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How to complete Apex Legends ‘The Gauntlet’ hunt for Broken Ghost quest

Published: 17/Jun/2020 3:27 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 4:49

by Isaac McIntyre

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The new Apex Legends Broken Ghost quest hunt ⁠— “The Gauntlet” ⁠— is here, and this time players have been tasked with retrieving another mysterious artifact to finish the Season 5 mission and unlock a new chapter, “The Lying Liar.”

More than a month has passed since Respawn debuted their new story-telling feature, the Broken Ghost quests, in Apex Legends. We’ve already seen a number of battle royale heroes lock horns, and at least one has been seriously hurt.

Last week Octane took centerstage before he needed saving by Lifeline in the story chapter “The Impromptu Kidnapper.” This time around, Apex’s combat medic is the star of the hunt as the storyline continues ⁠— here’s how to beat the latest quest.

How to complete Broken Ghost “The Gauntlet” hunt

Step 1 ⁠— Find Octane, escape the Bunker Pass

This week’s hunt opens with Gibraltar confirming the team found Octane, as Lifeline sets out to find the next piece of the artifact. Immediately upon dropping, you’ll find Octane defeated at the front of the vault with a loot box.

The quest begins with an eight-minute countdown, and a new objective: open all four exits in the Bunker Pass. Of course, the notorious Kings Canyon killing hall is filled with Prowlers that are in your way, so get ready for a fight.

Kings Canyon's notorious bunker has a starring role in this week's Broken Ghost hunt.
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Kings Canyon’s notorious bunker has a starring role in this week’s Broken Ghost hunt.

Once you’ve activated all four of the panels littered throughout the bunker, Gibraltar will let you know the doors have been opened again. Head to the exit, kill the Prowlers guarding the new area there, and head on.

Step 2 — Dig up another hidden artifact

As per usual, this mission becomes a defend-the-artifact as the processor digs it up. The difference for this one is it’s just outside the bunker, and there’s a stack of golden weapons up top for you to equip to clear the area easier.

Outside of the arsenal of guns at your disposal, this is pretty cut and dry: deploy the drill, hold out for the remaining time, or “hunker in the bunker” as Gibby says in the event comms channel, and dig up the next artifact.

From the looks of things, it looks like the Broken Ghost quest’s artifact is finally beginning to take shape. It appears it could be a Titanfall simulacrum — maybe female robot Ash, who was a big part of Respawn’s original FPS series?

Step 3 — Escape

The usual finale also plays out here once you have the next piece of the rare Broken Ghost artifact. Run to the arriving dropship and clear out any Prowlers that are trying to stop you on the way. Then, get ready for the next storyline chapter.

Broken Ghost Chapter 5: “The Lying Liar”

Once you complete the ‘The Gauntlet’ hunt mission, you will be given access to a text-only cutscene called “The Lying Liar.” This cutscene is told from Loba’s perspective. It starts as the Translocating Thief plans to leave the Apex Games.

Bangalore puts paid to those plans soon after, however. She tells the rest of the Apex cast that Loba is “working on Hammond’s dime”. Loba admits she is after Revenant’s source code, and has to work with Hammond to get it.

Week 5's Broken Ghost storyline cutscene, The Lying Liar, is told from Loba's perspective.
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Week 5’s Broken Ghost storyline cutscene, The Lying Liar, is told from Loba’s perspective.

Crypto explains that a simulacrum’s source code is  “the emotions, memories, personality” of the person, transferred from robot to robot. Wraith adds if they are working for Hammond to build the artifact, they should destroy it.

The cutscene then ends with Lifeline and Gibraltar returning from the fifth quest gameplay section with an injured Octane. The legend is in bad shape. He’s lost both of his robotic legs in the battle, and he’s unconscious.

The next Apex Lgends Broken Quest mission is expected to arrive next week. It should be around the same time as the first five hunt events. Part 6 is expected to be called ‘The Oblivious Mole’. It will be told from Crypto’s perspective.

So far, the new weekly player-vs-environment campaign has been well received. Respawn has clearly taken notice of that too ⁠— the devs may be adding a Titanfall-themed questline next, including Titans, Pilots, wallrunning, and more.

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Apex Legends players angered by Holo-Day Bash skin bundles

Published: 2/Dec/2020 12:45

by Calum Patterson

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The Holo-Day Bash event is back in Apex Legends for 2020, running through the whole of December, and has brought back the fan-favorite LTM, Winter Express. Although players are loving the mode, there has also been some controversy over the cosmetic bundles added to the store.

As with each new event in Apex Legends, a handful of both new and returning cosmetics are back, available to purchase as bundles in the in-game store.

Although there are new skins for Legends like Loba and Revenant, and some incredible new weapon skins, there is some disagreement with how the bundles have been put together.

Certain weapon skins are clearly aligned with specific Legend skins, and were shown off together in the Holo-Day Bash trailer. But, these weapon and Legend skins have conspicuously been split up – appearing to force players into buying two bundles if they want the matching skins.

Gibraltar's Holo-Day Bash Apex Legends skin
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This classic Gibraltar skin is back in Apex Legends.

This was first highlighted on Twitter and Reddit, with posts going viral about the seemingly deliberate move to mix up the weapon and Legend skins.

For example, if a player wants to have both Loba’s Legendary skin and match it with the legendary Spitfire skin in the same style, they will need to buy two bundles – while the Crypto skin matches with the P2020 skin in Loba’s bundle.

Skin bundles in Apex legends
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The bundles appear to mismatched the skins – and players think it’s deliberate.

“I was willing to pay the 25 bucks for the Loba skin WITH her gun. I’m not gonna break my wallet trying to buy both,” one player commented on Reddit. Other players called the bundles “anti-consumer.”

“It’s bullsh*t for people who bought the collection event last year, too,” another player said. “The new weapon skins are paired with old legend skins, and new legend skins are paired with old weapon skins.”

Season 7 has already had a couple of other monetization-related issues in Apex Legends. The most notable was due to a change to the battle pass system, which made it harder to level up at the same rate as past Seasons. Players accused the developers of doing this to encourage more people to buy levels.

Then, there was another issue after the price of the Legendary Hunt skin bundle was increased from 6,000 Apex coins to 7,300 without warning. However, Respawn later clarified that this was a mistake, and would refund the difference to anyone who had paid the higher price.

It’s unlikely the arrangement of these bundles are a mistake however, or will be changed. But, feedback from players may make the developers consider their bundle arrangements more carefully for future events.