The Apex Armor was eventually frozen in Antarctica and was discovered by humans who took the armor in a secret base in Antarctica. Optimus, Starscream and Dreadwing went after this relic. After a battle, Optimus buried Dreadwing under a huge pile of snow and went with Starscream to recover the relic. Eventually, Dreadwing broke free from the snow and went after them. Starscream took the Armor for himself and attacked Optimus and Dreadwing with it. They teamed up against him and eventually he was blown under ground and into the water.
Optimus took Ultra Magnus, Wheeljack, Bumblebee and Arcee to the Arctic to recover a device from the Decepticons. Eventually, Predaking caught up with them and blow one of his fire breath at them. They evaded it and Optimus told them to stop the Decepticons from securing their target while he engages the Predacon. While Arcee watched Optimus for a little time, Optimus fought Predaking head on. Eventually, Predaking got the upper hand and brushed Optimus with his tail from the air to the ground.
Optimus was still fighting Predaking, while the Autobots fight the Decepticons. Eventually, Predaking escaped with Shockwave and the device in hand while the Autobots stand in the cold. They found out that Ratchet was captured by the Decepticons.