Apex Legends

Apex Legends leaks reveal Season 8 Anniversary collection event: Skins, Heirlooms

Published: 6/Jan/2021 17:37 Updated: 7/Jan/2021 10:09

by James Busby

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Following the Fight Night Collection event update, data miners have been digging through the Apex Legends game files for details on upcoming content. New details about the Season 8 collection event, Anniversary, has been found, including new skins and an interesting change to heirlooms.

With Apex Legends Season 7 now in its final months, players are looking forward to Season 8. We can expect to see the usual balance changes, game tweaks, bugfixes, and cosmetics. A reliable Apex Legends leaker has now released information on upcoming skins and heirlooms. 

Unlike previous collection events, Season 8’s Anniversary event will apparently add a new heirloom. Instead, players who complete the collection will be granted 150 Heirloom Shards, to select a specific Heirloom from the current pool.

Here’s everything we know about the leaked Season 8 Anniversary Collection event. 

Apex Season 8 Anniversary collection event

Apex Legends Mirage Heirloom
Respawn Entertainment
We might finally be able to grab Mirage’s Trophy Heirloom.

According to Shrugtal, a reputable Apex Legends leaker known for accurate leaks – the new season will include an Anniversary collection event. This event will enable Apex Legends players to purchase any previously released Heirlooms of their choice, if they complete the collection. 

Usually, collection events add a new Heirloom to the current cosmetic pool. But, on this occasion, while you’ll still need to spend the appropriate Apex Coins/open enough packs to complete the collection first, this new event will give you a choice of heirloom.

The downside is that it indicates there won’t be a new heirloom in the event. That doesn’t mean a new heirloom couldn’t come at another time during Season 8 though. Potentially for Bangalore.

Apex Legends Season 8 skins

Just like with every Apex Legends update, Season 8 is bringing plenty of new Legend and weapons skins to the table. According to Shrugtal, all Legends – except the three most recent – will be getting an “Anniversary” recolor.

Additionally, all the Iron Crown legendaries, apart from Wattson, will get recolors in the first Season 8 event and have been codenamed “Eoswar”. While the majority of the game’s skins are untextured, you can see three of these skins below: 

Anniversary ‘from the Ashes’ Lifeline recolor

Anniversary Outlands Warrior Bangalore recolor

Anniversary Bone Saw recolor

Of course, while these leaks have come from a reputable source, it’s often best to take this with a grain of salt.

After all, Respawn has been known to change things before each update’s official release. However, this upcoming Anniversary event could be massive for those that wish to get their hands on a specific cosmetic, or a skin they may missed out on before in a new color.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.