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War Games was a Themed Event for Season 8.svg Season 8 of Apex Legends that runs from April 13, 2021 to April 27, 2021.

Game Modes[]

All of these game modes were playlist takeovers rather than LTMs. Similar to the Grand Soiree Icon.svg Grand Soirée event, the game modes in this event rotated often, instead of only one game mode through the entire duration of the event. The announcer for each of these game modes was Maggie.

Image Description
Second Chance Icon.png
Second Chance[note 1]
After they die, players receive a Respawn Token that can be used to respawn above the position they were eliminated at once per match. When players die the first time, they keep the items they had when they died, and also drop a Shield Cell.svg Shield Cell, a Syringe.svg Syringe, and a stack of ammo.
Ran: April 13, 2021
Armor Regen Icon.png
Armor Regen
Shields automatically regenerate over time (at a rate of 12hp/sec) after not taking damage. Shield Cell.svg Shield Cells removed from the loot pool.
Ran: April 13, 2021 - April 15, 2021 (replaced Second Chance); April 21, 2021 - April 27, 2021
Ultra Zones Icon.png
Ultra Zones
Three hot zones spawn throughout the map, each inside a Flash Point.
Runs: April 15, 2021 - April 19, 2021; April 19, 2021 - April 21, 2021 (replaced Auto Banners)
Auto Banners Icon.png
Auto Banners
Banner cards are automatically retrieved. Loot pool is loaded with Mobile Respawn Beacon.svg Mobile Respawn Beacons.
Ran: April 19, 2021

Challenges[]

This event continues to utilize the LTM challenge CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge system.

Challenge Reward
Deal 15,000 damage during the event CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge - War Games Artist
Win 5 games during the event CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge - War Games Champion
Knock down 250 players during the event CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge - War Games Prodigy
Earn all other War Games badges CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge - Master of the War Games

Challenge rewards[]

Badges

Prize Track[]

War Games 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
250 CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badge - War Games
500 Battle Pass Level.svg Battle Pass Level
750
1000 CosmeticIcon Charms.png Weapon Charm - Thermite Grenade
1250 Battle Pass Level.svg Battle Pass Level
1500
2000 Battle Pass Level.svg Battle Pass Level
2500
3000 Battle Pass Level.svg Battle Pass Level
3500
4000 Battle Pass Level.svg Battle Pass Level
5000

Prize Track Rewards[]

Legend Skins
Weapon Skins
Weapon Charms
Badge

Store Cosmetics[]

Legend Skins

Bundles[]

Any of the normal items in the bundle (not the War Games skins) were still craftable with Crafting Metals.svg Crafting Metals. Any items that the player already owns or crafted discounted the price of the bundle.

This bundle costs Apex Coins 2,800.

Legend skins
Charms
Banner Frames

This bundle costs Apex Coins 3,000.

Legend skins
Weapon Skins
Weapon Charms

This bundle costs Apex Coins 2,000.

Legend skins
Apex Packs

This bundle costs Apex Coins 2,000.

Legend skins
Weapon Charms

This bundle costs Apex Coins ????.

Legend skins
Weapon Charms
Banner Frames

This bundle costs Apex Coins 2,500.

Legend skins
Weapon Skins

This bundle costs Apex Coins 2,000.

Legend skins
Weapon Skins

This bundle costs Apex Coins 2,000.

Legend skins
Weapon Skins

This bundle costs Apex Coins 6,000.

Legend Skins

Trivia[]

  • At the beginning of the event, Second Chance had a bug where after you got respawned the first time, the kills and time survived earned beyond that point would not be counted towards stats. This is because the game thinks you are still dead even after you got respawned the first time. It was removed 8 hours after the event started and replaced with Armor Regen.[1]
  • Due to some more issues, Auto Banners was turned off and replaced with Ultra Zones again. On April 19th, 2021, Respawn announced that Ultra Zones would run until April 21st, and Armor Regen will return after that until the 27th. Killing Time will be saved for a future date to avoid any further issues.[2]
  • Originally, the game modes were supposed to rotate every two days, and there were supposed to be seven game modes rather than five. Two game modes were scrapped from the event:[3]
    • "Flare Up", which would've originally had multiple short-lived Ring Flares (lasting about 45 seconds) across the map, but it was scrapped due to the backlash about Ring Fury and the fact that it would've been another variant of Ring Fury.
    • "Armed Drop", which would've given the players a full loadout at the beginning of a match, but was scrapped because it wasn't fulfilling the goals of the event and/or because it may have been another variant of Locked and Loaded.

Notes[]

  1. While this game mode is active, Players will be unable to unlock Assassin, Wake, or Wrath CosmeticIcon Badges.png Badges, since these prestigious badges would be far easier to unlock in this mode.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 XP Boost: 10% bonus to Top 5 and Win XP. Boosts stack and apply to everyone in party (+300% max).

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