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Incredible Apex Legends Finisher moves Respawn need to add

Published: 12/Nov/2019 18:38 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 18:51

by Andy Williams

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Respawn Entertainment are constantly adding new cosmetics and creative items to Apex Legends. However, characters are yet to receive an overhaul to ‘Finisher’ moves that have proved popular within the battle royale’s community.

During Apex Legends’ relatively short tenure in the battle royale realm, it has quickly become a catch — gathering its own faithful following. 

Respawn have run a number of limited-time events that have introduced a plethora of character and weapon skins. Yet, character Finishers are yet to receive a revamp. 

Finishers are character-specific execution moves that players can pull-off when their enemies have been knocked down. However, there appears to be a restricted selection available — of which is yet to receive a refresh. Here are three concepts that would have their own respective place in-game.

Caustic

The first Finisher was created by Reddit user, ‘Vaarnex’, and is a savvy play on the Caustic’s dark approach to science. 

Titled ‘Beaker Breaker’, the clip shows the Toxic Trapper’s use of shattering a glass chalice across his victim’s head, before dealing the final blow with the broken beaker. 

Albeit a simple (yet effective) finishing move, it caught the attention of a Respawn developer, who hinted at the potential for bringing the animator on-board within the comments section.

Octane

Season 1 debutant Octane also received a fan-made Finisher from Reddit user, ‘Hexedz’. Playing on the Adrenaline Junkie’s knack for speed, the animation would make swift work of an enemy.  

Octane appears to daze his opponent by running circles around them, before lynching Wraith’s neck with a brutal twist.

Hexedz’s animation was lapped up the community, having received almost 30k upvotes. Respawn also caught wind of the ruthless finishing move, as they commented: “I love it! great work.” 

Mirage

Although the Holographic Trickster has not been given a fan-made spruce to his bamboozling executions, an eagle-eyed YouTuber under the alias ‘Mokeysniper’ has spotted a Batman–themed Finisher deep in the code files. 

Paying homage to Jack Nicholson’s Joker, the animation is near perfect replica of the Joker’s movement during his iconic scene

Although the leaked Mirage Finisher didn’t make the initial cut, it would be a fitting addition to the character’s jesting approach to the Apex Games.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”