Today’s Apex Legends patch is going live in the coming hours and will be available to download across all platforms. The main draw will be the new Bloodhound event – The Old Ways – which adds new cosmetics and content to World’s Edge. And while not all Apex Legends gamers will be bothered about new items and locations to explore, the permanent inclusion of Duos and Triples looks set to be very popular.
WHAT TIME DOES THE NEW APEX LEGENDS UPDATE RELEASE TODAY?
Developers Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that a new Apex Legends update including the Old Ways Bloodhound event is being released on April 7, 2020.
As mentioned above, this will include a number of changes which will add options to World’s Edge and Kings Canyon.
So far, Respawn has not provided a set release time for the new Apex Legends update on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
But based on how other big launches have been handled, we would expect the new patch to be available for download by 8pm GMT.
Things can always get delayed and current world effects could have a big impact on the rollout of new content.
But there’s a good chance that fans will be checking out Bloodhound’s Trials by 9am, PST, if not before.
APEX LEGENDS OLD WAYS EVENT
As mentioned above, this next event will focus on new content surrounding Bloodhound. This will include the New Town Takeover, bringing the Bloodhound’s Trials to the World’s Edge map.
“When the Apex Games came to World’s Edge, large predators vacated the area, leading to an explosion in the prowler population,” the message from Respawn explains.
“Most were traced to a nest in the northwest portion of the arena, and here, Bloodhound saw an opportunity: maintain the ecosystem by pitting humans against beasts.
“Dive into Bloodhound’s Trials, where you and your squad battle against a hoard of prowlers and claim high-tier loot as your reward. But beware the most dangerous game: fellow Legends who want to scavenge those goods for themselves. In moments of quiet, don’t forget to explore the enclosure, especially with a certain hunter at your side.
“In a village that has learned to fear machines, a child is sent on a hunt in a final rite of passage. But when confronted with a monstrous threat, they must decide whether to reject the teachings of their elders. Follow Bloodhound’s trail and see how a Legend was created.”
For those who are less interested in exploring the lore being laid out, Respawn is also making Duos and Trios permanent choices in map rotation. This will make it possible to do both on Kings Canyon and Worlds Edge alongside the Old Ways Lore Event.
The Old Ways Exclusive Event Prize Track
As part of the Old Ways Event, you’ll have the chance to complete daily challenges and earn exclusive cosmetics inspired by the latest Stories from the Outlands: The Old Ways digital short. We’ve been seeing a lot of positive feedback from players in regards to the prize track we introduced with Grand Soiree and continued with System Override.
As with the System Override Event, you’ll be able to earn up to 1000 points per challenge set and the challenge set will refresh at a daily rate. Plus, you’ll still be able to complete your battle pass challenges at the same time too.
Direct Purchase Shop
We’re adding new, exclusive skins that tie-in to The Old Ways digital short, similar to the Wraith skin from last September’s Voidwalker event. There’s also a mix of legendary and rare skins inspired by the aesthetics and themes of the short.
Finally, The Old Ways Event marks the return of the Legendary Hunt Skins. All 8 of the original Legendary Hunt Skins will be on offer for direct purchase in addition to 2 recoloured variants of the Wraith and R-301 skins that were exclusive to battle pass owners. As with before, these are still event-exclusive so they won’t be available outside special occasions.
Published at Tue, 07 Apr 2020 04:25:00 +0000