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Apex Legends Season 9 “Japan Legacy” collection event leaked

Apex Legends next collection event has been leaked revealing a Japanese theme and some content that will no doubt catch the eyes of players.

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Apex Legend dataminers have discovered the next collection event players will see in Season 9: Legacy, revealing the theme and some of the content we will be seeing.

It seems odd to already be thinking about the next big event for Apex Legends, especially as we just got the Legacy update which introduced Arenas, the Bocek Bow, and Valkyrie.

However, dataminers have been hard at work discovering future content in the game’s files, revealing the next big collection event, which seems to share a similar theme to the Season 9 Battle Pass.

apex legends collection event

The last collection event players experienced in Apex Legends was the Chaos Theory event. This was Season 8’s big collection event where Caustic took over Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, and Bangalore’s heirloom “Cold Steel” was released.

There are always various hints at what the collection event’s theme will be, with Caustic being the feature Legend along with Fuse for Season 8 and the Battle Pass having a certain gas theme to it. Perhaps this is also the case for this season’s collection event.

Apex Legends “Japan Legacy” collection event

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Garretleaks is the dataminer behind the new information, revealing the collection event’s theme, as well as some of the skins and banner frames we may potentially be seeing.

The next Apex Legends collection event is believed to be called “Japan Legacy,” containing a Japanese theme influenced by the nation’s culture.

This is very fitting for the current season, as the Battle Pass items also share a strong Japanese theme, and the new Legend Valkyrie being Japanese as well. In the weeks leading up to Season 9’s reveal, we saw lots of Japanese culture, with Japanese manga references in the teaser images on Apex Legend’s social media accounts.

Further, both Valkyrie and Crypto are both the feature Legends for Season 9: Legacy, sharing Asian descent, perhaps further hinting at the Asian-themed collection event and season as a whole. Garretleaks has posted images of some of the items we will see in this event, clearly showing a Japanese theme.

Fuse’s skin has loads of little Japanese style Fuse’s drawn onto his outfit, while Caustic has a yellow Samurai layered armor design.

As well as Fuse and Caustic’s skins sharing the theme of Japanese culture, it seems the Loot Tick for the event will also be Japanese-themed, with a red and yellow cherry blossom design printed on them.

Although we have also had Crypto, Wattson, and Rampart’s heirlooms leaked, Garret is fairly confident that the heirloom we will see for this event is Revenants. However, remember these are just leaks and nothing confirmed, so don’t be surprised if Revenant’s heirloom is not featured.

Regardless, a Japanese-themed collection event in Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy is a great idea, celebrating Asian culture worldwide to stop Asian hate.

For more on Apex Legends, stay updated via Charlie INTEL and check out our tier list for Legends in Season 9: Legacy.

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Apex Legends devs finally fixing frustrating stuttering issues

Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that a fix is coming for the stuttering issues plaguing Apex Legends on PC.

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Stuttering issues can often make playing Apex Legends at a high frame rate feel much less fun, but Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that a fix for this problem is on its way.

One advantage to playing games on PC is that you get to enjoy them at a decently high frame rate. While that sounds fun, it also comes with its own set of problems, as Apex Legends fans have to deal with stuttering issues.

This is when the high frame rate causes the game to be choppy, ruining your accuracy. As a result, players often end up lowering the FPS. Now, Respawn have assured fans that this will soon be resolved.

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Apex Legends fans were discussing the “microstutter bug” on Reddit, and this gained a response from Respawn’s Lead Software Engineer Samy ‘ricklesauceur’ Duc.

One player asked if there was any way to get past the game’s 300 FPS cap, and another user advised against trying this. The game engine has a bug in it which causes a microstutter when you reach 180 FPS.

The developer then confirmed that this issue “should be gone after [the] next patch.” This fix will allow players on higher-end rigs to enjoy smoother gameplay than before.

Respawn finally fixing Apex Legends stuttering issues

The devs have been focused on fixing multiple in-game issues ever since the Legacy update went live. There have also been upcoming changes teased for Evo Shields recently.

Once this patch arrives, PC gamers should be able to get past the 180 FPS mark without encountering stuttering issues. There’s currently no date given for when we should expect to see this update patch.

This fix seems to be exclusive to PC, and players experiencing stutter issues on console will have to wait for a wider patch.

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Apex Legends devs confirm Mirage Voyage ship POI won’t return

Respawn’s Lead Game Designer Daniel Klein has confirmed that the fan-favorite Mirage Voyage POI won’t be coming back to Apex Legends.

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The Mirage Voyage is one of the most popular POIs in Apex Legends, and Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that it probably won’t return to the battle royale anytime soon.

The Apex Legends Legacy update brought a plethora of brand-new content like the Arenas mode and Valkyrie. A ton of fans are playing Apex Legends this season, and they have their own favorite map areas.

The Mirage Voyage ship was first added to the game in Season 3 and has become a fan-favorite since then. However, Respawn have confirmed that we won’t see this POI return to the battle royale.

Mirage Voyage ship POI in Apex Legends

The next Ranked split in Apex Legends will bring the action to Olympus, so players were excited about seeing this POI again. Respawn Lead Designer Daniel Klein then confirmed on Reddit that Mirage Voyage won’t be coming back.

“Oh the Voyage is CRASHED crashed,” said the developer. “I think it’s down for good.” This came as a huge disappointment to fans that wanted the ship to be a recurring location the battle royale’s maps.

This is reminiscent of when Respawn retired Kings Canyon’s Skull Town which was another fan-favorite POI that was blown up for Season 5.

Daniel Klein confirms that we won't see Mirage's Voyage in Apex Legends again
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There have been hints that we might see the arrival of another similar ship in the game one day, but we won’t see the Mirage Voyage POI take flight again anytime soon.

We’ll just have to wait and see if Respawn Entertainment have any plans to introduce something else to fill the void left by the ship’s departure from the battle royale. Only time will tell if they do intend to release something.

For more on Apex Legends, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on Apex players wanting the new Halo Infinite battle pass system.

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Apex Legends ranked leaderboard shows top players across all platforms

We’ve found the top players across all platforms for Apex Legends Ranked Leagues, so let’s get into the details of the Apex Legends ranked leaderboard.

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For those interested in seeing who the top players are across all platforms for Apex Legends Ranked Leagues, or maybe even want to check where they are themselves, let’s get into how you can check out the Apex Legends ranked leaderboard.

Apex Legends is now halfway through its ninth season, with the ranked split commencing just yesterday.

Now players are back on Olympus, and for those looking to grind this season, or maybe check out how high the bar is set, we’ve found the current top players for Ranked Leagues.

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Although there is still no cross-progression in Apex Legends, some players may still be interested in viewing the ranked leaderboard for all platforms just out of curiosity, or perhaps you connect with friends and play in other platform’s lobbies due to cross-play.

There is a great website that players who are serious about playing Ranked Leagues should get familiar with for those interested.

Apex Legends ranked leaderboard

One thing to remember when viewing the ranked leaderboard is that placements are constantly chopping and changing, with players losing and gaining RP (ranked points) every day.

Here is the current top ten standings across all platforms for Ranked Leagues as of today:

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There are some familiar names in the top ten for those familiar with the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS). Both C9_StayNaughty and G2_Dezignful recently competed in the ALGS Championship finals, where C9 actually came second, just behind team Kungarna.

This Apex Legends ranked leaderboard shows player level on the far right while also showing the amount of RP the player currently has under “Ranked Score.”

If you’re just interested in one particular platform, you can also view the ranked leaderboard for that specific platform. Further, the website, apextracker, will also show you various leaderboards, from most kills with a particular Legend to current season wins.

For more on Apex Legends, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on Apex players wanting the new Halo Infinite battle pass system.

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