The latest season of Apex Legends is set to arrive later today and it’s introducing a wealth of new features to Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale game. Along with a brand new map, character, Clubs, challenge tuning, and meta alterations, there’s a brand new battle pass full of cosmetic items to unlock. Unlike previous seasons, developer Respawn Entertainment has altered how their battle pass will function during Season 7. Previously, players would complete Daily and Weekly Challenges to earn XP towards increasing their battle pass level. The former would expire after 24 hours, while the latter unlocked several new missions every week. While this system still remains, the way you actually increase the rank has been slightly tweaked.
How to Increase Your Battle Pass Level
To increase your level in the Battle Pass you will need to earn 10 Stars. Every challenge, regardless if it’s Daily or Weekly, rewards a specific amount of stars. Hitting 10 will automatically increase your level and any additional Stars earned will count towards the next rank. Experience will now make progress towards earning a single star which will help increase your battle pass rank. It takes a total of 5,000 XP to earn one star, so you’ll need 100,000 XP to earn enough stars to raise your battle pass rank. This is obviously far more inconsistent and slower since the experience earned largely depends on your in-game performance.
We've seen a lot of feedback about Battle Pass progression being too slow. So today we'll ship the following change:
🔸XP required per Star: 10,000 > 5,000
Also, starting next week, your Weekly Challenges will take much less time to complete.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) November 6, 2020
Challenges are broken up into Daily and Weekly once again only now they all reward players with stars. Daily Challenges now rotate out every 24 hours and include five different objectives. These are all relatively easy, which explains why the amount of stars earned is so low. Inversely, Weekly Challenges unlock every seven days and a little more difficult to finish. You will earn stars for completing these, so you’ll want to make sure to focus on them. Weekly Challenges do not rotate, so if you take a week off that week’s challenges will still be unlocked when you return. These can be as simple as knocking enemies down or legend specific such as healing allies with Lifeline’s drone. There are no reoccurring Weekly Challenges, those have been faded out with the Season 7 update. I recommend prioritizing Daily Challenges first since those can vanish if the timer expires.
Since the season launched last night, players have been rather vocal about their disdain for this new system. Many have noted the number of stars earned is disproportionate to the difficulty of the actual challenge. This alone makes leveling up the pass far more of a grind than previous seasons. Given that some of the coolest cosmetic loot is locked behind this pass, this new system has led to a lot of early frustration. Others have noted that the experience gains don’t feel substantial enough for winning or performing well in-game. Thankfully, Respawn Entertainment has listened to the community and will be implementing changes to make it easier to rank up starting next week. So if you’ve been struggling with leveling up the battle pass don’t worry, you should have a similar time climbing the ranks very soon.