Apex Legends update: what's new in Season 15

Catalyst from the Apex Legends update: Eclipse
(Image credit: Respawn)

The Apex Legends update for Season 15 is here, and the changes bring another facelift to the high-octane battle royale title.

Every drop in Apex Legends is a fresh experience. From hunting down every last chest for the best loot to scrambling to beat enemy squads to your favorite spots, Apex Legends has carved out a unique name for itself even amidst the sea of similarly styled games.

This is because unlike other big battle royale hits Fortnite and Warzone, Apex Legends has prioritized its own combination brand that comprises high-speed movement and unique character abilities over more gimmicky approaches.

So, while you do spend some time messing with gun attachments, you won't have anyone turn into a house when you shoot your weapon - have to brawl it out in the gulag to get back into the fight.

With Apex Legends Season 13, we saw some ranked changes (that felt awful for lower ranks), changes to Stormpoint, and the new legend Newcastle. 

Thankfully, Season 15, entitled Eclipse, doesn't disappoint.

Whether you're coming back to Apex Legends or never left, there's a lot to take in with the new update. Here's what to look out for.

Apex Legends update for Season 15: Eclipse

Apex Legends update: Season 15 Eclipse length and how to play

Catalyst on the Apex Legends logo card for Season 15

(Image credit: Respawn)
  • What is it? Apex Legends Season 15: Eclipse
  • When can I play it? November 1st
  • What can I play it on? PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC

Apex Legends Season 15: Eclipse went live on November 1 at 12PM CT.

You'll be able to drop into Kings Canyon on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC with full crossplay, as before. 

If you've been holding off and playing on PS5 or Xbox Series X, there is now an Apex Legends next-gen update live as well!

Apex Legends update: Season 15 new map

Broken Moon is the new map in Apex Legends Season 15

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The new map in Apex Legends Season 15 is Broken Moon. As the name suggests, its location on the surface of a moon makes for interesting terrain, as well as a new way to get about: ziprails, the flashier take on ziplines that can take you directly to new POIs or help you get out of a tight spot.

Speaking of points of interest, let's have a look at each of the new ones you can visit here on Cleo:

  • Terraformer
  • Stasis Net Array
  • Atmostation and Backup Atmo
  • Perpetual Core
  • Bionomics
  • The Divide
  • Alpha Base
  • Eternal Gardens
  • Breaker Wharf
  • Production Yard
  • The Foundry
  • Dry Gulch
  • Cultivation
  • Promenade

Apex Legends update: Catalyst, the new legend

Catalyst is the new Legend in Apex Legends Season 15: Eclipse

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A new season brings many changes, and in this case another new playable character. Born on Planet Boreas and far more fond of spellcasting than she is of human company, Catalyst is a magic-wielding sorceress and happens to be Respawn's first openly transgender Legend.

She found solace on the moon, Cleo, following the devastating loss of her closest friend prior to the events of Season 15.

  • Passive Ability (Barricade): Reinforce and strengthen doors, locking them for enemies
  • Tactical Ability (Piercing Spikes): Toss some ferrofluid that crystallizes into spikes, injuring enemies and keeping Catalyst unharmed by their spikes
  • Ultimate Ability (Dark Veil): Release a wall of ferrofluid that progressively blinds enemies that walk through it

Apex Legends update: Season 15 battle pass

A new season means a new battle pass, and Eclipse is bringing it for Apex Legends Season 15. Access to the premium version of the pass will run you 950 Apex coins ($10/£8/$AU11.95).

Cosmetics-wise, you can see a few of them shown off in the trailer above.

Philip Palmer
Senior Writer

Phil is a Senior Writer of TechRadar Gaming (TRG). With three previous years of experience writing freelance for PC Gamer, he's covered every genre imaginable. For 15 years he's done technical writing and IT documentation, and more recently traditional gaming content. He has a passion for the appeal of diversity, and the way different genres can be sandboxes for creativity and emergent storytelling. With thousands of hours in League of Legends, Overwatch, Minecraft, and countless survival, strategy, and RPG entries, he still finds time for offline hobbies in tabletop RPGs, wargaming, miniatures painting, and hockey.

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