Apex Legends Season 6 will add a new Legend, a new crafting system, and a new weapon

Apex Legends Season 6 arrives next week on August 18th, introducing “expert modder” Rampart as a new Legend, as well as a new crafting system, a new energy SMG weapon, and more.

EA says new legend Rampart is an “expert modder who made her name in underground fight clubs.” Rampart and the new crafting system are probably the biggest additions of Season 6: when the new season launches, you’ll be able to find crafting materials around the map to build yourself some better gear.

Also arriving in Season 6 is the Volt energy SMG, a new weapon that “packs a punch,” a boosted battle pass with over 100 items — including Legendary skins — and a new Ranked Season. So far, Respawn and EA have only given a glimpse of what’s to come with Season 6, and we’ll probably get more info as August 18th draws closer. We’ll keep you updated.

Coming up on the horizon after Season 6 is Apex Legends cross-play, which arrives in Fall, at the same time as the game launches for Steam and Switch. Console players won’t be forced to match with PC players, however; developer Jake Smullin has clarified that when cross-play arrives for Apex Legends, console players will only be put in PC lobbies if there is already a PC player in their squad.