Apex Legends Sun Squad Collection Event: Ash Heirloom, New LTM Heatwave, Loba Swimsuit Skin & More

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
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Respawn has announced yet another Collection Event for Season 16, titled Sun Squad. Spoiler alert! Loba Swimsuit is here.

With the release of Apex Legends Season 16, Respawn Entertainment has caused quite a stir. The current Legend meta has been shifted due to a major revamp of the Legend class. Nevertheless, things became much more exciting with the introduction of Nemesis and Firing Range changes.

Apex Legends Season 16 roadmap had previously revealed that there’d be 4 Collection Events in this season. The first two: 4-Year Anniversary and Imperial Guard, have already ended, and Respawn has announced the third Collection Event to be released soon, named Sun Squad.

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Sun Squad Collection Event

New Skins and Cosmetic Items

Like every Collection Event, there’ll be 24 collectible cosmetic items. Fortunately, there’ll be no recolor skins featured in this Collection Event. So, anything you get will be new. Also, Respawn is finally featuring the Loba Swimsuit that everyone has been asking for ages.

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Ash Heirloom “Strongest Link”

Once you collect all 24 items from the Collection Event, you’ll unlock the Ash Heirloom named “Strongest Link.”

Reward Tracker

If you don’t want to spend any money buying skins from the Collection Event, don’t worry! Sun Squad Event will feature many free rewards for the players. You can earn points and get these free rewards by tracking your progression throughout the two weeks of the Sun Squad Collection Event.

You can earn up to 1,600 points per day and challenges refresh daily. All these challenges also stack with your Battle Pass, so you can complete multiple challenges at once.

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Store Tab

Explore limited-time offers in the Store tab, including the Sub-Mirage or the Shoreline Savior Bundles, available March 28th to April 11th, and check out the weekly offers like Bangalore’s Bring The Pain Bundle, available March 31st to April 4th only or Lifeline’s Breach and Clear Bundle only available April 4th to April 11th. You can view all the bundles and sales for the two weeks of the event below.

New LTM: Heatwave

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HEATWAVE is a new limited-time mode that turns up the heat on the Apex Games. All the usual rules of Trio’s apply, but you’ll want to look out for Heatwaves that periodically happen throughout the match. When the heats on, you’ll need to avoid taking damage from the sun by taking cover indoors or under objects.

If you’re caught out in the open, only sliding cools you down if you want to avoid Heatwave damage on the move. Lastly, Heatshields have increased in size and protect you in a large area from the sun for those moments when you’re caught outdoors and need to beat the heat quickly. Take care when using Heatshields, though; they will be destroyed quickly when deployed outside the Ring.

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Sun Squad Collection Event Release Date

According to EA’s official announcement, the Sun Squad Collection Event will go live on March 28, 2023, and end on April 11, 2023.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.