Apex Legends’ Hunted update is now live, bringing with it a new legend
Apex Legends Season 14 will also deliver a long-requested level cap increase
Apex Legends: Hunted, the latest update for Respawn‘s free-to-play shooter, is now live.
The update adds Vantage, a new legend who focuses on ranged combat. A level cap increase has also been added to the game. New levels earned will reward players with Legends Tokens and Apex Packs.
The Hunted Battle Pass features a new music pack, loading screens, emotes, banner frames and weapon charms, and for the first time, certain challenges can now be completed in the mode of a player’s choice, giving them the flexibility to complete the Battle Pass.
“Vantage has learned everything the hard way. Born to a wrongfully-convicted criminal who gave birth to her alone on the barren ice planet Págos, Vantage can weather any storm,” reads a description published by Respawn.
“Accompanied only by her small winged companion Echo and forced to live off a hostile land, she became the ultimate survivalist and an expert sharpshooter. Meet the youngest person to join the Apex Games.”
The Kings Canyon map has also seen significant changes. A new point of interest (POI) called Relic, adds a large landmass in the area formerly known as Skull Town prior to its destruction in Season 5, plus a visual upgrade for the map.
During a recent Apex Legends developer panel attended by VGC, lead level designer Jeff Shaw said Respawn was taking a new holistic approach to map updates.
“One of the biggest changes we’ve made is we really increased the landmass to improve the map’s flow and pacing, so that’s where Relic comes into play,” said Shaw, who hopes it will bring back “some of that classic Kings Canyon gameplay that people love and miss”.