Evolution Collection Event: What time does Apex Legends' Update 1.80 drop?

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The next Apex Legends title update is almost here and that means the Evolution Collection Event is about to start. Here's everything you need to know about what time the Evolution Collection Event will start - this is also when Patch 1.80 is due to drop!

BIG MAUDE - She's got a few secrets...

The Rampart Town Takeover - due to be on the outskirts of World's Edge's Lava City - is just one of the main talking points of a jam-packed Apex Legends update.

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Rampart is going to park Big Maude - her mobile workshop-slash-tank - near Lava City, but it's going to be more than a new place to die. There's also going to be "Custom Modded Paintball Weapons" available via Vend-It Machines hidden inside.

Here's what Respawn Entertainment had to say on the matter:

" Inside the shop, you can use collected materials to purchase Rampart’s Custom Modded Paintball Weapons from the new Vend-it Machines. These guns cost a bit, but they come fully kitted at different tiers. This should give players a reason to rotate here mid-game if their weapons just aren’t as upgraded as they’d like."

Do you think this is going to make Lava City a popular POI to drop? Should these Vend-It Machines be a permanent addition?

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START TIME - When does it begin?

The Evolution Collection Event is going to start on September 14th and we think we know when - although, Respawn Entertainment hasn't confirmed anything so take whatever we say with a pinch of salt until it's officially confirmed.

The latest Apex Legends event went live at the following times:

  • 10:00 PST
  • 13:00 EST
  • 18:00 BST
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With this in mind, we think Respawn Entertainment are going to stick to the same release schedule. This means we should see the Evolution Collection Event start at the same time.

WHAT'S NEW? - Sheila changes and more...

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Apex Legends' Evolution Collection Event is more than a handful of skins - there's going to be quite a few changes coming. Here's a quick run-down of everything, so you know what to expect.

Big Maude's back in town!

Rampart's Town Takeover is here and Big Maude is touching down by Lava City to spice up this otherwise unpopular World's Edge POI. Here's what Respawn Entertainment had to say about it...

" Enter Big Maude, Rampart’s custom shop (also a giant tank, what else would you expect?) located near Lava City in World’s Edge. This POI is big enough to accommodate a few teams fighting over the shop itself, and she’s also built a wonderful paintball course out front that acts as a spill off location if the drop just looks too spicy.
" Inside the shop, you can use collected materials to purchase Rampart’s Custom Modded Paintball Weapons from the new Vend-it Machines. These guns cost a bit, but they come fully kitted at different tiers. This should give players a reason to rotate here mid-game if their weapons just aren’t as upgraded as they’d like."
Apex Legend Evolution Collection Event Start Time
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BIG MAUDE - She's a tank. She's a workshop. She's a new POI location...

New Reward Tracker, who dis?

The Evolution Collection Event Reward Tracker is going to offer us a Lifeline Legend Skin, Lifeline and Seer Banner Trackers, and a series of Weapon Charms and Weapon Skins during the next Apex Legends event. You can check out what they all look like below.

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REWARD TRACKER - Here's what's up for grabs...

Sheila's on the move?!

There's a few Legend Balancing changes and Weapon Balancing changes coming in the Evolution Patch Notes, but there's one thing worth mentioning separately... Sheila is going to be able to move - or, rather, Rampart will be able to move with Sheila out. Here's what Respawn Entertainment has had to say about it so far:

Rampart

  • Sheila has gone mobile!
    • 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.
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Dev Note: A legend based solely on a defensive position is hard to get right in Apex Legends. We think Rampart has a place as the ultimate defensive Legend, but we wanted to give her a little more ability to be reactive and push with her team. As usual, we’ll be watching to see how this plays out and will adjust accordingly!