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Apex Legends Season 8 Chaos Theory event: Release date, Heirloom, more

Respawn Entertainment will bring brand new content to Apex Legends Season 8 in the upcoming Chaos Theory event.

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The Chaos Theory event will bring a plethora of exciting new content to Apex Legends Season 8, including a new Heirloom and Town Takeover. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

The Apex Legends Anniversary Collection Event allowed fans to celebrate the game’s two-year anniversary while bringing cool new content to the battle royale in Season 8. Now, it appears Respawn Entertainment have another event planned known as Chaos Theory.

There are plenty of leaks and rumors about what kind of content we can expect from this Season 8 event, including a brand new Heirloom. Here’s an overview of everything that has been revealed about it so far.

When is the Chaos Theory event?

The event will begin on March 9, the day Apex Legends releases on the Nintendo Switch. The name “Chaos Theory” was revealed by Target on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing, and now has been confirmed via an official announcement.

Caustic Town Takeover

A few leaks emerged recently which suggested that Caustic would be the next Legend to get his own Town Takeover and that we should expect to see some clues in the game soon. It appears that these rumors are correct, and now it has been confirmed Caustic will be taking over Water Treatment on Kings Canyon.

In this revamped area, Caustic has started an experiment that requires test subjects to drain the toxic liquid in the facility. Doing so gives players access to four gold loot items locked in cages. Be quick though, as these cages are only open and safe for a limited time.

New Ring Fury Escalation Takeover, Heat Shields, and Survival Slot

Ring Fury is a new Apex playlist takeover that follows regular BR rules, but each round, one or more Ring Flares will appear on the map within the current ring. Ring Flares are slowly expanding pockets of the Ring within the Arena.

Those who get caught in a Ring Flare will take damage equal to the damage dealt by the current round’s Ring. You’ll be given a short warning on the map and minimap before the Ring Flare appears. Legends will call out if they are in direct danger or if there’s one opening up nearby.

To deal with ring flaires, you can now drop Heat Shields to assist you from taking damage.

HEAT SHIELDS

During the Ring Fury Escalation Takeover, all players will start with a Heat Shield in their inventory on the drop. Throwdown your Heat Shield to avoid damage from Ring Flares or the ring itself. You can also find more Heat Shields throughout the map, as it has been added to the loot pool.

Heat Shields cast a protective dome, enabling players to loot, revive, and generally make some amazing plays outside of the Ring. Plus, when you’re inside the dome, the use of healing items is sped up by 50%, and the speed of Revives is increased by 25%. This bonus is only given by Heat Shields that have been activated by the ring. Heat Shields on standby in the safe zone are conserving energy, and don’t grant this bonus.

After the Ring Fury Escalation Takeover concludes, the Heat Shield will remain in the game as general ground loot.

SURVIVAL SLOT

You’ll notice that the Heat Shield doesn’t take up any of your normal inventory slots—instead, it resides in the brand new “Survival Slot”. 

The Survival Slot aims to eliminate the choice between normal loot and situational utilities like a Mobile Respawn Beacon or a Heat Shield. Now players have no reason to not carry one of these utilities around.

Like the heat shield, the Survival Slot itself will continue to be available in the game even after the Ring Fury Escalation Takeover ends. 

INTRODUCING ESCALATION TAKEOVERS

Similar to previous playlist takeovers, Ring Fury will replace regular Duos and Trios playlists for the two-week duration of the Collection Event. Ranked will not be affected.

However, unlike previous takeovers, Ring Fury is an “Escalation Takeover,” which means that every few days during the event, we’re going to turn some knobs to crank up the prevalence, timing, and size of Ring Flares. By the end of the event, you can expect five different stages of escalation.

No-Fill Matchmaking Added

No-fill matchmaking is now here for players to use in public playlists. This is not available in ranked. Drop solo into duos or trios modes to complete challenges, or practice hot drops alone. There may only be 6 solo players at any time in a single game, so you won’t run into many other solo players on your journey.

Chaos Theory Collection Event

New free loot has been added as part of the Chaos Theory Rewards Track, where players can receive up to 1,000 rewards points per day for rewards.

Challenges refresh daily and stack with the battle pass, so players can complete multiple challenges at once.

With these new free cosmetics, also comes 24 limited edition cosmetics specifically themed for the event. You can purchase all the cosmetics with Apex coins or crafting materials, and all players who get all 24 cosmetics will get Bangalores new Heirloom set, pictured below.

When the event concludes on March 23, 2021, players will be able to obtain this Heirloom through the crafting system.

In addition to all the new features, Respawn has also dropped the full patch notes for the new event. You can read about all the Weapon, Legend and Quality of life changes here.

That’s all we have for now. Stay tuned for more information as we receive it.

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Weird Apex Legends glitch spawns unlimited loot for players

A new Apex Legends glitch has been discovered that provides players with unlimited loot from one Loot Bin.

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An Apex Legends player has discovered a very weird bug that spawns unlimited loot when playing in Season 14.

The Apex Legends developers are constantly looking to improve the player experience by introducing new content and fixing issues the community is experiencing. Just recently, the devs even introduced a quality of life change which made many controller players happy.

Unfortunately, Apex Legends is not immune to bugs and issues, with the launch of Season 14 prompting some new glitches like characters having the wrong abilities and players not receiving rewards for leveling up.

Now, Apex Legends content creator Skeptation has found a new glitch in the Battle Royale which ultimately allows players to exploit Loot Bins to spawn unlimited items.

Skeptation explains how this glitch works in his August 18 YouTube video, stating that when players stand on top of and open a Loot Bin that has a wall behind it, the Loot Bin will close completely after the player has taken the loot inside of it.

If you open the Loot Bin again, it will be completely empty. This is obviously a good trick for covering your tracks and trolling teammates who are looking for loot, however, Skeptation noticed that on some occasions something “weirder” happens.

When messing around with the bug, Skeptation noticed that sometimes the Loot Bin would refresh and spawn more loot after performing the glitch.

Skeptation does say that although he is “not sure what triggers it,” if someone is able to figure out how to do it consistently it would be “broken.”

If this becomes a major issue and players are attempting and being successful with this unlimited loot glitch, perhaps it will provoke Respawn to come up with a fix.


For more, check out Apex Legends Season 14 player’s creepy Firing Range realization.

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Apex Legends fans come to creepy realization about the Firing Range

Apex Legends players have discovered a detail about the in-game Firing Range that led them to a creepy realization.

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The Apex Legends Firing Range is the perfect spot to visit if you wish you practice with your Legend or weapon, but players have discovered a startling detail about it.

When you hop into a game of Apex Legends, you should expect intense competition from your opponents, so you will need to make sure that you’re using the right Legend and weapons in battle.

The Firing Range provides a nice quiet spot for you to practice your Legend’s abilities along with different guns without having to worry about interference from enemies. However, players have now come to a creepy realization about this location.

Reddit user ‘Crescent-IV’ pointed out in the Apex Legends subreddit that there was a squad counter in their Firing Range, showing how many other players are actually present even if you can’t see them.

The Redditor claimed that these players are “in different ‘instances’ of your lobby to save server space.” So, while you can’t see or interact with them, they are still there practicing with their Legends and weapons.

This came as a surprise to many of the commenters who were previously unaware that this is how the Apex Legends Firing Range works. Many of them shared stories about the times they caught glimpses of other players that were present in the lobby.

One user wrote: “I remember being scared sh**less when I heard a Gibby ult while I was shooting some dummies for the first time. I thought I accidentally got into a game and was tweaking.”

Another user claimed to have heard Seer scanning the area and brought up another instance of being caught by Crypto’s surveillance drone. They reportedly also saw Newcastle’s abilities despite not playing as the Legend.

They then explained that they thought the game was broken every time this happened before adding that it scared them every time. Many of the other commenters also found this experience creepy.

A few of the commenters found this amusing and made jokes about the phenomena. One user sarcastically stated that while there is a proper explanation for this, they consider the Firing Range to be “haunted.”

Other players joined in on the fun, jokingly telling the user that they might be on to something with their theory and that there might actually be ghosts haunting the Apex Legends Firing Range.

While this may be creepy to some players, it isn’t anything to be concerned about this is a rare occurrence and it’s extremely unlikely that you’ll have to worry about getting killed by invisible players.


For more Apex Legends content, check out Respawn’s response to the glitch leaving players with missing rewards and why players want the devs to fix the Ranked system and matchmaking issues.

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Apex Legends players sick of “annoying” voice lines and call for change

The Apex Legends characters often express themselves in-game with voice lines, but some players are beginning to dislike the feature.

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Apex Legends players have expressed their disdain for “annoying” Legend voice lines in Season 14, calling for the devs to make a change.

Apex Legends Season 14 has got off to a flying start, bringing excitement back to the community with more people playing the game than ever.

With that said, not everything is sunshine and daisies, as not only has Apex pro ImperialHal expressed his dislike of the brand-new Season 14 Legend, Vantage, but now players are also complaining about the Ranked mode.

While it may not seem like a big deal, there have been complaints among the community about Vantage’s quips and Legend voice lines in general, with some branding them as “annoying.”

Reddit user Stir_Fry posted to the Apex Legends subreddit asking the devs if they could “dial it down on the voice lines.”

When talking about the Season 14 Legend Vantage, the OP says that Vantage is more “annoying” than Valkyrie, due to her “constant voice spam” while hitting shots with her Sniper.

The player says that they do not want to hear the “same echo location joke every time (Vantage) uses her tactical.”

Voice lines and quips are essential for character design as they portray the Legend’s personality and individualism from the rest of the roster. Each Legend has a distinctive voice and personality which is easy to recognize, but some feel it is too much.

They explain that the game already has “audio issues,” and with the number of voice lines in the game, it can be distracting “especially in ranked where I’m trying to listen to hear the 4th party coming to kill me.”

The player feels as if the devs should “lower the amount” of voice lines or provide an option to “turn them off completely in the settings.”

Others in the community seem to agree, with 2.5k upvotes and sarcastic comments like “every time I use my Q on vantage I just have to slap my knee, that joke gets even funnier the 80th time she says it in that game.”

Hopefully, Respawn addresses this either in a future update or when creating new characters. Speaking of new Legends, some data miners believe they may have found who the Apex Legends Season 15 Legend will be.

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