Apex Legends Genesis Collection Event Announced

"Let’s get old school."
"Let’s get old school." / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

The Apex Legends Genesis Collection Event will begin on June 29 and end on July 13, Respawn Entertainment announced Thursday.

As teased in the trailer, the new limited-time event will embrace the Legacy theme of Season 9 and center around the title's OG battle royale maps, as well as introduce new looks and rewards.

At the forefront of this new event are the returns of two beloved battlegrounds with the Legacy Maps Apex Takeover—Season 0 Kings Canyon and Season 3 World’s Edge.

Players will be able to make their long-awaited homecomings on the two maps for a limited time, as they will be taking over the usual Trios and Duos queues in one-hour rotations.

Here's Respawn Entertainment's official synopsis of what the Genesis Collection Event's Legacy Maps Apex Takeover will have in store for players starting next Tuesday:

Hot drop in Kings Canyon at Skull Town (we know you will) and Thunderdome! Grab that sweet loot on the moving train as it barrels through a pristine Capital City in the era before the Harvester landed in World’s Edge. Show your new Apex friends the terror of rotating through Bridges or the epic multi-team throwdowns in Fuel Depot. It’s all coming back now, isn’t it?

Additionally, in one-hour increments, Skull Town will also be making its highly demanded debut in the 3v3 Arenas map rotation during the Genesis Collection Event.

As standard procedures go with an Apex Legends collection event, Genesis will bring with it new unlockables.

For free, the Genesis Collection Event will have a rewards track with all-new earnable cosmetics, including legendary weapons skins for the Charge Rifle and EVA-8.

Players can earn up to 1,600 points per day and challenges refresh daily. There are also stretch challenges that reward four unique badges if you complete them during the event. All of these challenges also stack with your Battle Pass, so you can complete multiple at once.

There will also be a brand-new set of 24 themed, limited-time cosmetics available in Genesis Event Apex Packs and through direct purchase—with either Apex Coins or Crafting Metals—for the entire duration of the event. Players who collect all 24 event items, will unlock the Revenant Heirloom set.

After the Genesis Collection Event ends, the Revenant sickle will become available via heirloom crafting.

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