Apex Legends Season 17: Arsenal is set to release within the next 24 hours, and fans are eagerly anticipating the new season’s features. However, while the focus has been on the gameplay changes and the introduction of the new legend, Ballistic, there is limited yet captivating information about the upcoming plot developments for Season 17. The developers at Respawn have stated that despite the lack of lore in the past few seasons, more impactful lore is coming in Season 17.
Developments in Season 17
As players get to know Season 17’s new legend, Ballistic, they’re discovering intriguing information about him, such as the fact that he may be using anti-aging medication created by Silva Pharmaceuticals and that Pathfinder was once his housekeeper. However, according to narrative lead Ashley Reed, there is much more lore to come this season that she doesn’t want to reveal too much about yet.
“We’ve got something that’s coming a little bit closer to the middle of the season, end of the season, that we don’t wanna talk about too much yet, ’cause we want to make sure you actually get a chance to see it,” Reed stated.
While her response suggests a cinematic approach to storytelling, Reed also mentioned that they are exploring ways to tell more comprehensive and longer stories within the game and using the characters’ universe as a basis. Reed notes that they are experimenting with some of the stuff they’ve previously done, hinting at the possibility that playable quests could return to Apex Legends.
The Importance of Lore in Apex Legends
Given the story-driven playable content in Season 5’s Broken Ghost questline, which was hailed as one of the game’s narrative high points, many players are excited about the possibility of more story-driven quests in Season 17. With the emphasis on lore development in other popular games such as Fortnite and Warzone, it’s vital for Apex Legends to continue developing its world-building components. With the addition of more verbose narratives, players are more likely to stay invested in the game’s world, characters, and future developments, leading to a more engaged community overall.
While Apex Legends’ gameplay is the selling point of the game, its world-building and narrative elements have steadily become more complex, and Respawn’s upcoming Season 17 lore drop sets the stage for more exciting and immersive content.
As players gear up to take on Season 17’s new gameplay features with the legendary Battle Royale format, we look forward to witnessing any story-driven content that may offer more depth to the universe Respawn has built.