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Everything you need to know about Apex Packs in Apex Legends

Published: 5/Feb/2019 18:30 Updated: 6/Feb/2019 10:00

by Keshav Bhat

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Respawn has added in a variety of ways to unlock new customization content in Apex Legends with the Apex Packs and Apex Legends Coins.

Apex Legends is a free to play Battle Royale game from Respawn, and Respawn has added a variety of optional customization content to monetize the game. One of the biggest additions is Apex Packs, a supply drop system for Apex Legends. 

Many fans were wary of Respawn’s decision to have supply drops in this title as EA has a bad reputation with their abuse of supply drops, as seen in Star Wars Battlefront II’s fiasco in 2017. In a new FAQ from Respawn, the details on how the Apex Pack system works has been confirmed — and it has an unexpected level of transparency.

All Apex Packs only feature cosmetic items, and Respawn has made clear in their interviews that they will never allow gameplay advantageous to be sold in Apex Legends. Apex Packs can be earned in two ways: by playing the game and leveling up, and by purchasing them with the in-game currency called Apex Legends Coins. 

For the sake of transparency, Respawn has provided the expected drop rates for the rarity types on a single Apex Packs. The probability of earning at least one of the following is:

  • Rare or better item: 100%
  • Epic or better item: 24.8%
  • Legendary item: 7.4%

Alongside the probability, the FAQ page also showcases a list of which types of content is available at what rarity. 

Items are available in-game at the following rarities

In-game, players can find the Apex Packs under the Store Tab and under ‘Apex Packs.’ 1 Apex Pack costs 100 Coins, and there’s a bundle of 10 available for 1,000 Coins. Beyond just sharing the probability earn rates, Respawn has also confirmed that Apex Packs are duplicate and bad luck protected. 

This means that players cannot earn items in Apex Packs if they have already unlocked those items. These packs also are bad luck protected for Legendary Items; bad luck protection entails that players cannot open more than 30 Apex Packs without receiving a Legendary Item.  

With this kind of transparency, Respawn is currently on the right track with their cosmetic system. Alongside a featured store, similar to that of Fortnite and Blackout, Apex Legends offers a variety of different ways to earn new content types for all players. 


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Caustic Town Takeover teasers in Apex Legends: Secret messages on Kings Canyon

Published: 25/Feb/2021 18:24 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 18:34

by Alan Bernal

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Teasers for Caustic’s Town Takeover in Apex Legends Season 8 are appearing on Kings Canyon, giving players a mixed bag of hype and dread for what the Toxic Trapper’s event will play like.

Respawn likes to give their Legends a turn in the spotlight with Town Takeovers that transform a point of interest (POI) in the battle royale to emulate a given character. We’ve seen ones for Octane, Mirage, and Bloodhound, just to name a few.

As the studio makes its way through their catalog of Legends, there’s always an atmosphere of renewed excitement for who will get the next Town Takeover going into a season. For Season 8, it’s expected to be part of the Chaos Theory event.

If previous leaks are to be believed, Season 8’s Town Takeover is centered around Caustic and plenty of teasers should be in the game soon.

Apex Legends Caustic Town Takeover teasers

Apex Legends’ loading screen on February 22 showed Caustic walking then stopping to overlook an area just next to Crash Site on Kings Canyon.

Dropping at this location, players could then play a short voice message from Caustic: “The erupted gas pocket and fuel have combined, to create a gargantuan supply of toxin. If there’s a way to refine it, I could mold it into something spectacular.”

Second Caustic teaser

The next teaser then dropped on February 25. Again, the loading screen was changed to a new location, and dropping here, you can find another message from Caustic.

“The best way to test this would be human subjects. Luckily, there’s an ample supply of Lab Rats right here.”

 

With all of the discussion going around the Legend, there’s people excited to see what a Caustic Town Takeover would play like. However, players that aren’t loving how strong he is at the moment are dreading to see how toxic the event will be.

According to the schedule, we can expect the next in-game teaser to appear on Feb. 27, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that one too.