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Confirmed: Apex Legends player officially finds Firing Range easter egg

Published: 4/Dec/2019 23:33

by Alan Bernal

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The long hunt for Apex Legends’ easter egg hidden in the Firing Range has finally been found – and a Respawn developer was all too happy to confirm it.

Since its February 4 launch, Apex Legends has had various easter eggs spread throughout its battle royale but none have eluded the community so much as the one buried in the practice arena for the game.

The search was only fueled by hints from developer Rayme Vinson leading to some players going to extreme lengths to get to the bottom of the easter egg.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends players have been scouring the Firing Range for the easter egg, and it’s finally been found.

But it looks like Reddit user ‘Maddazefc’ has cracked the code to activate the easter egg which has eluded many in the community, and it’s actually pretty easy to reproduce.

Playing as Pathfinder, players will need to drop their starting weapon and make their way to the far left cave from the starting location.

After doing so, players will need to make their way up to the middle of the catwalk shortly after walking into the tunnel.

Finally, all it takes is crouching and changing your Legend. If done correctly, players should hear a sound queue and when they go back down to the Firing Range floor they’ll find three AI-controlled bots.

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There was a lot of scrutiny as to whether this was indeed the easter egg that the Apex community have been looking for, but that was laid to rest when Vinson tweeted a recognition of approval shortly after it was discovered.

The discovery puts to bed the long search that’s been taking place, that’s taken players from outside of the playable borders in the Firing Range to the back-end files for Apex Legends.

Some players even found some peace of mind since it explains strange files found in the game.

“Ok, so this makes sense as to why there are 3 scripts relating to NPC versions of the L-STAR, Peacekeeper and Hemlok, which all those dummies are using,” user ‘novalue1998’ said. “I thought it was nothing, but turns out it was for this.”

With buzz around a Holiday LTM centered around Mirage emerging, Apex Legends easter egg hunters should be on the lookout for a new round of tricks from Respawn.

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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
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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
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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.”