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Apex Legends’ Battle Armor Event will let players start games with armor and a gun

The type of armor that players get will change throughout the event

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Earlier this year, Respawn Entertainment introduced a new type of armor to Apex Legends called Evo armor. Evo armor gets stronger the more kills you get, and it was popular enough to help spawn a brand new event for the game. This new event is called the Battle Armor Event and it will be live in Apex Legends from April 28 to May 12 to close out the game’s fourth season.

The Battle Armor Event will change up the way that Apex Legends games begin, and the kind of loot that players can find. In every Battle Armor Event match players will start with armor and a P2020 pistol. But there will be no armor on the island for players to pick up. There will still be shield cells and batteries for players to refill their armor, though. The quality of the armor that players start with will change throughout the event.

In the first few days, players will only drop with White armor. Next, players will have Blue armor. Then players will get Purple armor. And, finally, in the last few days of the event players will all start with Evo armor.

According to Respawn, this is the first of many different twists the developer plans to put on the Apex Legends formula in the near future. The Battle Armor Event will run until May 12, the new starting date for Apex Legends season 5. Below you can find a full schedule for the event and which days different armor types will be available.

  • April 28 at 1 p.m. EDT — May 2 at 1 p.m. EDT: Level 1 White armor only
  • May 2 at 1:01 p.m. EDT — May 6 at 1 p.m. EDT: Level 2 Blue armor only
  • May 6 at 1:01 p.m. EDT — May 9 at 1 p.m. EDT: Level 3 Purple armor only
  • May 9 at 1:01 p.m. EDT — May 12 at 1 p.m. EDT: Evo armor only

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