Discover Habitat and More in the Dark Depths Event coming January 11th

1 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:17 ID: rxib7j

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Discover Habitat and More in the Dark Depths Event

From January 11th to February 1st, We’re going deep in our new event featuring a new Arenas map, themed cosmetics, and Flash Events!

The waters of Storm Point may look clear, but our Legends know that danger lies within. Channel oceanic myths and folklore and discover a brand new  Arenas map called Habitat in the Dark Depths Event. 

New Arenas Map: Habitat

Storm Point is just one of many islands in the New Antillia archipelago. Habitat 4 is one of the smallest islands in the chain, and is best known as a Leviathan breeding ground. Early IMC research groups were surprised to find that a large population of local Leviathans gravitated toward the island, and designated Habitat 4 as an ethology base to study the creatures’ behavior. It’s been over a century since then, and while the IMC is gone, the gentle giants they studied here remain.

Habitat 4 was inspired by Leviathans and how it would feel to fight in their breeding grounds. It represents our vision of an arena established in a natural environment, while holding true to the tentpoles of arena design. With that being said, one of Habitat 4's key features is a large waterfall. Through the passage of time it has eroded the landscape, forming trenches and terraces of varied elevation. Making this island a paradise for slides and quick getaways.

Teams will have plenty of options and choices to make from the start. Do you make a play for the quick high ground to get a read on the enemy? Or do you take a sneakier approach?

Two primary POIs rest on higher ground on opposing sides: the Cave and the Nest. The Nest is full of precious, giant Leviathan eggs which make for great cover, as the hardened egg shells are tough as steel. The focus is mid to long range combat with a great vantage point of the map. The eggs and rocky terrain offer multiple flanking options and rotations for Legends that like to get closer. Lateral ziplines near the frontlines also provide opportunity for Legends to support their team quickly when divided or outnumbered.

On the opposing side of the Nest, the enclosed space of the Cave offers a sense of security and protection. Fights are focused on mid-range and close combat, allowing for a variety of strategies and fast pushes on timely shield breaks. Sacrificing cover and controlling the Cave's center will give you a leg up, as it overlooks the map's mid-field and one of the airdrops. If things get too spicy, Legends can use the Cave's waterslide as a fast getaway or to quickly move towards the Nest. Wildlife enthusiasts might notice Flyers as they frequently rest in the Cave's canopy above. However, they often end up as food for newly hatched Leviathans...

Plan your escape now, and visit Habitat 4.

Flash Events

Flash Events during Dark Depths are essentially individual prize tracks per week. So each week there will be a new set of unique prizes + 1 unique badge players can earn by completing challenges. Here’s a look at some of the rewards that will be available each week.

January 11th to January 18th 

Key prizes include: Apex Packs, Epic Holospray, Load Screen

January 18th to January 25th

Key prizes include: Apex Pack, Valkyrie Epic Holospray, 1 Dark Depths Pack

January 25th to February 1st 

Key prizes include: Epic Revenant Holospray, Epic Alternator Skin, Epic Revenant Skin

These are just some of the rewards you’ll be able to earn!

Unlock themed cosmetics that turn the Legends into terrors from the deep. Purchase Legendary skins for Ash, Horizon, Lifeline and Fuse - or get a guaranteed new themed item in a Dark Depths Pack* and unlock cosmetics, weapon charms, trackers and more. Buy bundles or themed packs* to complete matching cosmetic sets for each Legendary skin, and complete daily and weekly challenges to earn prizes on the rewards track. 

*Not available in all regions

Dark Depths Packs

New to this event are special limited time Dark Depths Packs. For 400 Apex Coins, players can get an Event Thematic Pack that’s guaranteed to have a non-dupe event-limited item. 

Dark Depths Packs are available for a limited time during the Dark Depths Event, but the items will always be available in the standard Apex Pack pool of items Dark Depths Packs however, guarantee you one non-duplicate Dark Depths Thematic Event item The new thematic event will introduce 40 new items around the Dark Depths theme Dark Depths items can always be crafted with crafting metals. After two seasons, crafting metal costs of Dark Depths Items may be reduced. To preview/view what the new items are, players can go to the thematic event tab in-game For more information around event thematic packs please visit our FAQ page

Some items not available in all territories.

2 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:33 ID: hric7a9

Would be nice to see LTMs and Town Takeovers again for those who are only interested in BR.

ID: hrigtbh

Thank god this is the sentiment on Reddit. Twitter comments are blowing up about how amazing all this looks and I’m here like “One new map for arenas. No LTM or Takeover for BR. Nothing new, nothing changed in BR. Give us your credit card.” These “events” are an excuse to get people to spend money

ID: hrim07e

Trust me, you are FAR from alone. This is how the majority of people feel.

ID: hrm26de

When's the last time they've even had like shotty & snipe mode or... Any mode that isn't Halloween or Christmas? I miss the revive next ring if all aren't dead mode. Those last rings are crazy.

ID: hriqbch

Maybe if they fixed ranked arena matchmaking and the AP system more people could enjoy it. Getting silver teammates in diamond is getting really old.

ID: hrlda2g

I’ve tried, but I cannot get into arenas at all. If I want to play an economy based game, I’d rather go play something else. Especially with how wonky the matchmaking is.

3 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:38 ID: hrid49m

Damn, I was like oh patch notes...annnnnd nothing.

ID: hrih7m8

Dont they drop patch notes for these events like… a day before it goes live or something?

Also idk what to say man, the patch notes have been scarce for a while.

ID: hrihwso

It varies for them. Sometimes early, sometimes the day before; sometimes right before it’s live. Most times they include event information along with the game notes if there is anything. But we’ll see.

4 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:34 ID: hricfz9

Hey, the shark launcher looks pretty neat

if it actually showed up when you use his ult.

ID: hrin164

and if it actually launched sharks.

ID: hrj73vk

I think you’re on to something

5 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:20 ID: hria4xb

Would be nice to get more BR content and takeovers rather than so much Arena content

ID: hrihj7k

I really don't get why Respawn is putting BR, the game mode which brought nearly the entire player base to Apex Legends and is far and away more popular, on the back burner. You'd think they'd follow the money and focus like all their resources to making that game mode the best it can be. It's like some high level exec has this hard on for Arenas and is pumping resources in it regardless of if it's successful or not.

As someone who has played 2 Arenas games this season (and both times not gotten matched with a team), this is disappointing. My weekly challenges are 9 completed out of 11 each week because I have zero desire to play Arenas. Outside of increasing the chances of getting matched with a full squad, the only way I see Arenas being any amount of fun to play would be to make it like Modern Warfare did with the Gunfight game mode. Random, pre-made loadouts and everyone gets the same ones at the beginning of every round.

I really miss the fun shit from previous seasons like Armed and Dangerous, that one where the care packages dropped throughout the map with progressively better loot, and the zombie event. I wasn't a fan of Winter Express the first time around, but this last version of it was less fun than the first one with the limits on loadouts and such.

On top of that, their "prizes" are holosprays and charms. Additionally, we all know the Apex Packs are gonna end up being crafting materials, banners, and charms too.

ID: hrj35f0

My guess is.. With the exception of bug fixes, is that the devs feel like BR is pretty balanced. We hardly got any real legend or weapons tweaks in the last update and it appears we're not getting any for this update as well. So, I assume they think BR is in a good place right now. Until season 12

ID: hriry1x

If I had to guess, I think they focus on arenas so much because they’re simply cheaper. The maps are tiny compared to Battle Royale, they don’t have to have RNG for weapons and armor, they on have to connect 6 people to the server at a time. It just costs them less to run arenas and create a new map for it than to have a major change to existing maps

ID: hrkaz4p

They released a huge new map like a couple months ago, I wouldn't call that on the bacburner.

ID: hrix22b

what other content is being added to arenas? so far they added like 1 map. what makes this "so much arena content"?

6 : Anonymous2022/01/06 17:35 ID: hrimg3e

Getting kind of tired of these being branded "events" when they are more accurately "prolonged store featured items" - this isn't an event, there are no fun modes or changes, nothing eventful at all really just manufactured 'FOMO' for more skins.

ID: hrk0clt

How can there be FOMO if the skins will be available in the normal loot pool? Not saying this is a great event, but there is no FOMO tactic involved.

7 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:37 ID: hricvbu

The 1st person view model for Fuse’s cannon choice match the one on his back with the new skin. Seems a bit ridiculous to put so much work into a cool design like that and then let the player hardly see it!

This tbh should be consistent among all ults that a present with a skin like that (Rampart, wattson, etc.)

ID: hrif44y

That's be a consistent request for a long time. The devs haven't responded to it I think

8 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:36 ID: hricshk


I sleep

ID: hrkv1g0

My sentiments exactly. God I was so hype for the announcement of arenas thinking it would be some sort of TDM mode. Nah, it's just pure headglitch and camp heaven.

9 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:24 ID: hriaqq4's just cosmetics and weekly prize tracks unless you're interested in Arenas? Got it.

ID: hrifbtw

The last LTM that wasn't a copy paste was that week of absolutely broken and non-functioning modes they did, right? I remember s7/s8 with the anniversary event, the olympus care package event, the loot balls falling from the sky... It was so much fun. The game feels so stale and boring now.

ID: hrjmtsm

Ever since arenas came out, we've gotten way fewer LTMs, pretty much just the OG maps one (genesis) and Winter Express + Shadow Royale (which they do every year). I don't know if there is a connection there or not, but if there is then I dislike arenas even more.

10 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:43 ID: hridwvf

limited-time cosmetics

Dark Depths items can always be crafted with crafting metals

interesting definition of "limited"

ID: hrit5oq

Its referring to the prize track cosmetics....

11 : Anonymous2022/01/06 17:09 ID: hrii36n

This is easily the most low energy event in a long time. Cosmetics, new map for a mode no one cares for, no town takeover, no ltm, even the trailer felt like it was going through the motions. Disappointing to say the least.

12 : Anonymous2022/01/06 17:14 ID: hriiwb8

What happened to apex always having fun limited time modes and town takeovers? If we wanted to play arenas we’d just go play halo

13 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:49 ID: hrievzg

Love the “content” cycle they’ve been doing for the past few seasons! more skins, more skins & wait for it. MORE SKINS !!! Feel like there was more effort when they weren’t making nearly as much money as they do now

ID: hrifjtt

It's funny. Back in seasons 0-3, which are imo the best ones in Apex's lifecycle due to the events and map updates, they had less devs working on the game too. Sometime after the first year they got a separate, dedicated Apex studio working on stuff.

Now it's skins on mass, Arena content many people don't care about and recycled old events for halloween and xmas.

14 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:31 ID: hribvi6

So no new LTM!! wow they just slapped some skins and called it an event.

15 : Anonymous2022/01/06 17:45 ID: hrio4kz

Does anyone actually use holosprays? They're just empty rewards in the prize tracker.

ID: hrizkvq

Honestly, I do use them a lot. In saying that, they are still worthless empty rewards.

ID: hrj3gxy

I use them more than charms. The charms are useless. I can flex with holosprays. I can't flex with gun charms. I have them on most of my weapons and I dont even look at them. I forget they exist.

16 : Anonymous2022/01/06 17:12 ID: hriilou

That arenas map looks bigger than most. Could’ve been a great opportunity to try 4v4 or 5v5. That could’ve been better than no LTM at all.

17 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:27 ID: hrib8j2

Imagine getting a new game mode rather then another arena map. Crazy right!?

18 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:29 ID: hriblz4

Respawn just keeps shoving Arenas down our throats. I hate this mode so much.

ID: hric4sj

Decent matchmaking would do arenas more good than new maps and event trackers

19 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:24 ID: hriaud1

this is embarrassing lol

20 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:44 ID: hrie491

I honestly dont know why Respawn is so focused on Arena's. Its a beautiful map and wish there was a TDM or some sort to play on it. But the majority of the people play BR and its whats keeps Apex running. I hardly know any content creato

/streamer that plays Arena's.

Skins look nice though

21 : Anonymous2022/01/06 17:14 ID: hriixvn

No town takeover this season?

22 : Anonymous2022/01/06 17:00 ID: hrigmb9

You can tell the priorities are out of sorts. Still nothing being done about cross progression, still nothing being done about the boosters and cheaters, but here are some skins and money grab items and a useless arenas event. Great Job, keep it up

23 : Anonymous2022/01/06 19:45 ID: hrj7uw7

This is not the Apex Legends I fell in love with. It is just cosmetics now.

24 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:33 ID: hric949

Just cosmetics again xd. Yeah the arenas map is nice but most people play battle royale anyway

25 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:37 ID: hricyxo

"Hey guys, don't we still have 3 unreleased takeover modes?"
"Yeah, why?"
"Shouldn't we add them to our next event?"
"Naw, fuck that, let's just give them some shitty purples, charms and emotes no one gives a fuck about, and make them play areans"

26 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:38 ID: hrid5pm

Arenas sucks ass.

27 : Anonymous2022/01/06 16:46 ID: hriebfg

Skins are NOT content


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