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Apex Legends physical edition: Everything we know – leaks, skins and more

Published: 7/Sep/2019 12:51 Updated: 7/Sep/2019 14:44

by Joe Craven

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A leak from GameStop conference has indicated that physical editions of Apex Legends are coming, and will bring exclusive skins with them depending on the copy. While unconfirmed, here’s everything we know about them so far.

The video game market has recently shifted towards downloading games via platform stores, seeing a fall in the sales of physical copies of games. This can be put down to numerous reasons: ease of use, pre-loading a game prior to its release date and the rise of free games, which don’t necessitate a disc to the same extent.

Where has the Apex Legends physical copy leak come from?

An alleged leak from GameStop’s Nashville conference came from a Reddit user, appearing to show box art for two editions of Apex Legends, one featuring Bloodhound and the other Lifeline. 

The images appeared online in late August, and have received considerable attention since then. 

Lifeline and Bloodhound editions?

The two boxes also feature slightly different titles, either the “Bloodhound Edition” or the “Lifeline Edition”. While the leak itself is unconfirmed, many seem excited at the prospect of a physical copy of Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale. 

Bloodhound and Lifeline are two of Apex’s most popular legends, having been in the game since its release back in February. Lifeline is the in-game medic, while Bloodhound is a tracker. 

Should there be a physical copy coming, it would most likely feature two of the most popular legends, and ones that have been around since release. 

Respawn EntertainmentLifeline and Bloodhound appear to be getting exclusive skins from physical copies.

What would be included in a physical version of Apex Legends?

The various editions appear to suggest that there will be exclusive skins given depending on the edition players pick up. Following the leak of 5 new skins on September 5, it has been suggested that the leaked skins will be the ones players receive depending on which edition they purchase.

This is not a particularly new addition to video games, with many others offering exclusive skins for specific versions. 

It’s unlikely that a disc copy of the game would be included, rather a digital download code would likely be used, similar to Fortnite’s physical editions, which also came with exclusive cosmetics.

Retail Version of Apex Legends. from r/apexlegends

It has also led to a discussion surrounding whether there is a point to free games being available in physical form, as delivery charges would add unnecessary expense to a free title.

However, others argued that collectors would see the value in the physical copies, as well as enabling access to exclusive skins for players that want them. 

It coincides with some players explaining that they have seen leaked Lifeline and Bloodhound skins in game, potentially from players receiving physical copies early. 

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When will Apex Legends physical edition release? 

It’s worth remembering that the physical versions are still unconfirmed on Respawn’s behalf, so it’s unlikely we’ll see them soon. 

Their release could coincide with the start of Season 3, which is expected on October 1. 

However, as many fans pointed out, releasing at the same time as Season 3, to players who already have the game, wouldn’t completely add up. We may see them as part of an in-game event, similar to the recent Voidwalker event

While it would be fairly unprecedented for a free game to be released in physical form (although Fortnite has done it), it would not be without research on Respawn’s behalf to ensure that enough of the community would want to pick up a copy.

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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

Apparently, the new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump in to the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem. It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.