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All new Apex Legends skins & camos coming in Grand Soirée Arcade event

Published: 10/Jan/2020 0:18 Updated: 10/Jan/2020 0:42

by Albert Petrosyan

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Apex Legends’ newly-announced Grand Soirée Arcade event is set to bring a lot of new content to the battle royale title, including a plethora of exclusively-themed cosmetic items.

With Season 3 winding down in Apex Legends, developers Respawn Entertainment will be sending it off with an extravagant two-week event called Grand Soirée Arcade, which begins on January 14.

In addition to the seven limited-time modes that the event will feature, there will also be plenty of cosmetic items, such as outfit skins and weapon camos.

While most of these items will be purchasable in the in-game store, some will be free to players who complete the required challenges and objectives.

We’ve put together a full list of all of the confirmed cosmetics for this event below.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade could be one of the game’s best events yet.

Free Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade cosmetics

In total, the Grand Soirée Arcade event will offer four free cosmetic items – three weapon camos and an outfit skin for Mirage.

In order to unlock these items, players will have to earn a specific amount of event points by completing challenges in each of the LTMs. Each mode will have three challenges worth a combined 1,000 points.

The first camo, for the Peacekeeper, can be unlocked at the 500 point mark.

The next available item is a skin for Mirage that features a gold, black, white, and red color scheme and actually looks pretty cool, especially for a free outfit.

This can be unlocked upon accumulating 750 points in the event tracker.

The third item on the list is a fiery-looking R-301 weapon camo. This one will require considerably more grinding of the LTM challenges than the previous two, as it’s available at the 2,000-point mark.

The fourth and final free event cosmetic is a pretty-spectacular looking Havoc weapon camo, which will require players to collect a whopping total of 5,500 points to unlock.

Confirmed Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade cosmetics

The remaining cosmetic items will be regularly rotated in the in-game shop for players to purchase. Respawn have confirmed that there will be Legendary skins as well as Art Deco-inspired ones that will cost $5.

Six of the new Legendary skins will also be added to the core loot pool at the start of the event for players to craft or obtain through Apex Packs at any time, in addition to being able to purchase them directly.

All of the items below are ones shown in the Grand Soirée Arcade reveal trailer, so it’s safe to consider them confirmed. Special thanks to popular Apex data-miner ‘That1MiningGuy‘ for supplying these screenshots.

Respawn EntertainmentPathfinder mustache skin
Respawn EntertainmentAnother look at the Pathfinder mustache skin
Respawn EntertainmentCrypto wearing some new stylish streetwear
Respawn EntertainmentSkins for Wattson and Caustic
Respawn EntertainmentSkins for Octane and Mirage
Respawn EntertainmentNew Bangalore and Bloodhound skins
Respawn EntertainmentAnother look at the new Bangalore skin
Respawn EntertainmentMirage and Lifelines’s new event skins
Respawn EntertainmentNew Octane skin
Respawn EntertainmentStylish new Wattson skin
Respawn EntertainmentNew event skin for Bloodhound
Respawn EntertainmentOminous-looking Caustic skin
Respawn EntertainmentNew Peacekeeper weapon camo in action
Respawn EntertainmentInteresting-looking new weapon camos.

The Apex Legends Grand Soirée Arcade event will kick off on Tuesday, January 14 following the conclusion of the Holo-Day Bash holiday event.

It will go on for two weeks before wrapping up on January 28, just a few days before Season 4 is expected to launch on February 4.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.