Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance update release time and patch notes

Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance launches today, so many fans are understandably wondering when exactly the update will be available. If you are one of those curious players, here we have the answer for you. Here is the Apex Legends Defiance update release timealong with information on the patch notes.


Apex Legends Season 12 – Defiance Update Release Time

Respawn’s official Twitter page has just confirmed that the update will go live at 10am PT / 1pm ET. This means that you will be able to update your game quite soon. The tweet also mentioned that reactive skins for weapons will have their sound effects and animations temporarily disabled due to a bug that was found.


Time should be the same for all platforms unless otherwise noted, so all players should be able to jump into the new season at roughly the same time, depending on how long the respective downloads take.


Apex Legends Challenge Patch Notes

We already covered the patch notes along with everything you need to know about Season 12: Defiance ahead of its release in a recent article you can find here, but you can also read Respawn’s official patch notes post.

To summarize a bit, there are still the expected additions like a new Legend, Battle Pass, weapon adjustments and character balances. The most notable and unexpected changes come in the form of major Olympus map updates, Storm Point map adjustments, a new 9v9 Control LTM with unlimited respawn, and significant buffs/reworks to Crypto and nerfs to Caustic.

There is also a change coming to the way points are counted in ranked. More points will be awarded to teams that place in the top five, while fewer points will be awarded to teams/players who only focus on killing by adjusting the “kill bonuses” this season.

That’s everything you need to know about the Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance Update Release Time and Patch Notes. Be sure to search for Twinfinite to find more tips, guides, and other useful information on the game as you dive into the new season.