Apex Legends New Rampart-Themed 'Evolution' Collection Event Announced
By Jack O'Dwyer
Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that Apex Legends leakers revealed last month—a collection event featuring Rampart has arrived.
Ramya "Rampart" Parekh is opening the shop of her dreams, taking over a corner World's Edge with a modified station she's named "Big Maude." Along with her own unique home base just outside Lava City, the Apex Games' favorite engineer is bringing a collection of legendary skins for her allies, showing off her own heirloom, and putting her own spin on the new Arenas game mode.
Here's what you need to know about the new Collection Event: Evolution.
Apex Legends Rampart-themed 'Evolution' Collection Event
This is a limited-time event that will run from Tuesday, Sept. 14-28—two full weeks of technological excitement.
Big Maude Has Landed
Players can pay a visit to Big Maude, Rampart's custom ship inside a repurposed tank right next to Lava City. According to Respawn, this POI, alone, is "big enough to accommodate a few teams fighting over the shop itself." Not to mention the paintball course sitting right outside.
The most important feature is the addition of weapon Vend-It machines on the inside, however. With enough materials, players can purchase Rampart’s Custom Modded Paintball Weapons--which "come fully kitted at different tiers." Plus, for fellow loreheads, there are quite a few narrative clues hidden throughout the shop.
Arenas Pop-Up Shop
Rampart is also taking over Arenas with a miniature mod shop just for participants to browse. The shop sells a small selection of discount, professionally modded weapons on a rotating basis. The offers change "frequently," according to Respawn, so players shouldn't be shy about stopping by.
Cosmetics and Heirlooms
Rampart is getting her own Heirloom in the form of a modified wrench—the Problem Solver—complete with a gumball dispenser.
Players will also be able to enjoy a selection of skins for Wraith, Octane, Pathfinder, Fuse, Bangalore, Rampart, and Lifeline that showcase just what could happen if the group "evolves" alongside technology.
The Apex team has put Sheila on the move with this patch. According to them, a defensive legend is "hard to get right" and while they believe Rampart could be the ultimate defense pick, they wanted to give her "a little more ability to be reactive and push with her team." We'll let them explain it:
- Rampart will now be able to run around with Sheila out, and shoot while walking. The spin up is longer, and she only gets 1 magazine in this mode.
- Once Sheila is out, you can put it away and pull it back out until you run out of ammo (or hit the cooldown time).
- At any point, you can still place Sheila down for your teammates to use. Once placed, it has infinite reloads and acts just like the previous version. You cannot pick it back up.
As always, adjustments will be made when and where they are appropriate.
The full patch notes can be found on the Apex Legends website.