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Apex Legends’ Battle Armor event starts today and lasts until Season 5 begins on May 12. Over the next two weeks, players will begin matches with a specific piece of armor, which will change as the event goes on.


As developer Respawn explained in its post about the Battle Armor event, armor is now removed from the loot pool. Instead of finding armor on the event’s World’s Edge map, players start with armor already equipped, as well as with a P2020. Which armor that is will change over the course of the event, as follows:

  • April 28-May 2: White armor
  • May 2-May 6: Blue armor
  • May 6-May9: Purple armor
  • May 9-May 12: Evo armor (Respawn writes, “We’re also turning on double Level XP for Top 5 finishes across all modes during this phase.”)

Each armor change-up will happen at 10 a.m. Pacific on the appointed day. While you won’t have to duke it out for armor on the ground, I still found helmets in different rarities, which let me beef myself up a little more than with today’s basic white armor. There are also still batteries and shield cells to keep your armor functional. While starting with white armor didn’t drastically change my Apex Legends experience, I’m excited to see what happens over the course of the event as the armor gets better and better.

Respawn writes, “The Battle Armor Event is just one way we are going to start experimenting with the core gameplay of Apex Legends, and we’re excited to introduce even more twists in Season 5 and beyond.” Season 4 has featured some pretty fun events, bringing new equipment, changes to the map, and lots of cosmetics to grind for. The Battle Armor event is probably the only time I’ll get my hands on some Evo armor, so I’m excited to check it out.

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