Apex Legends players may now join Team Deathmatch and try out everything season 16 has to offer. The Revelry update went live today, bringing a new weapon, revamping legend classes, and reviving Apex's fourth anniversary in the same breath.
Season 16's long-awaited Team Deathmatch mode will be available exclusively until March 7, giving players three weeks to enjoy it before the debut of the Mixtape playlist, which will include Control and Gun Run as a permanent, LTM-filled addition that takes the place of Arenas.
According to an official tweet, the Imperial Guard collection event should begin on March 7 too. After the Imperial Guard event, Respawn Entertainment will also bring two other collection events: Sun Squad and Veiled. It's unclear when these will be live or what their theme will be.
For the first time in over a year, the Nemesis burst AR produces four rounds of energy ammo per trigger pull, and holding the trigger will continue firing bursts until your magazine runs out. This deadly AR aims to take the R-301 and the Flatline as its replacement, while the Hemlok will take the Rampage's place in the care package.
The new class structure has introduced five new classes, compared to the previous four: Assault, Skirmisher, Recon, Controller, and Support. There are also new class bonuses, which will significantly alter the meta starting this season. For instance, the now-defunct Assault class has been properly divided into two to differentiate their playstyles.
For the first time in Apex's history, Respawn will not release a new legend as part of the enormous Revelry update to the game's systems.
Season 16 kicks off the Games' Anniversary Collection event, bringing fan-designed cosmetics and special decorations. Players who complete the collection will receive 150 Heirloom Shards, which allows them to purchase the rarest cosmetics in Apex. Additionally, players may earn a thematic Apex Pack for each during the Games, while you watch the balloons featuring some of the most beloved characters.
Starting this season, the competitive grind will also differ. Storm Point, Broken Moon, and World's Edge will all be applicable to the ranked mode, changing maps every 24 hours on the competitive pool. Only the soft reset will affect the splits.
Players may not even notice the absence of another name on the Apex roster until Season 17, when Respawn may introduce another character to the game.