Apex Legends x Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Crossover Event

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
7 Min Read
Credit: EA

For the first time ever, Respawn is having a crossover event with Final Fantasy. The event will include some Iconic skins and, most importantly, an exclusive melee weapon!

Unlike Fortnite and Call of Duty, Apex Legends typically didn’t collaborate with other media franchises. However, in Season 19, Respawn collaborated with Post Malone and featured him in Apex Legends, bringing unique cosmetic items and a brand-new LTM.

While it looked like a one-time thing for Apex to make an official collaboration, Respawn proved it wrong by introducing yet another crossover event with Final Fantasy. And this time, Respawn is going all out with the Apex Legends x Final Fantasy VII Rebirth event. Now, we’ll go through everything that you can expect from this event.

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Final Fantasy VIII Takeover

Final Fantasy VIII Takeover
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Final Fantasy VII fans will be able to get a taste of their favorite hack-and-slash entertainment in Apex Legends. With the Apex Legends x Final Fantasy takeover, players will be able to wield the Buster Sword R2R5, which will have gameplay abilities and can be picked up and used as a weapon throughout the takeover.

You will do basically everything that a Buster Sword R2R5 can. Light attack, heavy attack, block, dash, everything can be done. You can also 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.

Final Fantasy VIII Takeover
credit: Ea

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. It can spawn in the world and event-limited Cactuar Ticks!

Final Fantasy VIII Takeover
credit: EA
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 Skins

There will be 36 Final Fantasy-inspired cosmetic items that you can collect through this Rebirth event. You can collect these items through event packs and crafting materials. The store will also feature Iconic skins for Horizon and Newcastle.

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, which are given after each milestone on the event packs page is hit. 

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 equipable by any Legend via the new Lobby Melee tab.

Gil and Reward Shop

Gil and 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

Like every Collection Event, you’ll get to buy some specific skins and bundles through the store tab.

Store Tab

Twitch Rewards

For the fans who don’t like to spend money on the game. Don’t worry! There’s something for everyone. You can get some free goodies just by watching others play.

Twitch Rewards

Tune in to select Twitch streams between January 12-30, 2024, to earn stickers while watching your favorite streamers dominate. 

Connect your EA account with your Twitch account, and tune in during the dates below to unlock the corresponding items. Instructions on how to link your EA account can be found here.

AvailableDropsHours Watched
January 12-21, 2024Eyes On You Sticker1 hour, 1 hour total
January 12-21, 2024Someone’s Watching Sticker1 hour, 2 hours total
January 21-30, 2024Hello Darling Sticker1 hour, 1 hour total
January 21-30, 2024Keep The Spark Sticker1 hour, 2 hours total

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The Final Fantasy x Apex Legends crossover event will kick off on January 9, 2024, and it will last until January 30, 2024. So, be prepared and experience what’s coming with Respawn’s newest addition.

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.