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Apex Legends

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Release Date: Feb. 4, 2019

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'Apex Legends' (ALL) System Override Collection Event Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2020 @ 2:05 a.m. PST

Set in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends is a free to play battle royale game with a cast of unique characters, squad-based gameplay, innovative mechanics and more.

Apex Legends delivers a squad-based battle royale experience with a uniquely Respawn flavor. Players will select from one of eight Legends - each with their own unique abilities and playstyles - and the last team standing wins. Combatants can choose from unique characters like Bloodhound, the tracker who can see recent enemy activity on the map, or Lifeline, a battlefield medic who can shield teammates and bring them back from the brink of death. Balanced squads and teamwork are critical, as each Legend is easy to pick up and learn, but challenging to master.

Apex Legends showcases several new genre-leading innovations, starting before players even start the match. Once players are ready to begin, they’ll choose their drop point with the Jumpmaster system, giving each squad full control over exactly where they drop in. Is it smarter to head straight for the most valuable loot and risk early conflict with other teams, or make for one of the outlying areas to plot an attack and let other squads pick each other off?

Respawn announced Apex Legends’ new limited-time collection event, “System Override,” which runs from March 3 through March 17.

System Override will feature the new Deja Loot mode, which will see all loot respawn in the same location on the map each match. The limited-time event will also be the first time players can pick up the new Evo Shield in the arena and collect a variety of Assimilation Themed cosmetics and a new Heirloom Set for Octane.

Below is a quick recap of all the activities players can look forward to:

  • Deja Loot Mode - Due to a system glitch, this limited-time mode will feature the same flight path for the dropship and all loot will respawn at the same location throughout the System Override Collection. The Ring location will change on a daily basis. The first week of Deja Loot mode will take place on World’s Edge; the second week will see Legends return to Kings Canyon. 
  • Evo Shield - New to the Apex arsenal of items, the Evo Shield gets more powerful as Legends inflict damage on their enemies, becoming stronger than Epic Body Shields. Evo Shields change colors as players progress, but their distinctive glow will help players identify them. 
  • Assimilation Themed Apex Packs - Unlock a set of 24 themed, limited-time cosmetics, in addition to 6 matching legendary character + weapon skins and 12 other epics. Players can obtain these new in-game cosmetics through direct purchase for Apex Coins, direct unlock with Crafting Metals or random unlock with Event Apex Packs.
  • Octane Heirloom Set - players who unlock all 24 System Override cosmetics will also receive the Octane Heirloom set for free. 

Drop in for new modes, old maps, Legendary Weapon skins, cybernetic cosmetics and more, March 3-17.

What’s in the System Override Event:

  • Limited Time Mode - Deja Loot
    • Featuring for a limited-time the return of Kings Canyon debut of a new equipment type: Evo Shield
    • The first week will be played on World’s Edge and the second week we’ll go back to Kings Canyon
  • Exclusive Event Prize Track with two Legendary Weapon skins
  • 24 Event Limited premium cosmetic available directly or through System Override Event Packs
  • Octane Heirloom Set Preview
    • Unlock all 24 System Override cosmetics during the event and unlock the Octane Heirloom set for free
Limited Time Mode - Deja Loot

Ever spent the whole match looking for a Spitfire only to come up with Mozambiques? Wish you could just plot a reliable path to a 301 and purple armor? Well, this next mode is really going to speak to you.

Deja Loot is a unique take on the Apex games where a glitch in the system has caused all loot to spawn in the same location every match for the duration of the event. Even the plane path and circle locations will be fixed for this mode, which will change on a daily basis while the loot location stays the same for the whole event. The intent is to create a short term meta shakeup and reward players for learning the new progression - but be careful, just as you know where that sweet r99-extended mag combo is so will everyone else.

The first week of the Deja Loot limited-time mode will take place on World’s Edge, with the second week seeing Legends return to Kings Canyon.

Debut of New Equipment - Evo Shield

As part of the Deja Loot limited-time mode we’ll be debuting a new equipment type: the Evo Shield. When you pick up Evo Shield it will start out weaker than a Common Body Shield (White), but as you do damage to non-downed players throughout the match it can become even stronger than Epic Body Shields (Purple). Evo Shields change color as they progress, but their perpetual distinctive glow will help you identify them. Progress also carries over from person to person, so look forward to some interesting late game scenarios.

To start the Evo Shield will be exclusive to the Deja Loot gamemode and spawn at higher rates; after the event we’ll consider adding the Evo Shield to all matches, so please give us your feedback.

Exclusive Event Prize Track

In January as part of the Grand Soiree Arcade Event we introduced a new prize track system that delivered more rewards and more ways to earn. We’re excited to bring this back with additional improvements like more rewards and more frequent challenges to complete. The full Event Prize Track is pictured below:


You’ll be able to earn up to 1000 points per challenge set and now the challenge set will refresh at a daily rate. There’s a mix of challenges that can be completed in the LTM or in any mode, so you have freedom for how you want to progress. As with before, you’ll still be able to complete your battle pass challenges at the same time too.

Event Limited Premium Cosmetics

The System Override Collection Event brings another set of 24 themed, limited-time cosmetics to Apex Legends. All 24 items will be available through direct purchase (for Apex Coins or Crafting Metals) and in Event Apex Packs for the entire duration of the event. Each Event Pack will come with one event item and two non-event items at the following drop rates:


Non-Event items can be from the following categories: Weapon Skins, Legend Skins, Legend Finishers, Banner Frames, Banner Poses, Banner Stat Trackers, Intro Quips, Kills Quips, Gun Charms or Crafting Metals.

If you unlock all 24 System Override Collection Pack Items during the event, you’ll unlock the Octane Heirloom set for free. If you don’t manage to unlock this new Heirloom set during the event, it will be available via Apex Packs after the event ends.

We’re changing up the Heirloom system to make it easier for you to acquire the heirloom you want. Instead of an entire Heirloom set dropping at once, you’ll now receive Heirloom shards. You can then use those shards to pick the exact Heirloom set you’d like. The shards will have the same drop rate as the previous system, so that after 500 Apex Packs, you will have enough Heirloom Shards to obtain an Heirloom set from the Heirloom shop. And don’t worry, your existing progress towards the 500 Apex Packs will carry over with the switch. Remember that once a player owns all of the Heirloom sets, the player will not be eligible to receive more shards until more Heirloom Sets are added to the game.

The innovations don’t stop there as Apex Legends also delivers Respawn Beacons, one-time use locations where defeated teammates can be revived, a contextual Ping communication system that allows players to call out enemies, weapons, locations and more with the push of a button, and an intelligent inventory system which automatically attaches gear and equipment to the appropriate weapons once players pick them up. All together it creates a battle royale experience unlike any other, complete with Respawn’s commitment to top-notch quality and fun.

Apex Legends is now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.


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