'Apex Legends' Battle Pass and new character Octane arrive tomorrow

Season 1 will bring fresh loot and rewards to Kings Canyon.

Apex Legends has exploded in popularity since the battle royale game arrived last month, and EA and Respawn aren't wasting much time in making the first seasonal Battle Pass available. The Wild Frontier pass arrives March 19th for 950 Apex Coins ($9.50). If you buy it, you'll unlock three themed character skins immediately, for Lifeline, Wraith and Mirage. You can earn more than 100 additional rewards each time you level up, including weapon skins, banner frames and XP boosts.

There's also a Battle Pass Bundle available for 2,800 Apex Coins, which immediately unlocks the next 25 levels along with their corresponding rewards. You'll also be able to earn enough Apex Coins by leveling up to get the next Battle Pass for free. If you opt not to buy the pass, you can still earn one Wild Frontier skin, 5 Apex Packs (i.e. loot boxes) and 18 new stat trackers for free.

Perhaps more significantly, the first season brings a new character to Apex Legends, confirming previous leaks. Octane can exchange some of his hit points for a speed boost, though he can regenerate health over time. His ultimate ability is a launchpad, which already made its way into the game over the last few days. New loot and surprises are on the way too, while this week's update will also bring balance changes, including to legend hitboxes.