Apex Legends Dark Depths Event Start Date: When does the update release?

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Respawn Entertainment has had a strong start to 2022, kicking off the year with a Bangalore-focused "Stories from the Outlands" short and now we're getting a new event? It's hard to complain, really. It's certainly a little more than we were expecting before the start of Season 12.

The Dark Depths Event isn't Bangalore-focused, though. There are still a few things to look forwards to, but there isn't going to be much narrative exploration in here - here's everything you need to know about when the Dark Depths Event is going to start and what to expect from the new content.

LATEST - Respawn reveal new Octane skin

We're still a few hours away from the Apex Legends Dark Depths Event - and the associated Patch Notes - but Respawn Entertainment have offered us a new look at an event-limited Octane skin that's coming in the new set of cosmetics.

It's not the most elaborate skin, as you can see from the teaser below, so this means it's going to be quite cheap in comparison to the other cosmetics we've seen.


Patch Notes are coming - that's where the real information lies. We'll keep you updated - they should be released alongside the start of the event.


When does the Dark Depths Event begin?

Apex Legends' next in-game event, the Dark Depths Event, is coming a lot sooner than you might think. Respawn Entertainment hasn't shared the specifics, but we do know that this three-week event is going to start on January 11th.

Looking at previous events, we should see the new event-limited content appear in Apex Legends from the following times:

  • 10:00 January 11th - PST
  • 13:00 January 11th - EST
  • 17:00 January 11th - GMT

This might not be a Collection Event, but Respawn Entertainment are throwing 40 event-limited cosmetics at us alongside several week-long Reward Tracks and a new Arenas map. You can check out a brief look at what's coming in the Dark Depths Event trailer below:

We all know free content is good content, so here's what to expect from the "Flash Event" Reward Tracks that are being added to Apex Legends when the Dark Depths Event starts.

Week One - Jan 11 to Jan 18

  • 1x Loading Screen
  • 19x Battle Pass Stars
  • 2x Apex Packs
  • 25x Crafting Materials
  • 1x Holospray

Week Two - Jan 18 to Jan 25

  • 50x Crafting Materials
  • 19x Battle Pass Stars
  • 1x Apex Pack
  • 1x Dark Depths Apex Pack
  • 1x Holospray

Week Three - Jan 25 to Feb 1

  • 25x Crafting Materials
  • 21x Battle Pass Stars
  • 1x Holospray
  • 1x Alternator Weapon Skin
  • 1x Revenant Legend Skin
Apex Legends Dark Depths Event
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FLASH EVENTS - There's some great stuff on offer this time!

Keep an eye on PlayApex on Twitter for the latest in the build-up to the start date for the Dark Depths Event.