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Apex Legends Dark Depths Event Brings New Arenas Map, Cosmetics, And Flash Events

No, this isn’t a Pirates of the Caribbean crossover event, but it’s close. The Dark Depths Event will give Apex Legends a certain nautical flare as several Legends get bright new costumes that celebrate the sea, and there’s a brand new Arenas map too.

Habitat 4 is the new arena map, If you’re noting a certain resemblance to Storm Point, the latest battle royale map to hit Apex Legends, that’s because both Habitat and Storm Point are located in the New Antillia archipelago. Habitat 4 is a much smaller island than Storm Point, but there’s plenty of space to shiver someone’s timbers.

Much of Habitat 4 is dominated by creeks and rivers that flow from a large waterfall, producing terrain with lots of varied elevation. Key points of interest include the Cave, which is built for close-to-mid-range combat and has plenty of waterslides for quick escapes, and the Nest, which is full of leviathan eggs that break up sightlines and make for perfect cover to flank unwary opponents.

"Habitat 4 was inspired by Leviathans and how it would feel to fight in their breeding grounds,” writes Respawn. “It represents our vision of an arena established in a natural environment, while holding true to the tentpoles of arena design."

Dark Depths also brings limited-time Flash Events reward tracks for the three weeks of the event. Each week brings new exclusive rewards that are earned by completing event challenges. We'll list the big-ticket items for each week below:

  • January 11 to January 18 – Apex Packs, Epic Holospray, Load Screen
  • January 18 to January 25 – Apex Pack, Valkyrie Epic Holospray, 1 Dark Depths Pack
  • January 25 to February 1 – Epic Revenant Holospray, Epic Alternator Skin, Epic Revenant Skin

Of course, it wouldn't be an Apex event without some sweet new cosmetics. There are 40 unite items in the Dark Depths event, including the My Wave Lifeline, Broseidon Fuse, Overfloater Horizon, and Denizen of the Deep Ash Legendary skins. There are also new weapon skins, charms, and trackers to obtain.

Dark Depths Packs will guarantee new items for 400 Apex Coins, but cosmetics can be crafted using crafting materials if you prefer to take RNG out of the equation. The Dark Depths event starts on Tuesday, January 11.

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