Skip to main content

Apex Legends’ System Override Collection features fixed loot matches, new shield

System Override Collection, the latest event for massively popular battle royale shooter Apex Legends, will feature a limited-time mode named Deja Loot, the new Evo Shield, and a revamped Heirloom system.

Apex Legends – System Override Collection Event Trailer

In traditional battle royale, players select where to enter the map after a randomly chosen drop path, and they then stumble upon loot to equip themselves, while fighting to survive and stay inside an erratically appearing safe zone. Apex Legends‘ new mode experiments with the removal of that arbitrary nature from battle royale.

In Deja Loot, the plane path at the start of the match and the locations of the safe zones will be fixed daily. Meanwhile, the location of loot will stay the same for the whole event, so players who find their favorite weapon at a certain spot in the map may keep coming back to that location.

The first week of Deja Loot will be on World’s Edge, while the second week will be on Kings Canyon.

Respawn Entertainment will take advantage of Deja Loot to test new equipment, namely the Evo Shield. The Evo Shield starts weaker than a Common Body Shield, but as the player deals damage to opponents, it evolves to possibly become even stronger than Epic Body Shields. Players who eliminate opponents with an Evo Shield may pick up the equipment without losing its progress.

The Evo Shield will initially only be available in Deja Loot, with higher spawn rates. After the System Override Collections event, Respawn will consider adding the new equipment to all matches.

Respawn is also changing how players acquire Heirlooms — instead of acquiring a random Heirloom set, players will acquire Heirloom shards that they can use to get the Heirloom set of their choice. The shards will feature the same drop rate as the previous system, which means players will still be able to acquire an Heirloom set after 500 Apex Packs.

Apex Legends‘ System Override Collection will run from March 3 to March 17. In addition to Deja Loot, the Evo Shield, and the new way of acquiring Heirlooms, players will also have the chance to acquire 24 limited-time cosmetics during the two-week event, either through direct purchase or Event Packs. Completing the 24 System Override Collection Pack Items will unlock Octane’s Heirloom set.

Editors' Recommendations

Aaron Mamiit
Aaron received a NES and a copy of Super Mario Bros. for Christmas when he was 4 years old, and he has been fascinated with…
The best weapons in Apex Legends Mobile
A party of Legends prepares for battle.

It may be the little brother to the console and PC versions, but Apex Legends Mobile is just as action packed and skill dependent as the best battle royale games out there. It retains all the core features that made the original so special in a genre that was getting flooded with copycats thanks to a smart blending of unique Legends, squad-focused matches, and the fast and fluid gameplay. While your chosen Legend is a key component to playing, the real battles almost always come down to who has the best gun and skill to use it.

Apex Legends Mobile doesn't hold back in terms of the weapons it offers. All of them will be familiar to fans who have poured hours into the original Apex Legends, but since this isn't just a straight up port of that game, not all guns will be as useful, or as bad, as they once were. Of course, balance changes will be a thing in Apex Legends Mobile, but for right now, these are the best weapons in the game you should seek out when looting.

Read more
Apex Legends Mobile beginner’s guide: 6 tips and tricks to get started
A Legend escapes and explosion.

Unlike other mobile versions of popular battle royale games, such as PUBG: Mobile and Fortnite, Apex Legends Mobile is not just a straight port of the original game onto your mobile device. This game was built from the ground up for smartphones. While it's similar to the base game, the differences here are substantial enough to make even the most experienced Legends stumble a bit when sliding into this portable battle royale experience.

You will need to get a handle on more than just the new controls when acclimating to Apex Legends Mobile, and if it's your first time getting a chance to experience this free-to-play, class-based take on the battle royale genre, then you have even more onboarding needed before you can call yourself a true Legend.

Read more
Apex Legends Mobile isn’t a great fit for small screens
Promo art for Apex Legends Mobile shows different characters.

Apex Legends is one of those multiplayer games I love, but am terrible at. When I was invited to a press demo for the game’s limited-time Control mode earlier this year, I was thoroughly embarrassed as my peers routinely downed me with a headshot from across the map. I’ve always wanted to play it more than I do, but I never felt cut out for the twitchy world of PC players.

Apex Legends Mobile solves that issue for me, though it creates some new problems of its own in the process. The standalone mobile version of the battle royale hit more or less feels like a one-to-one adaptation of its bigger counterpart (the most notable difference is the number of pop-up notifications trying to nudge players to the shop). That means I can fully enjoy the shooter in a more casual portable setting, one free from the mouse and keyboard crowd.

Read more