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Apex Legends Season 12 Warriors Collection Event patch notes: Schedule, next-gen upgrades, Crypto Heirloom, Control return, more

Here are patch notes for the Apex Legends Warriors Collection Event, featuring new content like Crypto’s Heirloom.

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Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Season 12 Warriors Collection Event, including the schedule, new Heirloom, cosmetics, next-gen upgrades, and patch notes.

Apex Legends Season 12 brought plenty of new additions like a map overhaul of Olympus along with the new character Mad Maggie, and we’ll also see some new content arrive in events.

Respawn Entertainment have announced the Warriors Collection Event for Season 12, featuring a plethora of new content like Crypto’s Heirloom, new cosmetics, the long-awaited return of the Control LTM, and even the next-gen upgrades for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Warriors Collection Event.

When is the Apex Legends Warriors Collection Event?

The Apex Legends Warriors Collection Event will take place from March 29 to April 12, bringing a ton of new content for players to enjoy, including cosmetics, the return of Control, and a new Arenas map.

The event was confirmed by the Apex Legends EA blog on March 24, which provided official information on the upcoming event for Season 12.

What is in the Apex Legends Warriors Collection event?

Crypto Heirloom

The Warriors Collection Event will finally bring Crypto’s Heirloom to the game, which was leaked along with Valkyrie’s unreleased Heirloom.

It seems the rumors were true and Crypto will indeed be getting the Biwon Blade, which seems to be a futuristic, Crypto-themed take on a traditional Korean sword.

The animations for this Heirloom look insane, as it seems to be yet another Heirloom embedded with a lot of the Legend’s personality and lore.

24 new cosmetics

The Collection Event will also bring 24 new cosmetic items including Legend and weapon skins, banner frames, emotes, and more.

Some of the skins Respawn have shown off include: “Synthetic Huntress” Ash Skin, “Riding Dirty” Octane  Skin, “Jewel Olympus” Horizon Skin, and “Combat Survivalist” Lifeline.

Like any Collection Event, these cosmetics will cost Apex Coins or Crafting Materials, and obtaining every item will reward the player with Crypto’s new Heirloom.

Warriors Collection Event Reward Tracker

The Collection Event will also give players a chance to get some free rewards with a new Reward Tracker that spans the duration of the Collection Event.

In the tracker, players have the chance to get a new Mirage skin and two new weapon skins. Completing event challenges will earn players Event Points which will ultimately you to get through the tracker and obtain the rewards.

Return of Control LTM

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The Apex Legends Warriors Collection Event also features the return of fan-favorite LTM Control.

Players loved this new objective-based game mode when it was first introduced in Season 12, offering players a fun, intense new way to play the battle royale which saw two teams of nine go head to head in a battle for control of objective areas.

Unfortunately, it was removed three weeks into the season, and players have since been longing for its return. Luckily, it is coming back for two more weeks during the Warriors Collection Event starting March 29, along with a new map for the mode, Caustic Treatment!

New Arenas map: Drop-Off

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Players will also be gifted a brand new Arenas exclusive map for the Warriors Collection Event update, which is great for those who enjoy the round-based 3v3 mode.

The map is called Drop-Off and seems to have a connection with Olympus, as according to the blog, Drop-Off is a “fully automated Hammond Manufacturing Tower that was constructed for a single purpose: the early production of critical systems for Olympus.”

This Arenas map seems pretty huge, with three POIs within the map called Observation Deck, Deployment Line, and Loading Bay.

Apex Legends PS5 & Xbox Series X | S upgrades

The Warrior Collection event update also features the arrival of the highly-anticipated next-gen version of Apex Legends. This will be a treat for players on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S.

However, this first patch won’t contain every upgrade in the new-gen version of the battle royale title. Players nonetheless can enjoy a handful of improvements over the standard version of the game, but will have to wait for more upgrades in future updates.

Warriors Collection Event patch notes

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Respawn Entertainment have also introduced a set of balance updates, quality of life changes, and bug fixes that you can check out in the Apex Legends Season 12 Warrior Collection Event patch notes.

These include updates to the Control LTM, hop-up spawn rate adjustments, as well as some next-gen improvements in the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S versions of Apex Legends.

Control Mode Updates

  • Fixed issue where players would not be able to see or select spawn points on the Spawn Menu after dying while stimmed as Octane.
  • Removed the Turbo Charger from Purple Tier weapons – Players have to get their Ratings up to Gold Tier in order to get it.
  • Several crash fixes to help with mode stability.
  • Fixed a UI bug where Mythic ammo icon appears on non-crate weapons when auto-reloaded.
  • Fix for ammo disappearing from Rampart’s mobile Sheila when firing.

G7 Scout

  • Double Tap burst fire delay reduced from 0.475 to 0.375.
  • Double Tap recoil improvements.
  • Ammo reserves increased from 120 to 140.

Hop-ups Spawn Rate Adjustments

  • Increased spawn rate for Hammerpoint Rounds and Kinetic Feeder.
  • Reduced spawn rate for Deadeye’s Tempo, Shatter Caps, and Boosted Loader.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed frame jitter that could appear while spectating a match.
  • Fixed issue where Precision Choke was disabled by default on Golden TripleTake.
  • Fixed issue where players could leave at the start of a match without being penalized.
  • Fixed hack where players were able to duel-wield weapons.
  • Fixed bug where players would not receive assist credit when damaging Gibraltar’s arm shield.
  • Fix for bug when Crypto’s animation would glitch after using a finisher while in death protection.
  • Fixed bug where players were unable to perform Ash’s skydive emote.
  • Fixed bug where the Leaver Penalty warning would always show two minutes regardless of how many times you’ve disconnected.
  • Fixed bug where damaging MRVN would count towards upgrading your Evo Shield.
  • Fix for cases where Crypto can throw out multiple drones.
  • Fix for cases where Pathfinder is able to grapple enemies indefinitely.
  • Fix for cases where players are able to reset Wraith’s Tactical cooldown by ending her phasing while entering an Ash’s Portal.
  • Fix for visual inconsistencies in Bloodhound’s Cyber Hunt skin.
  • Arenas: Fix for a bug where music could cut off at the start of a match in Habitat.
  • Arenas: Fix for visual bug where Legend abilities would stay onscreen during a match.
  • Various fixes to charging systems in weapons to work more consistently and by design.
  • Fix for cases where players could remove bullet spread when using ziplines.
  • Fix for visual inconsistencies in reactive weapons after activating.
  • Fix for cases where Wattson’s Ultimate’s shield regen would work through some windows in Command Center.
  • Tropics Map: Fix for cases where players can be launched by Gravity Cannon while below it.
  • Added tracker for “Battle Royale Wins”.

Next-Gen Updates

  • 4K output
  • Full 60hz gameplay
  • HDR
  • Higher resolution shadow maps
  • Greater LOD distances

That’s all on the Apex Legends Warriors Collection Event. For more Apex Legends, you can also check out when Apex Legends Season 13 will be releasing and this leaked map update for Storm Point.

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 14 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 14 is here, but which Legends are dominating Season 14 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 14 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 14 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many popular streamers such as NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect continuing to support the game, Apex has grown expeditiously.

There are now a whopping 22 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. With Season 14 now here, the new Legend Vantage has already knocked some fan-favorite characters out of the running.

Let’s see how the current roster’s pick rates are looking to give us an idea of the most popular Legends in Apex Legends Season 14.

Apex Legends Season 14 pick rate ranked list

This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 14 ranked, as of August 12, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Vantage – 11.7%
  2. Octane – 10.1%
  3. Wraith – 9.3%
  4. Bloodhound – 7.8%
  5. Pathfinder – 7.8%
  6. Valkyrie – 6.8%
  7. Horizon – 5.5%
  8. Bangalore – 4.5%
  9. Lifeline – 4.3%
  10. Seer – 3.9%
  11. Loba – 3.5%
  12. Fuse – 3%
  13. Ash – 3%
  14. Mirage – 2.6%
  15. Mad Maggie – 2.6%
  16. Newcastle – 2.3%
  17. Caustic – 2.3%
  18. Revenant – 2.2%
  19. Wattson – 1.9%
  20. Gibraltar – 1.9%
  21. Rampart – 1.6%
  22. Crypto – 1.3%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 14

5. Pathfinder – 7.8%

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Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 7.8%, and counting, for quite some time now.

As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation. He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result.

4. Bloodhound – 7.8%

apex legends bloodhound character

Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 14.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark the seasons go on, and they have dropped slightly to 7.8%. Don’t let that put you off though, as they are easily the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends, thanks to their tracking tools and incredible skills, plus, their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

3. Wraith – 9.3%

apex legends wraith character

Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number three with a 9.3% pick rate in Season 14.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan favorite in Apex Legends Season 14.

2. Octane – 10.1%

apex legends octane character

With a 10.1% pick rate, the speed demon has been dropped to the number two spot but continues his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 14, fluctuating between the top two places.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away.

But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.

1. Vantage – 11.7% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 14

Vantage and Echo in Apex Legends

Of course, it’s the brand-new Legend Vantage that takes the top spot in Apex Legends Season 14. With an 11.7% pick rate, Vantage has stolen the show from other top Legends such as Octane and Valkyrie.

Vantage’s incredible popularity is probably due to her being new, but she’s not to be trifled with either. Her Sniper Rifle is an incredibly strong weapon, she’s able to wall run, and has a direct counter to Mirage.

How her pick rate will change throughout Season 14 remains to be seen, but she’s well-worth using on the overhauled Kings Canyon.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 14. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, altering the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks and don’t forget to check out why Mad Maggie has climbed up the rankings this season.

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Dr Disrespect explains why Apex Legends isn’t close to dying out

Top streamer Dr Disrespect had high praise for Apex Legends and its devs, explaining why it won’t “die out” any time soon.

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Apex Legends has been going strong since its launch in 2019 and even hit its highest Steam player count yet with Season 14. Top streamer Dr Disrespect weighed in on its longevity, believing that it won’t “die out” any time soon.

Apex Legends hit its 14th season in August 2022, bringing a brand-new Legend, increasing the level cap, and overhauling the original Kings Canyon map. With the game reaching its highest Steam player count yet and Season 15 arriving later this year, Apex is showing no signs of slowing down.

Alongside developing his own game, top streamer Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm keeps coming back to Apex Legends, and has explained why he doesn’t believe it’ll die out.

Doc returned to Apex to try out Vantage and all of the other Season 14 changes, and a member of the Champions Club donated and asked Doc if Apex Legends “will die out soon,” and he immediately responded: “absolutely not.”

“They’re tapped in and they have a great developer group working on the game,” he explained. “The game’s constantly evolving and it’s literally, probably the most competitive battle royale out there — I mean it has to be. Not even close.”

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Both Warzone and Fortnite have competitive scenes, with the World Series of Warzone 2022 kicking off on August 15. But the grind for Apex Predator is always a big event for competitive players and Apex streamers alike whenever there’s a new split.

Dr Disrespect then considered whether Apex Legends is “fun to watch,” and he concluded that viewers who don’t play typically won’t watch it, but those who are invested in the game will always be tuning in.

Will Warzone 2 and a potential ranked mode be able to knock Apex Legends off its pedestal? We’ll need to wait and see when it releases later this year.

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Apex Legends players frustrated that Mirage’s abilities are “useless” against Vantage

Mirage players are frustrated that Vantage’s abilities make the Legend “useless” in Apex Legends Season 14.

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Apex Legends Season 14 introduced the new Legend Vantage, and players feel that she’s making Mirage’s abilities feel completely “useless” in combat.

Every character in Apex Legends has their own unique set of abilities that are useful in different situations, and Mirage can help you make a quick getaway from overwhelming enemy opposition.

He is able to deploy decoys that will distract your enemies, giving you time to reposition yourself. However, the new Season 14 Legend Vantage has the perfect counter for that, and Mirage mains are extremely frustrated about this new development.

Reddit user ‘PRIYANSHUC15’ shared a clip in the Apex Legends subreddit, and it showed them using Vantage’s Spotter’s Lens and Sniper’s Mark abilities to spot the real Mirage among the decoys.

This irritated the Redditor, who then claimed that Mirage’s abilities are “useless” after Vantage’s arrival. Other players in the thread agreed with this sentiment and expressed their frustration.

Many of the comments explain that it’s pointless to leave out decoys if enemy players have the ability to instantly find the real one. As a result, Vantage’s arrival may make things unbalanced.

One user stated: “As a Mirage main we’re very used to getting shafted to high hell every season so this is nothing new.”

A few players suggested that Vantage being able to spot the real Mirage might be the result of a bizarre glitch. One of the players claimed that they dropped into the game earlier and their passive only scanned the Mirage decoys.

However, another player replied: “It tells you it’s a decoy though so it scans the target and shows it’s a fake”. They then added that it was probably an intentional feature meant to nerf Mirage in the new season.

At the time of writing, it remains to be seen if Respawn Entertainment will respond to these complaints by either buffing Mirage’s ability set or nerfing Vantage. We’ll be sure to let you know if there are any new changes implemented.


For more Apex Legends content, check out this Firing Range change players want after the Season 14 update and why players feel that Mad Maggie is “too good not to use” after her Season 14 buffs.

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