Apex Legends is a battle royale title that has become insanely popular in the gaming community over the past few years. It continues to be among the top title in the genre thanks to all the new content it keeps providing to its playerbase. The developers recently announced the Veiled Collection event, which comes with a brand-new LTM Deathmatch mode and fresh cosmetics.
On the topic of providing fresh content to the players, Apex Legends has now revealed details about its upcoming seasonal update. The next update, which comes on May 9, will bring players the seventeenth seasonal update for the title dubbed, Arsenal. The new season has been announced along with a trailer and also brings a new Legend to the game.
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— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) April 24, 2023
The trailer provides players with the much-needed backstory about the latest Legend, Ballistic. It kicks off with a tired Ballistic, walking around his mansion, which is filled with all types of Apex Legends memorabilia. He then goes on to switch on the television and the news channel starts talking about Ballistic’s past and how his selfish choices led to the death of one of his teammates during the Apex Games.
The trailer then goes on to show the impact his decision had on his life and how it led to Ballistic being separated from his wife and son through flashback cuts. The news channel then goes on to tell Ballistic that his son, Nathaniel, is now a part of the Apex Games, and this news invigorates a new motivation within Ballistic. He suits up in his old gear and goes up to the creators of the Apex Games and asks them to let him step into the arena and keep his son out of the games.
What to expect from Apex Legends Season 17: Arsenal?
Along with the new Legend, Ballistic, Apex Legends will also be bringing changes to Weapon Mastery, an expanded and enhanced Firing Range, updates to Ranked Play and a brand new Battlepass. More details about the upcoming season should be revealed at a date closer to the release of Arsenal, May 9.