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Apex Legends exploit gives Battle Pass owners crafting metals and materials

Published: 20/Mar/2019 10:15 Updated: 20/Mar/2019 12:01

by David Purcell

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Apex Legends players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC have found a trick that allows those who were quite underwhelmed with the game’s long-awaited Season 1 Battle Pass to access even more rewards with it. 

You still have to purchase the Battle Pass to access these other rewards, but players have discovered that by making a tweak to your location settings, will give you crafting materials instead of Apex Packs.

This exploit was showcased after one player – who plays the game in Belgium – noticed that instead of Apex Packs, they had access to another one of Apex Legends’ currencies instead – Crafting Materials. 

UnicornPL / RedditApex Packs are replaced by Crafting Materials for Belgium players, possibly because of a ban on Loot Boxes in the country.

Crafting Materials can be used to create a number of cosmetics and this new trick allows you to get your hands on them much easier than you might expect. 

Players are changing their settings to make it look like they’re playing in Belgium too, in order to secure guaranteed Crafting Materials from the Battle Pass rewards. This exploit replaces Rare, Epic and Legendary Apex Packs with Crafting Materials instead. 

Mernerak, YouTubeChanging location settings on the EA support page seems to do the trick.

As the screenshot shows above, which was taken from a guide posted to Reddit by user Mernerack, players can simply change their location and access different content. 

According to the redditor, the change will not lock players from different regions into European servers as a result of the settings tweak and there’s no impact in terms of ping either – he says. 

While the trick has given players up to 1350 Crafting Materials, which is enough to buy a Legendary Skin in the store, there’s always a chance that this exploit could be something that Respawn Entertainment will crack down on in the future. 

Whether or not there will be consequences for editing settings in this manner, too, remains to be seen. 

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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.”