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Apex Legends leak shows ‘replay support’ in game files

Published: 28/May/2020 11:38

by Calum Patterson

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An Apex Legends data miner has uncovered new code in the game files describing ‘replay support’, though it’s unclear what it could entail. Players are hoping it could be a fully-fledged replay system to watch back their matches.

Replays were added to much fanfare in Fortnite, as they allowed players to rewatch full games, and see the perspectives of other players in the lobby. It’s a feature that is particularly useful to content creators as well.

But, Apex has never had such a feature, nor even hinted at its arrival. But, that’s not for a lack of requests from players, who have been suggesting it as a must-have ever since Season 1.

Respawn has remained tight-lipped on the possibility, and this new game file could be totally unrelated to an actual replay mode available to players.

But, as posted by Shrugtal, a new server setting describes “replay support” in the code, immediately sparking speculation.

What could replay support be for?

This setting may be related to a specific replay mode for tournament spectating, perhaps for creating ‘replays’ of key moments in matches.

The addition of recording all gameplay in a match can put undue stress on the server, meaning a fully-fledged replay mode for all games might be unfeasible.

However, Apex Legends is nothing if not ambitious, and it’s possible that a replay mode is on the agenda for upcoming features from Respawn.

Replay mode in Fortnite
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Fortnite’s replay mode is excellent, letting players rewatch matches and helping content creators.

They have launched a new studio in Vancouver totally dedicated to working on Apex Legends, and players are hoping it will make way for some of the most requested features.

These include cross-play and the long-awaiting mobile launch, and now speculation about a replay mode can begin.

It should be reiterated that this code does not confirm the existence of a replay mode coming to the game, as it could relate to numerous other potential features.

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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
Respawn Entertainment
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.”