Apex Legends was released in February 2019 and the only level cap increase to date arrived in December of its launch year.
A second level cap increase, which has long been requested by players, will be introduced with Apex Legends Season 14 on August 9.
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Respawn experience design director Aaron Rutledge explained how the level cap increase will work and what rewards players can look forward to during a recent Apex Legends developer panel attended by VGC.
“When we launched Apex we had an account max level of 100, which would get you about 30 Apex Packs by the time you hit max level,” he said. “And then in year one we raised that to level 500, which allowed players to earn about 200 Apex Packs.
“In Season 14 the time has come to lift that cap even higher and expand what our most engaged players can dig into. We’re going to expand the max level cap by looping through 1-500 three additional times, essentially raising the level cap to 2,000.
“This will add an additional 345 Apex Packs to what you can earn by account progression, and that raises the total number of Apex Packs you can earn by playing to 544.
“And if anyone’s familiar with our Heirloom system, you know that once you hit 500 you’re guaranteed to get an Heirloom, so I think a lot of players will be excited to finally be rewarded for the time they put in and get that Heirloom.”