How to unlock Fade for free in Apex Legends Mobile

The third season of Apex Legends Mobile is right around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to complete your Aftershow Battle Pass and all of the seasonal events that launched alongside the Aftershow update. Among these events is Take Back, a unique event that allows players to unlock Fade for free by completing a series of challenges.

This event is an opportunity you definitely don’t want to miss, especially if you’re new to the game or don’t feel like paying IRL money to unlock characters. As such, we’ve created a guide with step-by-step instructions to help you navigate your way through the Take Back event challenges and unlock the Phase Punisher as quickly as possible. Keep reading to learn more about the event, its challenges, and its prizes.

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You may be greeted by a welcome page announcing the new event when you first log into the game. Select “Go!” If you don’t see the announcement or accidentally close the window, you can manually navigate to the event hub by selecting the purple “Seasonal Event” banner on the right side of the main lobby screen. From there, select the “Limited Time” tab at the top of the page, then select “Resume” from the vertical list of seasonal events. This will take you to the Take Back event hub, allowing you to view the event’s challenges and rewards.

Challenges and Challenge Points

The Take Back event consists of 10 challenges, each of which rewards the player with a set number of challenge points upon completion. The challenges for the event (and the number of challenge points you’ll get for each one) are listed below:

  • Complete 2 battle royale matches: 20 challenge points
  • Get 15 assists in any mode: 50 Challenge Points
  • Play 15 battle royale matches as Mirage, Pathfinder, or Octane: 150 Challenge Points
  • Finish in the Top 5 10 times in ranked mode: 200 challenge points
  • Win 5 battle royale matches: 200 challenge points
  • Open 3 supply bins in any mode: 30 challenge points
  • Kill a total of 10 enemies in battle royale matches: 70 challenge points
  • Kill 5 enemies in a single battle royale match: 100 challenge points
  • Get 10 assists in ranked mode: 30 challenge points
  • Finish in the Top 5 of the battle royale 6 times: 100 Challenge Points

To unlock all of the rewards for this event, including Fade, you need to rack up a total of 850 points, which means you’ll need to complete each event challenge if you want to claim it.

The Take Back event can be a bit tricky to complete, but the rewards are worth it.

Awards

As you accumulate challenge points, you unlock a series of three rewards. The rewards – and the number of Challenge Points required to unlock them – are as follows:

  • 200 Challenge Points: 1 Syndication Pack
  • 500 Challenge Points: 5,000 Hyperbeat Coins, used to unlock exclusive cosmetics from the Hyperbeat Seasonal Shop
  • 850 Challenge Points: Molten

Tips

This event isn’t particularly complicated, but it’s much, much easier to complete the challenges with a full pre-made team. If your friends aren’t playing Apex Legends Mobile, consider taking advantage of the mobile game’s fantastic lobby chat feature to connect with other players who may also be working towards completing the same event challenges as you.

Getting the required number of assists can be a bit tricky, so a good way to complete this challenge quickly is to play as Caustic. Its gas barrels can damage enemies even when you are not near the barrels. Once the enemy takes a little damage from a gas barrel (it doesn’t matter how little damage they do), you’ll get assist credit if another teammate kills the enemy shortly after taking triggered one of your barrels of Nox Gas.

When it comes to those wins and Top 5 finishes, your best bet is not to draw attention to yourself. Don’t engage in every firefight you come across unless there is no other option or you are already in the Top 5. Take your time and only strike when the right opportunity presents itself .

The best advice for playing Apex in any mode, on any platform, is to communicate with your team. If you’re stuck on a team full of randoms with no clue, plug in your headphones, turn on the mic, and start calling the shots. If you’re paired with players way above your skill level, stay close to them, listen to them, and be sure to broadcast your plans before you do anything. Teamwork is key in Apex Legends, but if you’re more of a lone wolf, fear not – single player mode recently appeared in Apex Legends Mobile, and it could very well make another appearance in the future.

Apex Legends Mobile is available for download at android and iOS devices.

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Christy J. Olson