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Apex Legends Season 13 Gaiden Thematic Event: Armed and Dangerous LTM, anime-themed skins, more

Apex Legends is getting a brand-new thematic event in Season 13 which will bring anime-themed cosmetics and a new Prestige Skin.

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A new Apex Legends thematic event is arriving in Season 13, with new details suggesting that it will contain anime cosmetics.

Apex Legends Season 13 is almost at the halfway point, with the most recent update bringing the Awakening Collection Event and the return of Control.

Now, Respawn have officially announced their Thematic Event for the season, the Gaiden Event, which will bring a host of anime-themed cosmetics and another Prestige Skin.

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Season 13 Gaiden Thematic Event.

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Apex Legends Season 13 Gaiden Thematic Event release date

Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that the Apex Legends Gaiden Thematic Event will release on July 19 and culminate on August 2.

The event will officially go live in-game on July 19 at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

Apex Legends Gaiden Thematic Event skins

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The Gaiden Thematic Event will offer players limited event items including 40 anime-inspired skins. There will be Legendary skins for “Revenant, Mirage, Octane and Wattson with complementary skins for the Flatline, Wingman, EVA-8 and Charge Rifle.”

According to leaks and speculation, below is a list of all of the skins and the anime show that has inspired them:

  • Octane – One Piece skin
  • Wattson – Naruto skin
  • Mirage – My Hero Academia skin
  • Revenant – Evangelion
  • Crypto – Dragon Ball Z
  • Bloodhound – Tokyo Ghoul
  • Bangalore – Sailor Moon
  • Seer – Heart Stopper

As well as various anime skins for Legends and weapons, the Gaiden Thematic Event will also bring yet another Prestige Skin.

Bangalore Prestige skin

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For those who collect all 40 of the event items, they will unlock the Bangalore “Apex Commander” Prestige skin. This is similar to how players would unlock an Heirloom during a Collection Event.

The skin is of Mythic rarity that has three tiers of design. In order to unlock the tiers, players must complete skin-specific challenges. Once the final tier has been unlocked, players will also get an exclusive Finisher.

If you’d like to know more about this skin, check out our guide on the Bangalore Prestige Skin.

Gaiden Flash Events

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The Gaiden Thematic Event also gives Apex Legends players an opportunity to earn some free rewards. Simply complete event challenges and earn Event Points over the two weeks that the event is live and you can earn unique rewards.

There will be two Reward Trackers across the event’s duration. Here are some of the rewards you can expect for each tracker.

July 19th to July 26th

  • Rewards include:
    • Fuse’s Down Thunder Epic Skin
    • Bionic Buddy Gun Charm
    • Epic 3030 “Cloudburst” Skin

July 26th to August 2nd

  • Rewards include: 
    • OK Holospray
    • 1 Gaiden Event Pack
    • 1 Apex Pack

Armed and Dangerous LTM

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Further, the Gaiden Thematic Event will also be bringing the return of the Armed and Dangerous LTM on July 19.

Apex leaker SenosApex revealed that for the duration of the LTM, the crafting rotation for the weekend will see the Kraber and the Mastiff, while the Longbow and Peacekeeper will take their place during the week.

This LTM is shotguns and snipers only, to find out more, check out our piece on the return of the Armed and Dangerous LTM.


For more on Apex Legends, check out who the most popular Legend is in Season 13.

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Apex Legends players call for devs to make Firing Range change after Season 14 update

Apex Legends players are calling for the devs to fix the Firing Range after the Season 14 update changed the way players die.

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Apex Legends players have noticed a difference in the Firing Range after the Season 14 update, and now they are calling for the devs to make a change.

Apex Legends players are still getting used to the changes in Season 14, as there have been both drastic updates to existing content and new introductions such as Vantage and the Laser Sight attachment.

With that said, players have already found great ways to utilize Vantage and also discovered how strong character buffs are, including Mad Maggie and Newcastle‘s.

However, like any new update, Season 14 has brought some pretty crazy glitches, and players have also found an unwanted change in the Firing Range that they’re now calling for the devs to revert.

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Players often use the Firing Range to practice and 1v1 others, but the removal of the Self-Revive has caused these interactions to be much slower and less enjoyable.

Prior to the Self-Revive’s removal, players would 1v1 with a Gold Knockdown Shield so that if they went down, they could easily get back up or switch characters to gain health and retain their loadout.

This prevented the effort of having to respawn and collect your loadout again, allowing players to 1v1 efficiently. Unfortunately, as Skeptation has highlighted, the removal of Self-Revive means this is no longer possible.

Now, Skeptation and others who agree in the comments are calling for the devs to “change this so players get downed not full killed with friendly fire on.”

While it’s not a major issue, it is clearly something the fans want and may have actually been something that the devs didn’t consider when they took the Self-Revive out of the game.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but for now, check out how Apex Legends has reached new heights in Season 14.

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Apex Legends players claim Mad Maggie “too good not to use” after major Season 14 buffs

Mad Maggie received a major buff in Apex Legends Season 14, and players claim that the Legend is now a must-pick.

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Mad Maggie has never been the most popular character in Apex Legends, but thanks to a major buff in the Season 14 update, players claim she’s “too good not to be used.”

Apex Legends Season 14 is here, bringing a new version of Kings Canyon, major weapon buffs and nerfs, and of course, a new Legend — Vantage. That’s not all though, as existing Legends have been tweaked, and Mad Maggie was on the receiving end of a powerful buff.

Now, with her improved Wrecking Ball ability, her popularity is steadily rising, as she becomes a direct counter to the ever-popular Gibraltar.

Apex Legends Season 14 gave Maggie’s Wrecking Ball a major buff, where it will now deal damage to several placeable objects such as the Black market, Castle Walls, and Gas Barrels. But the biggest takeaway is that “it will also destroy Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection.”

Gibraltar is considered a crutch Legend in competitive thanks to the Dome of Protection keeping players safe in the chaotic endgame. While the Riot Drill could penetrate the shield before, players can now use Maggie’s Wrecking Ball to completely shatter the dome, leaving whole squads exposed.

Reddit user Ship_Doctor showed Maggie’s Wrecking Ball in action, claiming that “Maggie is too good not to be used this season.” In the clip, the user uses the Wrecking Ball to shatter the shield, then the Riot Drill to deal even more damage as they take cover behind a tree.

“Went from quite literally never touching her (I played her twice on Control) to this season so far, she’s all I’ve played,” replied one player. “She’s so much fun.”

“I’ve never met anyone else who hated Gibby more than me. His dome is a complete crutch, glad they did this unintentional nerf to him,” explained another.

However, some players explained that Gibby doesn’t appear in pubs all that often, but Maggie is sure to take plenty of squads by surprise in Ranked. Especially if they never read the patch notes.

For more Apex, be sure to check out how the Season 14 update allows Newcastle to move ridiculously fast while reviving.

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Apex Legends buff allows Newcastle to move ridiculously fast while reviving

Newcastle received some buffs in the Apex Legends Season 14 update, as the Legend can now revive players while also speeding around the map.

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Following a huge buff in the Apex Legends Season 14 update, players have discovered just how strong Newcastle’s revive is, as he is able to pick teammates up while zooming around the battlefield.

Apex Legends Season 14 is keeping things interesting for players, not only by introducing Vantage but also through buffs and nerfs to Legends in attempts to shift the meta.

While a lot of the talk in the community has been regarding the Mad Maggie buffs and Valkyrie nerfs, some have discovered that Newcastle’s revive is now extremely strong.

For those unaware, Newcastle’s Passive is called “Retrieve the Wounded,” and it allows him to move while reviving his teammates and also protect them with their Knockdown Shield. This was already fairly strong prior to Season 14, but following some major buffs, it’s arguably the best revive in the game.

In the patch notes, it states that Newcastle’s shield revive ability has had its move speed increased by 25% and also reduced its turn slow by 50%. Ultimately, this buff improves the speed at which Newcastle can move while reviving teammates, and this is something that Mokeysniper picked up on.

As you can see in the video, Newcastle can revive his teammates while moving at an incredibly fast speed. This is very strong when you are trying to reset in a fight and need some breathing space while reviving a teammate, giving them time to heal up as well.

According to Mokey, players can do this by simply activating the revive on a slope or ledge and walking down the slope. Newcastle will gain momentum down the hill while also continuing to revive.

The bigger and steeper the slope the better, as this will make you go fast and across a further distance.

For more Apex Legends tips, check out how the Season 14 Legend Vantage is able to wall run.

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