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Questions raised after Apex Legends gifts Shroud 500 Twitch subs

Published: 25/Mar/2019 11:19 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 11:44

by Matt Porter

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To many, Michael ‘Apex Legends on Fortnite.

While EA and Respawn have benefited from the success of the battle royale title, former CS:GO pro Grzesiek has also been a major beneficiary of Apex Legends’ success, seeing his Twitch channel grow at an astonishing rate.

DreamhackShroud has seen huge success on Apex Legends.

While streaming on Sunday, March 24, Respawn Entertainment gifted 500 subscribers to shroud, with the total amount given to the streamer coming in at $2,500, before Twitch took their share of the revenue.

Grzesiek was clearly shocked by the donations, repeatedly asking his viewers: “What is happening?” as the subscribers kept rolling in.

While members of Grzesiek’s chat were happy to be gifted subs, some on the /r/LivestreamFails subreddit have expressed concern at Respawn’s decision to donate to the stream, seeing it as a marketing technique, or an attempt to bribe Twitch personalities to continue playing their game.

“This feels like it could be a slippery slope of companies doing this to entice streamers to play their games,” wrote one Reddit user. “Without it needing to be declared as advertising. Seems weird.”

Others have said that this isn’t an issue as the fee was so small, that it wouldn’t equate to an actual sponsorship, with shroud rumored to have been paid $1 million to play Apex Legends during its release.

This isn’t the first time that the developers have offered gifted subs to streamers, as they previously gave Houston Outlaws‘ Lucas ‘Mendokusaii Håkansson 200 gifted subs following the release of the Season 1 Battle Pass. 

Shroud didn’t comment on the donation of subscribers following the event on his stream, and has yet to mention them on Twitter either. We’ll be sure to update this post with any reactions.

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Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney

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Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
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The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
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This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
Respawn Entertainment
These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.