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Apex Legends

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Release Date: Feb. 4, 2019

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'Apex Legends' Unshackled Event Will Bring Back Popular LTM Flashpoint Next Week

by Rainier on April 14, 2022 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT

Set in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends is a free to play battle royale game with a cast of unique characters, squad-based gameplay, innovative mechanics and more.

Apex Legends delivers a squad-based battle royale experience with a uniquely Respawn flavor. Players will select from one of eight Legends - each with their own unique abilities and playstyles - and the last team standing wins. Combatants can choose from unique characters like Bloodhound, the tracker who can see recent enemy activity on the map, or Lifeline, a battlefield medic who can shield teammates and bring them back from the brink of death. Balanced squads and teamwork are critical, as each Legend is easy to pick up and learn, but challenging to master.

Apex Legends showcases several new genre-leading innovations, starting before players even start the match. Once players are ready to begin, they’ll choose their drop point with the Jumpmaster system, giving each squad full control over exactly where they drop in. Is it smarter to head straight for the most valuable loot and risk early conflict with other teams, or make for one of the outlying areas to plot an attack and let other squads pick each other off?

EA and Respawn Entertainment have revealed the all-new Unshackled Event, which is coming soon to Apex Legends! Running April 19 through May 3, the limited-time event will feature the return of Flashpoint game mode, new cosmetics and more.

Flashpoint Returns!

Play on Olympus as you never have before in the return of the popular limited-time mode, Flashpoint! Don’t have time to bleed? No worries! In Flashpoint, healing items are removed from the loot pool and replaced by “Flashpoint Zones”. These zones are large areas that heal all Legends inside them. If you’re looking to restore your health, you might have to fight for it!

Flash Events

Unleash your Legends’ full power and play your way through two unique weekly challenge tracks to unlock event-themed cosmetics. 

  • April 19th to April 26th
    • Key prizes include: Unique Badge, Epic Charm, Epic Re-45 skin, Epic Seer Skin.
  •  April 26th to May 3rd
    • Key prizes include: Unique Badge, Rare Apex Pack, Epic Boxing Nessie Holospray, Unshackled Pack.

Unlock 40 event-themed cosmetics including Legendary skins like “Machine Language” Crypto, “Bad Bot” Pathfinder, “Quantum Collision” Wraith, “Slingshot” Valkyrie, “Prison Pacifier” CAR, “Terminated” Hemlok, “Digging the Grave” Peacekeeper and “Pyromania” Rampage! Or purchase Unshackled Packs* to unlock cosmetics, weapon charms, trackers, and more. Check out the schedule below for when items will be available.

  • Unshackled Event Packs are available for a limited time during the Unshackled Event, but the items will be available in the standard Apex Pack pool of items after the event ends.
  • Unshackled Event Packs guarantee you one non-duplicate Unshackled Event item.
  • The new event will introduce 40 new cosmetic items around the Unshackled theme.
  • Unshackled items can be crafted with crafting metals. After two seasons, crafting metal costs of Unshackled Items may be reduced.
  • To preview/view what the new items are, players can go to the thematic event tab in-game
  • For more information around event packs please visit our FAQ page
Thematic Tab Update

In an effort to show off new content better and make menus easier to read and navigate, we’ve updated the Thematic Event Tab with Unshackled..

The innovations don’t stop there as Apex Legends also delivers Respawn Beacons, one-time use locations where defeated teammates can be revived, a contextual Ping communication system that allows players to call out enemies, weapons, locations and more with the push of a button, and an intelligent inventory system which automatically attaches gear and equipment to the appropriate weapons once players pick them up. All together it creates a battle royale experience unlike any other, complete with Respawn’s commitment to top-notch quality and fun.

Apex Legends is now available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

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