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Apex Legends Season 12 Control LTM: How to play, start & end date, maps, more

Apex players are receiving a brand new Domination style game mode called Control in Season 12 and we’ve got all the details for you.



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Apex Legends is finally getting a brand new LTM in Season 12 called Control, here are all the details.

A new season of Apex Legends is approaching, bringing various updates to the game in the patch notes. From changes to weapons, a new Legend, and a massive nerf for Caustic, Apex Legends will no doubt feel different in Season 12.

One of the most highly anticipated updates coming in Season 12 is the brand new LTM Control, which brings a brand new way to play.

Players have been calling for Respawn to add a more team-based, unlimited respawns game mode for some time now.

Since players found out that the Mobile version of Apex had its own Team Deathmatch mode, there has been speculation that the console and PC versions would also be getting something similar.

Now, we finally have confirmation that Season 12 will be bringing a new LTM called “Control,” bringing a new way to play the battle royale game.

Apex Legends Control start & end date

The new Control LTM will be available in Apex from the start of Season 12 on February 8 all the way until March 1.

The LTM will span the first three weeks of Season 12 but there is heavy speculation that this period is a playtest for the mode, with the intention of tweaking and bringing it back permanently in the future.

How does Control work?

Control pits two teams of nine against each other in a battle for three objective points. These objective points are marked as A, B, C, and will have a flag in the area to indicate its position.

Players will gain points for their team while holding these points, much like in Call of Duty’s Domination game mode. There is a score limit of 1250, so the first team to reach this will win.

Further, if a team is able to control all three zones for a certain amount of time, they will win the game immediately, this is called “Lockout.” There are also unlimited respawns and the ability to respawn back on an owned point, or your team’s home base.

There will also be Timed Events that involve Capture bonuses for a certain objective zone, giving teams the chance for more points. In addition, players will have the opportunity to grab powerful weapons from air drops that land on the map.


In Apex Legends’ Control, you will select a loadout from a variety of options. These options have two weapons and one ordnance.

  • Close-quarters
    • Prowler, Peacekeeper, & Grenade
  • Heavy
    • L-Star, Mozambique, & Grenade
  • Assault
    • R-301, P2020, & Grenade
  • Marksman
    • 30-30 Repeater, Eva-8, & Thermite
  • Sniper
    • Wingman, Longbow, & Arc Star

Players will queue in squads of three for this mode, teaming up with two other full squads. This means you could potentially have three of the same Legend on a team, which the gameplay trailer reveals when two Pathfinders team up and swing towards the enemy.

Ratings Legend

Another feature in Control is Ratings Legend. This is essentially a point system associated with an individual player’s performance on the scoreboard. Capture objectives and gain kills to increase your rating.

As your rating goes through the tiers of blue, purple, and gold, you will earn more powerful weapons and also you’re Legend’s Ultimate ability. Dying unfortunately resets this, so keep your wits about you!

Apex Legends Control maps

For the first iteration of this new LTM, there will be two maps available to play on. These maps are POIs taken from the game’s maps.

  • Barometer – Storm Point
  • Hammond Labs – Olympus

Well, there you have it, that’s everything there is to know about the upcoming Season 12 LTM Control. For more, check out the new change in Season 12 that was highly requested by fans.

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Apex Legends devs respond to criticism by adding cheaper Apex Coins option

Respawn Entertainment have responded to player feedback by introducing a cheaper Apex Coins option in the game.



In response to complaints from Apex Legends players about the high cost of Apex Coins, Respawn Entertainment have added a cheaper currency pack option to the game.

Apex Coins are the premium currency in Apex Legends that can you purchase with real money and then spend in order to get your hands on new cosmetic items for your Legends and weapons.

You may have to purchase bigger currency packs in order to get yourself certain items, and the Apex Legends community has been frustrated with the high cost of these. Now, the devs have responded to this issue.

Apex Legends players that don’t have enough currency to unlock a specific item end up having to spend a lot on bigger currency packs.The cheapest bundle that you could get contained 1,000 Apex Coins and would set you back $9.99.

This can be particularly frustrating if you only need to use a small portion of the Apex Coins in the pack. Now, Respawn and EA have addressed this problem by adding the option to purchase currency packs with a 500 coin bundle for $4.99.

Now, you’ll be able to get yourself a decent number of Apex Coins without having to spend an extremely large amount of cash. Players that only need 400 Apex Coins to buy something, and no longer need to spend a whole $10 to do so.

The addition of this option will come as a huge relief to players that were tired of paying for currency that they didn’t need for an insanely high cost.

At the time of writing, the Apex Legends developers haven’t officially announced this change, but the arrival of this cheaper currency pack shows that they were listening to community feedback.

For more Apex Legends content, check out our ranking of every Apex Legends character as well as the Apex Legends 1.99 update patch notes.

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When did Apex Legends come out?

Apex Legends has become one of the most popular battle royale games in the world, but when did it first release?



Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royales in the world, but when did it come out? Here’s everything you need to know about the game’s original release date.

From PUBG to Fortnite, Apex Legends to Warzone, the battle royale genre has truly dominated the gaming scene for the last five years. In fact, the mode has become so important to shooters that games that launch without one are viewed as missing a vital component.

Each battle royale brings its own spin to the genre, capturing the imagination of players looking for new experiences. For Fortnite, building set it apart from its opponents, while Warzone’s use of class loadouts made it different from anything else on the market.

For Apex Legends, the use of characters with special and unique abilities meant that nothing else on the market could match its high-octane action, and unsurprisingly, thousands still jump on and play years after its launch. But when did Apex Legends actually release?

When did Apex Legends release?

Apex Legends released on February 4, 2019, and was available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Since then, the developers have released next-gen versions of the game for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, offering upgraded graphics and performance thanks to the power of the new consoles.

Developers Respawn Entertainment also targeted the portable gaming market too, releasing Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2021.

When did Apex Legends Mobile come out?

Apex Legends Mobile was released on May 17, 2022, and is available on both iOS and Android devices.

After finding huge success on consoles and PC, Respawn decided it was time to let Apex players fight victories wherever they are. The game was first released in a limited number of regions but is available worldwide now.

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Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes: Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg, bug fixes, more

Apex Legends has a brand-new 1.99 patch which brings bug fixes and new interactive Easter Egg for Lifeline’s Clinic.



Respawn Entertainment have dropped a new patch for Apex Legends Season 13, which includes a variety of changes and even interactive objects for Lifeline’s Town Takeover.

In addition to the ranked split which occurred on June 28, Apex Legends has received a brand-new patch for Season 13, bringing a variety of bug fixes and updates to the game.

The Apex Legends 1.99 patch is small, but for those who are interested, here are the patch notes for the update.

Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg

This patch is very small, and Respawn Entertainment haven’t actually revealed patch notes for what the update actually brought to the game. However, thanks to dataminer Kralindo, we have information on what the update has done.

One of the most interesting changes in the patch is the addition of interactive objects in Lifeline’s Town Takeover.

In Lifeline’s Clinic, players can now play the drums, guitar, and more. Interacting with these objects will play audio, which is a little Easter Egg for Lifeline’s previous occupation as a punk band drummer, hence her drum sticks Heirloom.

Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes

Although there are no official patch notes for the Apex Legends 1.99 patch, luckily Kralindo has gone through the game’s code and figured out some of the changes.

There may be more changes server-side, but here are all the changes Kralindo managed to see:

  • Some small Newcastle tactical changes, most likely bug fixes
  • Lifeline town takeover interactive objects activated
  • 500 Apex Coins enabled in the store (via playlist)
  • Really small change for the Replicator

That’s all for the Apex Legends Season 13 1.99 patch. For more, check out how the ranked reset works.

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