A brand-new Apex Legends limited-time event kicked off Tuesday, September 3. Lasting for two weeks, the Voidwalker Event will be based on Wraith, one of the game's most popular characters.
The Voidwalker event is the second special update to the battle royale in as many months, following on from Iron Crown Collection, which dropped on August 13.
According to developers Respawn Entertainment, Voidwalker will delve into the "mysterious past" of Wraith, a character who is able to transport herself and enemies through portals. With the event about to kick off, here's everything you can expect to see when the action begins.
Apex Legends fans won't have long to wait before they can take part in the new Voidwalker event – it's set to start on Tuesday, September 3, and will run until Tuesday, September 17.
Respawn have yet to confirm if the event will require an update to be downloaded, but based on Iron Crown Collection, players can expect a new patch to release in order to add the new items and modes to the game.
A new limited-time mode called Armed and Dangerous is being included with this event that will only feature snipers and shotguns, meaning players will really need to be on point with their aiming to succeed.
Respawn will be holding in-game surveys looking for feedback so make sure you let them know if you enjoy this LTM.
Part of King's Canyon is being reworked to reveal the unearthed Project: Wraith facility. Players will be able to explore the remains of the site which features a portal that can be used to get a jump on the base or to escape and begin a skydive.
Where exactly this location will appear on the map remains to be seen, but Respawn says that there will be hidden lore details here so make sure you're paying attention when you're in this location.
As Apex Legends doesn't have a campaign component to match its battle royale, fans are left scraping through the slow drip of lore that Respawn releases to come up with some theories about a legend's backstory.
So, it helps when the developers drop a new video revolving around one. With this Voidwalker event being centered on Wraith, Respawn have delved into her background, even going as far as hinting at her linking up with the unreleased Crypto character.
What Crypto has to do with this event remains unknown, but it absolutely appears as if he is attached to Wraith in someway.
Respawn listened to the backlash of the monetization of the Iron Crown event and have fixed that for Voidwalker. Players will be able to purchase cosmetics for $5 outside of the legendary skin and frame so you won't have to worry about breaking the bank for this one.
There will also be two sets of exclusive cosmetics throughout the event, with the first – including a weapon camo for the RE-45 and skins for Lifeline and Gibraltar – only available during week one, while a Prowler camo, and a new outfit for Bangalore will be released during week two.
With this event, there are numerous challenges that players can complete which will earn exclusive skins and Wraith-themed cosmetics.
These challenges and rewards will just be active during Voidwalker, so if you want to earn all the items you'll need to make sure you complete them before September 17 when the event ends.
Players who play from September 6 at 10am PT to September 9 at 10am PT will earn double XP for every top five finish and victory which affects both Account Level and Battle Pass progression.
This will be a perfect opportunity to dive into the event and earn some experience while you're at it.
You can read Respawn's full post on the event here.
Here are the patch notes for the Voidwalker event.
Read the full breakdown of the themed Voidwalker Event here. TL;DR and patch notes below:
WRAITH TOWN TAKE OVER
A mysterious research site has been unearthed in Kings Canyon that was used as part of Project: Wraith, including a functioning prototype portal.
EXCLUSIVE EVENT CHALLENGES
Complete a variety of challenges to earn exclusive skins and Wraith-themed content. All challenges and rewards will be limited to the 2 week event.
DIRECT PURCHASE SHOP
New Event Limited cosmetics including the Wraith Voidwalker Legendary skin for 1,800 Apex Coins. Additional themed cosmetics are included ranging from 500 to 1000 Apex Coins.
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