week, we have information on what changes will hit Apex Legends Mobile when the new battle pass arrives.

New seasonal store and new seasonal currency

Much like Season 1.5: Cold Snap, Season 2.5 will feature a new battle pass and an updated seasonal store with a new type of seasonal currency: Hyperbeat Coins. This means that all seasonal currency accumulated during the first half of the season will disappear when Season 2.5 goes live.

Seasonal Currency is earned by completing various challenges and events, and can be used to trade items from the Seasonal Shop. The Seasonal Shop will also be getting a brand new set of cosmetics next week, so now is your chance to complete all of the unfinished Distortion Battle Pass challenges, claim your XP rewards, and redeem all of the cosmetics from the seasonal shop you’ve had your eye on. Remember that Mission Cards can be used to complete challenges that you don’t have the time or inclination to complete.

Another great way to get some last-minute seasonal currency is to participate in the last Pro Mode event of this season, which runs from August 22-23 and ends one minute before the launch of Season 2.5. The new Pro Mode event will consist of challenges that must be completed in Team Deathmatch mode. Pro mode challenges are usually pretty straightforward and are a great way to get a good amount of seasonal currency with minimal effort, especially when you’re short on time.

An in-game announcement details some upcoming changes to the game.

Mission Map Makeover

Speaking of Mission Cards, one of the upcoming changes to Apex Legends Mobile will make Mission Cards work the same as Seasonal Currency. Previously, mission cards carried over between seasons. But starting next week, mission cards will be tied to the season in which they are obtained. This means that, just like Seasonal Currency, any unused Mission Cards you’ve earned over the past few months will expire once Season 2.5 kicks off, so be sure to check your Warehouse for any remaining Mission Cards and use -them before the end of the distortion.

Ranked Mode Reset

The current Ranked Division will end on August 24, with rewards available the same day. An in-game message from the developers reads: “We will be performing a soft reset in preparation for the upcoming Season 2 Ranked Play split, where ranked bonus rewards will be up for grabs for those up for the challenge. !”

Stay tuned for the latest Apex Legends Mobile Season 2.5 news, and be sure to complete your Distortion Battle Pass and complete this season’s other challenges before the new Battle Pass goes live. August 23.

Apex Legends Mobile is available for download on Android and iOS devices.

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Casey J. Nelson