Developer Respawn Entertainments has released a new update called Genesis Collection Event for the Apex Legends. With this new update, there are a lot of new changes have been made to the game both in a good way and also in not-so-good news. We will be looking at Apex Genesis Released: Everything you need to know. This free-to-play battle royal game was developed by Respawn Entertainment and is published by Electronic Arts. The game was first released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in February 2019 and later for Nintendo Switch in March 2021. Apex legends have cross-platform play support, which has made it to be popular among the BattleRoyal game fans. The game is set in the same science fiction universe.
The game has two gameplay modes, Battle Royale and Arenas in Battle Royal, nearly 20 three-person squads or 30 two-person duos will be landing on an island, and then the players should search for weapons and supplies. After stacking enough weapons and supplies, the players will be required to defeat all other players in combat. As time goes, the available play area on the island shrinks, forcing players to keep moving. If the players are left outside the play area, The players will feel fatal. In the end, the final team alive wins. As for in Arenas, players fight each other by being in a three-player squad. This fight will take place in a 3v3 team deathmatch with over a series of rounds to determine the winner of the match.
Developer Respawn Entertainments had begun to work on the game late around 2016. Apex Legends received positive reviews from critics, for its gameplay, progression system, and fusion of elements from various genres. And thus, Apex Legends was then considered as a worthy competitor to other battle royale games. As of April 2021 only, the game had approximately 100 million players. Along with that, it has also been confirmed officially that the development of the mobile version of the game is happening. It is also said that the game is scheduled to be fully released by 2022 on Android and iOS.
Apex Legends Genesis Collection Event
The latest event to the game came with the Genesis Collection Event that was started on June 29a. The event will run until July 13, 2021. In this event, we could see the return of original battle royale maps, the addition of Skull Town in Arenas, and new rewards and outfits. Along with that, the update also brings tons of quality of life updates and improvements. Let’s look at Everything you need to know about the Apex Legends Genesis Collection Event, and all are the changes made to the game after the update.
Apex Genesis Released: Everything you need to know
The Return of Original Maps
One of the biggest features of this update is that the Original Kings Canyon and World’s Edge maps make a return with this update. But keep in mind that this is only for a limited time, which means we won’t be able to play it after the event ends. The Kings Canyon and World’s Edge maps have taken over the normal Trios and Duos queues in a one-hour rotation. Who knows if the player’s reception is great, maybe the developers may decide to bring it back again for the next event or maybe even make it permanent.
Skull Town for Arena!
It’s been quite a lot since fans have been asking the Respawn Entertainments to bring back the popular Skull Town to the game. And it seems like the dev’s finally decided to hear its community, as Skull Town is making a comeback with the new update, but as an Arena map.
Skull Town was one of the popular hot drop points in the original Kings Canyon. With the arrival of Skull town in the arena, players will now be able to go head-to-head in a three-vs-three firefight. They will be able to use the large skeleton as a cover or can use the high ground. Skull Town will be available to play in Arena as a rotation in one-hour increments during the Genesis event.
The new update also brings new and exciting rewards. These rewards include the legendary Charge Rifle and EVA-8 weapon skins! In the Genesis Event, there will be a total of 24 unique rewards that can be either collected or by purchase or even by the Apex Packs. Players who collect all these 24 unique rewards will unlock the Revenant Heirloom set.
The Revenant Heirloom set is an amazing see and can surely give Revenant a badass scythe! Each Event Pack will be able to provide one event item with a 50% chance of Event Epic or 50% chance of Event Legendary, and the two non-event items include a 70% chance for Rare or 20% chance for Epic, and only 10% chance for Legendary.
The update also brings changes to the Legends in the game. Let’s look at the changes made to each one of them with the new update.
Octavio Silva, or as we all call Octane is an obtainable Legend in Apex Legends. He is a renowned daredevil and competitor in the Apex Games with his moniker as The Adrenaline Junkie. With the new update, Octane’s LaunchPad cooldown has now been increased from 60 seconds to 90 seconds. Along with that Octane’s Stim starting charges have been reduced to 2 from 3. The latest update has fixed the obstructed ADSing while using the Compound bow and the 3x sight.
Revenant used to be human, who was one of the greatest hitmen the Mercenary Syndicate ever had. With the new update, the hitbox has been slightly slimmed down, especially his midsection, arms, and upper legs. His stalker climb height has been significantly increased. The silence duration has now been decreased from 20 seconds to 15 seconds. And then, the duration of death protection has now been reduced by 5 seconds while using the Death Totem. The price of Death Totem is only at 500 after the update.
Lifeline is a free-to-play Legend unlocked immediately in the base game. She is a Support Legend with healing abilities. Lifeline is the best choice when it comes to keeping her team alive and can also be used in a firefight. Her D.O.C. Heal Drone will come useful for keeping allies alive with a quick heal after a fight. Lifeline has Combat Revive passive, which allows her drone to revive teammates while she is busy with other activities.
The latest update has Increased her hitbox size, mostly in the legs and waist. The D.O.C Drone now costs 75 instead of 50. The newest update has fixed issues like Lifeline not being able to use Wraith’s animations while in the boxing ring. Also, the Enemy Care packages will also have loot if the enemy Lifeline leaves the game before it lands. The issue that was prevented Lifeline’s tactical from functioning properly while in Caustic gas has also been fixed.
Bloodhound is another Legend that is free and will be unlocked in the base game itself. Bloodhound is a fast-paced Recon Legend. He is great at pushing the enemy in their base. Bloodhound also has a Tracker that can be used to find where enemies have gone. He also has the Eye of the Allfather, which will reveal hidden enemies and traps.
Bloodhound also has the Beast of the Hunt that helps Bloodhound to gain speed and highlights their enemies. With the latest update, the Eye of the Allfather scan revealed time has now trimmed down from 4 seconds to 3 seconds. And the Beast of the Hunt duration has also been trimmed down from 35 seconds to 30 seconds. Although the time can still be added by downing enemies. The Bloodhound Ult now costs 450 instead of 350. Passive tracker icons will no longer be shown by the end-of-game screen.
Wattson is a Legend that was introduced in the Season 2 of the game. To unlock this legend, players need to use digital currency or can unlock Wattson by buying the Champion Edition. Wattson is a Defensive Legend with a slower playstyle. But she is great at defending chokepoints and small interior areas. Her Perimeter Security can be used to slow, as well as reveal enemies who attempt to storm the player’s location by passing through them. Her Spark of Genius, when fully recharged can be considered as an ultimate ability with any Ultimate Accelerant.
She can also slowly regenerate her own shields. Her ultimate, Interception Pylon will be able to stop all grenades, missiles, or any throwable. The latest updates give Wattson the ability to place more than one Nessie on the map while using the Epic emote. Along with that, it has also increased the cooldown of the Interception Pylon round. The update has also made sure that Wattson no longer uses Wraith’s animation in the boxing ring. and with the update, Nessie that Watton leaves behind with her Epic emote should no longer fall over dead while using a Legendary skin.
Pathfinder is a free Recon Legend unlocked in the base game. He is useful for movement and rotation. Grappling Hook helps to reach higher places and to tactically reposition. He also has the Insider Knowledge and Zipline Gun abilities, that allow him to help the squad by letting them know the position of the next ring.
The latest update has reduced Pathfinder’s Grapple charges from 3 to 2. Along with that, Pathfinder’s Zipline round cooldown has been increased. The update has also solved the inability to swap weapons faster if the holster animation is canceled. The issue of Zipline passes on Arena Maps to prevent Pathfinder from getting into unfair positions has also been resolved.
Rampart is a Legend that was introduced in Season 6. this legend can be unlocked using either digital currency or by buying the Champion Edition. Rampart is a Defensive Legend that has the ability in securing areas through firepower. She uses Amped Cover to allow her squad to deal increased damage to enemies from safety. The latest update has reduced the Sheila round cooldown from every 3 rounds to every other round. The update also has custom animations for LMG reload.
Along with that, the update has fixed a logic error when using Wraith’s Portal, and Sheila at the same time fixed the pass that allows more places to place Amped Walls on Olympus. There is also a fix of the audio issue with Rampart’s Tactical in close quarters. The issue of Sheila disappearing off of Rampart’s back if shot and the issue of players fall under the ground when using Shelia on certain slopes has also been resolved. And the Death Totem can now be damaged in Firing Range.
Valkyrie is a Legend that was released in Season 9. She can be unlocked either by using digital currency or by buying the Valkyrie Launch Bundle. Valkyrie is a Recon Legend with a specialization in flight. Her VTOL Jets allows her to fly for a few seconds. She can also mark enemies, and can also use Missile Swarm for dealing good damage.
The new update has updated the fuel gauge UI. As well as did an environment pass to prevent Valk from entering prohibited areas. The update has also made sure that amped cover will no longer push players into geo, also Valkyrie’s Ult UI will now no longer remains on screen if the observer switches to another POV. As for the First-person view, it will be no longer be able to obstruct when using a shield battery. and the update has also fixed the issue of players not being able to cancel being hooked up to Valks Ult.
Caustic is a Legend that can be unlocked by using digital currency or by buying the Champion Edition. This Defensive Legend has a slower playstyle. He has excelled in holding a position and breaking down enemy attacks. He has Nox Gas Traps and Nox Gas Grenades that can cause damage and slow enemies. He can also see the enemies using his Nox Vision. The new update has fixed an issue where the enemies weren’t getting highlighted while using Caustic’s Nox Gas.
Fuse is a Legend that was introduced in Season 8. This legend can be unlocked by using digital currency. Fuse is an Offensive Legend who specializes in explosives. He also makes use of the Knuckle Cluster to slow down and damages the enemy. He also has the Grenadier passive ability that will allow him to hold 2 grenades per inventory slot and also to throw them farther, faster, and more accurately.
His ultimate, The Motherlode helps him to create a ring of fire around his enemies. With the new update, players can now see the number of grenades in the grenades stack. The developers have also fixed the FPP arm color on “Board to Death” to match the TPP view. Along with that, The Fuse will be no longer produce a third arm when ADS’ing.
Gibraltar is a Defensive Legend that is free to play in the game. he has the abilities that allow him to take the brunt of enemy attacks with his Gun Shield. His Dome of Protection, along with his Defensive Bombardment, allows him to do damage to enemies. The latest update has fixed the bugs like preventing the unnecessary damage, that may happen after being struck by a direct hit of Fuse’s Knucklecluster. Along with that, Gibby’s Ultimate will no longer damage a friend’s Horizon’s Ult. Fuse’s Gun Shield will no longer take additional bleed caused by the damage.
Horizon is an Offensive Legend that was released in Season 7. This legend can be unlocked by using either digital currency or by buying the Champion Edition. She can be used for directing her teammates or enemies toward a certain location. She also has the Gravity Lift tactics that can be used to help herself and her squad reach higher places.
Her Spacewalk passive allows her to start moving earlier after a long fall and turn faster midair. She also uses her Black Hole ultimate to cause nearby enemies to be pulled toward its center. The latest update has fixed the updates like Horizons tactical will no longer ascend Caustic’s gas traps or Octane’s Jump pads. The update has also fixed the appearance of Horizon’s teeth when using the “Golden Boson” skin.
Loba is a Legend that was introduced in Season 5. She can be unlocked by either using digital currency or by buying the Champion Edition. This is a Support Legend that specializes in providing the squad with the highest quality loot. She is also capable to use her passive Eye for Quality to immediately see high-quality loot and ping that to her teammates too. Her ultimate Black Market Boutique allows her squad to quickly see all the loot in the area and can also retrieve them from a safe place.
Her tactical, Burglar’s Best Friend gives her the ability to do a jump drive to teleport to higher places or through obstacles. The newest update has solved some issues like another pass to prevent Loba from getting into unallowed areas. The update has also fixed an issue causing Loba’s tactical to improperly fail on the Phase Runner map during Arenas. The issue that caused Loba’s tactical to be improperly disrupted by Horizon’s gravity lift has also been resolved.
Mirage is an offensive Legend that can be unlocked by using digital currency or by buying the Champion Edition. He has the ability to distract and confuse enemies. His Tactical Psyche Out, allows him to deploy a controllable decoy, and his passive, Now You See Me… gives him time to escape after being knocked down by deploying a decoy. His ultimate Life of the Party deploys a team of decoys allowing him to summon moving decoys. The latest update has corrected an issue with Mirage flickering while in the Lobby.
Wraith is an offensive Legend that is free to play and can reposition and flank her enemies with her abilities. She can use Into the Void to reposition Wraith or to take cover while being invincible. She can also use Dimensional Rift to safely transport over long distances. Wraith can also use her Voices from the Void passive to give her and her teammates warnings about enemies. With the update, the developers have also addressed a bug that causes Wraith’s portal to improperly appear as open.
Along with the updates to the Legends, The weapons in the game have also got many updates with the new genesis update. Let’s take a look at all of them in detail.
The P2020 is a semi-automatic pistol that has Light Rounds. This semi-automatic pistol has been introduced as an April Fools variant. It has a larger magazine and higher damage per bullet. With the latest update, P2020 gets an Increased Fire Rate from 6.25 to 7.0, increased Base Ammo from 12 to 14, Increased Lvl 1 Mag from 14 to 16, Lvl 2 Mag has been increased from 16 to 18 and the Lvl 3 and Lvl 4 Mag has increased from 18 to 21
The cost of Level 1 upgrade now only costs 25 instead of the 50, Lvl 2 Upgrade costs have now been trimmed down from 125 to 75, and the Lvl 3 Upgrade now costs 200 to 150.
The M600 Spitfire is a light machine gun that can be used during Heavy Rounds. The latest update has increased Hip Fire spread
The 30-30 Repeater is a lever-action rifle that was introduced in Season 8. This can be used during the Heavy Rounds. It has a unique charge mechanic that allows the weapon to do more damage up to 36% more. It can be enhanced with the Shatter Caps Hop-Up, which allows the weapon to act as a makeshift shotgun.
The new update has slightly increased the projectile speed and has reduced the charge time from 0.5s to .35s. The 30-30 now costs 400, an increase of 50 from the previous 350. As for the Level 3 upgrades of the 30-30, it now only costs now 200 instead of 250.
The Longbow DMR is a designated marksman rifle, that can be used as Sniper Ammo. The new update has increased the damage from 55 to 60
Updates made to Arena
Developer Respawn Entertainments has brought a lot of changes to the game with the latest Genesis update. Let us look at each one of them.
- New scoreboard to the map screen.
- The feature to report players by pressing SPACE/Y in the map screen.
- After Round 3 and onward, players will get a shield battery in addition to 2 syringes and 2 shield cells.
- The Care packages from now will land 5s earlier to make the contained weapons a more viable option.
- 6x scope has now been moved from base sniper weapons to Lvl 1 upgrade.
Arenas Map Adjustments
Party Crasher is a custom Arenas map that was introduced in Season 9. This fictional map is located on the planet Solace. The main feature of this map is the crashed Mirage Voyage. This covers half of the map. The other half of this map has a two-story building with a central staircase. Both of these sides are connected by a low bridge. The latest update brings adjustment to the circle logic to favor downtown a bit more. Along with that, the minimap’s visual language is also now simplified.
Phase Runner is a custom Arenas map, which was introduced in Season 9 of the game. This map is located on the planet Talos. Just like Party crasher, this map also features two distinct halves, where the first half contains two working Phase Runners. These can be used to quickly move to each spawn. The exit is located above the ground, at the height which most Legends cannot normally access.
The other half contains a construction site, which is centered around a large tower that hosts a Supply Bin at its base. The new update has raised the cover height on certain props, thus preventing the unfair advantages to large rig Legends. The update has also added a few trees to reduce the ease of spawn sniping.
The new Genesis Update has made adjustments to the Arenas price. Let’s look at them in detail.
Weapon Price Adjustments
The cost of Level 1 upgrade now only costs 25 instead of the 50, Lvl 2 Upgrade costs have now been trimmed down from 125 to 75, and the Lvl 3 Upgrade now costs 200 to 150.
The R-301 Carbine is an assault rifle that can be utilized in Light Rounds. The R-301 Carbine has a semi-auto fire profile that can be enhanced with the Anvil Receiver Hop-Up. By that, it could increase the single-fire damage, but at the same time reduce the fire rate.
The 30-30 now costs 400, an increase of 50 from the previous 350. As for the Level 3 upgrades of the 30-30, it now only costs now 200 instead of 250.
Other Weapon Costs
The cost of RE45 has now been trimmed from 250 to 200, EVA now costs 300 instead of 250, Mastiff now costs less at 400 instead of 500, R99 at 500 instead 550, Volt costs more at 550, an increase of 50 of the previous price. The price of Splitfire is at 600 and an increase of 550. L-Star is now available at 500 instead of the previous price of 400. G7 Scout costs 400 instead of 350, with the Lvl 3 Upgrade now costing only 200 instead of the previous 250.
Utility Prices Adjustments
Arc Star is one of the three types of grenades available in the game. This throwable type grenade can ignite in just 2.8 seconds after sticking to a surface and then causes 30 damage and blurred vision. It can also cause up to 70 explosion damage in a 10 m explosion radius. It can also deal triple damage against shields.
What’s greater is that this can be thrown further than the other two frag or thermite grenades. This Arc Star can also be used for causing damages or even to destroys doors. It can also disable the Trident for a very short amount of time. The Arc Star now costs 125 after the latest update.
The Gold Backpack now costs 300 instead of the 250 of the previous price.
Legend Ability Prices
Crypto Ability Prices
Crypto is a Legend that was introduced in Season 3. He can be either unlocked using digital currency or by buying the Champion Edition. Crypto’s biggest ability is his Surveillance Drone. This drone helps to reveal enemies and his squad. He can also use his Drone EMP to break their defenses and then slow them down His EMP now costs 500 instead of 600, the Crypto Drone now only costs 50 instead of 100.
The price of Death Totem is only at 500 after the update.
The D.O.C Drone of Lifeline now costs 75 instead of 50.
Fuse Knuckle Cluster
The Fuse Knuckle Cluster costs 75, half the price of the previous 150.
The Bloodhound Ult now costs 450 instead of 350.
Quality of Life Changes
- Added VO by the time of Ultimate is ready.
- When the player’s Ultimate gets to 100%, they will be now prompted to tell their teammates with new VO for each Legend.
- At any time, the players can ping their Ultimate icon in their inventory to show their teammates what percentage they are at in quick chat.
- Added VO while entering a Replicator. With that, the teammates will know that the players are crafting and won’t leave the teammates, maybe.
- Added VO for pinging a friendly Trident, along with the neutral and enemy states that already existed.
- Added VO by the time of Ultimate is ready.
- The players are also able to turn off FOV scaling when certain abilities are used. These changes can be seen in the options.
- Reduced the frequency of Ring endings near the out-of-bounds areas.
- Healing items will now play the entire healing sound when used.
- Muting players will now also mute the text to speech.
Arenas Bug Fixes
- The UI for Purple devotion can now show the attached turbocharger.
- Players now will no longer be able to choose Jump Masters during the legend select screen.
- Updated the sniper stock.
- Players can now no longer get stuck in the crouch position after dying at the time of reviving a teammate during a round in Arenas.
Other Bug Fixes
- Random music pack will no longer play default music on the match summary screen or even in the lobby.
- Fixed VFX issues of the Legendary knock-down shields.
- Matchmaking will now be canceled if the party leader changes the playlist where the party member is not eligible.
- The issue of preventing Switch users from scrolling through all their emotes in handheld mode has now been fixed.
- The update resolves an issue that sometimes slows down controller players’ turn speeds at high FPS.
- Some audio issues with Phoenix Kits have now been addressed.
- While Entering the Fight Night ring on Olympus, there won’t be any issues like glitches with gunfire audio.
- The performance problem happens when large numbers of friends join via Steam or Origin.
- Knocked legends can now open the inner door inside Explosive Holds as normal.
- The player’s scope sight will no longer flicker when ADSing with the Bocek Bow while riding a Trident.
- Bugfix on the issue where the players are required to play one Ranked game after a Season or to Split reset in order to take the reset to fully take effect. The players who still haven’t played a Ranked game recently before this update will be still required to play one more game of Ranked with their RP changing before this fixing this bug completely.
- Issues in the colorblind settings have been addressed, now the colorblind settings are functioning properly.
- The issue which sometimes causes the ring to become silent for recently-respawned players have been fixed
- The bugs with the Death UI being shown to players who reconnected early in the match has been solved
- The player’s scope sight will no longer flicker when ADSing with the Bocek Bow while riding a zip line should no longer cause flickering.
- The issue that prevents ping VO from playing at a distance from teammates has now been fixed.
- The that sometimes prevents the players from joining a friend’s lobby using the join button from the Friends tab has also resolved
- The issue that was prevented Respawn beacon audio from triggering properly has now solved.
- Buttons with weird hitboxes in the Clubs tab are fixed
- Rejecting invites from the Clubs tab will be working without any issues.
- Sometimes there was an issue of the loot not appearing in the death boxes, which has now been addressed.
- The consumables interface will no longer show up on the podium screen.
- The bug that allowed players to use Shield Battery even when shields were full has now been solved.
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