Apex Legends Season 15 is almost here! Titled Eclipse, it’s bringing a new Legend, a new map, and a long-awaited new feature to the game very soon.
This comes with the usual updates expected with any new season, including a new battle pass which is sure to bring a whole range of new cosmetics and challenges alongside it.
For those excited to jump into the new content as soon as it drops, this quick guide presents the Apex Legends Season 15 release time as well as everything we know so far that’s coming to the Eclipse season.
Apex Legends Season 15 Eclipse release time and date
The Apex Legends Season 15 Eclipse release date is Tuesday, November 1.
In terms of the Apex Legends Season 15 release time, there’s sadly rarely ever clear messaging as to exactly when new Apex Legends Season will be dropping ahead of launch. However, the past few seasons have all gone live around the same time for almost a whole year now, so it’s safe to assume the below times will be the rough release time for Season 15.
- USA West Coast: 10AM (PDT)
- USA East Coast: 1PM (EDT)
- UK: 6PM (BST)
- Europe: 7PM (CEST)
Obviously, take all of the above with a grain of salt. These times are based on prior seasons, and therefore could change this time around.
What new features are coming in Apex legends Season 15 Eclipse?
New Legend: Catalyst
Let’s start with the most obviously exciting addition to Apex Legends Season 15: Catalyst!
Catalyst is a new Legend joining the roster, a new range of abilities we’ve only glimpsed at via the Eclipse launch trailer we’ve embedded above. While we don’t have an official word as to what her abilities are, the trailer (as all prior launch trailers have done in the past) does give us plenty of hints as to what she’s able to do.
First, we see her shoot out a puddle of glack goo that trips up both Mad Maggie and Fuse, indicating some kind of CC ability.
We also see her put up a gigantic wall that Loba’s squad can’t see through at all, which strikes us as an obvious ultimate ability. Not only that, but when the super charged Octane tries to run through it, they’re clearly slowed right down to a snail’s pace. We also see that Loba’s scan doesn’t appear to work on the big wall, so perhaps it’s got true vision protection too.
While we can only guess at what Catalyst can do right now, if this season is like any of the prior ones, we’ll be sure to get a full gameplay breakdown in the coming days leading up to Apex Legends Season 15’s launch. Once we know for sure, we’ll update this piece with the appropriate info!
New map: Broken Moon
The new map added into Apex Legends Season 15 Eclipse is called Broken Moon. Featuring a mix of pleasent interiors and construction across a half-build colony, Broken Moon introduces two new main features: Zip Rails and Giant POIs.
Zip rails are like trains, basically. Allowing you to hop on and travel quickly across the map aong set routes (that aren't always safe from other teams). However, unlike the trains we've jumped on before, you'll be riding this rail like a zipline, able to shoot at other players from the hip as you traverse the moon.
As for giant POIs, these are larger, less frantic drop points where you'll be able to avoid other players for longer and get loot more consistently. However, Broken Moon does still feature several traditionally sized POIs, so if you like early fights there will still be something for you.
As for what POIs and other cool additions we can expect, we don’t know yet! But, like Catalyst’s abilities, we’re sure to get further details in the coming days as more trailers are released. So pop back later for more details!
Via a post on the official Apex Legends website, we know that gifting is finally coming to the battle royale, which is launching alongside Apex Legends Season 15 Eclipse.
You’ll be able to buy gifts with Apex Coins from the store, including single items and bundles which you can then send to friends in-game. You do have a 24 hour gift limit though, so don’t expect to be able to shower loved ones with weapon and character skins or anything like that.
In terms of requirements for gifting, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:
- You must have login verification turned on
- You must be account level 10
- You must be in-game friends with gift recipients for 2 weeks
- Both gifter and giftee must have accounts “in good standing”
Gifting in Apex Legends is not region locked, so you'll be able to support your friends across the globe.
Added to Apex Legends Season 15 Eclipse is Stickers, a new permanent form of cosmetic that you can add onto items like shield cells and health stims. There's no word on how we earn them as of yet, but you'll be able to represent your favourite legends with stickers slappeed onto the side of commonly used and previously un-alterable pick ups out in the open world.
Are you excited to jump into Apex Legends Season 15 Eclipse? Let us know below!