It’s officially December, meaning Apex Legends players are anticipating the return of Winter Express and the Holo-Day Bash event. This year, Respawn are doing things a bit differently, but the classic LTM will be back.
Holo-Day Bash was first introduced to Apex Legends in 2019, as the game’s first holiday-themed event. While Respawn didn’t go as far as to add snow to map, but did add one of the most-loved LTMs, Winter Express.
In addition, festive skins were released for all the Legends, and this tradition continued in 2020, with new skins also added for the Legends who had joined the games in later seasons.
So, as expected, we can look forward to another update this year to celebrate the holiday season in Apex.
Is Holo-Day Bash 2021 coming?
This year, Respawn is changing plans and bringing the holiday-themed mode with a Collection Event, rather than a themed event.
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The Raiders Collection event will release on December 7, and the Winter Express mode will come with it.
In the past two years, the Holo-Day bash has included one main addition to the game – the Winter Express LTM. If you haven’t played before, Winter Express is unlike anything else in Apex Legends.
A round-based mode, two squads fight for control of the Winter Express train, which travels around World’s Edge. In the 2020 updated version of the mode, players would respawn on a supply ship, and then skydive down into the fray. If you win the round, you restart on the train already.
There is no looting either – players spawn in with a loadout of weapons and gear. This year, you will be able to select your own loadout.
Challenges & Rewards
As it’s dropping with a collection event, there is a prize track for the event to grind through.
This will reward you for playing during the event, and grant you free cosmetic items simply for playing.
The event will start on December 7, and run until December 21, so plenty of time to hop on the Winter Express.