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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020 event set to return for Christmas

Published: 3/Nov/2020 12:15

by David Purcell

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Christmas is a huge holiday for millions of people around the world and it looks an Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020 event is in the works so we can all celebrate in-game. 

The first Holo-Day bash event took place last year, focusing on a Mirage Town Takeover. This saw the train turn into a holiday boat for a limited time and introduced a number of holiday-themed skins.

Now, this year it looks like the same type of event will be rolling out, this time on the planet of Psamathe, as the Legends have moved to the new Olympus map.

Whether or not it will be snowing around those parts is a mystery for now, but it looks like we’re going to find out more sooner rather than later.

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The legends were given very different looks for last year’s event.

Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020 event details

Following the announcement of Apex Legends Season 7, a number of creators were given the chance to play the new update content early.

Some interesting discoveries were made in this time, including a first look at Octane’s new buff in-game and also crafting changes. However, one of the most exciting spots was the existence of Holo-Day Bash badges – spotted and screenshotted by YouTuber WaterGotHim.

The description of the badge reads “Earn points during the 2020 Holo-Day Bash event.”

Apex Legends Horizon Holo-Day Bash 2020 sprays

A certain Holo-Spray has been found in footage from those testing the new patch as well, seen below from user wolfforever5.

All images shown in the picture appear to be focused on Horizon as well, which you would expect as she’s the newest legend on the scene.

There is also the potential that the first Town Takeover of the new Olympus map may be Horizon-themed as well, but we’ll have to wait and see on that.

Once we get more information on the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event in Apex Legends, we’ll be the first to let you know @titanfallblog on Twitter.

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Apex Legends dev defends Wraith nerfs coming in Season 8

Published: 28/Nov/2020 15:32

by Joe Craven

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John Larson, Live Balance Designer at Respawn Entertainment, has defended the changes Wraith is set to undergo in Apex Legends Season 8, following comments from Daniel Klein. 

Balancing legends has long been a contentious topic in the Apex Legends community, with mains of various characters keen to see buffs. The admission, for example, that Mirage will never be a top-tier character irked many of the legend’s biggest fans.

The focus of the community is currently on Wraith, the Interdimensional Skirmisher who has long been in the upper-echelons of Apex Legends. However, comments from developer Daniel Klein about Respawn’s efforts to get Wraith “under control” in Season 8 led many to believe that she is set for significant nerfs. Unsurprisingly, this caused considerable discussion among Wraith players – and those sick of coming up against her.

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Wraith looks set for a nerf in Apex Legends Season 8.

His comments generally revolved around fixing Wraith’s hitbox – rather than nerfing her equipment to any greater degree. However, many believe she has been nerfed enough and further weakening is not the correct response.

Redditor ‘QuikScopeDash’ is one who took this stance, joking that they would main Crypto because Wraith has been nerfed so significantly.

This prompted a lengthy reply from John Larson, a Live Balance Designer at Respawn. He prefixed his comment by explaining that he is a Wraith main and wants her to remain viable.

“Wraith’s kit has been nerfed and tweaked more than any other legend’s, but her win rate and encounter win rate has remained an anomaly,” Larson said. “The common argument is that mechanically gifted players are drawn to her kit, but when we filter by skill brackets (rank, average damage, you name it) she’s still head and shoulders above everyone. So what does this mean?”

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Larson’s reply on Reddit.

Issues with Reddit moderation resulted in large portions of Larson’s comment being removed, but his point remained clear. Despite the various nerfs Wraith and her kit have suffered, her stats suggest she is still performing incredibly well.

He went on to compare Wraith with Pathfinder, explaining that “we never want to nerf legends to the point where they lose their identity.”

Many fear Wraith is approaching that point, and want the Voidwalker to remain as powerful as she’s always been.