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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

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

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

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 13 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 13 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 13 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 13 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 13 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 is continuing to grow expeditiously.

There are now a whopping 21 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. With Season 13 now underway, Newcastle is the latest to join the roster.

Let’s take a look at how the new Legend has shaken up the roster by looking at the current Legend pick rates in Season 13, which provides an idea of who the most popular Legends are.

Apex Legends Season 13 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 13 ranked, as of May 20, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Wraith – 10.7%
  2. Octane – 10.2%
  3. Valkyrie – 9.4%
  4. Bloodhound – 8.7%
  5. Pathfinder – 7.8%
  6. Newcastle – 7.4%
  7. Horizon – 5.7%
  8. Bangalore – 4.5%
  9. Ash – 4.2%
  10. Lifeline – 3.9%
  11. Loba – 3.5%
  12. Fuse – 3.2%
  13. Rampart – 3.1%
  14. Gibraltar – 3%
  15. Mirage – 2.7%
  16. Caustic – 2.4%
  17. Seer – 2%
  18. Revenant – 2%
  19. Wattson – 2%
  20. Mad Maggie – 1.9%
  21. Crypto – 1.7%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 13

5. Pathfinder – 7.8%

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 – 8.7%

Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 13.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 8.7%. 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. Valkyrie – 9.4%

Despite getting some nerfs, Valkyrie is in the top 5 Legend pick rates for Season 13 with 9.4%, as she is the movement Queen. Her Jetpack Passive allows players to escape any kind of situation, which is crucial for survivability.

As well as her Passive, her Skyward Dive Ultimate is also great for mobility. This ability is the best rotational tool in all of Apex Legends, as it allows her and the team to relocate from a bad position or situation, into a good one.

Lastly, Valkyrie’s Tactical is also extremely useful for being aggressive and getting enemies out of camping spots, so long as you have enough room above you to launch the Missile Swarm.

2. Octane – 10.2%

With a 10.2% pick rate, the speed demon takes the number two spot, continuing his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 13, 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. Wraith – 10.7% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 13

Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number one spot with a 10.7% pick rate in Season 13.

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 13.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 13. 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 our guide on the best Legends to choose in Season 13.

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Apex Legends pro claims Season 13 ranked changes will make you a better player

An Apex Legends pro has come out in support of the Season 13 ranked changes, claiming it will make players better.

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After receiving backlash, Apex Legends pro Mac ‘Albralelie’ Beckwith has shared his thoughts on the new Season 13 ranked system, claiming it will improve players.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought some drastic changes to the ranked system, changing the way players gain points and grind through the ranks.

Previously, the system had been more focused on kills, but the new system places emphasis on placement. This has made it harder for players to earn points and level up, as the lobbies have become much more competitive in the final zones.

In Apex Legends Season 13’s Ranked Leagues, players are encouraged to stay alive and play for the win, rather than getting a load of kills. This had led to more squads and players being alive in final circles, making it harder to gain points.

While the community hasn’t been particularly fond of these changes, seasoned Apex Legends pro Albralelie gave his opinions on this new system, supporting the dev’s changes while making some controversial comments.

In a recent stream, the Apex Legends pro shared his feelings towards the changes, believing the new ranked changes are healthy for the game, which is contrary to the community’s reaction.

Ultimately, the pro feels as if the new changes are going to make players better at the game. Albralelie says that the new system “caters to you being able to actually improve as you climb…don’t get defeated.”

The streamer and Apex pro also made some interesting comments on solo players while answering a question about whether solo players should be able to reach the higher ranks.

The pro makes a controversial statement: “should a solo player be able to reach Masters in a team-based competitive BR? Just because it happened before doesn’t mean it was supposed to happen, right?”

It’s interesting to hear a professional Apex Legends player’s take on the new ranked system, especially as casual players have been pretty upset with the changes. All in all, the pro feels it will make players better, and even if players are now in lower ranks than they’re used to, they should use it as motivation to improve.


For more on Apex Legends, check out the best landing spots on Storm Point for Season 13.

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Clever Apex Legends trick reverts Kraber nerfs

With this clever trick, Apex Legends’ Kraber Sniper Rifle becomes a one-shot machine yet again, even after nerfs.

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Apex Legends players have found a way to make the Kraber Sniper Rifle one-shot kill yet again after the Season 13 nerfs.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought some pretty huge changes to the game, especially when it comes to the Legends and weapon meta.

As well as some major Valkyrie nerfs and the introduction of Newcastle, Season 13 also nerfed the only one-shot kill weapon in the game, the Kraber.

This combined with the Helmet buffs caused a change in the weapon’s one-shot headshot potential, but this new trick reverts the changes.

Prior to the nerfs, the Kraber would one-shot any Legend as long as it was a headshot. This made the weapon extremely powerful and useful in end-game situations, as just one shot could change the tide of a fight.

Now, in Season 13, as long as players have the correct armor requirements, the Kraber is no longer a guaranteed one-shot kill.

Having said that, thanks to Apex Legends content creator RossTheeSquirrel, there is indeed a way for players to one-shot any Legend with the Kraber even after the Season 13 patch.

By shooting through Rampart’s Tactical ability, Amped Cover, players actually gain an increase in damage as the shielded wall “amps outgoing shots.”

This increases the Kraber’s headshot damage to revert the Season 13 nerfs, making it a one-shot headshot against any Legend no matter what armor they are wearing.

While Rampart hasn’t been considered the most popular Legend in Apex according to the pick rates, she received a buff in Season 13 and players seem to be more interested in giving her a try.

Now, she also has this added benefit of being the only Legend that has the capabilities to make the Kraber a one-shot kill again, perhaps those who love the Kraber will give her a chance.


For more on Apex Legends, check out Newcastle’s overpowered technique for getting teammates’ Banners.

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