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Best new Apex Legends skin ideas: Loba, Crypto, Lifeline, more

Published: 2/Aug/2020 15:17

by Joe Craven


Apex Legends’ innovative and unique world was bound to inspire artwork, but community concepts have become a staple of the game’s fanbase. Here, we’ve chosen some of the very best skin concepts from the past month.

It has become commonplace in the Apex Legends community for fans to share their own concept skins for the game’s unique Legends. The creative world conceived by Respawn Entertainment has inspired incredible art and community engagement. Here, we choose our favorite skin concepts from the past month or so.

Crypto Hellslinger

The first is this incredible Crypto ‘Hellsinger’ concept from u/StarDyx, channeling even more yellow and grey into the Surveillance Expert’s look. If Crypto does indeed get the buff many fans are hoping for, this would make him look the part as he seeks to dominate both World’s Edge and Kings Canyon.

Regarding the skin, one Redditor commented that it “looks like a rare and a legendary mix. This is what the epic skins should look like”. It’s certainly epic.

Crypto skin concept : Hellsinger from r/apexlegends

Prestige Loba

Next up is a couple of Loba concepts from u/SithArsenal. The Redditor has crossed the Season 5 legend with League of Legend themes, creating a fantastical take on the High Society Thief.

It also offers a light and dark option, depending on the player’s preference. Given the day and night variants of Kings Canyon, it’s fair to assume the light version is designed to be worn in the day, and the dark at night.

[CONCEPT] Prestige Loba w/ both light & dark version. Tell me what yall think 🙂 from r/apexlegends

Crypto Battle Hardened

Our next skin concept returns to Crypto and, this time, features a concept for his heirloom too. Named the ‘Battle Hardened’ skin, u/Sitting_WOLF has included a trio of variants with slightly different looks, including a large dark green overcoat.

Similarly, they explain they did their research into his heirloom concept, to try and make it as authentic as possible.

I tried to create a simple Battle hardened type Crypto skin + Heirloom concept. I did some research and tried my best to make the Heirloom as Korean and Crypto’s as possible… since its just a modded Data Knife. What do you guys think? from r/apexlegends

Unique styles for Lifeline, Bangalore, Wattson, Crypto

Finally, we have four awesome skin concepts from u/PiroSheikah, offering the same aesthetic style to Lifeline, Bangalore, Wattson and Crypto. Each is given a dark, almost ninja-like overhaul, that would bring some stealth and silent threat to every legend. We’ll take one of each, please.

Here are some fanart skin concepts I made for Lifeline Bangalore Wattson and Crypto, I will draw more legends soon (it takes me a long time?) What do y’all think ? My art page on ig: @midonay from r/apexlegends

As much as we’d like to see fan-made concepts in Respawn, one of their senior writers has explained why that would be incredibly difficult to facilitate. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed, though.

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Apex Legends devs considering different buff ideas for Loba

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:12

by Joe Craven


Daniel Klein, lead game designer at Respawn Entertainment, has suggested that a Loba buff could come soon to Apex Legends, but that the High Society Thief is currently in a “pretty good” spot. 

Added back in Season 5, Loba has perhaps had less of an impact on the Apex Legends meta than some of her counterparts. She’s not necessarily underpowered, but it’s hard to really class her as a game-changing legend in Apex’s Season 7 meta.

The buff to Black Market Boutique enabled her to become a significant contributor to her teams, pulling her out of the dwindling period she found herself in during Season 6.

However, her relative mediocrity when compared to some of the game’s stronger characters – Wraith, Gibraltar, and Bloodhound – has naturally led to her fans asking for a buff.

Apex Legends Cosplay Loba
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Loba has one of the biggest personalities in Apex Legends, even if she’s not one of the best legends.

One Redditor, ‘ApexFan12′, suggested a small Loba buff to Daniel Klein, Respawn’s Lead Game Designer. Klein can be found frequently active on Reddit, interacting and replying with fans of the battle royale.

“You know how Pathfinder’s cooldown is based on how far he goes,” the Redditor said, “I was wondering if there’s any way you can do the same thing with Loba, where her tactical cooldown is based on how far her bracelet goes… There’s been many times where I’ve accidentally thrown it right in front of me and then have to wait 30 seconds for it to recharge.”

The suggestion seemed to appeal to Klein, who replied: “Definitely could do that! Could also just shave off time in general. I think the animations pre and post use could also do with some tightening. Thing is, she’s pretty good right now. Will let her rest for a patch or two.”

Reddit conversation between Daniel Klein about Loba
Klein’s response and the Redditor’s suggestion, in full.

Responding to another user about simply making the bracelet travel faster in the air, Klein described that buff as a “last resort”.

“It would require some work on the visual effect to make it look good and it has the highest risk of negatively impacting combat legibility,” he said. “Point taken on the beautiful arrival animation; maybe most of our shortening needs to be in the taking off animation. Like I said though, this is experimental stuff we’re still play-testing and there’s a good chance we won’t ship it if it’s not healthy for the game.”

Daniel Klein response on Reddit over Loba buff
Daniel Klein’s response to other Loba buff suggestions.

Klein’s comment that they are going to “let her rest” suggests that the change, if it comes at all, will likely drop after Season 8’s inception. It’s fair to wait and see how Loba is affected by the introduction of Fuse and the balancing adjustments that will come with the launch of a new season.

Barring any delays, Season 8 is set to drop in Apex Legends on February 2.