The Apex Legends 1.18 update patch notes have been teased a little early, with the announcement of the new Voidwalker event introducing a host of changes to the game. On September 3, the 1.18 patch will be deployed across PC, PS4, and Xbox One systems. If you’re curious about what changes will be included in this new update, read on for everything we know about the patch so far.
Apex Legends 1.18 Update Patch Notes | Highlights
Armed and Dangerous limited time mode
The Apex Legends 1.18 update will introduce the new Armed and Dangerous mode. Like with saw with the limited time Solo mode, this new game type will only be available for two weeks, running from the event start date of September 3, up until September 17.
Armed and Dangerous puts a limit on the weapons, with players only able to find snipers and shotguns. What’s more, overall loot in general is much more difficult to find.
Voidwalker challenges and loot
In addition to the usual daily, weekly, and Battle Pass challenges, players will also be able to complete new Voidwalker objectives. These will task players with earning headshots, winning in the new Armed and Dangerous mode, and more. Rewards include skins for the G7, crafting materials, Wraith-themed music and a loading screen, and more.
Loot will also be available to buy from the direct purchase shop. Lower price point items have been introduced with this event, which will hopefully lessen the amount of controversy.
If you’re hungry for XP, then you’ll be wanting to sink a good number of hours into Apex Legends during 10 AM PT on September 6 to 10 AM PT on September 9. This double XP weekend will impact both your account level and Battle Pass progression. Both Top 5 finishes and wins will receive double the experience.
Apex Legends 1.18 Update Patch Notes | Full list
Wraith Town Takeover
Syndicate construction crews have unearthed part of a decayed Project: Wraith facility in Kings Canyon. Jump in to discover for yourself the mysterious remains of the research site, including a functional prototype portal that can be used to get an early jump on the base – or to escape and reinitiate skydive. And be sure to keep an eye out for other hidden lore details.
Limited-Time Mode: Armed and Dangerous
In the same spirit of Wraith’s escape, we’re introducing a brand new LTM, Armed and Dangerous, where weapons are limited to snipers and shotguns while overall loot is much harder to come by.
As with previous modes, keep on the lookout for in-game surveys and let us know your feedback. We’re planning to roll out more of these modes in the future, so your thoughts are much appreciated!
Event Challenges with Free Loot
Complete a variety of challenges to earn exclusive skins and Wraith-themed content. All challenges and rewards will be limited to the two-week event.
Direct Purchase Shop
As a tie in to the short, we’re adding a set of themed cosmetics such as the Voidwalker Wraith Legendary, which includes a custom character select animation.
New to this event we’re introducing lower price point items; outside of the legendary skin and frame, all themed cosmetics are $5. These items are Event Limited, so they will be eligible to return six months after the event ends on September 17.
In addition to these cosmetics, we are adding six new legendary items to the core loot pool which can be crafted or obtained through packs. As a limited event promotion, each of these items will also receive a first look offer in the direct purchase store.
Double Top 5 and Wins XP Weekend
From 10:00 a.m. PT on September 6 to 10:00 a.m. PT on September 9, players will earn double XP for Top 5 finishes and wins. This bonus will affect both Account Level and Battle Pass progression.