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Apex Legends Fight or Fright update: Shadowfall LTM, patch notes

Published: 15/Oct/2019 15:49 Updated: 15/Oct/2019 17:53

by Calum Patterson

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The first event of Apex Legends Season 3 is upon us, as the game takes on a spooky theme for the month of October with the Fight or Fright event.

Only two weeks ago a new season began, bringing with it a brand new map, the new legend Crypto and bundles of skins and cosmetics.

Respawn have been hard at work though, and are getting in the Halloween spirit with their new mid-season event, even bringing back Kings Canyon to celebrate.

Shadowfall limited-time mode

However, it’s not Kings Canyon as you know it, but rather a spooky night time version, as the masked ‘Revenant’ figure puts on his own twisted game.

Players have been able to hop into this mode early, despite the event not officially set to go live until 1pm EST  / 6pm BST on October 15.

Here’s how the mode works:

Solo Legends fight to the death but with a dark twist – when Legends die, they are reborn on the “Shadow Squad”, an ever-growing faction of dark Legends who return from the dead to haunt their living counterparts with increased mobility and brutal melee attacks. The last 10 Living Legends will join forces to try to escape while the Shadow Squad attempts to stop them at all costs.

Shadowfall LTM trailer

Fight or Fright collection event cosmetics

As this is a ‘collection’ event, there is a big emphasis on new skins cosmetic content for characters.

It includes exclusive event challenges for free rewards, including Two Legendary Weapon Skins, as well as 24 event specific cosmetics that players can now unlock in one of three ways:

  • Direct purchase for Apex Coins
  • Direct unlock with Crafting Metals
  • Random unlock with Event Apex Packs

Lifeline Heirloom Set

If you manage to unlock all 24 Fight or Fright pack cosmetics, during the event, you wil get Lifeline’s Hierloom set for free.

Respawn EntertainmentA Halloween skin is available for every legend.

There has been some controversy about the prices of these skins and packs though, with event packs costing around $7, as opposed to the standard pack cost of $1.

On the bright side, all event packs are protected from duplicates. 

  • Direct Purchase
    • Legendaries – 1,800 Apex Coins
    • Epics – 1,000 Apex Coins
  • Crafting
    • Legendaries – 2,400 Crafting Metals
    • Epics – 800 Crafting Metals
  • Event Apex Packs
    • 700 Apex Coins

Fight or Fright event challenges.

Fight or Fright event: Early patch notes

Full patch notes were not provided for this update, but here’s everything you need to know:

New mode: 

  • Shadowfall LTM 
    • Solo mode, when killed you respawn as part of the Shadow Sqaud with no weapons, but increased mobility.
    • As part of the Shadow Squad, you will lose your ability to use weapons and your legend abilities will be stripped, but in return, you will be given increased movement and jump speed, along with a brutal melee attack. You’ll also have the ability to scale walls and be given unlimited respawns via skydive.

New Map

  • Kings Canyon at Night

New Fight or Fright Collection cosmetics

Non-Event items can be from the following categories: Weapon Skins, Legend Skins, Legend Finishers, Banner Frames, Banner Poses, Banner Stat Trackers, Intro Quips, Kills Quips or Crafting Metals.

  • Exclusive event challenges with free earnable cosmetics, including Two Legendary Weapon Skins
  • 24 Event Limited premium cosmetics that players can now unlock in one of three ways:
    • Direct purchase for Apex Coins
    • Direct unlock with Crafting Metals
    • Random unlock with Event Apex Packs
    • Additionally, the Event Currency in these packs has been replaced with non-event loot drops, yielding more loot overall
  • Lifeline Heirloom Set Preview
    • Unlock all 24 Fight or Fright pack cosmetics during the event and unlock the Lifeline Heirloom set for free

Double XP

  • From 10am PST on October 25 through 10am PST on October 28 players will earn double XP for Top 5’s and Wins all weekend long. This bonus will affect both Account Level and Battle Pass progression.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.