The next event for Apex Legends has been revealed and it’s all about giant monsters, mechs, and futuristic heroes. Dubbed “Awakening,” this is not the anime-focused event a lot of players assumed was coming next week. Instead, this event revolves around tie-ins to various franchises like Pacific Rim, Godzilla, King Kong, Ultraman, and Power Rangers. While the vast majority of cosmetics require you to pay money, you can earn some free items just by playing during the event.
Here’s how this system works so you can get yourself some cool new outfits:
How to Get Awakening Event Points
You can earn points during the Awakening event by completing the Daily Event Challenges found in the Challenge Menu. These will update every day with new tasks for you to complete and are mostly pretty simple. They can include getting into the Top 10 four times, dealing damage, or just playing the game itself. Some will also be tied to Arena, so you may need to go into this activity as well.
Every challenge you complete will earn you 200 Points, making for a total of 600 Points per day if you finish every challenge offered. However, the damage point challenge has different levels, so it is possible to squeak out some extra Points early on. If you complete every challenge, including the additional ones, you can obtain 1,600 Points a day. To earn everything, you’ll need a maximum of 5,000 Points — meaning you’ll need to finish 25 of these challenges (not including the additional damage ones) to earn everything this season.
Keep in mind that you cannot earn Points by getting kills, winning games, or completing battle pass challenges. The only way to earn them is by finishing the Awakening event challenges, so make sure to prioritize these every day when you log on. These are the only items you can earn for free. Other cosmetics in the store, including Valkyrie’s heirloom, cannot be obtained without spending real money. This heirloom is expensive, so unless you have $160 or enough Heirloom Shards, don’t expect to own it.
Along with these cosmetic items, the wildly popular and successful limited-time mode Control makes its return. This mode revolves around two teams of nine battling it out for, well, control of different points in a specific section of a map. Along with a variety of balance changes, the Lava Siphon point of interest from World’s Edge will be a new map.
Additionally, Lifeline is finally getting a buff after seasons of neglect. D.O.C. now can infinitely heal you or your allies for its duration along with having its healing radius double. This means you won’t need to be right next to the drone for it to actually do something. Lifeline’s ultimate cooldown was always reduced from five minutes to three minutes and thirty seconds. We are also receiving a new town takeover in Olympus called the Clinic. Located to the north of Gardens, this POI features a large building with a circle in the middle that will heal anyone who enters it.
The Awakening event is officially live on all available platforms.