Apex Legends Warrior Collection event patch notes: Control mode, Arenas map, next-gen upgrades

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Apex Legends’ Warriors Collection event has finally been announced and it’s set to bring back Control, add a new Arenas map, launch next-gen updates, and of course, introduce Crypto’s Heirloom to the game.

Season 12 of Apex Legends brought Mad Maggie, Control, and a reworked Olympus to the Outlands, giving players plenty of content to get stuck into for over a month.

However, as we approached the second half of Defiance, the community was waiting for Respawn to drop the next content patch, and luckily they’ve finally delivered, announcing the Warriors Collection Event.

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With a brand new Arenas map in ‘Drop-Off, Crypto’s Biwon Blade Heirloom, and the return of Control, Respawn is certainly looking to knock it out of the park with the next update.


When is Apex Legends Warriors Collection event

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The Warriors Collection event kicks off on March 29.

The Warriors Collection event will start on March 29 and conclude on April 12.

This gives players plenty of time to get their hands on any exclusive cosmetics and experience the fan-favorite Control mode once again.

Warriors Collection Event trailer

The trailer showcases all of the cosmetics that are going to be available during the Warriors Collection event.

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New ‘Drop-Off’ Arenas map

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The Drop Off Arenas map sits above the skyline of Malta.

Sitting high above the skyline of Malta, Drop Off is set inside a fully automated Hammond Manufacturing Tower that was constructed for a single purpose: the early production of critical systems for Olympus.

With the area split up into exterior and interior POIs, Drop Off is a map with plenty of cover, allowing teams to take make strategic moves as squad to outplay their opponents.

Not only that, with countless pathways and corridors, there’s plenty of opportunities to flank opponents and catch them off-guard. However, be wary of vantage points that offer long sightlines, ideal for the eagle-eyed snipers out there.

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Return of Control LTM

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The Control LTM is returning in the Warriors Collection event.

After nonstop of requests from the community, Control is making a return in the Warriors Collection event but this time the 9v9 chaos is going to be taking place at Caustic’s Treatment on King’s Canyon.

There’s no doubt that the lab is going to be the primary point to defend at the new location, as once a team has gained control of the main building, it’s going to be difficult to snatch it back.

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So, make sure you’re ready for the event to kick off, as it’s likely that Control will be disappearing once again on April 12.

Warriors Collection event reward track

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The Warriors Reward track.

It wouldn’t be a Collection event without new cosmetics to obtain. The Warriors Collection event brings a fresh reward track for players to progress through. Simply complete daily and weekly challenges to work your way through the track and earn all of the exclusive rewards.

If you’re looking to pick up Crypto’s new Biwon Blade Heirloom, you’ll need to buy packs with Apex Coins and collect all 24 unique cosmetics.

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After all of the items have been unlocked, you’ll be able to get your hands on the hacker’s rare blade which has some incredible animations.

Apex Legends PS5 & Xbox Series X | S upgrades

Also included in the Warrior Collection event update is the highly-anticipated next-gen version of Apex Legends.

While not every upgrade has been crammed into this initial patch, players on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S can nonetheless enjoy a handful of new-gen improvements.

From 4K resolution to HDR support, there’s plenty to make Apex look that much sharper on the latest hardware.

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Warriors Collection Event patch notes

On top of all the exciting new content, Respawn has also introduced a set of balance updates, quality of life changes, and of course bug fixes which you can check out below:

Control Mode Updates

  • Fixed issue where players would not be able to see or select spawn points on the Spawn Menu after dying while stimmed as Octane.
  • Removed the Turbo Charger from Purple Tier weapons – Players have to get their Ratings up to Gold Tier in order to get it.
  • Several crash fixes to help with mode stability.
  • Fixed a UI bug where Mythic ammo icon appears on non-crate weapons when auto-reloaded.
  • Fix for ammo disappearing from Rampart’s mobile Sheila when firing.

G7 Scout

  • Double Tap burst fire delay reduced from 0.475 to 0.375.
  • Double Tap recoil improvements.
  • Ammo reserves increased from 120 to 140.

Hop-ups Spawn Rate Adjustments

  • Increased spawn rate for Hammerpoint Rounds and Kinetic Feeder.
  • Reduced spawn rate for Deadeye’s Tempo, Shatter Caps, and Boosted Loader.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed frame jitter that could appear while spectating a match.
  • Fixed issue where Precision Choke was disabled by default on Golden TripleTake.
  • Fixed issue where players could leave at the start of a match without being penalized.
  • Fixed hack where players were able to duel-wield weapons.
  • Fixed bug where players would not receive assist credit when damaging Gibraltar’s arm shield.
  • Fix for bug when Crypto’s animation would glitch after using a finisher while in death protection.
  • Fixed bug where players were unable to perform Ash’s skydive emote.
  • Fixed bug where the Leaver Penalty warning would always show two minutes regardless of how many times you’ve disconnected.
  • Fixed bug where damaging MRVN would count towards upgrading your Evo Shield.
  • Fix for cases where Crypto can throw out multiple drones.
  • Fix for cases where Pathfinder is able to grapple enemies indefinitely.
  • Fix for cases where players are able to reset Wraith’s Tactical cooldown by ending her phasing while entering an Ash’s Portal.
  • Fix for visual inconsistencies in Bloodhound’s Cyber Hunt skin.
  • Arenas: Fix for a bug where music could cut off at the start of a match in Habitat.
  • Arenas: Fix for visual bug where Legend abilities would stay onscreen during a match.
  • Various fixes to charging systems in weapons to work more consistently and by design.
  • Fix for cases where players could remove bullet spread when using ziplines.
  • Fix for visual inconsistencies in reactive weapons after activating.
  • Fix for cases where Wattson’s Ultimate’s shield regen would work through some windows in Command Center.
  • Tropics Map: Fix for cases where players can be launched by Gravity Cannon while below it.
  • Added tracker for “Battle Royale Wins”.

Next-Gen Updates

Improvements over back-compat versions:

  • 4K output
  • Full 60hz gameplay
  • HDR
  • Higher resolution shadow maps
  • Greater LOD distances

So, there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about the Warriors Collection event arriving on March 29.

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