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08 Apr 2021

Apex Legends' War Games Event is finally official

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Release Date Confirmed & New Trailer

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Confirmed Limited Time Modes

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More Cosmetic Leaks?

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War Games Reward Track

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"War Games" Title

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Release Date?

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Possible Skins?

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Ground Emotes Coming Soon?

The next Apex Legends event has finally been confirmed. And as we suspected, it will be War Games.

After the Chinatown Market collaboration was delayed indefinitely, War Games is the first Apex Legends event since Chaos Theory.

Below, we'll run you though everything you need to know about the War Games event as we reach the start of it.

Release Date Confirmed & New Trailer

Respawn has confirmed that War Games will begin in Apex Legends on April 13. You can check out their reveal tweet and trailer below.

As leaked, it will feature five rotating limited-time modes throughout the two weeks of the event.

Confirmed Limited Time Modes

The LTMs have been confirmed by Apex Legends News on Twitter. They are:

  • Shield Regen: Shield regenerates
  • Killng Time: round time is reduced whenever a Legend dies.
  • Auto Banners: automatically retrieve fallen banners
  • Ultra Zones: compete for top loot
  • Second Chance: Get a free respawn

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More Cosmetic Leaks?

Respawn Entertainment might be keeping mum about the upcoming "War Games" event, but that hasn't stopped a number of leakers digging into the game's data to find out what's in store.

Shrugtal has found the following, for example:

In addition to this, GarretLeaks has shared a few of the non-Legendary War Games skins.

War Games Reward Track

Shrugtal, one of the primary Apex Legends leakers online, is at it again with an image of the War Games reward track.

It looks pretty legit and Shrugtal rarely reveals anything that isn't later confirmed so we are pretty confident this is true.

Below, we'll list some of the highlights from the War Games Reward Tracker above:

  • 5 Battle Pass Levels
  • Never Surrender Weapon Charm
  • Thermite Grenade Weapon Charm
  • Cytokinetic Epic Rampart Skin
Apex Legends War Games Cytokinetic Rampart skin
RAMPART - Do you like the upcoming Rampart skin?
  • Incan Prophecy Epic 30-30 Repeater Skin
  • Broken Syntax Rare Crypto Skin
  • Caustic Stat Trackers

"War Games" Title

Although the next Apex Legends event being called "War Games" doesn't sound too outrageous, what does it actually mean?

Well, this is all up to speculation really. It follows on from the Caustic-themed Chaos Theory event so we're guessing that will play a big part in it.

What might be interesting is a Civil War-type scenario where the Apex Legends roster is split by a divisive issue. Caustic's plans for King's Canyon could be a perfect catalyst to lead to a wider disagreement amongst the characters.

Apex Legends War Games Event Training Area Button
BUTTONS - What will this button in the Training Area unlock? ( Credit: Shrugtal )

Furthermore, Rainbow Six Siege has recently embarked on a similar narrative branch and it's proving immensely popular with fans. So, why wouldn't Apex Legends give it a go?

Alternatively, it could mean an actual games theme is coming to the event. Although we don't think Apex Legends is going to delve into the world of crossovers quite so drastically as Fortnite, could we see some crossovers with other video games coming?

Or maybe, a more generic video game theming is more appropriate. Either way, only time will tell on what this all means.

Release Date?

Following on from The Chaos Theory event which started on March 27, 2021, it has been confirmed that War Games begins on April 13, 2021 and will run for two full weeks.

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Possible Skins?

Notable leaker, Shrugtal, has been speculating about what's in store for the War Games event in the future and he's shared a few skins that could be appearing.

Mirage could be joining Fuse with the pirate-themed skin: Swish-Buckler.

In addition to this, Gibraltar could be getting a cosmetic appearance that better-reflects the cultural heritage behind his character.

In his thread, Shrugtal also mentions skins for Pathfinder, Bloodhound, and promises to reveal more of what he thinks is on the way soon.

Although these skins don't give too much away, could we see another event-limited skin set that takes its inspiration from the past as opposed to the "what could be" of the future?

Ground Emotes Coming Soon?

You might have missed it, but in the Apex Legends Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer that came out semi-recently, there were signs that suggested Ground Emotes were coming.

Now, a data-miner has found more information to suggest that this is true!

You can check out some of what he found below:

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As soon as anything else is revealed, we will update this page so keep it bookmarked!

Also, keep an eye on Respawn Entertainment's social media channels and their Apex Legends Twitter account for the latest updates from the development team.

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