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Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade event: 7 new modes, skins, more

Published: 9/Jan/2020 18:19 Updated: 10/Jan/2020 0:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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Respawn Entertainment have announced a brand new event in Apex Legends Season 3 called the Grand Soirée Arcade event, which will feature a lot of new content including limited-time modes such as Kings Canyon After Dark and Third-Person Mode.

With Apex Legends Season 3 coming to a close, Respawn Entertainment are wrapping up the game’s third chapter with a bang in the shape of the Grand Soirée Arcade event.

Announced on January 9, the event will include a plethora of new content, including seven different Limited Time Modes that will be available for two days each.

There will also be a lot of new cosmetic items exclusively themed for this event, some of which will be available to players for free after they’ve and met certain objectives and completed the required challenges.

When is the Grand Soirée Arcade event?

Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade is set to kick off on Tuesday, January 14, following the conclusion of the Holo-Day Bash holiday event. It will run for two weeks and wrap up on January 28, just days before Season 4 is expected to launch.

7 new Limited Time Modes

The 7 new modes that will be made available throughout this event are a mix of new ones and some that have been featured before in Apex Legends.

  • Gold Rush Duos – Gold weapons only, with you and a friend
  • Third-Person Mode – A classic out-of-body experience
  • Armed and Dangerous: World’s EdgeShotguns and sniper rifles with limited armor
  • Kings Canyon After Dark – Play on Kings Canyon at night
  • Dummies Big Day – This game ain’t gonna test itself
  • Live.Die.Live – Automatically respawn on living squadmates with the ring closes
  • Always Be Closing – Keep on the move, avoiding big damage from a ring that won’t slow down

Here is the official rotation schedule for when these modes will be available in-game:

Respawn EntertainmentThe full schedule for the Grand Soirée Arcade event.

Event Prize Tracker for “prestigious” rewards

At the bottom of the graphic above you will notice the new Event Prize Tracker that’s been put in place for Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade.

Each of the seven LTMs will have three challenges that players can complete worth a total of 1,000 points. As you rack up those points, you will unlock awards, including four cosmetic items – three weapon camos and a Mirage outfit skin.

The system has been designed so that players don’t have to complete every single challenge of each mode to complete the entire tracker, but those who do try each LTM will be given a special badge.

There will also be a Bonus Scoring Weekend from January 17-20 that will offer 500 bonus points via an additional set of challenges, so there will be plenty of opportunity for players to complete the tracker.

Respawn EntertainmentEarn 5,500 total points to complete the tracker and earn this exclusive Havoc weapon camo.

Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade event cosmetics

This event will bring a lot of new cosmetic items to Apex Legends, including outfit skins and weapon camos. Four of the items will be free for players to unlock, as shown in the Event Prize Tracker above.

The rest will be a mix of Legendary skins and Art-Deco inspired skins, the latter of which will be available for $5. Six of the Legendary skins will be added to the core loot pool at the start of the event for players to craft or get through Apex Packs, in addition to being able to purchase them directly.

You can check out images for all of the confirmed items by visiting out Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade cosmetics info page.

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Apex Legends hidden message reveals Mirage is related to Titanfall 2 characters

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 19:41

by Julian Young

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A secret lore drop found on the Mirage Voyage – brought back by Respawn in the lead-up to Season 8 – has revealed a close connection between the Holographic Trickster and two characters from Titanfall 2.

In a surprise move on January 15, Respawn threw the original Apex Legends’ map – Kings Canyon – back into the rotation for the first time in Season 7. This version of Kings Canyon features the Mirage Voyage airship, hovering over the remains of Skulltown.

While pro players and content creators largely criticized Kings Canyon in Season 6 – leading to its absence from the rotation in Season 7 – the announcement was met with support from the community, including praise for bringing the Mirage Voyage to Kings Canyon for the first time.

The airship is not the only new addition in Kings Canyon. A hidden voice message on a phone revealed a connection between the game’s loveable jokester Mirage and two characters from Respawn’s previous franchise: Titanfall 2.

Titanfall 2 6-4 Droz Davis Selfie
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A hidden voice message has revealed that Mirage is the nephew of two Titanfall 2 characters: Davis and Droz.

The message from Evelyn Witt – Mirage’s mother – begins with an imitation of Kuben Blisk (another Titanfall 2 character with ties to Apex Legends), then switches to a more personal tone. Evelyn covers a range of topics, including her on-going struggle with what appears to be dementia.

Halfway through the message, she drops a bombshell when mentioning her brother Droz, and another individual, Davis. Titanfall 2 fans will already be familiar with those characters: both were members of ‘The 6-4’ mercenary group and helped Jack Cooper defeat Titanfall 2’s antagonists, the IMC.

While it appears Evelyn is related to both of the soldiers, some fans are speculating that she is only related to Droz by blood, and Davis is more of a “brother in arms.” Regardless of the exact connection, it seems both Titanfall 2 characters had a close relationship with Evelyn and her son.

Mirage’s mother also says that the two would “always make me laugh, like Elliot.” Fans of Droz and Davis will certainly remember their funny banter during Titanfall 2’s mission ‘The Ark’, and it appears the two mercs passed their sense of humor down to Mirage.

Some Apex Legends players have already gone back and found other connections between the pair and Mirage. In a short clip posted to Reddit by ‘u/R0NiR’, Davis and Droz can be seen taking a selfie during a Titanfall 2 scene, something Mirage fans will be very familiar with seeing.

Mirage’s Uncles Droz and Davis ! They are from Titanfall 2 ! Now We Know Where His Sense Of Humor Comes From 😀 from apexlegends

This is far from the first tangible connection between Apex Legends and Titanfall 2, which share the same in-game universe. Previous hints from Respawn include a Jack Cooper crossover, Bloodhound concept art, and appearances from Titanfall 2 characters like the simulacrum Ash.

Respawn has previously shut down rumors regarding the development of a Titanfall 3, to the disappointment of many fans. Despite no confirmed plans for a new Titanfall installment, the Apex Legends developer continues to tease fans with new tie-ins between the two franchises.