Apex Season 20 Release Date: Breakout – Everything You Need to Know

Apex Legends, the popular battle royale game from Respawn Entertainment, is about to enter its 20th season, dubbed Breakout. The new season coincides with the game’s fifth anniversary and promises to bring a lot of fresh content and changes to the game. Here is everything you need to know about Apex Legends Season 20: Breakout.

Release Date and Time

Apex Legends Season 20: Breakout is expected to launch on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, just a little over a month after the Season 19 mid-season update. The season will be released simultaneously across all regions. You can check the schedule for each time zone below:

  • Pacific Time (PT): February 13, 2023, at 10:00 am
  • Eastern Time (ET): February 13, 2023, at 1:00 pm
  • Indian Standard Time (IST): February 13, 2023, at 11:30 pm
  • Japan Standard Time (JST): February 13, 2023, at 3:00 am
  • Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEDT): February 13, 2023, at 5:00 am

New Game Mode

One of the most exciting features of the new season is the introduction of a new game mode that will offer a different way to play Apex Legends. The new mode is called Straight Shot and it will feature a small map where four teams of three players are set to compete against each other.

The mode will have faster-paced action and more intense combat, as players will have to fight for limited resources and survive the shrinking ring. The mode will also have a unique scoring system that will reward players for kills, assists, and survival.

New Legend Upgrades System

Another major change coming in the new season is the overhaul of the Legend progression system. The new system is called Legend Upgrades and it will allow players to customize and enhance their Legends as they play through a match. Players will earn Evo points by dealing damage, getting kills, reviving teammates, and other actions. These points will fill up a tracker that will offer two choices of upgrades for each Legend at certain milestones.

The upgrades will vary depending on the Legend’s abilities and playstyle, and they will provide benefits such as increased damage, faster cooldowns, longer durations, and more. The final choice on the tracker will be earning the coveted red shield, which will provide the highest level of protection and damage.

Shields and Replicators Changes

The new season will also bring some changes to the way shields and replicators work in the game. Shields will be completely removed from ground loot and they will upgrade alongside the Legend Upgrades. However, players will still be able to steal other players’ shields from deathboxes by using a special type of shield cell.

Replicators will also be revamped and they will be free for everyone to use once per match. However, the time it takes to craft items will be significantly increased and the items available will be mostly healing items. Crafting materials will be entirely removed from the map.

Map Rotation and Celebrations

The map rotation for the new season will be Stormpoint, Olympus, and World’s Edge. The maps will also feature some festive decorations to celebrate the game’s fifth anniversary, such as confetti, balloons, and banners. Additionally, players will have the chance to earn six Legends previously only available through premium currency by completing anniversary challenges.

These Legends are Newcastle, Vantage, Wraith, Rampant, Lifeline, and Valkyrie. The game will also introduce a new map for the Mixtape mode, called Thunderdome, which will pay homage to the original King’s Canyon map.

Next-Gen Enhancements and Ranked Reset

Players who are playing Apex Legends on a next-gen console will be happy to hear that the new season will bring some enhancements for them as well. The game will support 120Hz mode for PS5 and Xbox Series S/X users, as well as haptics and adaptive triggers for controllers.

These features will improve the game’s performance and immersion on the new hardware. The new season will also mark a complete ranked reset and the return of RP (Ranked Points). Matchmaking will no longer rely on the MMR (Matchmaking Rating) value, but only on the RP value. Players will also have more flexibility in the rank matching, as they can get matches with players from different ranks.


Apex Legends Season 20: Breakout is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and innovative seasons of the game so far. The new season will offer a lot of new content and features, such as a new game mode, a new Legend Upgrades system, a new map, and more.

The new season will also celebrate the game’s fifth anniversary and reward the loyal fans with some free Legends and festive decorations. Apex Legends Season 20: Breakout will launch on February 13, 2024, and it will be available for all platforms. Are you ready to break out of the ordinary and experience a new way to play Apex Legends? Let us know in the comments below.

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