Apex Legends – Sun Squad Collection Event Starts Today, Adds Ash Heirloom

There are 24 new limited-time cosmetics for Loba, Mirage, Fuse and Ash. A new limited-time Trios mode, Heatwave, is also live.

Respawn Entertainment’s latest Collection Event, Sun Squad, is available today for Apex Legends. It adds new limited-time beach-themed cosmetics for Mirage, Fuse, Loba and more, along with a new limited-time mode, Heatwave. Check out the trailer below.

Heatwave is essentially Trios but with heat waves that periodically occur, dealing damage. You’ll need to find cover indoors or under objects, although sliding also helps avoid damage. Heatshields are also larger and can help protect against heatwaves. Avoid using them outside the Ring, or they’ll be destroyed quickly. There are also Care Packages with items like sunglasses that “mitigate” the heat waves.

As for the new cosmetics, there are 24 available with Crafting Materials and Sun Squad Collection Event Apex Packs or purchased with Apex Coins. Get all of them, and you’ll unlock “Strongest Link,” Ash’s nunchaku-style Heirloom.

Check out the patch notes below for some balance changes and bug fixes. Apex Legends is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC and Nintendo Switch.

PATCH NOTES

WEAPON CRAFTING

  • EVA-8 enters the replicator
  • 30-30 Repeater enters the replicator
  • Longbow DMR returns to the floor
  • Volt SMG returns to the floor

LEGENDS UPDATE

Ash – Arc Snare

  • Cooldown decreased from 25s to 20s
  • Travel speed increased from 700 to 1200
  • Tether activation delay and snare grow time decreased by about 50% (The Arc Snare will more reliably hit intended targets)

QUALITY OF LIFE

  • Hide in-world item UI’s when aiming down the sight
  • Hide in-world crafting UI’s in the center of the screen when aiming down the sight

BUG FIXES

  • [Perks] Extended Supply Bins will more reliably give survival items in some cases when they are needed.
  • [Perks] Weapon Supply Bins will more reliably give attachments to teammates in specific edge cases.
  • [Perks] Both Weapon and Extended Supply Bins no longer spawn in close proximity to Bins of the same type.
  • Fixed a bug where re-rolling Daily Challenges would not produce the intended result of providing a non-mode dependent challenge.
  • Fixed issue with players experiencing a loud start-up noise when starting a Team Deathmatch game with reactive weapon skin equipped.
  • [Seer] Fixed bug where Seer could always see enemies with his passive since the UI updates to the minimap.
  • [Octane] Fixed the bug where players could not cycle their weapons when using the Stim tactical while on a zipline.
  • [Pathfinder ] fix for cases when landing onto a Jump Pad after using any length grappling hook will cause it to go extended cooldown.
  • Fix for cases where players could not reload their gun when standing close to Wattson’s Pylon and aiming at it.
  • [Xbox Series X Only] Fixed a bug with chat messages where the first message would not be received by the other party member who is on Xbox.
  • Reduced the smoke VFX for Peacekeeper’s “Frostbite” reactive skin for better visibility in low-light areas.
  • [DX12] Fixed bug where the player’s crosshairs would be disabled when Anti-Aliasing is set to ‘None’ and Aspect Ratio is not native.
  • [DX12] Game no longer letterboxes when the aspect ratio is greater than 16:0 (in DX12, windowed)
  • Fix for cases where the minimap would show a completely different location for Crypto when using the drone.