Apex Legends New Level Cap Announced Along With New Progression System

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Are you tired of grinding in Apex Legends? Respawn Entertainment has just the thing! Announced today is not only an Apex Legends new level cap, but an overhaul of the entire Apex Legends progression system! All these are coming this December 3 on all platforms!

Here’s the tl;dr version:

  • Player Level cap increased from 100 -> 500
    • XP required to hit level 100 has been reduced by approximately 5% to smooth out per level XP increases
  • Players can now earn 199 Apex Packs by level 500 (previously 45)
    • Level 2 – 20: One pack every level
    • Level 22 – 300: One pack every two levels
    • Level 305 – 500: One pack every five levels
    • You will continue to earn 600 Legend Tokens per level
    • Apex Packs rewards will be retroactive
  • Players will also earn a Player Level Gun Charm every 100 Player Levels

Gun Charms:

  • 36 new Gun Charms are going into Apex Packs at Epic and Legendary tier
  • Gun charms will now appear in the Rotating Shop for players who prefer direct purchase

Player Level Cap Increase & an Additional 154 Apex Pack Rewards

The Player Level cap has been increased from 100 to 500. Players can now earn a total of 199 Apex Packs related to Player Level rewards at the following cadence:

  • Level 2 – 20: One pack every level (19 Apex Packs total)
  • Level 22 – 300: One pack every two levels (140 Apex Packs total)
  • Level 305 – 500: One pack every five levels (40 Apex Packs total)
  • You will continue to earn 600 Legend Tokens per level and per 18,000 XP at level 500

The net impact of this change is that players will now earn 59 Apex Packs from level 1 – 100 (up from 45 Apex Packs prior to this change). All players will be retroactively awarded any Apex Packs they should have received under this new system. For example, players who are currently level 100 will receive 14 Apex Packs when this system goes live.

Players will now earn a new badge every 10 levels from 110 – 500.

Players will also receive a Player Level Gun Charm inspired by the above badges at levels 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500.

Respawn also announced that they have reduced the rate at which XP is required to level up from levels 20 to 58. The outcome of this is that players should be getting more rewards and faster as they go through level 58. Not only that, but the total XP reqiored to hit level 100 will be reduced by around 5 percent, because the base XP requirements are being reduced. Those between levels 20 and 99 may find themselves at a higher level once this change goes live.
This is definitely a huge improvement to how XP and levels were handled before. Once the patch drops, we’ll be sure to let our readers know.
Source: EA