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Apex Legends Season 5 Fortune’s Favor revealed: Loba, Quests, Battle Pass

Published: 30/Apr/2020 19:19 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 21:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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Respawn Entertainment have finally announced Season 5 of Apex Legends, called Fortune’s Favor, which features brand new Legend Loba, the introduction of Season Quests, the Battle Pass and Ranked Series 4.

Nothing is more hyped in Apex Legends than the start of a new season, and with the game’s fifth one just around the corner, developers Respawn have finally fed fans with some long-awaited details.

As usual, Fortune’s Edge will introduce a new Legend, Battle Pass, Ranked Series, and more – information about all of which can be found below.

When does Apex Legends Season 5 release?

Respawn have announced that Season 5 will kick off on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. It had initially been scheduled for release on May 7, but devs ended up pushing it back a week to accommodate for the Battle Armor Event to give players a chance to finish some last-minute things in Season 4.

What’s new in Apex Legends Season 5?

Loba

At long last, after weeks of leaks, speculation, and rumors, Loba has finally been confirmed as the new Legend for Season 5. Her reveal trailer above, ‘Legacy of a Thief,’ provided a glimpse of her long journey from a young orphan to a professional thief. Now, she’s back to get revenge on Revenant, who killed her parents when she was a girl.

While we don’t know what her abilities will officially be, leaks suggest that they will follow the character’s themes of thievery and stealth, which should add a nice twist to the Apex Games.

Respawn EntertainmentLoba will be the new character in Apex Legends Season 5.

That’s not all; immediately after the announcement, Respawn have already added the new character in the game. While she’s not playable just yet, players can spot her sneaking around the banners behind the main menu.

Season Quests

With this new chapter, developers will also be introducing Season Quests, a new way for players to earn rewards: “Hunt for treasure and answers in the new Season Quest. Those who complete the journey will be richly rewarded.”

It’s not clear yet how these Quests will work, and what objectives they will require, but the feeling is that they will be long-form challenges that players will have to work towards all season long.

Ranked Series 4

Ranked Series 4 will be the fourth running of Apex Legends’ competitive playlist, as players will have over two months to try and achieve the highest rank they can get.

The schedule will be similar to Series 3, as there will once again be a Series Split halfway through the season that will shift the main competitive map from World’s Edge to Kings Canyon.

Other than that, not too many more changes are on the way, although Respawn have tinkered with how Loss Forgiveness works and will also be adding a highly-requested Reconnect feature that will allow players to get back into matches they were disconnected from.

Speaking of Series 3, in this announcement, the devs also gave a first look at the rewards that will be offered to players to participated in Ranked during Season 4.

Battle Pass

As always, there will also be a new Battle Pass with over 100 items, including Legendary Skins, Apex Packs, and other exclusive cosmetic items.

Respawn also teased “new Battle Pass content making a Season 5 debut,” so fans will want to keep an eye on what the devs have up their sleeve.

Interestingly enough, Respawn did not reveal what new weapon will be added in Season 5. Every single season has featured a new gun, and the devs usually reveal them ahead of time, but it seems that they’ve changed course this time around. Most believe it’ll either be the Volt or CAR SMGs from Respawn’s Titanfall series, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

As always, we’ll continue to bring you the latest Apex Legends Season 5 information as more details get announced in the coming days.

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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.