Chaos Theory

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Chaos Theory was a Collection Event for Season 8.svg Season 8 of Apex Legends that ran from March 9th, 2021 to March 23rd, 2021.

Nintendo Switch[edit | edit source]

With the event came the release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch Icon.svg Nintendo Switch. From March 9th to May 4th, 2021, players who play on Switch were able to get the new P.A.T.H. Pathfinder skin as well as 30 free Season 8.svg Season 8 Battle Pass Level.svg Battle Pass Levels. Additionally, Switch players were able to earn Double XP for the first two weeks after launch on March 9th (the event’s duration).

No-Fill Matchmaking[edit | edit source]

”Fill Teammates” option.

With the event came the release of a new no-fill matchmaking feature. A checkbox saying "Fill Teammates" will appear above the game mode selection screen if you're playing Duos or Trios. Unchecking this box and clicking Play will send your party into your selected playlist without filling your team with other players. After every match, it will automatically be checked. Also, the server only allows 6 no-fill players in a single match and the featured isn't available in Ranked Leagues.

Town Takeover[edit | edit source]

Main article: Caustic Treatment
Caustic Treatment
CausticTreatment 01.jpg
Details
Located on Kings Canyon
Loot Tier High Tier
Area Replaced Water Treatment
Gameplay
Respawn Beacons Yes


Replacing Water Treatment, Caustic Treatment is a large laboratory that has a button that will drain toxins from the whole building. Anyone can activate it. There are also some cages containing high-tier loot, but players must drain the toxins first to get to the loot.

Ring Fury[edit | edit source]

Ring Fury Icon

Ring Fury is a takeover of the normal Play Apex game mode, where an increasing amount of Ring Flares (smaller rings) spawn around the active playspace in addition to the primary ring which behaves as usual. Those who get caught in a Ring Flare take damage equal to the damage dealt by the current round’s Ring. You’ll be given a short warning on the map and minimap before the Ring Flare appears. Legends will call out if they are in direct danger or if there’s one opening up nearby. It's an escalation takeover, meaning that the number of Ring Flares will increase as the event goes on. A new item, the Heat Shield.svg Heat Shield, protects legends from that Ring damage for a period of time before disappearing. Players also get 25% faster revives while in the shield, as long as the Ring is above it.[note 1]

Ring Fury Levels[edit | edit source]

Level Duration Description
Level 1 March 09, 2021 - March 12, 2021 Multiple small Ring Flares across the map.
Level 2 March 12, 2021 - March 15, 2021 One large Ring Flare in the center of the Ring in addition to the smaller Ring Flares throughout the map.
Level 3 March 15, 2021 - March 18, 2021 Multiple large Ring Flares in the Ring along with smaller Ring Flares.
Level 4 March 18, 2021 - March 22, 2021 A lot of large Ring Flares on the map.
Level 5 March 22, 2021 - March 23, 2021 At least 20 large Ring Flares on the map at a time.

Challenges[edit | edit source]

This event continued to utilize the LTM challenge CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge system for Ring Fury.

Challenge Reward
Prevent 1000[note 2] Ring damage with Heat Shield.svg Heat Shields CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge - Chaos Theory Gambler
Deal 10,000 damage to enemy players CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge - Chaos Theory Frontline
Knock down 100 players CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge - Chaos Theory Vengeance
Earn all other Chaos Theory badges CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge - Chaos Theory Master

Challenge Rewards[edit | edit source]

Badges

Prize Track[edit | edit source]

Chaos Theory Prize Track

This event continued to utilize the Prize Track system, and the maximum amount of points you could've gotten was 5000.

Points Reward
0 [note 3] CosmeticIcon Music.png Music Pack: Chaos Theory
250 CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge: Chaos Theory
500 CosmeticIcon Charms.png Weapon Charm: Life and Death
750 Fuse CosmeticIcon Stat Tracker.png Stat Tracker: Damage Done
1000
1250 Fuse CosmeticIcon Stat Tracker.png Stat Tracker: Kills
1500
2000 Crypto CosmeticIcon Stat Tracker.png Stat Tracker: Kills
2500 CosmeticIcon Charms.png Weapon Charm: Artillery Support
3000 Horizon skin: Heiroglyph Heroics
3500 EVA-8 Auto skin: Royal Charge
4000 Fuse CosmeticIcon Stat Tracker.png Stat Tracker: Wins
5000 Kraber .50-Cal Sniper Skin: Ronin's Arrow

Prize Track Rewards[edit | edit source]

Legend Skins[edit | edit source]

Weapon Skins[edit | edit source]

Weapon Charms[edit | edit source]

Badges[edit | edit source]

Music Pack[edit | edit source]

Chaos Theory Collection[edit | edit source]

The Chaos Theory Collection is a set of 24 cosmetics exclusive to the event. The collection cosmetics can be obtained by:

  • Purchasing event-exclusive Chaos Theory packs for Apex Coins 700 which will give out one collection cosmetic and two cosmetics from the normal loot table.
  • Unlocking using Crafting Metals 2,400 for Legendary items and Crafting Metals 800 for Epic items.
  • By direct purchase from the Store: Apex Coins 1,800 for Legendary items and Apex Coins 1,000 for Epics.

Completion of the Chaos Theory Collection allowed the player to unlock Bangalore's Heirloom Set before it is included in the normal Apex Packs loot table.

Collection Cosmetics[edit | edit source]

Legend Skins[edit | edit source]

Weapon Skins[edit | edit source]

Weapon Charms[edit | edit source]

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Skydive Emotes[edit | edit source]

Store special offers[edit | edit source]

Legend Skins
Weapon Charms
  • Gearhead - Apex Coins 500

Bundles[edit | edit source]

This bundle costs Apex Coins 5,000.

Legend skins
Event Packs

This bundle costs Apex Coins 2,500.

Legend skins
Event Packs

This bundle costs Apex Coins 2,500.

Legend skins
Weapon skins

This bundle costs Apex Coins 2,500.

Legend skins
Weapon skins

This bundle costs Apex Coins 700.

Legend skins
Weapon skins

This bundle costs Apex Coins 700.

Legend skins
Weapon skins

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Maggie was the announcer for the Ring Fury game mode.
  • The Nintendo Switch Icon.svg Nintendo Switch launch was actually about six hours after the event began, rather than happening with the release of the event.
  • The Chaos Theory Gambler CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge's ring damage prevention requirement was reduced from 5,000 to 1,000 on the last day of the event to make it easier for people to complete the challenge.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The Heat Shield originally had 50% faster healing if the Ring is above it, but it was removed after the event ended, most likely for game balance.
  2. Was 5000 until March 22, 2021.
  3. All players who logged in during the event received this reward.
  4. Was originally named “Charged Conquistador”.

References[edit | edit source]