Developer Respawn has released the for the latest update for Apex Legends, which is now live. The new update addresses the unfair grind of Season 7: Ascension‘s battle pass by changing how challenges work, and also makes several other in-game adjustments.
At the start of Season 7, the format of weekly challenges changed from what’s been used from Season 2: Battle Charge through Season 6: Boosted. Challenges dropped recurring weekly challenges, making it more difficult to level in the battle pass without putting some serious hours into the game each week.
Plus, weekly challenges became more specific, and thus harder to complete. For example, Season 6 had challenges where you had to play a certain amount of games using specific characters, but Season 7 adjusted these types of challenges so that players were forced to play as one specific character for a certain number of games. This was especially unfair for players who hadn’t bought and unlocked all of the characters, as challenges could now be geared towards the one character they might not have access to.