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Apex Legends fanatic hijacks airport screen to play before his flight

Published: 17/Jan/2020 3:19

by Andrew Amos

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One Apex Legends fanatic couldn’t wait to start playing his favorite game again, taking over a screen at Portland International Airport to get in a game or two before being kicked off by security.

While some people complain about airplane legroom, or overly priced food at airports, one of the most annoying things about travelling can be the long waits for your flight.

Unless you have a Nintendo Switch or a powerful laptop on hand, gaming can seem so far away while you are waiting for the final call. However, this one traveler decided that he couldn’t wait to land and play some Apex Legends.

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A Portland man was caught playing Apex Legends on an airport monitor at Portland International Airport.

Initially reported by KXL News, a traveler flying out of Portland International Airport in the early hours of January 16 hooked up his PS4 to one of the hundreds of airport screens to play a game or two before his flight.

The traveler sat happily in front of the departures board, transforming the terminal map into World’s Edge while waiting for his flight. He made himself comfortable in the rather quiet spot and kept to himself, until airport security came by.

They politely asked the player to unplug his console from the monitor so it could go back to showing other passengers around the terminal.

Man plays Apex Legends at airport
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This Apex Legends player couldn’t wait to get to the other side to crack into a game on World’s Edge.

“[They] very kindly asked this person to unplug and cease using the monitors at the airport,” said Kana Simonds, a spokesperson for the Port of Portland.

While the man asked if he could finish his game, the staffers said no, leaving the player to abandon his game and pack up shop. “Apparently it was a very polite and cordial interaction,” she said.

However, it’s also a “good reminder of what not to do at the airport.”

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Sadly, the man couldn’t finish his game before airport security told him to move on.

“That’s obviously something that we don’t want to have happened because travelers need the information that we are putting on the screens for them,” she said. “Power outlets for charging your phones? Absolutely. But not any other screens or monitors.”

So while the traveler sadly couldn’t become the champion of that round, he is a hero for the gamers around the world who wish they could get a round or two in before a long haul.

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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.

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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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Respawn Entertainment
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.