Apex Legends Thrillseekers Event Announced for Arena Fans
It has not even been a full week since the end of the Genesis limited-time event in Apex Legends, and developer Respawn Entertainment is already back on its A-game with another event for players to check out. That event is none other than the Apex Legends Thrillseekers limited-time event.
Apex Legends Thrillseekers Event Announced
The Apex Legends Thrillseekers event has been announced and it is going to be a first of its kind for the battle royale game. While the Genesis event focused mainly on bringing everything back to its original state, with the launch versions of Kings Canyon and World’s Edge, Thrillseekers is trying something new.
For one, there is the fact that the Apex Legends Thrillseekers event is focusing almost entirely on the Arena game mode. Introduced at the start of the Legacy season in Apex, Arena is the only other true game mode than battle royale that is available and it is quite the popular one.
Given how competitive and different it is from the normal Apex Games experience, Arena has quickly become a favorite within the community. That is why it is understandable that Respawn would want to make an entire event that is focusing on everything about this game mode.
Though the Genesis event recently did give some love to the mode with the introduction of the beloved Skull Town map, the Apex Legends Thrillseekers event will ensure that fans of this game mode will have even more content to enjoy in the coming weeks as it happens.
The Apex Legends Thrillseekers event is not available just yet at the time of this announcement but will be coming early next week, starting on July 13, 2021. What is wild about this event is that it will not be like the Genesis one and stick around for maybe two weeks or so and that is it.
Instead, it will be here for several weeks, lasting from July 13 through August 3. During that period of time, almost all of the content in the Apex Legends Thrillseekers event will be available for players to check out. You can look forward to a new map for players and a whole lot of rewards that you can pick up.
No actual event type has been revealed for this one, but it is definitely giving us the idea of a light collection event. There is no new heirloom set that is being released at this time, but there are plenty of free rewards for players to collect while the event is available. Here’s everything that you need to know about the upcoming Apex Legends Thrillseekers event.
Everything You Need to Know About Overflow
For starters, there is the most important part of the entire event: a brand new map that players will be able to check out in the Arena game mode for Apex Legends. This map is quite unlike any of the other ones that we have seen in the game, and will be familiar to veteran players.
The brand new Arena map launching in this new limited time event is none other than Overflow. While the name of the Overflow map might seem new, it is actually taking two parts of the World’s Edge battle royale map and mashing them up together into one crazy mix.
Overflow is looking to be a dangerous new map with a design that is unique to its own. Rather than focus on a wide open area like some of the other maps in Arena, this point of interest is almost MOBA-like with its intention of having multiple lanes for teams to traverse through.
Worse still, because of the lava that is flowing under you, you basically are choosing a lane to go down in the match and then kind of need to stick to it. The lanes are separated by the tall, lava-filled structures, so you are somewhat unable to see what is happening on the other side of it.
What this means is that teams will need to pick a lane and stick to it, having no idea what the other team is going to do. If you take too long to find out what you want to do, you might be overrun by the enemy team before you know it.
This could lead to strategies like having someone like Valkyrie try to gain info about the other team and where they are headed, or splitting up and heading down multiple lanes in hopes of getting the drop on the enemy first. Overall, Overflow seems like a pretty fascinating new competitive map.
There are two main points of interest on the location: both Overlook and Slope from World’s Edge. Starting with Overlook, this is a long open area with a nice view advantage. This is the main spot where snipers might be able to get some love on the Arena map.
On the other hand, Slope is a place where there are both high and low grounds for teams to compete on. It provides a more remote area for teams to explore and the chance for some crazy sneak attacks. In general, though, the Overflow Arena map caters mostly to short and medium-range engagements.
Since the map is mainly lane-focused with little view of what is happening on the other lanes, snipers may want to consider the one or two vantage points for fights; otherwise, closer quarters combat might be best used here. Respawn notes that the new map will be beneficial for both aggressive and defensive players, so we are excited to see how it turns out.
Week 1 Reward Track
The Apex Legends Thrillseekers event will feature an event prize tracker like other events, but the difference this time around is that there are three of them. With three weeks of the event happening altogether, each week will feature a different prize tracker for players to engage in.
This will follow the usual formula of requiring a certain number of points in order to unlock all of the rewards from that prize tracker and so on. You will be able to gain those points from the challenges that become available every single day.
Starting with the first week’s prize tracker, we have one that begins with some in-game currency that you will be able to collect and will increase every few hundred points or so to give you more rewards. In total, you will find that there are nine rewards available in the first week.
But the main event for this week is going to be the love for Rampart that is happening here. There is a gun charm that you will be able to get, a weapon skin, and a match legendary Rampart skin known as the Wastelander version that will be the main focus here. This particular limited-time prize tracker will only be available for a week from July 13-20.
Week 2 Reward Track
The second week has a prize tracker that will feature a whole new set for players to go through. While there are some decent rewards that you will be able to get during this week, it is definitely the lesser of the three and the black sheep of the Apex Legends Thrillseekers event.
It also features nine rewards in total that you will be able to get, just like the first week, but the prizes here are almost all focused on the more currency and packs-based systems of the battle royale game. You will not be able to find a single skin, weapon charm, emote, or anything like that here.
During week two, players will start out with rewards that center around the in-game currency, like crafting metals and other items. This is not that bad honestly since you are able to use those to then turn around and make any cosmetics that you do not currently have, but it could be better for sure.
From there, the one great thing about the week two prize tracker is that you will receive some battle pass stars along the way. There are several that will be included in this week and they make up the bulk of the prize tracker, so players still looking to complete the Legacy season battle pass will find some great stuff here.
And it caps off with not one but two Apex packs towards the end of the week two prize tracker. This particular prize tracker will also only be available for a single week from July 20-July 27.
Week 3 Reward Track
And that brings us to the third and final prize tracker that will be available during this week. The week three reward track will be a much better one for those who do not care about Apex packs and battle pass stars. This one is more akin to the first weeks with a theme and a focus on a special skin.
Like the previous two weeks, there are only nine prizes that will be available during this time. In total, this makes for 27 rewards that you will be able to get across the three weeks of the Apex Legends Thrillseekers event if you are diligent and play the game during the entire time the event is available.
In this week, you have a nix mix of the usual crafting metals that you will be able to collect, an Apex pack, and some more battle pass stars. But the real stars here are the weapon charm and the Lethal Enforcer Bangalore skin that you will be able to collect, with the latter capping off this week.
This week three reward track will be available from July 27 through the end of the Apex Legends Thrillseekers event on August 3. For all three of the weeks, you will be able to earn more than 1000 points a day with challenges refreshing daily.
Essentially, so long as you play a few times a week and make sure to make the most of those days that you do play, you should be able to get every single prize tracker completed during the event. Furthermore, there are more challenges and rewards that you can get.
There are some stretch challenges in the event that will also grant you four unique badges to show off and all of the event challenges will stack with your battle pass so that you can complete all of them at once.
Summer Splash Sale
There is more content beyond the normal prize trackers in the Apex Legends Thrillseekers event, too. There are three unique badges that you unlock for reaching certain milestones each week in the Arena. For the first week, the challenge is to play 20 Arena games in total during that week.
For the second week, you need to get 100 knockdowns in total in Arena. And the third and final week, you need to deal a whopping 12,000 damage in the Arena for this badge. If you want to buy some stuff during the event, there is going to be the Summer Splash Sale in the store.
It will bring back some fan-favorite skins, like the Youngblood and Voidwalker ones, and some sales on Apex packs, too. It will run for only two weeks compared to the three weeks for the full event, lasting until July 27. Respawn encourages players to check back every single day during the event for changes there.
Unfortunately, all of the cosmetics that are being sold during the Summer Splash Sale are event-limited ones, so there is a chance we may never see them again. But at the same time, Respawn notes that we may see them return in a future event or promotion, so you never know. But this also means that some players may already own these skins from their previous release.