Hey all, SaladGuy-RSPN here with an overview of the System Override Collection Event, which runs March 3 – March 17.
What’s in the System Override Event:
- Limited Time Mode – Deja Loot
- Featuring for a limited-time the return of Kings Canyon debut of a new equipment type: Evo Shield
- The first week will be played on World’s Edge and the second week we’ll go back to Kings Canyon
- Exclusive Event Prize Track with two Legendary Weapon skins
- 24 Event Limited premium cosmetic available directly or through System Override Event Packs
- Octane Heirloom Set Preview
- Unlock all 24 System Override cosmetics during the event and unlock the Octane Heirloom set for free
Limited Time Mode – Deja Loot
Ever spent the whole match looking for a Spitfire only to come up with Mozambiques? Wish you could just plot a reliable path to a 301 and purple armor? Well, this next mode is really going to speak to you.
Deja Loot is a unique take on the Apex games where a glitch in the system has caused all loot to spawn in the same location every match for the duration of the event. Even the plane path and circle locations will be fixed for this mode, which will change on a daily basis while the loot location stays the same for the whole event. The intent is to create a short term meta shakeup and reward players for learning the new progression – but be careful, just as you know where that sweet r99-extended mag combo is so will everyone else.
The first week of the Deja Loot limited-time mode will take place on World’s Edge, with the second week seeing Legends return to Kings Canyon.
Debut of New Equipment – Evo Shield
As part of the Deja Loot limited-time mode we’ll be debuting a new equipment type: the Evo Shield. When you pick up Evo Shield it will start out weaker than a Common Body Shield (White), but as you do damage to non-downed players throughout the match it can become even stronger than Epic Body Shields (Purple). Evo Shields change color as they progress, but their perpetual distinctive glow will help you identify them. Progress also carries over from person to person, so look forward to some interesting late game scenarios.
To start the Evo Shield will be exclusive to the Deja Loot gamemode and spawn at higher rates; after the event we’ll consider adding the Evo Shield to all matches, so please give us your feedback.
Exclusive Event Prize Track
In January as part of the Grand Soiree Arcade Event we introduced a new prize track system that delivered more rewards and more ways to earn. We’re excited to bring this back with additional improvements like more rewards and more frequent challenges to complete. The full Event Prize Track is pictured below:
You’ll be able to earn up to 1000 points per challenge set and now the challenge set will refresh at a daily rate. There’s a mix of challenges that can be completed in the LTM or in any mode, so you have freedom for how you want to progress. As with before, you’ll still be able to complete your battle pass challenges at the same time too.
Event Limited Premium Cosmetics
The System Override Collection Event brings another set of 24 themed, limited-time cosmetics to Apex Legends. All 24 items will be available through direct purchase (for Apex Coins or Crafting Metals) and in Event Apex Packs for the entire duration of the event. Each Event Pack will come with one event item and two non-event items at the following drop rates:
Non-Event items can be from the following categories: Weapon Skins, Legend Skins, Legend Finishers, Banner Frames, Banner Poses, Banner Stat Trackers, Intro Quips, Kills Quips, Gun Charms or Crafting Metals.
If you unlock all 24 System Override Collection Pack Items during the event, you’ll unlock the Octane Heirloom set for free. If you don’t manage to unlock this new Heirloom set during the event, it will be available via Apex Packs after the event ends.
We’re changing up the Heirloom system to make it easier for you to acquire the heirloom you want. Instead of an entire Heirloom set dropping at once, you’ll now receive Heirloom shards. You can then use those shards to pick the exact Heirloom set you’d like. The shards will have the same drop rate as the previous system, so that after 500 Apex Packs, you will have enough Heirloom Shards to obtain an Heirloom set from the Heirloom shop. And don’t worry, your existing progress towards the 500 Apex Packs will carry over with the switch. Remember that once a player owns all of the Heirloom sets, the player will not be eligible to receive more shards until more Heirloom Sets are added to the game.