It’s a busy start to the year for Apex Legends. Following the anniversary event (which has only just ended, by the way) there’s another event already planned for release next week.
Introducing Chaos Theory. If you’ve missed the Caustic teaser on the loading screen or some of the newly added biohazard drops dotted around Crash Site, this means you probably don’t know the next event is all about the gas daddy.
"Chaos Theory" collection event trailer should be tomorrow
— Shrugtal (@shrugtal) March 3, 2021
According to @Shrugtal, one of the leading Apex Legends leakers, there should be a trailer out for the upcoming event releasing as soon as tomorrow. That’s not much downtime between events. Good stuff, Respawn.
What does the event bring? Well, Caustic already has his Death Hammer, so another legend is due a collection event and matching heirloom item.
This time around it’s Bangalore. This old-school legend hasn’t got much love over the years – although she arguably has some of the best legendary skins – and it’s about time she got her hands on an heirloom.
Bangalore’s heirloom is a sort of knife or baton, with a bit of military background to the item. If you do want to find out what the heirloom looks like, there are leaked images available out there.
Alongside the collection event, there’s another limited-time game mode being released into the ordinary playlist. This is the new method of integrating the LTMs into ordinary play. So, love it or hate it, you’ll experience this LTM in pubs from Tuesday next week.
Leakers have confirmed that the LTM is likely called “Ring Frenzy” and includes some sort of mad closing rings, with concentric circles and a “gas mask” item you can pick up from the floor. Hello, Warzone?
That leaves Caustic’s Town Takeover. Town Takeovers are essentially new POIs dedicated lovingly to one of the existing legends. Pathfinder has the boxing ring on Olympus, and Mirage has the party boat on King’s Canyon.
You can expect Caustic’s TT to be gassy. Real gassy. What that actually involves is anyone’s guess. Traps dotted around? Irradiated water that burns your feet? The trailer is out tomorrow and will include more details.
But that’s not all for Apex this March. On the same day as the event starts, Apex also launches on the Nintendo Switch. Whether or not you’re a thumbstick gamer, this is only good for the future of the game and introduces more players to the arena.