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Apex Legends: Shroud punches his way to Apex Predator rank

Published: 17/Jul/2019 14:41 Updated: 17/Jul/2019 14:56

by Matt Porter

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Michael ‘CS:GO pro used his character’s fists to secure his spot in Apex Legends’ highest competitive rank.

Apex Legends rose to become one of the most popular battle royale games in the world, and delighted fans when they announced the addition of Ranked Play to the game, giving players a chance to test their mettle and see how they measure up against their opponents.

Unsurprisingly, shroud has been grinding the mode, working his way through the ranks to earn the top prize, and be crowned an Apex Predator. The streamer finally accomplished his goal on Tuesday, July 16, and did so in some style as he brawled his way to the top.

EAApex Predator is the highest rank in the game’s competitive modes.

Approaching the end of the game, and with four squads still remaining, shroud found himself on the high ground, with his opponents forced to push towards them if they hoped to evade taking damage from the game’s circle.

“This is doable,” called shroud as the teams fought below him, peppering enemies with bullets, taking two down in the process. Finally, it came down to the Canadian and his teammates in a three-versus-one battle against a solo player.

Seizing his opportunity, shroud ran down from his perch, putting his gun away and sprinting across towards her while yelling: “I’m punching her!” Sure enough, the Twitch streamer made it over to his foe, and a swift right hand secured the victory, and his status as Apex Predator.

Shroud celebrated his achievement, shouting “What’s up son,” and “Let’s go,” as he was named Apex Champion of their match, although he almost gave up on the mode on July 12, after alluding that he was burnt out of the game.

The streamer stuck with it though, and now finds himself at the very top of Apex Legends, somewhere long-time viewers will not be surprised to see him.

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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
Screenshot via Biast12
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.”