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How to collect Compute Nodes in Apex Legends

By Fariha Bhatti


Jul 26, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Apex Legends is making players jump through a few hoops to purchase free rewards using Compute Nodes, a new currency in the Neon Network event. 

The Neon Network event in Apex Legends brings 24 new cosmetics and a new fun way to pay for free rewards. Instead of just claiming the items, players must hunt for the new currency. Those who don’t care much about the skins may still want to grab their Compute Nodes to unlock story progression related to the ongoing Kill Code event

What are Compute Nodes in Apex Legends? 

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Compute Nodes are event-specific currency in Apex Legends, scattered across the map. Players must hunt down the nodes in order to purchase rewards from the Apex Legends seasonal rewards shop.

You may also use your collected Compute Nodes to purchase rewards and skins from the shop. To do that, just click on a desired reward and pay using the nodes. The item should move into your inventory if you have enough nodes. Smaller items like holo sprays are cheaper, but if you’re aiming big, like Epic Loba skin, you should hunt for two days to gather 7000 Compute Nodes. 

Curious players can use this currency to unlock a radio play, which includes lore related to the ongoing A Thief’s Bane and Kill Code event.

How to get Compute Nodes in Apex Legends

Players get a Node Tracker in the non-ranked Battle Royale mode to claim the nodes. 

This device helps detect nodes and guides the user in the right direction. It also hacks them and uploads them to the system, turning them into currency. When you spawn into a game of Battle Royale, you’d automatically be equipped with a Node Tracker.

Here’s how to use it:

  • Once you equip the tracker, you’d notice guidelines on the screen, hinting at the general direction of the node
  • Follow the guide, and a highlighted area will appear once you’re close enough
  • When you step into the blue area, the upload will begin on your node tracker
  • Wait for the process to finish. It only takes two seconds to complete 

It’s a simple process but can be messy if you’re not careful enough. The battle won’t stop while you’re hunting and uploading nodes, so only do this when you’re entirely safe.

You should receive somewhere around 880 Compute Nodes on your first hunt, and you may only collect five per day. By the end of the day, you should have 4500 nodes if you do it all five times.