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Apex Legends devs roast themselves for error on Octane’s Clocktane skin

Published: 16/Jan/2020 9:49

by Joe O'Brien

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An eagle-eyed Apex Legends player has spotted a mistake in Octane’s new ‘Clocktane’ Legendary skin.

To close out Season 3, Apex players have been treated to the Grand Soirée event, which introduces a variety of Limited-Time Modes, challenges, and new cosmetics.

Among those cosmetics is a spectacular new Legendary skin for Octane called ‘Clocktane’, but Apex player Temphost has noticed a problem with the look.

Octane's Clocktrane skin in Apex Legends
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A player spotted a mistake in Octane’s new ‘Clocktane’ skin.

As the name suggests, the ‘Clocktane’ skin is based around clocks, featuring several pocket watches, cogs, and a central timepiece.

There’s an issue with the clock on Octane’s chest, however: it’s missing a number. The clock features roman numerals, but as Temphost spotted, it skips directly from ‘IX’ (nine) to ‘XI’ (11), leaving out the solitary ‘X’ that should represent 10.

Octane's Clocktrane skin clock missing 10

Fortunately for fans who might be frustrated by such an oversight, the developers have already responded to the issue. Respawn artist RSPN_Jeremy not only acknowledged the mistake, but was quick to point the finger at the person responsible – 3D Artist Eric Simard, who created the skin.

If you’re waiting for an update to the skin, however, it could still be a while. The developer gave an estimate of 6-12 weeks before a reworked look might actually appear in the game, explaining that a fix would have to wait for an appropriate patch to be implemented in. For something that’s not affecting gameplay in any way, Respawn won’t rush out an update that could cause further issues down the line.

It does seem, however, as though a fix will eventually come, with RSPN_Jeremy confirming that he’s already seen work being done on the skin. He was careful to emphasize, however, that he has no control over whether the fix ever actually makes it to the live game.

In the meantime, those who can view the mistake as a funny little easter egg can still pick up the otherwise stunning skin for 1,800 Apex Coins, while those who can’t stand to use it knowing about the error will simply have to wait for a fix to arrive.

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

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

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. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

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.

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.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

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
Screenshot via Biast12
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.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”