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Apex Legends skin customizer concept will test your color-matching skill

Published: 13/Mar/2020 15:38

by Scott Robertson

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One Apex Legends community member’s concept for a custom skins color option has got the game’s player base wondering when something like that could be added to the game.

There are some downright beautiful character skins in Apex Legends. In any game where character skins are present, players want themselves to look as bold, colorful, and unique as possible.

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But with only a finite number of skins, that limits the amount of different cosmetic options that players have access to. But one member of the community came up with a concept that can change all that.

All the Apex Legends in their original skins.

Created by Apex Legends subreddit user XenotheBoi, the standard model customization color pack allows players to take the original skin of each character and add custom colors into one of three slots.

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With the Bangalore they used for example, the first color slot is for her grenades, her second slot is for armor, gloves, and kneepads, and the third is for her shirt and boots.

In their concept, players could unlock access to the customization pack with either a combination of Legend Tokens and Crafting Metals, or with a massive donation of Apex Coins.

It looks like players could then spend additional Tokens or Metals on different color tones, or save up and buy fancy patterns to paste onto their Legends.

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In the post’s comments, several users expressed their desire for a system like this to be implemented into the game.

However, many also gave a realistic reply that Respawn and EA are unlikely to add it because it would just eat into profits they make from their usual microtransaction model.

Apex’s developers aren’t alone in maintaining this cosmetic status quo, as neither Fortnite, Call of Duty, or any other game title that makes millions off microtransactions offer a level of customization this thorough. Certain skins in Fortnite have different preset customization options, but that’s the extent of it.

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If Respawn took an idea like this and added it to the game, it would likely have a higher upfront cost and a higher cost per each color option. But given how well the idea resonates with the community, it could still be very popular with players.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Pathfinder grapple change coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 10:09

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends dev has confirmed that Pathfinder’s grapple cooldown is set to undergo a change once the Season 7 patch drops. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, Respawn Entertainment have made changes to each character – be it to make them a more viable option to use, or to bring them back down to earth because they’re too powerful.

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These changes typically come at the start of a new season, but when something seems out of place – like Pathfinder’s long grapple cooldown that has caused the pick rate of the typically extremely popular character to dip quite a bit. 

With Season 6 drawing to a close, a change for the cooldown on Pathfinder’s grapple has been the biggest talking point after it was changed from the typical 15 seconds to around 40 seconds.

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Pathfinder mains have been begging for a change to his grapple cooldown.

Players have begged Respawn for changes for some time, but with Season 6 drawing to a close, they’ll have to wait until the new season for a change. 

Responding to fan questions on Reddit, Apex Legends dev Daniel Klein confirmed that Pathfinder’s cooldown is in the works. “This patch!” Klein said, responding to a question about changes to the cooldown. “To be clear, that’s the Season 7 patch, coming soon.”

While Klein has given lengthy answers in the past about changes coming to Apex, he didn’t add anything else to his Pathfinder answers, instead, moving to answer questions about other changes as well as detailing why wall-running wouldn’t work in Apex.

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Klein confirmed the changes on Reddit.

On top of the change to Pathfinder, Klein also confirmed that Octane is set for a “tiny buff” with the start of Season 7. Though, he did not hint at what the change to the adrenaline junkie would be. 

However, there isn’t all that long left in terms of a wait to see what Respawn has in store with Season 7. Unless there is a last-minute delay or change, the new patch is set to drop on November 4.

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