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How to open Apex Legends loot vaults in Season 4

Published: 7/Feb/2020 10:13 Updated: 10/Feb/2020 2:59

by David Purcell


Secret loot vaults are dotted around the Apex Legends World’s Edge map, with some of the rarest items found inside. Here’s where to find the keys needed to enter the vaults in Season 4.

Those who have been playing Respawn Entertainment’s popular battle royale game for quite some time might already be familiar with the method of entering loot vaults, although, since the start of the game’s fourth season in February, there’s no doubt a lot of players have just come back to the title.

There are three of these vaults just waiting to be opened in World’s Edge and you better hope that after reading this guide you’re the first to get to one as well, as there’s usually tons of great gear inside – giving you and your teammates a better chance of being crowned the champion squad.

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Secret loot vaults are hidden in caves across the Apex Legends map.

How to open Apex Legends loot vaults

Apex Legends loot vault locations

First of all, you’re going to need to know where to find them. Two of the three are based in the East and Southeast sections of the island, as seen in the map we’ve created below, and you will notice that each of them is more or less out of sight too, buried away in caves and canyon passes.

Once you have found them, you will notice that the doors are locked, with players requiring a vault key to get inside.

Loot vault locations on Apex Legends map
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Here’s where the three vaults can be found.

How to get vault keys in Apex Legends

There’s a very specific thing that you have to look out for in order to grab yourself a vault key. Some cargo bots, as seen in the picture below, drop them after being shot down.

These robots hover over specific locations and change appearance regularly, with its surface flashing gold, purple, and blue. Whatever color these are when you shoot them down will decide on the quality of loot you will find inside, but there’s something different about the ones holding a vault key.

Cargo bot in Apex Legends
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Here’s what Cargo Bots look like in Apex Legends. Locations marked with a blue shining light at the start of games are populated with them.

The ones carrying keys actually have a red marking on the panels, indicating that there’s a key inside. Simply fire at it, hope there’s one inside, head over to its location, pick up the key and use it to enter the nearest loot vault.

What do vault keys look like?

Those who haven’t yet been inside one of the vaults may be wondering what the keys look like. Well, they’re only small and if you crack open a cargo bot over some long grass or rocky terrain, make sure you look properly at the ground. They’re quite small, so do have a double check.

Apex Legends vault keu
Respawn Entertainment
Here’s the key you need to find in order to access the loot vaults.

What’s inside loot vaults?

There’s a reason why Apex Legends players really want to get inside these loot vaults and that’s because there are usually tons of gold and purple weapon parts or items found inside – not to mention a whole bunch of healing materials too.

Loot vault in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
There’s a shed load of rare loot just waiting to be picked up inside these vaults.

Some of the rarest guns to find in-game can be stored inside, including the gold Prowler Burst PDW, Havoc Rifle, R-301 carbine, and more.

Now that you know what you know, there’s no reason why you can’t be the next legend to open up the secret loot vault hidden away in the cave systems, pick up some of the best things the game has to offer and become an Apex Champion. Good luck, legends.

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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson


Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:


  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson


  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.

That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?