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Significant quality of life updates coming in the Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event patch

Apex Legends will be introducing some quality of life updates in the Evolution Collection Event, let’s get into the most significant changes.

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The latest Apex Legends Collection Event drops soon, bringing patch notes with a host of changes along with it. The developers have detailed the patch notes, which will introduce a variety of great quality of life changes.

Apex Legends Season 10 will be getting a new update come September 14, called the Evolution Collection Event. As well as brand new cosmetics, another heirloom, and Rampart’s Town Takeover in World’s Edge, the update will also bring some fresh game updates.

Not only will there be a host of buffs and nerfs introduced for certain Legends, but players will also be getting some quality of life changes that will definitely improve player experience in Respawn’s battle royale.

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The Evolution Collection Event reveal and patch notes have definitely caught the eye of Apex Legends players. Not only because of a leaked weapon shown in the trailer but also because of some great quality of life changes.

The devs had already confirmed that the Gold and Red Evo Shield swap change would be in this update, but there are some other changes that will also improve player experience, whether you’re an experienced or inexperienced player.

Quality of life changes in the Evolution Collection Event

Evo Shield

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As well as players now being able to swap Red shield for Gold much more efficiently, starting from September 14 players will be able to see just how much health shields have when viewing loot in death boxes.

This is a great change, as it will allow players to know instantly whether the shield is depleted or not. This will help situations where players are unsure whether someone has already swapped a shield from a death box, allowing them to act quickly and make a different play.

Abandonment warning

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Another great quality of life change arriving in the Evolution Collection Event update is that players will now be warned much more clearly about abandonment penalties before leaving a match. This will prevent those situations where players accidentally leave, not realizing they are actually about to receive a penalty for doing so.

In order to leave a match, players will now need to hold down the confirm button for a short period of time while red warning text provides information on the penalty you will receive.

Scan indication

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Lastly, but definitely not least, players will now have an indication as to which Recon character has revealed their position.

Currently, in Apex Legends, there is no indication as to who has scanned you apart from some visual and audio cues that only experienced players will understand. This is great for new players, especially as there are now five Recon characters in the game.


That’s all for the quality of life changes coming in the Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event, for more, check out our article on how to get Arenas Flash event rewards.

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 10 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 10 is well into its stride, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 10 of Respawn’s battle royale?

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Season 10 is one of Apex Legends’ biggest ever seasons, and it’s welcomed the popular character Seer. But who has the highest pick rates in Season 10 of Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its rival battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many players now jumping ship to Respawn’s game, Apex Legends Season 10 is arguably its biggest ever!

There are now a whopping 18 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. The newest one is Seer, and after a dominating start to Season 10, the 1.78 update has seen him receive a significant nerf. This has completely changed the game’s pick rates and made the Season 10 meta open again.

Between the Arenas mode and Ranked Leagues to compete in, thousands of matches have already been logged in Season 10, and we will break down and find the Legends with the highest pick rates in Season 10.

Apex Legends Season 10 pick rate ranked list

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

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 10 ranked, as of September 17, 2021, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Octane – 14.5%
  2. Wraith – 11.4%
  3. Pathfinder – 10%
  4. Bloodhound – 8.9%
  5. Lifeline – 8%
  6. Rampart – 7.1%
  7. Bangalore – 4.9%
  8. Seer – 4.7%
  9. Valkyrie – 4.6%
  10. Horizon – 4.2%
  11. Loba – 3.8%
  12. Fuse – 3.6%
  13. Caustic – 3.1%
  14. Mirage – 3%
  15. Revenant – 2.7%
  16. Gibraltar – 2.6%
  17. Wattson – 1.5%
  18. Crypto – 1.5%

Best Apex Legends pick rates in Season 10

5. Lifeline – 8%

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Just clocking in at the number five spot is Lifeline. Everyone’s favorite healer takes up 8% of the Apex Legends’ picks, and for good reason too.

One of the big things that separates Apex Legends from other battle royale games is its lenience towards reviving – specifically Knockdown Shields. It provides lots of time to revive teammates and Lifeline can take advantage of this.

Her Drone of Compassion (or D.O.C) abilities can heal players over time and even revive them without needing Lifeline to do it. Her Care Package Ultimate is a bit weak, but overall, she is a great addition to any team.

4. Bloodhound – 8.9%

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Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 10.

With nearly a 12% pick rate at the beginning of Season 9, Bloodhound has dipped a bit to 8.9% but still remains the third-most picked Legend. Their pick rate is rising slowly thanks to the alterations to Seer, meaning that Bloodhound is the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends.

Their tracking tools and skills are incredible, and the fleet of foot provided by their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

4. Pathfinder – 10%

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A beneficiary of the Seer nerfs, Pathfinder has become a part of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 10% and counting.

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.

2. Wraith – 11.4%

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Another starting legend, Wraith possessed a very high pick rate of nearly 14% during Season 9 and is still currently well-selected backed at 11.4%.

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 10.

1. Octane – 14.5%

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The king is back on his throne as the game’s number one pick. Although his pick rate isn’t quite in the 20% region like in Season 9, his still undisputedly the primary selection, and rising, at 14.5%.

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.

You can use this to sneak attack players, reach high-up spots for beacons, escape battles, or use it as a way to get back into the playing zone.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 10. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, affecting 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 tier list of every Apex Legends weapon. Also, read about the potential incomings in Apex Legends Season 11.

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Apex Legends leak reveals first images of new Tropical Island map

New Apex Legends leaks have revealed screenshots for the rumored Tropical Island map set to release in Season 11.

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A recent leak for Apex Legends in Season 10 has presented the community with beautiful images of a rumored Tropical Island map that could release as early as next season.

Apex Legends has had a few interesting leaks over the past week thanks to the Evolution Collection Event update that introduced new code for dataminers to dig around and expose.

As well as a 3D model for Wattson’s Heirloom, leakers have also revealed further details about the rumored Tropical Island map that we could be seeing very soon, including the new Legend to go with it and some colorful images.

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The rumor surrounding a Tropical Island map has been floating around for some time now, with dataminers suggesting it will be released in Season 11. At the time of this post, Respawn Entertainment hasn’t revealed anything about a new map, but as the source of these images is possibly from an “inside leak,” there is a high possibility of them being credible.

The last map that was introduced in Apex Legends was Olympus in Season 7 when the Legend Horizon was also released. Now, in Season 10, there is even a new teaser on Olympus hinting at the new map.

Reddit user DropoutCollective, also known as Thordon Smash, posted leaked images of the Tropical Island map on September 14 on the “ApexUncovered” subreddit.

Although there are only three images, each of them provides great details about what players can expect with this new map, from wildlife to the general terrain and theme of the map.

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The first image actually gives us a great idea of the wildlife on this map, as a Prowler can be seen in the middle of the image, as well as a mud mound which Thordon Smash says is a Prowler nest.

Further, users in the comments are suspecting that the building on the right of the image looks like some sort of animal enclosure.

Perhaps this is where the Prowlers are being kept, potentially relocated here after the disturbance of World’s Edge which was teased in the most recent Evolution Collection Event trailer when Bloodhound finds bloody Prowler tracks.

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Another leaked image shows an expansive sea and beachy coastline with palm trees, which is most likely the edge of the map.

One thing this image does confirm is that the map will be a tropical island surrounded by water. The image also shows off a storm in the skybox, which could be important for the map’s lore and story.

Further, we already know Tridents will be available on the map due to previous leaks of a muddy texture for the vehicle, and this would make sense considering Tridents could be the best form of travel over the water.

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Lastly, the second image in the set of three shows off a portion of the map layout, which doesn’t give much away apart from that Water will play a huge role when it comes to breaking the map up.

It seems water will run through the map and play a consistent role within the landscape, perhaps being an inconvenience that players will have to get around.

That’s all the details we can gain from these leaked images of the new Tropical Island map. For more, be sure to check out our article on how to get modded weapons in Season 10.

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Apex Legends update nerfs Wattson Ultimate Ability in Season 10

The Apex Legends Season 10 Evolution Collection Event appears to have nerfed Wattson’s Ultimate Ability, reducing its effectiveness.

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Apex Legends’ Evolution Collection Event seems to have had an adverse effect on Wattson as the new update appears to have nerfed her Ultimate, making it unable to destroy projectiles properly.

New Collection Events are always fun in Apex Legends as they welcome a new Heirloom, and can even have a character completely takeover a town.

The Evolution Collection Event has done all of this, implemented some weapon balancing changes, and tinkered with Legends such as Rampart – finally giving her an Heirloom.

Though, one Legend change seems to be inadvertent as Wattson’s Ultimate Ability is now virtually ineffective compared to its former state.

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The problem was noticed and brought up by Twitter user @lilakeyLK, a self-proclaimed fan of Wattson, they inevitably noticed the problem very quickly.

“Huge bug/Nerf for Wattson in the latest patch. Pylon does NOT currently destroy grenades properly, and it does NOT block ordinance within the inner radius a majority of the time,” said lilakeyLK.

In normal circumstances, Wattson’s Pylon comes with several advantages: repairing damaged shields, speeding up Wattson’s tactical recharge rate, and eliminating inbound ordinance.

As the clip in the Tweet showed, the Pylon seems to be unable to detect the presence of thrown explosives and other throwable equipment.

Even though Wattson has one of the lower pick rates in Apex Legends Season 10, players who main her will be frustrated that her Ultimate has been unexpectedly nerfed.

However, given the unusual change, we fully expect Respawn Entertainment to be on the case and will surely be prepping a fix for the game.

Also, check out how to get Apex Legends modded weapons in Season 10.

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