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Apex Legends – War Games Patch Notes | Second Chance: Respawn like never before!


Get ready for an explosive start on April 13th as the War Games Takeovers kick off with a bang! The first modifier, Second Chance, grants each Legend a free respawn per match. No need to worry about being taken out early – rise again from your current location with all your weapons and gear intact. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Ultra Zones shake up your drop strategy by introducing multiple Hot Zones within a single map. More epic loot and gold items await, and don’t forget about the Flash Points that replenish your HP and shields. But wait, there’s more! Auto Banners make squadmate respawning a breeze – their Banner Cards are automatically retrieved, so you can head straight to a respawn beacon. And if you’re up for a challenge, Killing Time speeds up the match as Legends fall, with the round time reduced whenever a Legend dies. Finally, Armor Regen closes out the event by regenerating your armor over time. Each takeover mode lasts only a few days, so don’t miss out on the action. Get ready to experience these thrilling modifiers and let us know which ones are your favorites!



We’re kicking things off with a bang on April 13th with our first modifier: Second Chance. In this modifier, each Legend is granted one free respawn per match. Once a Legend is killed, their Respawn Token is consumed as they rise again from their current location retaining all their weapons and gear. After a short duration, the player respawns high in the air to skydive back into the action.

Note that, while Second Chance is active, Players will be unable to Unlock Assassin, Wake, or Wrath badges, since these prestigious badges would be far easier to unlock in this mode.


Then we shake up your ideal drop strategy with Ultra Zones! Ultra Zones introduce the concept of multiple Hot Zones within a single map. More epic loot, more gold items! But wait, there’s more! Each Hot Zone is enveloped in a Flash Point—a returning feature from a Season 6 LTM. For those who don’t already know, Flash Points are enormous, glowing bubbles that replenish your HP and shields when you stand in them. In this mode, consumable items are still available as normal throughout the loot pool.


Tune-in mid event for Auto Banners. In this modifier we’ve made a rather small but spicy change to squadmate respawning. Your Squadmates Banner Cards are automatically retrieved! No need to loot their death box to retrieve their Banner Cards, just head straight to a respawn beacon. The loot pool has been altered to contain more Mobile Respawn Beacons too.


Feel the pressure with Killing Time. This event speeds up the match as Legends fall. During a round, whenever a Legend dies, the round time is reduced. If any given round is a massacre, you can bet that ring will be closing real quick! Keep an eye on the round timer and the ring in this modifier.


We’re closing out the event with Armor Regen. That’s right: your armor regenerates over time at a rate of 12 points per second. Whenever you take damage, your armor will begin regenerating after an 8-second delay. This delay is doubled to 16 seconds if your armor gets cracked. One last thing for this mode: there are no Shield Cells in the loot pool!

Modifier Schedule

All modes begin and end during mornings, PT time.

  • Second Chance: Tuesday, 4/13 – Thursday, 4/15
  • Ultra Zones: Thursday, 4/15 – Monday, 4/19
  • Auto Banners: Monday, 4/19 – Wednesday, 4/21
  • Killing Time: Wednesday, 4/21 – Friday, 4/23
  • Armor Regen: Friday, 4/23 – Tuesday, 4/27

As you can see, each takeover mode only lasts for a few days at most. We can’t wait to hear which ones are your favorites.


What’s an event without freebies? War Games introduces a new rewards track with earnable cosmetics and goodies, including epic Rampart and 30-30 skins. The track also includes five unlockable Battle Pass levels!

As in past events, you can earn up to 1,000 points per day and challenges refresh daily. There are also stretch challenges that reward four unique badges if you complete them during the event. All of these challenges also stack with your Battle Pass, so you can complete multiple at once.

Last thing, some new skins! Pathfinder, Wraith, Lifeline, Gibby, Mirage, and Bloodhound are all rocking some re-imagined takes on classic looks to celebrate the War Games.

That’s all for now. See you in the War Games, Legends.

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