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Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event: Release date, Rampart Heirloom, patch notes, more

Here’s everything you need to know about Apex Legends’ Evolution Collection event, including the town takeover, Heirloom, and patch notes.

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The Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event where Rampart is hosting a town takeover and will receive her own Heirloom is finally here. Here’s everything that’s arrived and the full update and patch notes.

Apex Legends Season 10 has been a roaring success for EA and Respawn Entertainment, with an impressive content drop and many new eyes arriving after top streamers such as Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff have switched over for the foreseeable future.

Apex Legends is now about to get even more entertaining as the Evolution Collection Event had dropped, bringing a Rampart town takeover and her Heirloom to the game.

Here’s everything you need to know about Season 10’s Collection Event.

Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event release date & time

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The Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event is now live. So hop into Respawn’s hit shooter and get stuck into the content and dates.

And there is no end date for the event just yet, but we’re likely to know once it goes live.

Apex Legends Rampart Town Takeover

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Collection Events and town takeovers have been a staple part of new seasons in Apex Legends since Octane’s Gauntlet was introduced on Kings Canyon back in Season 2.

Although Season 9 did introduce changes to Olympus at the midway point of the season and a collection event with Revenant’s Heirloom, we did not receive a town takeover.

However, the new town takeover hosted by Rampart is here. For this takeover, “Big Maude,” a huge landcrawler which Rampart will use as her workshop, has arrived near World’s Edge’s Lava City.

Devs revealed that the inside features a paintball course and players can purchase Custom Modded Paintball Weapons from the new Vend-it Machines. They explained that “this should give players a reason to rotate here mid-game if their weapons just aren’t as upgraded as they’d like.”

Rampart Arenas Takover

Rampart has also taken over Arenas, allowing players to purchase “modded weapons at special discounts.” These deals update frequently, and when they’re there they will replace the base version, “making lower tiers of that weapon unavailable.”

Rampart’s Problem Solver Heirloom

Apex Legends Rampart Problem Solver Heirloom

As with every new season, not only are players treated with new updates to Legends, weapons, and items with the Battle Pass, but players can also expect a new Heirloom to enter the game.

As part of the Evolution Collection Event, Rampart has finally got her own Heirloom with the Problem Solver. This pipe wrench will be able to batter the competition and even dispense bubble gum for Rampart to chew on.

For those interested in getting the Problem Solver or any of the other prestigious Heirlooms, check out our article on how to track your Heirloom progress, as players receive enough Heirloom Shards to purchase one on their 500th pack.

Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event cosmetics

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The collection event also brings various new event-limited cosmetics that give Wraith, Octane, Pathfinder, Fuse, Bangalore, Rampart, and Lifeline a futuristic makeover.

Apex Legends 1.80 update & patch notes

Balance Changes

Rampart

  • Sheila has gone mobile!
    • Rampart will now be able to run around with Sheila out, and shoot while walking. The spin up is longer, and she only gets 1 magazine in this mode.
    • Once Sheila is out, you can put it away and pull it back out until you run out of ammo (or hit the cooldown time). 
    • At any point, you can still place Sheila down for your teammates to use. Once placed, it has infinite reloads and acts just like the previous version. You cannot pick it back up.

Dev Note: A legend based solely on a defensive position is hard to get right in Apex Legends. We think Rampart has a place as the ultimate defensive Legend, but we wanted to give her a little more ability to be reactive and push with her team. As usual, we’ll be watching to see how this plays out and will adjust accordingly!

Revenant

  • VFX (similar to the pulse on Loba ult placement) added to increase visibility for when a totem is placed nearby.

Octane

  • Reduced jump pad horizontal distance by 10% – 15%.
  • Reduced the rate of Octane’s Stim regen from 1.5 to 1.0 hp/sec.

Bloodhound

  • When Bloodhound pings a clue from their passive, it will now show their teammates in quickchat how long ago the event took place

Bocek Compound Bow

  • Draw speed slightly reduced from 0.56 to 0.54
  • Arrows per brick increased from 14 to 16
  • Arrows per inventory stack increased from 28 to 32

Hemlok

  • Reduced hipfire spread
  • Hipfire resets slightly faster

Dev Notes: The Hemlok’s hipfire effectiveness was reduced a few seasons ago and since then the weapon has seen a steady decline in use. Bringing back some of that hipfire strength (but not all) should help the weapon feel more consistent in close quarters without being dominant or affecting its medium-range excellence.

Shatter Caps – Bocek Compound Bow

  • Damage per pellet increased across all draw strengths
    • Short draw damage: 4 to 6
    • Medium draw: 7 to 9
    • Full draw: 11 to 12

Shatter Caps – 30-30 Repeater

  • ADS Strafe speed increased to shotgun strafe speed while Shatter Caps are enabled
  • Charged pellet damage multiplier increased from 35% to 50%

Dev Notes: When Shatter Caps work they feel amazing, but currently it can still feel a little punishing to swap into the mode. Increasing the damage potential and improving the CQC flow of the 30-30 should help Shatters feel a little more accessible and rewarding.

L-STAR

  • Cool-off time slightly increased
  • Overheat lens replacement time slightly increased
  • Rounds before overheat reduced at base and all Energy Magazine tiers
    • Base: 22 to 20
    • White: 24 to 22
    • Blue: 26 to 24
    • Purple/Gold: 28 to 26
  • Arenas price adjustments:
    • Base: 500 to 600
    • Blue: 300 to 250
    • Purple: 400 to 350

Dev Notes: We’re nudging down the L-STAR’s core stats a bit to smooth out the power progression in what we think is a slightly more healthy top-end. We’ll keep a close eye on the L-STAR and it’s recoil as we enter the second half of Emergence. In Arenas, we’re well aware of it’s prevalence in high-level lobbies and are pricing it out of the first round. These changes essentially increase the blue cost by 50 and keep the purple price the same. If its pick rate remains unchanged, we will hotfix further adjustments.

Shotguns

  • EVA-8 and Mozambique headshot damage multiplier reduced from 1.5 to 1.25 bringing it in line with the Peacekeeper and Mastiff.

Dev Notes: The EVA-8 holds a lot of power in its speed and leniency compared to its counterparts, the PK and Mastiff. It’s got the edge with fire rate and consistency so we’re shaving off some of its spike damage to even the playing field. We’re normalizing the Mozambique as well for consistency within the shotgun class and to give the P2020 some space as the more precise early game weapon.

Triple Take

  • ADS charge time decreased from 1.0 to 0.8

Quality of Life Updates

  • Shortened the out-of-bounds timer from 30 seconds to 15.
    • Your timer should be reset after being respawned.
  • Swapping from Red to a Gold Shield with more health no longer requires a long press.
  • Evo Shields in deathboxes now show their health.
  • Early Leaver Warning has been improved to help people from accidentally leaving before their party is dead.
    • You now need to hold the confirm button down for a small amount of time
    • The highlighting is different colored than other prompts to catch your attention
    • Red text warning showing your leaving penalty added
  • Added character portraits to “detected” widget for recon characters.

Bug Fixes

UI

  • Fixed a bug where Streamer mode wouldn’t anonymize the names on the scoreboard in Arenas mode
  • Fixed issue for when players would randomly get un-readied while matchmaking in Ranked.
  • Fix for Ranked Arenas: longest win streak number was incorrect for some players when viewed in the Stats screen.
  • Fixed cases where players would still see Ranked icons when switching over to Arenas while inspecting personal stats. 
  • Fix for cases where the player would still see the Abandon Penalty countdown when getting other messages like RECEIVED PREMIUM CURRENCY.
  • Removed the red speaker icon that would show up on the upper right corner of the screen that served no purpose.
  • Fix for when the Playlist Selector would sometimes flicker.
  • Players should no longer encounter a string issue in the Timeline when they have a “;” in their username.
  • Fixed cases where the name of killed players was not always showing up when a player died.
  • Fixed a rare bug that can cause the Observer to get stuck on the Intro Screen at the start of a match.

Fuse

  • Motherload ultimate will no longer highlight enemies far below the ring. 

Seer

  • Increased the hitbox for Exhibit Ultimate to better match the model.

Loba

  • Loba can no longer glitch into Skyhook when using her tactical.
  • Fix cases for when Loba’s ultimate visualfx do not appear while aiming down sites.

Rampart

  • Fixed bug that could get players stuck under the map after dismounting from Ramparts Turret on a Trident.

Bangalore

  • Fix for the times when pinging a Prowler would trigger a voice line that mentions a removed hop-up.

Lifeline

  • Switch Only – Fix for cases where players couldn’t complete training due to her Ultimate malfunctioning,

Gibraltar

  • Fix for cases where it appeared that Gibraltar’s Ultimate caused dropped audio.

Wattson

  • Fixed a bug where Wattson would start matches with 30 fences.

Valkyrie

  • Fixed an exploit where players could get continuous missiles after exploiting Valkyrie’s passive/tactical as well as use the Vtol jets infinitely.

Sentinel

  • Fix for when players would still see “Amped” or “Revved up” from Sentinel or Rampage after swapping weapons.

Wingman

  • Fix for reactive skins, “Precision Calibur” and “Attention to Detail” where part of the skins appeared stuck in place when shooting.

World’s Edge

  • Various fixes on World’s Edge cleaning up some bad collisions, exploitable hiding spots, and areas where players could get stuck.

Firing Range

  • Fix for the mysterious fire show that could appear in Firing Range and cause a crash.

MISC

  • Fix for cases where players were able to reach farther than intended when punching an enemy player.
  • Private Match Fix – Observers should no longer get stuck on the intro screen for the duration of the match.
  • Fix for Audio fluttering that could happen when killing someone during self-revive.
  • Various fixes to improve overall game stability.
  • (PC only) You’ll no longer be able to bind forward movement to the Mouse wheel on PC. This previously enabled an exaggerated movement tech known as “Tap Strafing.

Also, make sure you’re following our updates and news regarding Apex Legends Season 11.

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Apex Legends best Arenas Legends: Arena Legends ranked

Apex Legends Arenas is a different experience to BR where some characters fare better than others. Here’s our ranked list for the 3v3 mode.

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Apex Legends’ 3v3 mode, Arenas, forces an isolated way to play the battle royale which causes some Legends to be more useful than others, so we ranked them all to help you decide on team composition.

There’s a great variety of game modes to choose from in Apex Legends, and while you might be tempted to test your skill in the new Ranked Leagues system for Season 13, Arenas is also a great place for some competition.

Figuring out what Legend to use in Arenas can be a difficult decision, especially when the 3v3 mode is so different from the standard battle royale mode.

With that being said, we ranked all the Legends in Apex according to their viability in the 3v3 mode. Here are the best Legends to use in Arenas.

Best Legends in Apex Legends Arenas for Season 13

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Keep in mind that this tier list is solely based on a Legend’s contribution to the team within Arenas, not Respawn‘s battle royale mode. If you’re interested in the best Legends to use for battle royale, check out our piece here:

Remember, due to the nature of Arenas, some of the Legends’ abilities are deemed much less effective, like Loba‘s Black Market. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use them if you would like to, as they can still be great as long as you hit your shots!

  1. Lifeline
  2. Newcastle
  3. Wraith
  4. Gibraltar
  5. Octane
  6. Pathfinder
  7. Valkyrie
  8. Bloodhound
  9. Horizon
  10. Rampart
  11. Mirage
  12. Wattson
  13. Caustic
  14. Fuse
  15. Ash
  16. Bangalore
  17. Seer
  18. Mad Maggie
  19. Crypto
  20. Revenant
  21. Loba

Top 3 Legends for Arenas

3. Wraith

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The interdimensional skirmisher, Wraith, takes the number 3 spot for her offensive capabilities and survivability.

Her small hitbox makes it hard for enemies to get shots off on Wraith, allowing her to move fast and get to where she needs to go.

Being aggressive is vital in Arenas, and Wraith’s abilities allow her to do just that, being able to get in and out of the fight easily with her tactical, as well as make a defensive play with the portal for survivability.

2. Newcastle

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Newcastle is Season 13’s brand-new Legend, and not only does he perform very well in the battle royale, but he also dominates in Arenas, hence why he is at the number two spot.

Newcastle’s Passive shield revive is extremely strong for getting teammates back into the fight, especially if you purchase a Gold Backpack. His Tactical mobile shield is also great for Arenas, as it allows your team to push and put pressure on the enemy team while being behind moving cover.

Lastly, his Ultimate, Castle Wall, can be bought every round, and although it’s quite expensive, the defensive protection and offensive capabilities of blocking off paths and creating advantageous cover in positions of power are extremely powerful.

1. Lifeline

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Lifeline is a great option for Arenas, mainly due to her ability to keep teammates alive and get more health consumables from Loot Bins.

Lifeline’s health drone can get you or a teammate back to full health without the need to pop a syringe or medkit, which could save precious time. Further, although her Ultimate is fairly useless, her Passive drone revive is arguably her best trait for Arenas.

Combine this with the Gold Backpack and you’ll be reviving teammates back with shield and health, which allows them to get right up and help out. This is unbelievably clutch and also the main reason she is number one on our ranked list.


That’s it for our Apex Legends Arenas ranked list. For more on Apex Legends, check out the best guns to use in Season 13.

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All Apex Legends Mobile characters: Full roster & exclusive Legends

Apex Legends Mobile offers players a new way to play Respawn’s battle royale, but what Legends are available?

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Apex Legends Mobile is a separate entity from the PC and console version of the battle royale. With that being said, let’s take a look at the full roster and exclusive Legends in the mobile shooter.

Apex Legends Mobile has some great exclusive features, including a Team Deathmatch mode and unlimited ammo option in the Firing Range.

As well as this, the mobile FPS also has its first mobile-only Legend in Fade, who isn’t being introduced into the PC and console versions of Apex Legends anytime soon, especially as Season 13 just brought Newcastle.

With that being said, what is the Apex Legends Mobile roster, and which Legends are mobile-exclusive?

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Apex Legends Mobile full Legend roster

Apex Legends Mobile is a completely separate game from the PC and console version of the battle royale. With that comes a different Legend roster from the main game, and in its current state, it is much smaller.

Currently, there are ten Legends in Respawn‘s Apex Legends Mobile, giving players a decent number to choose from. Players will have to play a fair amount before they are able to unlock all these Legends, but these are the current characters that can be seen in-game:

  • Bloodhound
  • Gibraltar
  • Pathfinder
  • Wraith
  • Bangalore
  • Caustic
  • Mirage
  • Octane
  • Lifeline
  • Fade

Of course, as time goes on and the game is updated we may see more Legends from the PC and console version, as well as exclusive Legends, enter the game.

Apex Legends Mobile-exclusive Legends

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Currently, Apex Legends Mobile only has one exclusive Legend. With the launch of Apex Legends Mobile, Fade was introduced as the first Mobile-exclusive Legend.

As more exclusive Legends are introduced, we’ll be sure to update this piece. If you’d like to know more about the exclusive Legends, check out our guide on Fade and whether the mobile-first Legends will make their way to PC and console.


If you’re interested in the PC and console versions of Apex Legends, check out the best Legends to use.

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Apex Legends leaks suggest Bangalore’s Prestige skin is arriving in Season 13

Apex Legends leakers have found a design for Bangalore’s Prestige Skin which could be released in one of the events for Season 13.

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Apex Legends dataminers may have discovered the next Legend to get a Prestige Skin in Season 13.

Apex Legends Season 13 has offered a lot of new content for players, as well as introducing various changes in the patch notes that have tweaked the best weapons and Legends to use.

Having said that, players are still awaiting the first Collection Event of the season, which is rumored to bring Valkyrie’s Heirloom.

Dataminers have even gone a step further and discovered what Legend will be receiving a Prestige Skin this season.

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According to the reputable leaker’s channel Thordan Smash, the Legend that will be receiving a Prestige Skin in Apex Legends Season 13 will be Bangalore, who also has an Heirloom.

This makes a lot of sense considering the fact that we have had a lot of Bangalore-lore this season thanks to her brother becoming the new Legend, Newcastle.

Further, as Prestige Skins are based on Titanfall Pilots, we know that Bangalore was training to become one, making this Prestige skin make sense.

In Thordan Smash’s latest video, players can actually see the leaked design of Bangalore’s Prestige Skin, which takes on an IMC-themed Pilot outfit.

We’re unsure what the event containing this Bangalore Prestige Skin will be called. However, as the Valkyrie Heirloom is reported to be included in the leaked Awakened Collection Event, we are expecting to see it in the second event for the season.

Remember, these are just leaks and speculation, so take it all with a pinch of salt. Nothing concerning the next Prestige Skin is confirmed as of yet, but once Respawn provides some new information, we’ll be sure to update this piece.


For more on Apex Legends cosmetics, check out how to track your progress towards getting an Heirloom.

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