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Apex Legends Aftermarket event: start date, leaked skins, more

Published: 30/Sep/2020 6:47 Updated: 30/Sep/2020 9:35

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next Apex Legends collection event, called “Aftermarket,” is reportedly now just over the horizon ⁠— here’s everything we know about the Season 6 event so far, including release date, all the leaked cosmetics, and plenty more.

Apex Legends has celebrated five collection events over the past two years, including the original infamous Iron Crown event in August 2019. Most recently, Respawn dropped the System Override LTM, and the Lost Treasures store event.

The sixth event will be coming early next month, according to newly-discovered server updates for Respawn’s battle royale. Here’s everything we know about the Aftermarket event so far, from cosmetics, to the new Heirloom, and more.

Aftermarket event start date

There’s been a little bit of confusion over when the next Apex Legends collection event would actually arrive. First, dataminers were suggesting September 15 would be the launch date.

Things appear to have changed behind the scenes, however, and the predictions were soon pushed to October. That seems to be a much firmer date, especially in the eyes of dataminer Shrugtal, who re-confirmed an October start date.

“Good morning,” the dataminer wrote on Twitter early on Sep. 29. “Recent server data appears to show the Aftermarket event arriving on Tuesday, October 6.”

He added he had sourced this new date “directly from the hardware Apex Legends gets data from”. This means the early October date is more likely to be correct than all the original mid-September predictions from last month.

Caustic Heirloom

One of the major releases coming in the Aftermarket event is Caustic’s Heirloom cosmetic item. The noxious Legend will be wielding a heavy hammer from Season 6 onward.

Heirlooms are the rarest items in Apex Legends, and you have to get very lucky to get your hands on one, through heirloom shards, or just endless Apex packs.

Dataminer Biast12 has confirmed the item will be called the “deadly/death hammer” or the “lethal hammer.” Several animations have also been uncovered.

Leaked Aftermarket cosmetics & skins

The “Aftermarket” event will be focused around the re-release of many early Apex Legends skins, as the name suggests. This will, according to Shrugtal, include “some” Season 0 and 1 recolors that haven’t been released since mid-2019.

Loba is in line for a new “Boosted” skin as well. See the Epic skin here:

Shrugtal has also confirmed a host of the new recolors that will be appearing in the Season 6 store in the event. He released these in a YouTube video on Sep. 4.

Pale Moonlight

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The “Pale Moonlight” recolor, which requires the R301’s Daybreaker skin.

Clean Breach

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The “Clean Breach” recolor, which requires the Peacekeeper’s Demolisher skin.

Bittersweet

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Respawn Entertainment, via Shrugtal
The “Bittersweet” recolor, which requires the Mozambique’s Impulse Fire skin.

Headhunter

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The “Headhunter” recolor, which requires the Spitfire’s Lead Farmer skin.

Ground Control

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The “Ground Control” recolor, which requires the Spitfire’s Flying Warhawk skin.

There have also been a number of Apex Legends files uncovered that already mention the Aftermarket event. While there are no images to go with these files ⁠— not yet, anyway ⁠— we do already know what some skins will be called:

  • Risen Queen
  • Forged Knight
  • Hallowed Spirit
  • Jaded Myth
  • Slayers Lancer
  • Curse of the Awaken

Finally, Shrugtal teased that there would be an Aftermarket teaser trailer released ahead of the weekend. “Expect Thursday,” he added on Sep. 29.

So there you have it ⁠— everything that we know about the upcoming “Aftermarket” collection event so far. To keep up to date with all the latest juicy Apex Legends and Titanfall news, follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog, and keep your eyes peeled.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

apex legends winter express ltm

He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.