Apex Legends Season 17 - Release date, new legend, patch notes, and more

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Season 16 is about to end, so we are going to talk about Apex Legends Season 17, including its release date, new Legends, patch notes, and other information. So, if you want to know more about the upcoming content, then you will definitely find something interesting in this article.

Usually, most Apex Legends seasons add new content and balance changes, and Season 17 is unlikely to be an exception. However, we have yet to discover all the features it may bring.

Apex Legends Season 17 release date

Apex Legends Season 17 will be released when Season 16 ends, which will happen on May 9, 2023. So, we will be able to experience the new meta really soon, and find out which weapons and Legends will become top-tier.

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New Legend in Apex Legends Season 17

Also, Season 17 is likely to bring a new Legend named Ballistic. This hero has some interesting abilities, and those who want to deal damage to their opponents and buff teammates will definitely like the new character’s arsenal. Here’s everything we know so far about his skills:

  • Passive Skill – Weapon Sling – Allows Ballistic to carry one additional weapon, which you can access at any time. You won’t be able to attach any upgrades to this gun, and this feature makes it less useful. So, as a third weapon, we don't recommend sniper rifles or other guns that require at least a normal scope.
  • Tactical Skill – Smart Bullet – Ballistic fires a special bullet that debuffs your enemy. This causes the weapons of the affected Legend to generate a lot of heat. If this player tries to shoot and accidentally overheats the weapon, then the character will take massive damage. Also, you can hold the button to lock the skill on a certain target.
  • Ultimate Skill – Weapon Enhancer – Provides nearby allies with a powerful buff. It increases reload speed and unarmed movement speed. Also, the weapons of your teammates get unlimited ammo. As for Ballistic himself, his sling weapon improves to Gold.

Ballistic is a versatile character that makes his teammates stronger and prevents enemies from using their weapons. Also, he can carry an additional gun, which will help him deal with any situation.

Apex Legends Season 17 patch notes

Well, at the time of writing, we don’t have much information about the balance changes or the content that the new season will bring. So, we can only speculate about Apex Legends Season 17.

The new season will most likely rebalance some guns that were too strong or weak. So, the weapons that didn't receive much attention in the current Season 16 may perform much better in Season 17. Also, we will get a new Battle Pass with interesting cosmetics and other rewards. As soon as the patch notes release, we'll add them here!

Season 17 will be released soon enough and hopefully, you’re ready for some new content! If you are looking for more content like this, feel free to check out our Apex Legends weapon tier list.

If you are looking for more on the game, feel free to read our guide on how to wall jump in Apex Legends. We also have an article on how to change language in Apex Legends.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Apex Legends page.