Apex Legends Season 9 drops tonight and with that comes a new character, a new mode, and a whole new battle pass. You can find out all about those changes here.
Needless to say, you might want to get ready for that whopping 30GB update coming later on tonight.
Fortunately, for those playing on PlayStation 4 or lucky enough to have a PlayStation 5, there is a way to do so.
How to Preload Apex Legends Season 9 Update
As confirmed by Respawn (the developer) on Twitter, most users will automatically download the update as it’s available.
This being said, there’s a chance yours has failed in some way or you didn’t have the storage available as it tried to update. There are two fixes for this.
If you didn’t have the storage (perhaps you had the monstrous size of Warzone on your hard drive) you can make the room and then go up to the downloads tab and restart the update. This will mean you will have to start it from scratch but it’s worth doing if you can get there early.
If this doesn’t work, you can head into your library or the store to manually click on it. It’s not the most elegant solution but it does work.
If you’re looking for more Apex Legends updates, you can check out our rundown of the new Arena Mode here.
What Is Arenas Mode in Apex Legends Season 9?
This is a new way to play the game that returns to Respawn’s roots with the likes of Titanfall. It’s essentially a turn-based 3v3 elimination game.
It takes a lot of the battle royale out of the equation, feeling more in line with a traditional shooter. It won’t depend as much on your loot or control of the map, it’s all about your ability to shoot the bad guys. This is a mode fans have asked for since the explosion of Apex Legends in 2019.
If you’re looking for the combat of Apex Legends in a competitive team-based mode, this is where you should look when season 9 drops later tonight. Get in there and get shooting.
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