Arenas in Apex Legends is set to change in the Genesis Collection event, with a new price list confirmed for weapons, utilities, Legend abilities, and more.
The patch notes for the big update were released on June 24, just five days before the new content is set to be pushed live by Respawn Entertainment.
Included in that update will be a number of several big changes – including buffs and nerfs to weapons, Legends, and a new Heirloom for Revenant. Not to mention the fact that classic Kings Canyon and World’s Edge are coming back into the rotation, for a bit of nostalgia. And you guessed it, that means the previously teased Skull Town is back on the menu as an Arenas map.
The changes we’re going to look at here, specifically, will be for Arenas. There’s a lot to get through, so let’s take a look.
Arenas Weapon price changes
There may be good and bad news in the new price list for you, depending on your favorite weapons. The likes of the P2020, Mastiff, G7 Scout and others have seen their prices slashed, though.
Full list of Arenas prices changes here:
- P2020 Lvl 1 Upgrade: 50 -> 25
- P2020 Lvl 2 Upgrade: 125 -> 75
- P2020 Lvl 3 Upgrade: 200 -> 150
- RE45: 250 -> 200
- EVA: 250 -> 300
- Mastiff: 500 -> 400
- R99: 550 -> 500
- Volt: 500 -> 550
- Spitfire: 550 -> 600
- L-Star: 400 -> 500
- R301 Lvl 2 Upgrade: 300 -> 350
- G7 Scout: 350 -> 400
- G7 Scout Lvl 3 Upgrade: 250 -> 200
- 30-30: 350 -> 400
- 30-30 Lvl 3 Upgrade: 250 -> 200
Arenas Ultility price changes
Utility price changes are confirmed as the following:
- Arc Star: 100 -> 125
- Gold Backpack: 250 -> 300
Arenas Legend ability price changes
Some Legend abilities will be more expensive and others will be cheaper, following the update. Depending on which character you main, this may be good or bad news:
- Crypto EMP: 600 -> 500
- Crypto Drone: 100 -> 50
- Revenant Death Totem: 600 -> 500
- Lifeline DOC Drone 50 -> 75
- Fuse Knuckle Cluster 150 -> 75
- Bloodhound Ult 350 -> 450
Balance changes to Legend abilities
- Pathfinder’s Grapple starting charges reduced to 2 charges from 3.
- Pathfinder’s Zipline round cooldown increased from every round to every other round.
- Rampart’s Sheila round cooldown reduced from every 3 rounds to every other round.
- Wattson’s Interception Pylon round cooldown increased from every round to every other round.
- Octane’s Launch Pad cooldown increased from every round to every other round.
- Octane’s Stim starting charges reduced to 2 charges from 3.
- Added a scoreboard to the map screen.
You can also report players in Arenas from this screen.
Arenas map changes
The Arenas changes confirmed for the Apex Legends Genesis Collection event are broken into three areas: Party Crasher, Phase Runner, and general bug fixes.
- Adjusted circle logic to favor downtown a bit more.
- Simplified the minimap’s visual language.
- Raised cover height on certain props throughout the map to prevent unfair advantages to large rig Legends.
- Added a few trees to reduce the ease of spawn sniping (looking at you, Reptar…).
Arenas bug fixes
- The UI for Purple devotion now shows the attached turbocharger.
- Players will no longer be chosen as Jump Masters during the legend select screen.
- Updated the sniper stock to show an empty slot when needed.
- Can no longer get stuck in the crouch position after dying while reviving a teammate during a round in Arenas.