Apex Legends screenshot of the Habitat arena map

[Update]: Right on time, the Dark Depths event has now gone live!

If you're looking for something to help pass the time before Apex Legends' Season 12 arrives in early February, you'll be pleased to hear that Respawn has just announced a brand new event - Dark Depths. Once it arrives this January 11th, Dark Depths will bring with it a lush new Arena map by the name of Habitat, as well as a whole assortment of new cosmetics to collect.

First things first, allow me to share with you the brief teaser trailer. It should give you a nice little peek at the Habitat arena, as well as show what some of the new items are all about. Have a look:

Besides the usual batch of paid cosmetics, Dark Depths will also add three weekly prize tracks that you can complete for free. The first week will offer Apex Packs, an Epic Holospray and a Loading Screen. The second week will bring even more Apex Packs, a Valkyrie themed Holospray, as well as a Dark Depths Pack that will give you one of the brand new cosmetics.

As for the final week, that one will land with an Epic Revenant Holospray, an Epic Alternator Skin, and to top it all off, an Epic Revenant Skin. For what is essentially a stop-gap update, that's not bad at all!

You can read a little bit more about Dark Depths, as well as check out the full list of new cosmetics, over at the Apex Legends website. Once the event goes live, or we get some more information about Season 12, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, make sure to check out the newest animated short as it's packed full of Banga-lore!