29 Jun 2021 9:14 AM +00:00

The Genesis Collection Event begins in Apex Legends today

The Genesis Collection Event begins in Apex Legends today, bringing new content, skins, and balance changes to the popular battle royale.

As we could down the minutes to the event starting, we've got all the live updates you need on what to expect.

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Latest - You Can Preload the Update Now on Some Platforms

Ahead of the Genesis Collection update launching today, PlayStation players can preload the update now, which reveals the download size for the patch.

PlayStation players are the only ones who can preload the update, with those of you on other platforms having to wait until when the Collection Event begins later on.

The download size of the patch should be the same pretty much everywhere, with it being about 10GB on PlayStation consoles.

Genesis Collection Event Start Date & Time

According to Apex Legends leaker Shrugtal, Respawn Entertainment should be releasing the next Apex Legends update at their "usual time". This means we should see a title update for the game pop up at around 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST / 18:00 BST on June 29th.


Respawn Entertainment has already released the Patch Notes for the upcoming title update, too! If you were wondering about the specifics of each new gameplay change, here's where you're going to find more information.

Legacy Apex Map Takeover Explained

One of the big "selling points" of this new Genesis Collection Event is the fact that Season 0 Kings Canyon and Season 3 World's Edge are both coming back to Standard Duos and Standard Trios for a limited time.

The return of the original maps is something a lot of fans have been asking for and it's a welcome update. In addition to this, Skull Town is going to be added to Apex Legends' Arenas mode for a limited time.

Apex Legends Genesis Collection Event Live Updates Skull Town Thunder Dome
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WE CAN'T BELIEVE IT - Skull Town and Thunderdome are both back at long last!

Sadly, due to the fact that Arenas loads up entire Battle Royale maps when it starts each game, the Skull Town Arenas map is only going to be available for as long as Season 0 Kings Canyon is available in the standard playlists.

New Reward Track & Legend Skins

On top of all this, there's a new Reward Track to complete and a batch of new Apex Legends Legend Skins to get your hands on.

The Genesis Collection Event Reward Track brings 16 items to the game and the Collection Event as a whole adds another 24 cosmetics for players to unlock through Apex Packs.

Apex Legends Genesis Event Reward Track Live Updates
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COME AND GET YA FREEBIES - There's always a few free things on offer

Below, we've listed all of the skins we know about so far...

  • Caustic - Gasbuster
  • Crypto - Inconspicuous
  • Horizon - Galactic Guardian
  • Loba - Petty Thief
  • Octane - XL-R8
  • Pathfinder - Plastic Fantastic
  • Valkyrie - Omatsuri Fury
  • Wattson - The Warrior Empress

Bangalore, Gibraltar, and Revenant are all getting new skins too.

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