Apex Legends’ third anniversary celebrations have come and gone and now we’re looking forward to the next in-game event from Respawn Entertainment – and fans of the free-to-play battle royale shooter have a lot to be excited about. The Warriors collection event is coming to Apex Legends on March 29 and it’s bringing with it a new Arena map, Crypto’s Heirloom, and a new set of cosmetics. Oh, and Control is back.
“Sitting high above the skyline of Malta is the fully automated Hammond Manufacturing Tower”, explains Respawn Entertainment, which makes up Drop-Off – Apex Legends’ newest Arena map. Much like other Arena maps, Drop-Off is a battlefield dictated by three commanding POI locations: Observation Deck, Deployment Line, and Loading Bay.
All three of these POI locations offer up different combat scenarios for legends to master. Observation Deck is higher up, but limits verticality with lower ceilings. Deployment Line is the effective mid-lane for this Arena map and moving containers offer dynamic cover opportunities mid-fight. Loading Bay, an exterior POI, is spread across the Deployment Line with a high risk-reward ratio when it comes to finding additional Material Canisters.
Drop-Off headlines the Apex Legends Warriors collection event and will be added to the Arena map rotation on March 29. However, it’s not the only new addition and, if you don’t like Arenas, you’ll be pleased to know there’s more to look forward to.
Apex Legends’ incredibly popular Control limited-time mode is returning for the duration of the collection event and Respawn Entertainment is expanding the map pool with the addition of Kings Canyon’s Caustic Treatment.
The fight never stops for our Legends: prove your squad’s ferocity in the Warriors Collection Event ⚔️
Take on other players as Control returns, try out the new Arenas map, and unlock Crypto’s Heirloom starting March 29. pic.twitter.com/eSiDSu57Sk
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) March 24, 2022
In addition to this, a new set of 24 themed cosmetics are being released for the Warriors collection event. Getting your hands on all of these – whether you’re buying them with Apex Coins, crafting them, or getting lucky in event-themed Apex Packs – will unlock Crypto’s Biwon Blade Heirloom item.
As always, there’s going to be a Reward Tracker filled with free cosmetics for players to earn and a new rotation of event cosmetics in Apex Legends’ store. If you have Apex Coins to burn, now’s the time to spend them. For more information, check out Respawn Entertainment’s blog post on the Warriors collection event here.
If you’re looking to get off to a strong start on Drop-Off, we recommend checking out our guide on Apex Legends ranks and our Apex Legends tier list – is your main still at the top? They might not be forever.