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Apex Legends dev reveals what should change in new respawn-enabled LTM

Published: 18/Jan/2020 0:07

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends’ Grand Soiree Arcade Event has brought several brand new limited-time modes into the game, but players are finding issues with ‘Live. Die. Live’ in particular.

The “Live. Die. Live.” LTM is respawn-enabled, giving players who get eliminated the opportunity to spawn back in without needing assistance from their team.

Instead of having to haul a teammate’s banner to a respawn beacon, dead players will instead automatically be revived once the circle moves if at least one member of the squad is still alive.

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While that does sound good on paper, some players have their share of criticisms with how the mode works as a whole.

One complaint that was brought up is that players, when knocked, remain downed instead of being eliminated right away. Reddit user K3rm1tTh3Fr0g explains that since players are still knocked, that lessens the chances of players dying, which makes them spawning back in even rarer.

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You don’t need respawn beacons for this LTM.

If you’re ever caught in a firefight with another squad, it’s likely one member of your squad will fall, but since you can just pick them up after the fight, it does take away a lot of the impact of this LTM.

The Redditor also said the devs should looking into adding special respawn beacons that would revive a teammate fully decked out with legendary gear, which is only being suggested because many feel the LTM is too dull.

Live. Die. Live has some major problems from apexlegends

The criticisms caught the eye of Respawn developer Rayme Vinson, who followed up by saying he feels the team should look into implementing instant death if they ever brought it back.

“[In my opinion], instant death and shorter round timers are both especially worth seriously considering if we bring the mode around again,” said Vinson, agreeing with some of the points made in the Reddit post.

The beauty of this event is a different LTM is being featured every couple of days, so if you find yourself not liking what’s featured, you can simply wait for the next mode in the rotation.

This event runs until January 28, so make sure you don’t miss out on the plethora of LTMs, including the return of Kings Canyon at night.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 1/Dec/2020 10:47 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 10:48

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 update time

The update is expected to go live at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM GMT. There’s no patch to come with it, so there won’t be any big downloads to worry about.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020 trailer

On November 24, Respawn Entertainment revealed a brand new trailer for the event.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on. The trailer showed off nine in total, from what we could see.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop from December 1, seen below.

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There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
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Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

On the event, they said in a blog post: “This year, when your squad respawns after a round has finished, you will spawn on your own supply ship as it follows the train. From here, your squad will be able to survey the battlefield and skydive into combat as the train arrives at its next station and the objective unlocks. The squad that won the previous round will respawn directly on the train.

“This year, when your squad respawns after a round has finished, you will spawn on your own supply ship as it follows the train. From here, your squad will be able to survey the battlefield and skydive into combat as the train arrives at its next station and the objective unlocks. The squad that won the previous round will respawn directly on the train.”

Respawn Hover Tanks

In the trailer, new Respawn Hover Tanks could also be seen, seen below.

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New Hover Tanks will be added in the seasonal event.

These will follow along with the train, and your team will respawn and jump from these back down into the action at the start of each round – unless you won the previous round, in which case, you’ll start on the train.