Apex Legends Season 13 Custom Match System: How It Works, Release Date, and More

Nawshad Noor
By Nawshad Noor
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Credit: Respawn

Respawn gave us details about the upcoming Apex Legends Custom Match System in Season 13.

Note: You are reading an old article from 2022. So, the information may not be up-to-date.

Apex Legends is a free-to-play hero shooter battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment. The game is a spinoff of the Titanfall franchise. Although the game plays like a battle royale, all the characters in Apex Legends have abilities that make them and the game unique from others of the same genre.

Since it came out, Apex Legends has seen constant changes and improvements to the game mechanics and system. The same thing will happen with the release of Apex Legends Season 13, ‘Saviors.’ Apex Legends Season 13 ‘Saviors’ is coming out soon. According to information so far, the new season will release on May 10, 2022, at around 10 am PDT. So, the hype among Apex Legends fans is sky-high, as it usually happens before a new season’s release.

We will see new weapons, attachments, new Legend Newcastle, map changes, ranked seasons, etc. But one more thing is worthy of note: the new upcoming Custom Match system that’s replacing the old Private Match system.

Respawn Entertainment recently released a blog post giving us details about the upcoming Season 13. We got info about a new Custom Match system coming to the game in the blog post. Below, you will find everything we know about it so far.

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New Custom Match System

How It Works

Previously, we had private matches where up to 60 players and five observers could join. Players could use this feature to host private tournaments and scrims. But it lacked some quality-of-life improvements that Respawn will add in the new Season 13.

The previous Private Matches will be called the Custom Match System in Season 13 and feature the following QOL improvements. These include UI changes, match flow improvements, etc.

  • Custom Match QOL improvements:
    • UI & design improvements
    • Custom Match now saves Team Names & Match Settings when returning from match to lobby.
    • Match flow improvements.
  • Added new launch parameters to pre-select viewing targets for Observer.
  • Updated the color pallet used by Observers when viewing teams (Map Overview + Highlights)
    • Additionally, fixed the color duplication issue previously seen on the map overview.
  • Updated the Team Eliminated Text with a unique color for Anonymous Mode in Custom Match.

Release Date

The new Custom Match System will come out with the release of the new Apex Legends Season 13. So, we can expect to be able to create Custom Matches starting from May 10, 2022.

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Nawshad Noor is a former Editor at GameRiv.