How Survival items and the Survival Slot work in Apex Legends

It’s all about survival.

Heat Shield

Since Apex Legends launched, there has always only been two sections of your inventory: Gear and general storage. For the first time ever, it’s changing with the Chaos Theory Collection Event via the introduction of a brand-new item category and item slot. Let’s take a look at what this is and what everything looks like.

Survival Slot

Survival Slot
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While only one slot has been added to the inventory, it will change and improve Quality of Life in the game is boundless. The new slot is called the Survival Slot and will specifically be reserved for survival utility items. This means players can only hold one type of Survival Item at a time and that you won’t take up general inventory space to hold it. This is definitely a bonus as long as you communicate with your team on who has what.

Survival Items

There are now two Survival items in the game. The Mobile Respawn Beacon, which was introduced over the summer, and the Heat Shield, debuting with the Chaos Theory Collection Event.

Mobile Respawn Beacon

Mobile Respawn Beacon ground loot
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Call in a Respawn Beacon at any valid ground location and then respawn players as normal without being confined to the set respawn locations on a map. Takes time to call in, in addition to the time it takes to resurrect. Does not stack unless you are playing Fuse, then it stacks up to two.

Heat Shield

Heat Shield ground loot
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Place down a dome outside of the ring (or in a Ring Flare) to activate it and prevent ring damage. While active, revives are 25% faster and heal items are 50% faster inside of it. Breaks over time, and breaks faster the stronger the ring. You can place it inside the ring, but it will not activate until the ring closes over it. Stacks up to two.

It should be noted that the Survival category does not include the Ultimate Accelerant. The Ultimate Accelerant still remains its own little outlier among all of the other multi-item categories.