Apex Legends Season 14 is coming on August 9th, which begs the question where are the patch notes? Well here’s what we know so far!

Fans of Apex Legends will be delighted to know a new season is just around the corner. The Apex Legends Season 14 Patch Notes have yet to be released in full.

However, EA have confirmed we will see the arrival of a brand new legend Vantage and the return of beloved POI Skulltown.

Here’s what we know so far about Apex Legends Season 14:

When is Apex Legends Season 14 coming out?

Apex Legends Season 14’s official release date is August 9th:10am PST, 1pm EST and 6pm BST.

This release date was confirmed on the EA website.

While the official patch notes release date is unknown, EA have also shared a gameplay trailer on August 1st.

Who is the new legend?

The new legend coming in Season 14 is called “Vantage”. Vantage will be the 22nd legend added to Apex Legends since its release in 2019.

While EA not released the official Apex Legends Season 14 patch notes, there were of course been leaks regarding what Vantage’s kit is. These leaks proved to be spot on based on the Apex Legends Season 14 gameplay trailer that aired on August 1st.

Vantage’s ability list

New Legend Vantage's Sniper Kit in action
The Sniper Kit in action from the Apex Legends Season 14 gameplay trailer

Sniper Kit (Passive): Tactical info available in ADS unarmed or any long range scopes. This includes the legend name, their shield rarity, team-size and how far away they are.

Vantage with pet bat Echo
Echo is a bat we see rescued by Vantage in the Apex Legends Season 14 Trailer
Vantage's Echo Launch will allow her to launch large distances
Vantage using her tactical Echo Launch

Echo Launch (Tactical): Launch towards your winged companion, Echo. Order Echo by tapping Q. Launch to Echo by holding Q. From the gameplay footage so far it appears to work similar to Octane’s jump pad’s double jump. There will also be an indicator of the trajectory similar to Loba‘s tactical Burglar’s Best Friend.

Editor’s note: Echo is Vantage’s pet bat who we see rescued in the Story of the Outlands trailer.

Vantage’s ultimate Mark to Kill will grant her a custom sniper that boosts her and allies damage.

Mark to Kill (Ultimate): Vantage’s Ultimate provides her with a custom sniper rifle that can both scan enemies and deal additional damage to them for both Vantage and her allies.

Damages is doubled for successive shots and her team gain a 15% damage boost on targets scanned by Vantage by her Sniper Kit passive.

We do actually see Vantage disassemble her sniper rifle 55 seconds into the Hunted Launch Trailer. Furthermore, in the gameplay trailer EA also showed off Vantage’s custom sniper in all its glory. (below)

Level Cap Increase confirmed for Apex Legends Season 14

EA confirmed on their website that they will finally be increasing the level cap on Apex Legends accounts. Up until now level 500 is the highest rank any player can achieve.

“Aim for staggering heights with the new Level Cap increase,” said EA.

The new level cap in Apex Legends will be 2,000, with your badge upgraded every time you reach 500 levels. This is very similar to the level system in Overwatch which grants you a star on your account for every so many levels.

Apex Legends Season 14 Patch includes a Level Cap Increase
The classic level 500
A prestige 500+ badge

According to source

Skulltown (now Relic) returns as part of Kings Canyon changes

The last piece of confirmed news is that Skulltown, a popular POI from the original Kings Canyon will be making a return in the Apex Legends Season 14 Patch notes. However, the location will now be known as Relic.

Skulltown we know and love returns but is now part of an area called Relic

Skulltown (Relic) was showcased in the Launch and Gameplay Trailer and its close-quarter combat should bring a smile to those who have been on the Apex Legends journey since the beginning.

In addition to the new Relic POI, there are a couple other notable changes in Kings Canyon. The big changes are towards Cage, the Hillside POI near containment and the old buildings at Broken Relay. With regards to Cage the top level has been removed and the Hillside POI has been greatly simplified.

Reforged popular POI’s in season 14’s Kings Canyon

EA confirm Kings Canyon loot pool has been significantly improved

Additionally on the EA website, the Devs explain that the loot pools have been significantly improved on Kings Canyon. Loot quality, quantity and disparity have all been revised and been updated for Apex Legends Season 14.

Crash Site and Spotted Lakes loot pools have been reduced, while Hydro Dam, Swamps, Run off and Octane’s Gauntlet have all been increased.

We will keep you posted the moment the official Apex Legends Season 14 Patch notes drop! Until then, happy hunting.


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