Apex Legends Season 4 adds new Legend and sniper rifle

Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that Apex Legends’ fourth season, titled Assimilation, will get underway on February 4th.

The upcoming season will bring with it a new playable Legend called Forge. Forge is a five-time Hyper Fighting Federation champion and will be sponsored by Hammond Robotics, making him the first corporate-sponsored Legend in the games.

Another big addition is the new Sentinel bolt-action sniper rifle. The weapon has a charge mechanic that will increase the shot power the longer it is charged for. More information will be shared closer to launch.

Moving on. Ranked is undergoing some big changes in Season 4 with a switch to Splits that will break the season up into six weeks of ranked play before a reset. The first six weeks of ranked play will be on World’s Edge, with the second six weeks moving to King’s Canyon. Rewards will be granted based on the highest tier reached in either split, but there will be animated badges up for grabs for reaching the same tier in both splits.

Respawn is also introducing a new Master Tier that will sit between Diamond and Apex Predator. Players will require 10,000 RP to reach Master Tier and Apex Predator will be changed to only cover the top 500 players per platform, meaning that players can lose Apex Predator status.

Finally, loss forgiveness is being limited to once per day for the player who leaves. Teammates leaving will remain unchanged, but players who leave a full team more than once per day for three days in a season will forfeit loss forgiveness entirely for the rest of the season. Read more about the upcoming changes to ranked play here.

Apex Legends is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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