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Apex Legends players hit out at allegedly misleading Apex Pack drop rates

Published: 24/May/2019 12:00 Updated: 24/May/2019 12:37

by Matt Porter


Apex Legends players have criticized EA and Respawn Entertainment for what they claim is misleading information regarding the frequency of heirloom gear drops from Apex Packs.

Apex Packs are a way to unlock new cosmetic items, without purchasing them directly from the store or unlocking them through the game’s Season One Battle Pass. Apex Packs can be opened using Apex Legends Coins, which can be earned by ranking up, or by purchasing the in-game currency from the store.

While it appeared that the microtransactions and their drop rates were transparent, an Apex Legends player on the game’s subreddit has revealed that he believes the information provided by Respawn Entertainment is inaccurate, and claims he received little-to-no help from EA when he brought his concerns to them.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Packs give players cosmetic items like skins and weapons camos.

Why are Apex Legends players upset?

In Apex Legends, heirloom sets are a cosmetic set above Legendary, which are extremely rare inside the game.

According to Respawn themselves, while there is less than a 1% chance of opening an Apex Pack and finding one, the game does have bad luck protection, and players are physically unable to open more than 500 crates without receiving the heirloom set.

This may not be the case though, with a player taking to the Apex Legends subreddit to claim that they “opened over 500 Apex Packs for the heirloom, but [didn’t receive] a Wraith blade,” despite the developers themselves stating this couldn’t happen.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Respawn website states players can’t open more than 500 Apex Packs without receiving an heirloom set.

According to /u/OGYungEgypt who posted the complaint, he then tried to contact EA about the issue, who confirmed that while he had opened 500 packs, and apparently spent $300 on Apex Coins, it “depends on your pack luck”, and suggested that he keep opening “more and more packs,” despite the bad luck protection.

/u/OGYungEgyptOGYungEgypt claims EA’s response was that he should keep buying packs.

In a comment on the post, /u/OGYungEgypt states that he is now unable to contact EA regarding the issue, after posting about his situation on Twitter.

The user also confirmed that he “likes the game” and is “happy to spend” money on it, but states he is “unsatisfied” and being apparently lied to.

Many others on the subreddit voiced their support, urging him to keep going in his search for justice, and condemning EA for the way they allegedly handled his complaint. 

While /u/OGYungEgypt’s claims seem to be legitimate, there is no way to prove that he absolutely opened 500 Apex Packs, although the apparent admission from the EA representative that they “understand he opened 500 packs” does appear to add credence to his complaint.

Respawn Entertainment and EA are yet to respond to the claims that their bad luck protection doesn’t work, but we’ll be sure to update this article with any new information.

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Apex Legends leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21

by Isaac McIntyre


Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.