Respawn Entertainment has released the official patch notes for Apex Legends Mobile‘s second season, entitled Cold Snap. Loba will be the upcoming season’s debut legend, as was made clear earlier this week–but there are plenty of other surprises coming to Apex Legends Mobile when Season 2: Cold Snap launches tomorrow, May 14 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET.
According to a blog post on the official Apex Legends Mobile site, developers are targeting some specific in-game issues with the Cold Snap update.
Four main issues
Frustrations around the Ranked SystemHow Bans are handled in Normal MatchesMatchmaking optimizationsPerformance optimizations for devices and servers
Keep reading for a breakdown of all the changes coming to this season of Apex Legends Mobile.
A not-so-new legend
Loba will be joining the other Apex Mobile legends in the dropship this season, and her skills are exactly the same as they are in Apex Legends on console and PC (presumably free from the bug that’s been plaguing her tactical ability in the original version of the game for years). Loba will be available in the shop for purchase, but can also be unlocked by reaching level 25 of the Cold Snap battle pass.
In addition to her standard skillset, Loba–like all of the other legends in the mobile game–will have her own set of unique equippable perks, though those won’t be unveiled until the season launches. However, devs did reveal a few of those perks in the blog post. Loba’s perks include the ability to gain extra loot from crates and steal her squadmates’ banners, an ability quite similar to the recently leaked Remote Banner Recovery survival item, which may be added to Apex on console and PC in the future.
A new LTM
Armed and Dangerous–the popular shotty-sniper mode that was the first LTM to debut in the console and PC versions of Apex Legends–will make its first appearance in the mobile game this season.
Town Takeover and a new ordnance: Snow Grenades
Once Cold Snap launches, the Climatizer on World’s Edge will turn on and off during the course of a match, covering parts of World’s Edge with a blanket of snow. When the Climatizer is on, Frosted Loot Boxes will appear on the map. Looting these frosty loot bins (and the deathboxes of enemies who have looted Frosted Loot Boxes) will reward players with diamonds they can spend on rare items in the Cold Snap Seasonal Shop.
Another frosty new addition to the game are Snow Grenades, a new throwable item that damages and slows enemies upon detonation.
Players can collect Diamonds to spend in Cold Snap’s new Seasonal Shop. Diamonds can be found in loot boxes during a match, on eliminated enemies, and can also be earned by completing in-game missions.
The Below Zero R-301, as seen in the Cold Snap Seasonal Shop.
The rest of the updates listed in the Cold Snap patch notes blog post are as follows:
Since the release of the Season 1 Battle Pass, we have received an astounding level of support. We are continuously doing our best to review your feedback and optimize the Battle Pass experience.
To express our gratitude, we will be providing the following rewards to players who purchase the Season 1 Premium or Premium Plus Battle Pass prior to the launch of Season:
50 Syndicate Gold1 Syndicate Pack
These rewards will be provided following the launch of Cold Snap and will be sent via in-game mailbox so be on the lookout!
Also, starting from the launch of the season, 800 Syndicate Gold will be provided with the completion of the Season 1 Premium or Premium Plus Battle Pass. Thank you Legends for supporting Apex Legends Mobile!
A preview of the Cold Snap battle pass.
Bug Fixes and Improvements
Optimized Wraith’s base visualsFixed an issue where players were unable to adjust the auto ammo pickup settings for the PeacekeeperAdjusted several replicator spawn locationsFixed several spots on World’s Edge where players would get stuck or blocked on the terrain.Fixed an issue where Mirage players would experience lag when taking out a weapon after activating their ultimate ability.Fixed the slow down effect of Fade’s ultimate ability if he left the gameFixed Octane’s Incorrect VO callouts when using his jump pad