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Apex Legends Season 7 to bring major crafting changes

Published: 2/Nov/2020 18:21

by Connor Bennett

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The Apex Legends Season 7 update is set to make a pretty big change to what items you can get from a Replicator through crafting.

Prior to the start of Apex Legends Season 6, players raised a collective eyebrow when Respawn Entertainment announced that they would be adding a crafting feature to the battle royale.

Many assumed that it could be like Fortnite, being able to build cover, but its not like that at all. Instead, the feature has proven to be pretty popular, and has become a key aspect in many matches given that you can get weapons and healing items. 

However, with Season 7 on the horizon, just like many other things, crafting appears to be in for a bit of a change. 

A crafting replicator in Apex Legends
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Replicators are used to craft items in Apex Legends.

Apex Legends Season 7 crafting changes

Now, you don’t have to worry about getting materials, that still works in the same way. The way we’re alluding to is what you’ll get from Replicators through crafting. 

With the embargo on early gameplay for Season 7 being lifted, some content creators showed that the Replicators now have Shield Batteries instead of Shield Cells inside. It also appears that they offer additional ammo than before too.

However, weapons will no longer offered. Instead, as the devs explained in their patch notes, Shield Batteries have taken their place and the high-level attachments will still be tailored towards a weapon category.

Apex Legends crafting options from Season 7 changes
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The Shield Batteries are now inside replicators as items.

While some players might view crafting as worthless with there ebing no weapons available, having Shield Batteries inside could be quite the game-changer in itself. 

They can, in some situations, be a bit tougher to find, so being able to stock up on them through crafting would be something some players would enjoy. 

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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.”