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Apex Legends criticized for bundle prices compared to Warzone

Published: 14/Apr/2020 11:39

by Jacob Hale


Respawn Entertainment are facing fresh criticism for their pricing of cosmetic bundles in Apex Legends, especially when compared to Call of Duty’s new battle royale Warzone, and Modern Warfare as a whole.

Cosmetic bundles have become a staple of modern games, especially with the rise of free-to-play titles such as Apex Legends and competitor Fortnite using cosmetics to help monetization efforts.

With Fortnite especially, this saw some huge collaborations with the likes of Marvel and Netflix for in-game cosmetics, but it seems players aren’t particularly impressed with the price of cosmetic bundles in Apex Legends now.

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All Apex Legends characters have some interesting skins in a variety of rarities.

The issue was brought up by OriginalFreud, and their complaint quickly gained traction among the Apex community, who seem less than impressed with Respawn’s “greed.”

The post said that “this needs to be addressed” followed by a side-by-side comparison between Wraith’s ‘Vengeance Seeker’ skin and the entire Nikto Operator bundle in Modern Warfare and Warzone – both of which total around $20.

Freud’s final statement is that they “never thought [they] would see the day Respawn became greedier than Activision,” clearly intended to be a damning indictment on both companies.

OriginalFreud isn’t impressed with cosmetic prices in Apex Legends.

The responses to OriginalFreud were mixed, though many seemed to be in support of what they were saying, upset by how much more Call of Duty players seem to get than Apex Legends.

Many agreed, saying that the cosmetics simply aren’t worth the money, while comparisons were even drawn to popular MOBA titles League of Legends and Dota 2, which seem to offer quite a lot more with their cosmetics.

On the other hand, a number of players mentioned the fact that Modern Warfare is also a $60 game, so players have paid far more than Apex Legends players just for the game alone, so the difference is somewhat justified.

Some argued that the difference is justified due to Modern Warfare’s retail price.

There is a clear difference between the contents of bundles in Apex Legends and Modern Warfare/Warzone, but as pointed out, this could boil down to the fact that Apex Legends is a free game, but CoD fans need $60 just to download the game.

Whether Respawn responds to this feedback, or look to figure out a new pricing system for cosmetics, remains to be seen, but the post received a lot of support and traction, so it may be something they have to consider.

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Apex Legends leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21

by Isaac McIntyre


Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.