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Apex Legends players slam “grindy” Season 7 Battle Pass

Published: 5/Nov/2020 14:52 Updated: 5/Nov/2020 14:59

by Alex Garton

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Apex Legends Season 7 may have introduced an exciting new map and Legend to the game, but the new Battle Pass system is being heavily criticized by the community.

The much-anticipated Season 7 of Apex Legends has arrived. Players are exploring the new map whilst getting grips with Horizon, Apex’s latest Legend to be added to the roster.

Alongside these major additions, Season 7 introduced a new Battle Pass system to the game involving the collection of ‘Battle Stars’. Unfortunately, this new system has been labeled as unrewarding and “grindy” by the community.

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The new Ascension Battle Pass provides players with exclusive cosmetic rewards.

Ascension Battle Pass labeled as unrewarding

A thread posted to the Apex Legends subreddit criticizing the Season 7 Battle Pass has received nearly 10,000 upvotes.

The majority of the criticism aimed towards the Battle Pass revolves around the new ‘Battle Star’ System: “these new challenges and battle star system is extremely grindy…I’ve finished all of my daily quests and I still haven’t levelled from 1-2.”

Apex Legends Battle Pass complaints

For developers, finding a middle-ground between a satisfying challenge and worthwhile rewards is key in keeping players engaged. It’s obvious that Respawn’s Season 7 Battle Pass is imbalanced and may need to be addressed.

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A key issue raised in the thread is the increased barriers between rewards compared to last season.

The thread continues, going into detail on the differences between this Season’s Battle Pass and the previous: “It takes 10k xp to get 1 star… so 100k xp for 1 BP lvl. Previous BP xp track was 9/18/27/36/54… so basically we’re getting 1 BP lvl for every 4 we would have gotten last season.”

It appears Respawn have significantly increased the grind between Battle Pass levels. This is disappointing for players who had become accustomed to the unlock tracks of the previous Seasons.

Of course, players wouldn’t be complaining as much if the Battle Pass was offering rewards that were worth the increased grind time. However, the post describes Season 7’s Battle Pass rewards as mediocre and encourages Respawn to address the issue.

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The Season 7 Battle Pass currently costs 950 Apex coins.

A few displeased commenters on the thread have directly accused Respawn of making the changes for increased monetary gain: “They’re doing it on purpose to try and get as much money as possible from the new influx of players from Steam.” Another wrote: “played for just over an hour and finished 3 dailies… this is a terrible idea.”

With the thread continuing to garner more upvotes, it will likely get the attention of Respawn, who always have their ear to the ground for community feedback. The question is, will they choose to fix the Battle Pass and implement a more satisfying system?

Unfortunately, no one has the answer to that question at the moment.

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Caustic Town Takeover teasers in Apex Legends: Secret messages on Kings Canyon

Published: 25/Feb/2021 18:24 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 18:34

by Alan Bernal

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Teasers for Caustic’s Town Takeover in Apex Legends Season 8 are appearing on Kings Canyon, giving players a mixed bag of hype and dread for what the Toxic Trapper’s event will play like.

Respawn likes to give their Legends a turn in the spotlight with Town Takeovers that transform a point of interest (POI) in the battle royale to emulate a given character. We’ve seen ones for Octane, Mirage, and Bloodhound, just to name a few.

As the studio makes its way through their catalog of Legends, there’s always an atmosphere of renewed excitement for who will get the next Town Takeover going into a season. For Season 8, it’s expected to be part of the Chaos Theory event.

If previous leaks are to be believed, Season 8’s Town Takeover is centered around Caustic and plenty of teasers should be in the game soon.

Apex Legends Caustic Town Takeover teasers

Apex Legends’ loading screen on February 22 showed Caustic walking then stopping to overlook an area just next to Crash Site on Kings Canyon.

Dropping at this location, players could then play a short voice message from Caustic: “The erupted gas pocket and fuel have combined, to create a gargantuan supply of toxin. If there’s a way to refine it, I could mold it into something spectacular.”

Second Caustic teaser

The next teaser then dropped on February 25. Again, the loading screen was changed to a new location, and dropping here, you can find another message from Caustic.

“The best way to test this would be human subjects. Luckily, there’s an ample supply of Lab Rats right here.”

 

With all of the discussion going around the Legend, there’s people excited to see what a Caustic Town Takeover would play like. However, players that aren’t loving how strong he is at the moment are dreading to see how toxic the event will be.

According to the schedule, we can expect the next in-game teaser to appear on Feb. 27, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that one too.