Apex Legends FAQ – An Official EA Site
5. Battle Pass
What is the Battle Pass?
The Battle Pass is a system that rewards players with cosmetic items. These rewards are a mix of seasonal cosmetics and Apex Packs. Every player can unlock some of these items each season through normal play; those who choose to purchase the Battle Pass can earn everything available that season, around 100 different rewards.
What is a season?
Each season brings new Legends, fresh loot, and special events that change the Games. Plus, every season comes with its own Battle Pass, which lets you unlock tons of unique content as you level.
How do I buy the Battle Pass?
The Battle Pass can only be purchased in the in-game store using Apex Coins. Launch Apex Legends, go to the store, navigate to the Battle Pass tab, and purchase the Battle Pass from there. If you need to purchase Apex Coins, you can do that in the store, too.
How do I level up my Battle Pass?
Battle Pass progress is awarded as Stars (or a full Battle Pass level) as opposed to CP after completing Challenges. Each star is 1/10th of a level, and each star fills in a slot on the star meter. When the meter is full, the level is awarded and the meter is reset.
Does my Player Level reset when a new season starts?
No, your Player Level stays the same and doesn’t reset. Instead, you will get a new Battle Pass Level, and the XP you gain will count toward both your Player Level and Battle Pass Level. Your Battle Pass Level resets every season.
What happens if I buy my Battle Pass late in the season?
You’ll receive all the rewards up to your current level for the season, retroactively! If you buy the Battle Pass Bundle, you’ll get the rewards for 25 levels in addition to the levels you’ve already reached. For example, if you’re on level 20 for the season when you buy the Battle Pass Bundle, you’ll get all the rewards up through level 45.
Can I buy the Battle Pass now and the Battle Pass Bundle later?
No – once you purchase a Battle Pass, the associated bundle will no longer be available.
Can I keep leveling my Battle Pass after the season ends?
No, the rewards available in a given season can only be earned until that season is over.
Do I keep everything I’ve earned with Battle Pass once the season ends?
Yes, everything you earn with the Battle Pass is yours to keep, even after the season is over.
Do I get Legends by purchasing a Battle Pass?
No, Legends will not be included in the Battle Pass. The Battle Pass gives players exclusive cosmetic items and Apex Packs.
How long are seasons?
Each season will run for approximately three months.
What if I don’t buy the Battle Pass? Can I still earn rewards for free?
Yes! Even if you don’t purchase the Battle Pass, you will be able to earn a select amount of free cosmetic items each season.
What Are Daily and Weekly Challenges?
Daily Challenges are recurring objectives that grant Stars towards leveling up your Battle Pass when they are completed. Each day, you will receive three new Daily Challenges, and each week you will receive a set of unique Weekly Challenges.
For all the details on how challenges work, check out our blog here.
How do Battle Pass XP Boosts work?
Starting in Season 2, each XP Boost you get from a Battle Pass will add a 10% bonus to any Top 5 Finish score you earn. These bonuses stack, and ten are available in the Battle Pass, for a maximum bonus of 100%. If you party up with other players, all your bonuses stack, for a maximum of 300% per player.
XP Boosts activate automatically once you earn them and stay with you for the entire season.
If I own the Battle Pass, can I buy levels past level 100 to get the bonus items?
No, you can only purchase levels up to level 100. You must earn the final 10 levels through playtime.
Will the Battle Pass rewards for a specific season ever return when that season is over?
All seasonal cosmetic rewards (excluding Apex Packs and content dropped from them) in the Battle Pass are time-limited to the Season. From time to time, some items may come back, but it is up to the discretion of the team.
What happens if I open more than 24 event packs?
If you open event packs and you already own every event item, each event pack over 24 will instead return Apex Coins equivalent to the cost of the event pack.