With the event came the release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch. From March 9th to May 4th, 2021, players who play on Switch will get the new P.A.T.H.Pathfinder skin as well as 30 free Season 8Battle 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).
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.
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 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, 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
March 09, 2021 - March 12, 2021
Multiple small Ring Flares across the map.
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.
March 15, 2021 - March 18, 2021
Multiple large Ring Flares in the Ring along with smaller Ring Flares.
March 18, 2021 - March 22, 2021
A lot of large Ring Flares on the map.
March 22, 2021 - March 23, 2021
At least 20 large Ring Flares on the map at a time.
This event continued to utilize the LTM challenge Badge system for Ring Fury.