Apex Legends brand new event is now live on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Full patch notes, as shared by Respawn on Reddit, can be found further down .
The Grand Soirée Arcade Event will last two weeks – from January 14 th to January 28 th – and bring a sense of 'formality' to the game in with several new “formal skins” for our titular legends.
Developers Respawn previously teased fans with a short trailer (below) and the following message:
"You are cordially invited to two weeks of refined mayhem. We are pleased to offer fresh game modes every two days, from golden oldies to exotic new additions.
"Partake in a rollicking event prize track, earn exquisite rewards, and peruse the event shop for an array of Art Deco inspired cosmetics and outfits. Dress code: Formal Skins."
Below is a quick recap of all the activities planned during the Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade Event:
- Seven Rotating Limited Time Modes – Experience seven different limited-time modes — with a new mode rotating every two days — including familiarfavorites like Armed and Dangerous, as well as new modes like DUMMIE’s Big Day. Each limited-time mode will have three new challenges worth a total of 1,000 points.
January 14 th – Gold Rush Duos
January 16 th –Live.Die.Live
January 18 th – Third Person Mode
January 20 th – Always Be Closing
January 22 nd – Armed and Dangerous on World’s Edge
January 24 th – Kings Canyon After Dark
January 26 th – Dummies Big Day
- Event Reward Track – This new track system gives players more rewards, and even more ways to earn. Complete a variety of challenges to rack up Arcade points and earn increasingly prestigious rewards throughout the event.
- Bonus Scoring Weekend – From 6PM, UK on Friday, 17 th January to 6PM UK on Monday, 20 th January, players will be able to grab an additional set of event-specific challenges worth a total of 500 points.
- Direct Purchase Event Shop – Players can shop for a mix of legendary skins, as well as other Art Deco inspired cosmetics at a $5 price point. Six new Legendary skins will also be added to the core loot pool, which can be crafted or obtained from Apex Packs, or available for direct purchase.
Brad Pettigrew, Product Manager for Apex Legends also revealed more info about the changes to the event challenges for this new Soirée.
"We’ve overhauled the event challenges to a new prize track system that gives everyone more rewards and more ways to earn. Earning challenges will net you points and earning more points gets you more rewards.
"Each limited-time mode will have three new challenges worth a total of 1000 points. We’ve tuned the system so that you don’t need to be there every day, but the socialites among you will also receive a special badge for trying every mode. And don’t worry, you’ll still be able to complete your battle pass challenges throughout the event too."
Apex Legends Grand Soiree Event Patch Notes – Jan 14, 2020
Limited-Time Mode Arcade
Experience a different limited-time mode every two days, including familiar favorites and new additions
Introduction of Event Prize Track
Complete challenges to rack up Arcade points and earn increasingly prestigious rewards throughout the event
Direct Purchase Event Shop
Featuring exclusive Art Deco inspired cosmetics and other new additions to the core loot pool
For full details check out our blog here: https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends/news/grand-soiree-arcade-event
Limited-Time Modes Schedule:
1/14 to 1/15 – GOLD RUSH DUOS
Gold Weapons only with you and a friend.
1/16 to 1/17 – LIVE.DIE.LIVE
Automatically respawn on living squadmates when the ring closes.
1/18 to 1/19 – THIRD-PERSON MODE
A classic out-of-body experience.
1/20 to 1/21 – ALWAYS BE CLOSING
Keep on the move, avoiding big damage from a ring that won’t slow down.
1/22 to 1/23 – ARMED AND DANGEROUS ON WORLD’S EDGE
Shotguns and Sniper Rifles with limited armor.
1/24 to 1/25 – NIGHT GAME ON KINGS CANYON
Play on Kings Canyon at Night.
1/26 to 1/28 – DUMMIES BIG DAY
This game ain’t gonna test itself.
Fixes for various script and code errors that were causing crashes.
Fixed a bug where the out of bounds timer would not display when perching on top of some buildings in Capitol City.
Fix for cases we saw where players would receive a client error when fighting Wattson.
Fixed issue with Octane’s “Laughing Fool” skin blocking player vision when using the 1x Holo Sight.
Fixed issue where players could get into unintentional hiding spots in the Train tunnels and around multiple buildings on the map.
Fixed bug where the mini map was showing an incorrect view of the landscape east of the Sorting Factory and Capitol City.
Fixed bug where the trajectory line wouldn’t appear when trying to aim ordnance.
Fixes for cases where the final circle was ending in a bad location.
Fixed an issue with the Ghouls and Ghost Peacekeeper skin not displaying the correct animation in game.
Fixed the bug where a squadmate selects a character in Legend Select and the Legend is not displaying the skin that is currently equipped by the player.
LEGEND BUG FIXES
Fixed a bug where if anyone picks up gold shields while inside of a Gibraltar dome shield they will receive 63% faster healing when it should stay at 50%
Fixed a couple bugs with Bloodhound Passive skill: players could not see timers when looking at enemy tracks [clues] and tracks would expire 30 seconds sooner than expected .
Fixed bug where Wraith could take damage from Thermite ordnance while using her Tactical or Ultimate abilities.
Fixed visual bug for when Crypto first drops into game, the Drone UI reports that it is "recharging" (as if it has been destroyed pre-drop), but progress does not complete / progress.
Fix for Wattson’s Ultimate to prevent being able to deploy an Interceptor Pylon through walls.
Passive: Gibraltar revives squadmates faster while inside the Dome Shield.
Removed the bonus move speed Into the Void and Dimensional Rift at the same time. Wraith will now move at their combined movement speed when they are both activated.
Increased cooldown for Into the Void: 25 seconds -> 35 seconds.
Drone and EMP improvements.
Surveillance Drone increased the health 1 -> 30.
EMP no longer affects friendly traps/deployables.
EMP no longer slows friendlies.
CHANGE TO ENERGY MAGS
Extended Energy Mags removed
HAVOC mag size: 32
Devotion mag size: 44
Designer notes: We know that the removal of energy mags seems a bit odd, but it will make much more sense with the release of Season 4! It takes a while to make the bigger changes you see in the new season updates, and we generally make sure to filter out these changes from preceding mid-season updates. This time we made a mistake and shipped a change that wasn’t intended to go live until Season 4.
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