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Apex Legends: Names and abilities of new legends leaked

Published: 16/Feb/2019 20:24 Updated: 26/Feb/2019 5:54

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends is already one of the most successful games of 2019, and it looks like there could be plenty of new legends headed to the title very soon.

Update 2/24: Additional evidence of the new Legends has been found in the form of player card names. 

List of 8 new legends names from r/apexlegends

Original story as follows.

Several Twitter users posted screenshots of purported leaks that may have been data mined from Apex’s source code, which appear to show a number of new legends and abilities.

Two possible future legends found by data miners seem to have the names “Octane” and “Wattson”.

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Besides the names, leakers were able to find potential abilities for each character. Octane appears to have a “Stimpack” ability, while Wattson has a Tesla Trap – probably some kind of trap that damages players as they’re trapped, or stops them from moving for a certain amount of time.

Octane’s “Stimpack” is more vague, it could be a boost to health of ultimate charge, or something else entirely. There’s just not enough information yet to know for sure.

Besides Wattson and Octane, leakers also found a number of possible new characters, but whether or not they’re all legit is still unknown:

  • Crypto
  • Husaria
  • Jericho
  • Nomad
  • Prophet
  • Rampart
  • Rosie
  • Skunner

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Besides naming the potential new legends, there’s no information on when any of the new characters will be available – or if they ever will.

Still, data mined leaks have proven to be somewhat accurate in the past, so fans will just have to wait and see if this one is legit or not.

Respawn has made it clear they want to provide plenty of content for players, so new legends coming to the battlefield might not be too far off.

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Apex Legends players angered by Holo-Day Bash skin bundles

Published: 2/Dec/2020 12:45

by Calum Patterson

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The Holo-Day Bash event is back in Apex Legends for 2020, running through the whole of December, and has brought back the fan-favorite LTM, Winter Express. Although players are loving the mode, there has also been some controversy over the cosmetic bundles added to the store.

As with each new event in Apex Legends, a handful of both new and returning cosmetics are back, available to purchase as bundles in the in-game store.

Although there are new skins for Legends like Loba and Revenant, and some incredible new weapon skins, there is some disagreement with how the bundles have been put together.

Certain weapon skins are clearly aligned with specific Legend skins, and were shown off together in the Holo-Day Bash trailer. But, these weapon and Legend skins have conspicuously been split up – appearing to force players into buying two bundles if they want the matching skins.

Gibraltar's Holo-Day Bash Apex Legends skin
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This classic Gibraltar skin is back in Apex Legends.

This was first highlighted on Twitter and Reddit, with posts going viral about the seemingly deliberate move to mix up the weapon and Legend skins.

For example, if a player wants to have both Loba’s Legendary skin and match it with the legendary Spitfire skin in the same style, they will need to buy two bundles – while the Crypto skin matches with the P2020 skin in Loba’s bundle.

Skin bundles in Apex legends
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The bundles appear to mismatched the skins – and players think it’s deliberate.

“I was willing to pay the 25 bucks for the Loba skin WITH her gun. I’m not gonna break my wallet trying to buy both,” one player commented on Reddit. Other players called the bundles “anti-consumer.”

“It’s bullsh*t for people who bought the collection event last year, too,” another player said. “The new weapon skins are paired with old legend skins, and new legend skins are paired with old weapon skins.”

Season 7 has already had a couple of other monetization-related issues in Apex Legends. The most notable was due to a change to the battle pass system, which made it harder to level up at the same rate as past Seasons. Players accused the developers of doing this to encourage more people to buy levels.

Then, there was another issue after the price of the Legendary Hunt skin bundle was increased from 6,000 Apex coins to 7,300 without warning. However, Respawn later clarified that this was a mistake, and would refund the difference to anyone who had paid the higher price.

It’s unlikely the arrangement of these bundles are a mistake however, or will be changed. But, feedback from players may make the developers consider their bundle arrangements more carefully for future events.