A limited-time mode returns in the Spellbound Collection Event.
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Apex Legend’s Collection Events are limited-time events where players can acquire exclusive Legend and Weapons skins. To start the new year, EA has released the Spellbound Collection Event, which comes with the typical Limited-Time Store Collection offerings you can expect from a Collection Event in Apex Legends.
The devs didn’t stop there, as they also added back a popular Limited-Time Mode in Control, as well as a new game option that finally allows players to host their own Private Matches in Apex Legends.
We have outlined everything you need to know about the Spellbound Limited-Time Event in Apex Legends in this guide.
Control Limited-Time Mode
The Spellbound Collection Event brings back Control – a popular limited-time mode first introduced into Apex Legends back in Season 12, where players take control and hold various zones on the map.
During the Collection Event, players can go on 9 vs. 9 battles in Storm Point: Barometer, World’s Edge: Lava Siphon, and Olympus: Hammon Labs.
If Respawn follows the same update schedule as Season 12, you can expect Control to stay in-game for at least two weeks before it is taken out from the game once again.
Private Matches, Spellbound Collection Event Items, Reward Tracker, and Limited-time Store Offers
The Spellbound Collection Event finally lets players create their own lobbies and mini-tournaments. Players can create Matches and share the lobby’s Tournament Participant Code to join Private Matches.
From the in-game screenshots that Respawn Entertainment have shared via their official patch notes, up to 20 teams can participate in a single Private Match. The devs promise to provide more information through their FAQs before the next patch.
Aside from the addition of Private Matches, the Spellbound Collection Event has also added 24 limited-time cosmetics, including Legendary skins for Vantage, Seer, Mad Maggie, Mirage, and other Legends.
Players can purchase the limited-time cosmetics through Apex Coins, Crafting Metals, or Event Apex Packs while the Collection Event is up.
Seer’s new Heirloom, named Showstoppers, is also available now and can be unlocked by collecting all 24 Limited-Time Cosmetics.
Spellbound also features a Reward Tracker where players can complete challenges and earn points daily. Points players earn in-game will allow them to unlock and acquire various rewards present on the Rewards Tracker page. Earn enough points to unlock an exclusive Lifeline Skin and Prowler Weapon Skin.
Spellbound Limited-time Store Offerings
No Collection Event is complete without limited-time Cosmetic Store offerings. For the Spellbound Collection Event, players can acquire exclusive Legend skins such as Cypto’s Cryptic Conjurer, Mirage’s Mischief Mage, and Bloodhound’s Royal Huntsmaster, among many other exciting cosmetic offerings.
Players can also purchase the Silent Assassin and Sterling Prism bundles from January 13-17 and January 20-24, respectively.
Spellbound Patch Notes
- G7 Scout enters the crafter
- C.A.R. SMG enters the crafter
- Spitfire returns to the floor
- Peacekeeper returns to the floor
Anvil Receiver Hop-Up
- Limb damage multiplier reduced to 0.75 from 0.9
- Flatline damage reduced to 39 from 43
- R301 damage reduced to 32 from 35
- Damage reduced to 32 from 34
Prowler Burst PDW
- Damage increased to 15 from 14
- Now requires 1 shield cell to Energize from 2
- Fixed mirage decoys not showing shield regen fx when near a Wattson Pylon or in Control or Gun game modes.
- 10 new Welcome Challenges added to help new players learn Apex.
- New “Apex 101” badge reward for completing all 10 Welcome Challenges.
- Changing characters in the Firing Range now has a smoother third-person transition.
- Fixed rare issue with Mobile Respawn Beacon sometimes spawning the Dropship out of bounds.
- Fixed rare issue with ability previews when entering Phase Portals.
- Doors now always appear as damaged when they’re one melee attack away from being destroyed. Caustic Town Takeover loot canisters now behave more reliably in Control Mode.
- Reduced VFX of Caustic’s gas flash.
- Fixed rare client crash with IMC Armories
- Fixed the raven in Bloodhound’s Niflheim Hundr skin to appear as white more reliably.
- DirectX 12 beta: added support for the Brightness slider in all Display Modes.
- DirectX 12 beta: Fixed crash with setting. mat_backbuffer_count “0” in videoconfig. txt settings. Note that Apex Legends running in DirectX 11 (DX11) requires the operating system to use an additional buffer for compositing, which was not counted in mat_backbuffer_count. DX12 includes that required buffer in mat_backbuffer_count, so DX12 in full-screen mode with “1” will be just as low latency as DX11 with “0”.
- Fixed issue where Crypto could inspect while using their drone removing the HUD.
- Fixed issue where the lobby tabs would enter an unresponsive state after changing resolution on PC.
- Adjusted hold and tap logic for controller players viewing weapons in Loadouts to be more responsive.
You can read the full Spellbound Collection Event Patch Notes here.