Respawn Entertainment is launching a new Apex Legends update this week on PS4 and Xbox One. This will bring the Grand Soiree Arcade event to all platforms and the event is scheduled to kick off tomorrow, January 14. The good news is that Respawn has been pretty open with what they have planned and that means we know exactly what to expect. And there doesn’t look like there will be any server downtime or maintenance required on any platform to make way for the new Apex Legends patch.
WHAT TIME DOES THE NEW APEX LEGENDS EVENT START?
The Apex Legends update containing the Grand Soiree Arcade event has a release date set for Tuesday, January 14.
No launch time has been offered by Respawn Entertainment but it looks like everything should be live in-game by 7pm, GMT.
There’s always the possibility of delays, so fans should be ready to start downloading the new Apex Legends patch later if needed.
The Grand Soiree event is scheduled to run until January 28 and we imagine it will end at the same time it’s scheduled to start.
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WHAT IS THE GRAND SOIREE ARCADE EVENT ON PS4, PC AND XBOX ONE?
Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that the Apex Legends Grand Soiree Arcade event will include seven limited-time modes and new loot to earn.
According to the schedule, Respawn will release old and new modes every two days, along with news skins and cosmetics items.
One such mode already confirmed is third-person mode, along with King’s Canyon After Dark and Dummies Big Day.
A message from Respawn explains: “We’re kicking off the decade with a bang! The Grand Soirée Arcade Event features seven limited-time modes, with a new mode rotating every two days.
“You’ll notice some familiar favourites like Armed and Dangerous and new modes like DUMMIE’s Big Day, but we’re being coy on the details for now – you’ll have to jump in for yourself to see all the surprises we have to offer.”
More news regarding the Apex Legends event can be found below:
Progress up the Event Prize Track and Earn Increasingly Prestigious Rewards
We’ve overhauled the event challenges to a new prize track system that gives everyone more rewards and more ways to earn. Earning challenges will net you points and earning more points gets you more rewards.
Each limited-time mode will have three new challenges worth a total of 1000 points. We’ve tuned the system so that you don’t need to be there every day, but the socialites among you will also receive a special badge for trying every mode. And don’t worry, you’ll still be able to complete your battle pass challenges throughout the event too.
Bonus Scoring Weekend
Be sure to play during the Bonus Scoring Weekend, where you’ll be able to grab an additional set of event-specific challenges worth a total of 500 points. The bonus challenges will be available starting January 17 at 10:00 a.m. PT and runs until January 20 at 10:00 a.m. PT.
Direct Purchase Event Shop
As with previous Themed Events, the Grand Soirée will have a direct purchase shop that will include a mix of legendary skins, as well as other Art Deco inspired cosmetics at a $ 5 price point. The skins will be rotating throughout the event, so be sure to check back often for new items.
In addition, six new Legendary skins will be added to the core loot pool at the start of the event, which can be crafted or obtained from Apex Packs at any time or available for direct purchase during the event.