The First Piece in Apex Legends has been confusing some players. It's not the quest, itself, that's proving difficult, however.
This quest is just one initial part in a larger chain planned for players this week. The prompt dropped yesterday, May 16, and already the waiting between pick-up and the next instructions are frustrating some players.
Sometimes the simplest answers are the right ones.
The First Piece Apex Legends: Respawn Released the First Prompt
The actual First Piece refers to the treasure pack you're suppose to pick up that initiates the quest. This step is pretty straight forward. Find and receive the treasure pack to be rewarded with the "Legendary First Piece." Players can earn a single piece a day by playing the game.
After you've done that and have the quest unlocked, you'll just have to wait until Tuesday. Supposedly, the next step in the quest will drop around then and players will able to make good on following Loba.
The reason for this most likely boils down to equality for players. As countries around the world begin to reopen and recover from the recent viral pandemic, some players may not have the immediate moment to jump on a timed quest in Apex Legends. The two day delay could be giving those players a chance to catch-up before the servers move on.
This quest is part of The Broken Ghost story chain of which there are 11 parts.