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How to get Apex Legends Ascension Starter Pack with Horizon Skin

Published: 12/Nov/2020 21:26

by Tanner Pierce

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Respawn Entertainment has released the Apex Legends Ascension Starter Pack, which includes everything that you need to start out the brand new season, including some Apex Coins and a brand new skin. Here’s how you can get your hands on it.

Starter Packs are nothing new for Apex Legends. The tradition has been around for a while now: a new season releases and with it comes a brand new starter pack that includes some fun items for fans to sink their teeth into. It’s never anything major or packed full of content, but it’s a nice way to jump into the season.

Season 7, otherwise known as Ascension, follows that tradition with a starter pack of its own. Here’s a rundown of what it includes and how you can get your hands on it.

What’s included in the Ascension Starter Pack?

Like every other starter pack, this one includes both a skin and 600 Apex Coins for in-game use. Given the fact that the Legend this season is Horizon, you’ll be getting an extra skin for her. Based on the artwork it looks fairly interesting, with some shiny blue accents to complement an otherwise white and gold aesthetic.

As for the 600 Apex Coins, fans can use them on cosmetic items for their characters and weapons. It’s not a whole lot but considering how cheap it is, it’s a relatively good value.

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The Ascension Starter Pack can be downloaded on PlayStation, Xbox, EA Origins, or Steam.

How do I get the Ascension Starter Pack?

Like all the other Starter Packs, accessing this new one is quick and easy. Because it’s a premium piece of content, there’s no hoops you have to go through or extra steps you have to do.

  1. Log onto your system’s digital storefront
  2. Search for the Apex Legends Ascension Starter Pack
  3. Select “purchase” and input all of the appropriate information
  4. Enjoy revamped cosmetics on the revamped map in a revamped season

After that, everything should show up in-game the next time you boot it up. If you don’t want to go searching on your own, which is understandable given how complicated it can be at times, you can find the direct links to the Ascension Starter Pack below.

All in all, this seems like a good pack to get new players started in Apex Legends. The pack costs $4.99, so if you have that to spare, it might be worth it.

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Apex Legends dev defends Wraith nerfs coming in Season 8

Published: 28/Nov/2020 15:32

by Joe Craven

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John Larson, Live Balance Designer at Respawn Entertainment, has defended the changes Wraith is set to undergo in Apex Legends Season 8, following comments from Daniel Klein. 

Balancing legends has long been a contentious topic in the Apex Legends community, with mains of various characters keen to see buffs. The admission, for example, that Mirage will never be a top-tier character irked many of the legend’s biggest fans.

The focus of the community is currently on Wraith, the Interdimensional Skirmisher who has long been in the upper-echelons of Apex Legends. However, comments from developer Daniel Klein about Respawn’s efforts to get Wraith “under control” in Season 8 led many to believe that she is set for significant nerfs. Unsurprisingly, this caused considerable discussion among Wraith players – and those sick of coming up against her.

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Wraith looks set for a nerf in Apex Legends Season 8.

His comments generally revolved around fixing Wraith’s hitbox – rather than nerfing her equipment to any greater degree. However, many believe she has been nerfed enough and further weakening is not the correct response.

Redditor ‘QuikScopeDash’ is one who took this stance, joking that they would main Crypto because Wraith has been nerfed so significantly.

This prompted a lengthy reply from John Larson, a Live Balance Designer at Respawn. He prefixed his comment by explaining that he is a Wraith main and wants her to remain viable.

“Wraith’s kit has been nerfed and tweaked more than any other legend’s, but her win rate and encounter win rate has remained an anomaly,” Larson said. “The common argument is that mechanically gifted players are drawn to her kit, but when we filter by skill brackets (rank, average damage, you name it) she’s still head and shoulders above everyone. So what does this mean?”

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Larson’s reply on Reddit.

Issues with Reddit moderation resulted in large portions of Larson’s comment being removed, but his point remained clear. Despite the various nerfs Wraith and her kit have suffered, her stats suggest she is still performing incredibly well.

He went on to compare Wraith with Pathfinder, explaining that “we never want to nerf legends to the point where they lose their identity.”

Many fear Wraith is approaching that point, and want the Voidwalker to remain as powerful as she’s always been.