Apex Legends Anniversary Collection Event: Skins, Heirlooms, more

James Busby

Apex Legends Season 8 is launching with the Anniversary Collection bringing a collection of skins and other cosmetics for players to get into for the start of the new season.

When is the Anniversary Collection event?

To celebrate the two year anniversary of Apex Legends, the Anniversary Collection Event will start on February 9, 2021.

The Anniversary Collection Event is expected to start at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM GMT. There will be no update required, as it’s just a playlist update in-game, meaning you won’t have to wait for any long downloads.

The event will end on February 23, meaning you have exactly two weeks to grind through it and unlock as much as possible.

Anniversary Collection event trailer

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

Season 8 Anniversary Collection event

Anniversary Collection event
Anniversary Collection Event is live in Apex Legends Season 8

Apex Legends Anniversary skins

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

By unlocking the collection items, you will get 150 heirloom shards, to spend on an heirloom of your choice.

Respawn said: “We’re bringing back 24 fan-favorite items and giving them a fresh look with crimson red and gold touches. If you’ve missed out on a skin you really wanted in the past, now’s the time to snag it, but with a new look that lets others know you were here in the early days of Apex Legends. ”

These are just some of the skins coming in the event:

Revenant Blood Ritual Legendary

Revenant Collection Event Skins

Gibraltar Golden God Legendary

Gibraltar Collection event skins

Wraith Hellcat Legendary

Wraith collection event skin

Bangalore Fire with Fire

Bangalore collection event skin

Wattson Rocket Scientist

Wattson Collection event skin

Loba Red Handed

Loba collection event skin

Anniversary Collection Event Heirloom

Unlike previous collection events, the one will not add a new Heirloom to the mix. Instead, players who complete the 24-part collection will be granted 15o Heirloom shards – enough to purchase a single Heirloom from the store.

To make it easier to unlock the full collection event, crafting cost for all items has been reduced by 50%, for this one time only.

Heirloom Collection event

Apex Anniversary bundles

The bundles and skins for this event include recolor skins, Apex Packs and the returning Paradigm Shifter R-99 skin will be in the store.

Anniversary Bundles
The Anniversary bundles offer skins and packs at a discounted rate.

Anniversary Prize track

Players will be able to get 22 earnable items, including two Event Packs and ten Apex Packs.

Anniversary Event Prize track


There’s some unique challenges coming as part of the event too:

  • Get the “Daily Discovery” Nessie Badge by completing 75 Daily Challenges
  • “Respect your elders” and earn the Mozambique Badge by dealing 102,816 Damage (get the reference?)
  • Earn “Time to Win and Stay Alive” with 8 different Legends to get the Smolfinder Badge
Anniversary collection event badges
Earn these badges through unique challenges in the Anniversary collection event.

Also, snag the “Mozambique Here” Weapon Charm by dealing 3,333 Damage with everyone’s favorite weapon to ping, the Mozambique. The Locked and Loaded takeover may help with this one.

Mozambique charm
The Mozambique charm will require 3,333 damage with the gun.

Locked and Loaded takeover

The event will add the Locked and Loaded LTM as a takeover mode.

“In “Locked and Loaded”, hit the ground with a full loadout of level 1 gear. You’ll have a Mozambique, White Shotgun Bolt, HCOG Classic Scope, White Evo Shield, White Helmet, White Backpack, White Incap Shield, two Syringes, two Shield Cells, and one stack of shotgun ammo. What more could you possibly need, right?

All Common/White level attachments and equipment will also be removed from the loot pool (outside of Common scopes) during the takeover. Drop in and knock ’em out!”

About The Author

James is Dexerto's Associate Games Editor who joined the website in 2020. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism, before spending four years freelancing for GamesRadar+, PCGamesN, RPS, LoL Esports, Red Bull Gaming, and many more. You can find him covering everything from CoD, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and Monster Hunter. Need to get in touch? Email James at james.busby@dexerto.com.