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Apex Legends Season 13 review: Newcastle saves lackluster update

The Apex Legends Season 12 update boasts a host of content, finally brining a new Legend to the game that makes a meaningful impact.

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Apex Legends’ brand-new character Newcastle has well and truly arrived in Season 13, dominating the limelight among various changes and new content.

Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors has officially arrived, and now that players have had some time to enjoy the new content, it’s clear what stands out in the community.

With major Ranked changes, Storm Point update, and various Legend and weapon buffs and nerfs, Season 13 has no doubt made an impact on the ever-growing battle royale game. However, the brand new Legend Newcastle has definitely stolen the show.

Apex Legends Season 13 review

A welcomed Ranked overhaul

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Apex Legends Season 13 brought some much-needed changes to the Ranked system. Players had been calling for changes for some time, and finally, the devs delivered in Season 13: Saviors.

This huge Ranked overhaul was dubbed “Ranked Reloaded,” and brought changes to most aspects of the competitive game mode. The most significant of these changes are around the way in which players receive Ranked Points (RP) and Kill Points (KP).

These changes give the mode a much more team-orientated vibe, which is exactly how it should feel. The devs introduced demotions as well, which the community had been calling for.

This will no doubt make the lobbies more competitive and also make the system more accurate at placing players in the Rank that reflects their skill level. This will also encourage players who are “hard stuck” to continue pushing and developing their skills to reach the Rank they are aiming to stay in.

These changes have been greatly welcomed so far, but of course, as they overhauled the system there are some issues and small tweaks that will be needed. If you’d like a more in-depth look at the changes, check out our guide on Ranked Reloaded.

Lackluster content & changes

Storm Point

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Apart from these impactful Ranked changes, the update did bring a slightly underwhelming map update to Storm Point, as well as a lack of meaningful changes to Legends and weapons.

Storm Point was given a brand new POI, the Downed Beast. Despite this POI being great fun and having a well-thought-out design, one new POI for such a massive map definitely feels underwhelming.

Of course, Storm Point also got the new IMC Armories on the map, and these are great for getting high-tier loot. However, again, there isn’t much map change, just a new POI and some of these new IMC Armories that have popped up around the map, which is quite disappointing.

Legends & weapons

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Season 13 also failed to bring a new weapon to the game, which many had been hoping for. Apart from the massive Kraber and Helmet changes, not much has changed with both the weapons and Legends in the game.

Light weapons are now much weaker than Heavy due to the R-301 going into the Replicator and both the Flatline and Spitfire being placed back in floor loot. The only Legends to receive big changes were Rampart and Valkyrie, leaving the community disappointed to see no changes for Lifeline.

In general, Season 13 has failed to bring significant changes to the Legends and weapons in Apex Legends, which makes the gameplay feel slightly stale.

Newcastle is the Savior

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Despite all of this, the brand-new Legend Newcastle is the saving grace for Season 13. Newcastle is a refreshing Legend that stands out as a dominant force, which sets his release aside from the previous Legend introductions that have been deemed unimpressive by the community.

The Mobile Guardian has a very strong kit with abilities that feel impactful and worthwhile. Newcastle can change the tide of a fight with his Ultimate, make a push easier with his Tactical, or even play a supportive role with his Passive shield revive.

His introduction has definitely shaken up the meta in Season 13, competition with the likes of Gibraltar and Lifeline who have both been dominant picks for many seasons. Newcastle is a blast to play, and although he may need a few tweaks as his abilities are definitely strong, he doesn’t feel overpowered.

This new Legend stands out as the most entertaining and impactful introduction within the Apex Legends Season 13 update, saving the season from an otherwise disappointing launch.

Verdict: 6/10


Remember, we will be getting some new content throughout the season which could brighten up the update and bring some great new content. With that in mind, check out the leaked Awakened Collection Event.

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Apex Legends leak reveals Lifeline Town Takeover on Olympus

Apex Legends’ Combat Medic Lifeline may be the next Legend to get a Town Takeover, which could be seen on Olympus in Season 13.

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An Apex Legends leaker has revealed potential plans for a Lifeline Town Takeover on Olympus, which could be seen in Season 13.

Apex Legends Season 13 saw some new additions to Storm Point, including the Downed Beast and IMC Armories that both hold some impressive loot. Having said that, players are yet to see a new Town Takeover since Big Maude was introduced on World’s Edge.

As well as two new events set for this season, new leaks are suggesting that Lifeline will be getting a Town Takeover in Season 13, which could be based on Olympus.

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Rumors surrounding a new Town Takeover for Apex Legends Season 13 are circulating the community, with some even believing it may coincide with the leaked Collection Event.

Some leakers thought we would be getting a Bangalore Town Takeover on Storm Point this season, but as we already got the Downed Beast and the IMC Armories, it actually may be more likely that we will be seeing a new Town Takeover for a different map and Legend.

Reputable Apex Legends leaker Thordan Smash stated in a recent video that he now believes that we may see a Lifeline Town Takeover for Olympus in Season 13, stating that the Bangalore Town Takeover has potentially been “scrapped.”

Further, new quips were leaked from the game files mentioning a “Med Station,” and Lifeline has more quips mentioning this new concept than any other Legend. This suggests it may be specific to her, perhaps the Med Station is actually the name of her Town Takeover POI.

Apex Legends leaker Ezra-RC also leaked a version of Olympus that is code-named “LTT” in the files. Many believe this could stand for Lifeline Town Takeover, however, nothing is confirmed as of yet, and the map is just the Season 12 version of Olympus.

As more information is released we’ll be sure to update this piece and provide all the information.


For more on Apex Legends, check out our piece on the Season 13 Summer Store Takeover.

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Apex Legends Season 13 leaked Summer Event: Cosmetics, store takeover, more

Apex Legends dataminers have revealed new information about a potential summer-themed event for Season 13.

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Apex Legends Season 13 could be getting a summer-themed event, as dataminers leak new details.

Apex Legends Season 13 has already offered a lot of new content for players and a new Ranked system to grind, which may improve your skill as a player.

Fans are always intrigued by leaked future content for the battle royale game, and it seems dataminers may have revealed a summer-themed event that could be arriving in Season 13.

What is Apex Legends’ Summer Event?

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Apex Legends leaker Garret has revealed new leaked content that may imply a Summer Tiki event for Apex Legends in Season 13.

Not much is officially known about this event, but as Apex Legends usually gets a “Summer of Plunder” store sale, it’s likely that the devs will be doing something for the summer season.

In Garret’s video posted on May 19, the leaker revealed some unreleased summer-themed Weapon Charms found in the game’s files by dataminer HYPERMYST.

There seems to be a Tiki theme in the design of the charms, possessing tropical island flowers, an exotic fruit, bamboo, bright colors, a beach umbrella, and just an overall Hawaiian vibe.

Garret believes this either implies that we will either be getting a summer-themed event or a store takeover.

The dataminer also found some more interesting Weapon Charms that further indicate some sort of summer-themed takeover. One of these charms is called “Nessie Float” in the game’s files, which definitely shares a beach/summer theme.

Not much is confirmed about the event, but it’s clear that the devs are working on something summer-themed, whether it be a bundle, store takeover, or thematic event.

Thordan Smash believes the event will be a store takeover rather than a fully-fledged event, as leaker Ezra-RC revealed that “07/05” will mark the start of an “ALGS and Summer Store.” This date is not confirmed and may change, but it’s likely the summer-theme event will actually be a store takeover featuring new ALGS cosmetics and summer-themed skins.

The Apex Legends leaker also claims that the main cosmetic for this summer store will be a Valkyrie Streetwear bundle.

We already have leaked information on the Collection Event for Season 13, which is rumored to be called Awakened and has an Anime theme, so it’s likely that this summer event will not be a collection.

As more information is revealed about this potential Apex Legends summer event, we will be sure to update this piece, so stay tuned.


For more on Apex Legends, check out the leaked Bangalore Prestige Skin that’s rumored to release next.

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Can you play Apex Legends Mobile on PC?

Although it may not be intended for the platform, players are wondering whether Apex Legends Mobile is playable on PC.

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Apex Legends Mobile has quite a few exclusive features and for those who don’t have a handheld device capable of playing it, you may be able to get the game on PC.

Apex Legends Mobile has some great exclusive features, including mobile-first Legend Fade, new abilities for Legends, and even more, which has made some PC and console players extremely jealous.

Apex Legends Mobile does have required specifications to abide by on handheld devices, and for those who don’t have the capabilities or just don’t like playing on mobile, you may be wondering if it’s possible to play on a PC.

Apex Legends Mobile on PC

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The short answer is yes, you can play Apex Legends Mobile on PC, but there are steps that need to be taken in order to do so.

You’ll need the legal emulator made by Tencent, who is one of the developers of Apex Legends Mobile. There is nothing wrong with using this and we recommend players who’d like to play Apex Legends Mobile on PC to only use this emulator as it’s legal.

  1. First, you’ll need to download the ‘GameLoop’ Android Emulator
  2. After that, load up the app and select “Apex Legends Mobile
  3. Download Apex Legends Mobile to your PC
  4. When it’s finished, boot up the game and enjoy Apex Legends Mobile on PC!
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This is a great way for those who are unable to play on their handheld device to enjoy the exclusive features of Apex Mobile and experience a different way to play Respawn’s battle royale.

If you are able to play on mobile but would like to know if you could use a controller, check out our guide on if Apex Legends Mobile has controller support.


There you have it, it’s that simple to play Apex Legends Mobile on your PC. For more guides on Apex Legends, make sure you check out the most popular Legends for Season 13.

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