Apex Legends returns to its roots today as it debuts its Genesis Collection Event. The battle royale game has enjoyed massive success and wants to revisit its origins. From June 29 to July 13, players can experience a blast from the past with the original King’s Canyon and World’s Edge maps, experience Skull Town as an Arenas map, and have a chance to earn cosmetics that play to the characters’ different backgrounds. There are daily challenges that stack on top of the Battle Pass, stretch challenges that lead to badges, and a set of 24 new, limited-time cosmetics. If all 24 event cosmetics are unlocked, players will earn the Revenant Heirloom set.
Rewind the Apex Games in the Genesis Collection Event. ⏪
Return to the original Kings Canyon and World’s Edge maps or fight for glory on the Skull Town Arenas map. Return to where it all began starting June 29. pic.twitter.com/uuUFY55jsy
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) June 24, 2021
The event comes with some new balance updates as well. Octane’s launch pad cooldown is increased, several changes are being introduced to Revenant to make gunfights easier, Lifeline is receiving a slightly larger hitbox, Bloodhound will have less time for their abilities, and Wattson can put more Bessies on the map.
There will also be gun, map, and game mode balances, a couple of bug fixes, and a couple of quality of life changes. Apex Legends will continue to update as the season ends in early August and a new season will begin. Players are also calling for changes to be made to the ranked game mode due to the mass influx of cheaters and hackers, so fans of the game should keep their eyes peeled for incoming news in the near to immediate future.
Time to take it back to where it all began. ⏪
The Genesis Collection Event is now live through July 13. pic.twitter.com/eJfmiNfjhn
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) June 29, 2021