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Apex Legends announces Final Fantasy VII Rebirth event

Posted on January 4, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Apex Legends Final Fantasy VII Rebirth event

EA and Respawn have teamed up with Square Enix on an event for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth in Apex Legends. News about it just dropped at The Game Awards 2023.

The event will begin on January 9, 2024. Further details are expected to come soon, but you can watch a trailer below.

Teaser Trailer



January 4: Full details have been released, and we have a trailer as well. Get the full rundown below.

Apex Legends summons Final Fantasy VII Rebirth to the Outlands for its first-ever Crossover Event, proving limits are made to be broken! A new event joins the party, as Final Fantasy VII Takeover replaces unranked BR. Defy destiny with the Buster Sword R2R5, with new abilities and a devastating Limit Break. Find Materia Hop-Ups that add effects like Lightning and more. Collect Final Fantasy VII Rebirth-inspired skins for Wattson, Crypto, Wraith, and other Legends, kupo!

Plus, collect 36 Event items including a new Death Box and the Mythic Buster Sword R5 Melee cosmetic—equippable by any Legend, in any mode. Unlike a Collection Event, there’s a chance to get the Buster Sword R5 in every Event pack you open. The Apex Legends & FINAL FANTASY™ VII REBIRTH Event brings two gaming icons to the same universe from January 9-30, 2024. So gather your crew and drop in, merc. Let’s mosey.

New: Final Fantasy VII Takeover

Worlds collide in our new BR Takeover featuring content that will be all too familiar to Final Fantasy VII fans. Wield the power of a Buster Sword R2R5, which will have gameplay abilities and can be picked up and used as a weapon as a part of the Takeover. Get access to light and heavy attacks, blocking to reduce damage taken and dash to close the gap, and fill your meter to use the quintessential Limit Break. The more you deal, take, and block damage, the faster your meter will fill. If you don’t find a Buster Sword R2R5 hot off your drop, keep an eye out for them in Care Packages and around the map.

While you’re on the hunt for the ultimate weapon, look for Materia Hop-Ups for increased effects and/or bonuses. Each Materia Hop-Up has its own impact and will only attach with select weapons, and can spawn in the world and event-limited Cactuar Ticks!

Blue MateriaHP AbsorbDamage enemies to heal yourself
Green MateriaLightningReload an empty weapon to emit a shock nova, damaging and slowing nearby enemies
Purple MateriaCrit Rate UpRandom criticals provide extra damage
Red MateriaSummonSummon a Nessie companion to attack your foes
Yellow MateriaAssessDamage enemies to see their remaining health

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Cosmetics

Collect 36 items inspired by this first-ever crossover through dedicated Apex Legends & Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Event packs, with Iconic skins for Horizon and Newcastle, sticker sets, and more! Get a Four-Pack for a guaranteed Legendary or Iconic item until all of those rarities are obtained.

All 36 items (including the Buster Sword R5 Melee Cosmetic) will be randomly awarded via event packs† with no duplicates of event items. The Buster Sword R5 (unlike the Takeover’s Buster Sword R2R5) is a Universal Mythic Melee Cosmetic that has no gameplay abilities and can be equipped in place of your heirloom or fists. The sword will not be coming to the Mythic Shop after the event ends, so unlock it while you can! 6 Iconic Legend skins will also be available for direct purchase via the store. As you continue to collect items, keep an eye out for Milestone Rewards, given after each milestone on the event packs page is hit.

Full Apex Legends & Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Event packs probability, Four-Pack guarantee, and pricing details available in-game.

Complete your Apex Legends & Final Fantasy VII Rebirth collection before the event ends and you’ll automatically receive the One-Winged Angel Death Box – a brand new cosmetic item to Apex Legends that is equippable by any Legend via the new Lobby Melee tab.

Gil & Reward Shop

Earn Gil, an event currency, while playing the event mode and completing challenges to use in the Rewards Shop to unlock event-limited items. The Reward Shop will rotate inventory weekly and feature select event items, badges, and more. Keep an eye out for event packs to help with your crossover collection.

You can also use Gil to earn additional Battle Pass Stars to continue your seasonal progress. Challenges refresh daily and you’ll want to complete as many as possible to earn the full amount of Gil.

Store Tab

6 Iconic Legend skins will be available via the store as well as the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Event packs, including Wraith, Horizon and Crypto skins.

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