The Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event is one of the most popular collaborations the team-based battle royale game has ever seen. It brings new twists to the standard gameplay mechanics, time-limited cosmetics, and, of course, the iconic Buster Sword for everyone to collect.
Apex Legends has seen some incredible crossover events in the past. While many of its own have been unique enough that they’ve dazzled fans with the items they’re able to earn, it’s those that tie in with well-known brands or personalities, such as Post Malone, that draw the most players in. The Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event is exactly the same, if not even more popular than anything Respawn Entertainment has ever brought to the game.
- When Does the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event Start?
- How to Get Materia & What They Do in the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event
- How to Get the Buster Sword R5 Melee Cosmetic in the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event
- What are the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event Pack Odds?
- How to Get the Buster Sword R2R5 in Matches in the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event
- How to Get Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event Cosmetics
- How to Earn Gil in the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event
- How to Get All Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event Twitch Drops
- Is There an Heirloom for the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event?
When Does the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event Start?
The Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event begins on January 9, 2024, and will last for two weeks before ending on January 23, 2024. This follows the regular event pattern for Apex Legends, giving players plenty of time to log in each day and earn as much Gil as possible so they can secure all the time-limited cosmetics they desire.
Note that the event could be extended due to popular demand and player requests. This happened with the Post Malone event and Three Strikes game mode. Final Fantasy 7 is certainly a popular enough name that it warrants an extension if the gameplay of the event is gripping, but that remains to be seen.
How to Get Materia & What They Do in the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event
Players can find Materia in Hop-Ups in every Final Fantasy 7 Takeover match during the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event. These matches can be selected from the match options alongside all other game modes. There are five types of Materia for players to use, each of which has a different effect. They’re worth keeping an eye out for because they provide a powerful advantage to everyone.
- Blue Materia: Heals players based on the damage they deal to others.
- Green Materia: Reloading empty weapons generates a shock Nova, which slows and damages nearby enemies.
- Purple Materia: Causes random extra critical damage while firing.
- Red Materia: Summons a Nessie companion to attack enemies.
- Yellow Materia: Allows players to see an enemy’s health if they damage them.
How to Get the Buster Sword R5 Melee Cosmetic in the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event
To get the Buster Sword R5 Melee Cosmetic in the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event, players must get it from an event pack before the event ends. This requires players to purchase and open packs until they find it.
In past events, players have been forced to purchase a full set of event packs to unlock every cosmetic before that event’s Heirloom can be unlocked. However, this event is different because the Buster Sword R5 can drop in any event pack, it’s not restricted behind a certain number of unlocks. Not only that, but it can be equipped by any Legend.
Based on this, we believe the best way to get the Buster Sword R5 Melee Cosmetic is to purchase event packs over the course of the event once they’ve been unlocked or become available. Then, if it hasn’t dropped by the day before the event ends, it’s time for players to buy a full set of packs and unlock it by effectively purchasing it.
What are the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event Pack Odds?
The odds for all Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Packs are outlined below. Some fans became furious before the event launched because the odds for Mythics is below 1%. However, it’s important to note that all Mythics, the Buster Sword R5 included, can drop from any Event Pack. This means players don’t need to buy a single pack until the final day of the event if they want to guarantee they get it. They can simply open the free Packs or ones that cost Gil and hope it appears in one of them.
- Event Mythic: <1%
- Event Iconic: 5%
- Event Legendary: 20%
- Event Epic: <75%
- Standard Legendary: 10%
- Standard Epic: 20%
- Standard Rare: 70%
The game gives all players one free Event Pack when they first launch it. In this Pack, we got the Legendary Arcane Ward Charge Rifle skin, the only skin we were really bothered about picking up. While not everyone will have our luck, it shows that the odds aren’t absolutely stacked against those who don’t want to spend a penny.
How to Get the Buster Sword R2R5 in Matches in the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event
To get the Buster Sword R2R5 in a match in the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event, players must pick it up from set locations around the map or find it in Care Packages as a match progresses. This item is a melee sword players can use in any match during the event and shouldn’t be confused with the Buster Sword R5 Melee Cosmetic.
The official news post on the event also states that players will be able to take the Buster Sword from fallen foes, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for those using it. The event trailer shows a Nessie using the Buster Sword, but that’s strictly locked behind Red Materia.
Players using the Buster Sword can use light and heavy attacks on enemies and block to reduce incoming damage while they move up to their positions. Each action fills the sword’s Limit Break meter, allowing players to use a Limit Break attack once filled. While we’ve not seen it in action, we’re sure this will devastate anything it touches.
How to Get Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event Cosmetics
Players can get Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event cosmetics by opening event packs or purchasing them directly from the event store. Some outfits will only be available from the store and must be purchased with premium currency.
However, there will be a wide range of event cosmetics for players to purchase using Gil, a currency players can earn during the event. The event store will rotate weekly, giving players more items to purchase as they grow their collection. This will include event packs, allowing players to have a shot at grabbing the elusive Buster Sword R5 Melee Cosmetic.
How to Earn Gil in the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event
Players can earn Gil during the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event by completing event challenges. These will be listed under a new menu tab for the current season and will be updated daily. Gil can then be used in the event shop to purchase time-limited cosmetics or Battle Pass levels.
There’s a limit on how much Gil players can earn each day, and that’s directly linked to the event challenges. Provided players complete all event challenges each day, they should be earning the maximum amount of Gil possible.
How to Get All Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event Twitch Drops
To get every Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Twitch Drop, fans must watch a streamer with Twitch Drops enabled playing Apex Legends between January 12 and 30, 2024. We’ve outlined the rewards and dates they’re available below.
- January 12 to 21, 2024: Unlock the Eyes on You and Someone’s Watching Stickers by watching a total of two hours of Apex Legends on Twitch.
- January 21 to 30, 2024: Unlock the Hello Darling and Keep the Spark Stickers by watching a total of two hours of Apex Legends on Twitch.
Fans must ensure they have linked their Apex Legends and Twitch accounts and have enabled Twitch Drops on their own profile. Then, once they’ve earned these Twitch Drops, they must claim them on Twitch before they expire.
Is There an Heirloom for the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event?
No, there’s not an Heirloom for players to unlock in the Apex Legends & Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Event. However, if players unlock all 36 event cosmetics, they’ll also unlock the One-Winged Angel Death Box for all Legends. This is a new variant of the traditional Death Box inspired by Sephiroth.
While it’s true players must earn or unlock all 36 Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth cosmetics in Apex Legends to get the One-Winged Angel Death Box, they don’t have to pay $360 to get it or the Buster Sword R5. Several news outlets covered the fan reaction to the Event Pack odds, which suggested this was the case.
However, it’s important to note that the Buster Sword R5 can drop from any Event Pack, so there’s no need to buy packs to get it if it drops from those purchased with in-game currency. While only a few Packs will be available this way, it all helps to bring down the overall cost of the entire collection should players want every item.