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Apex Legends • Feb 21, 2019

Why you shouldn’t spend $500 on Apex Legends packs

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Why you shouldn’t spend $500 on Apex Legends packs

It appears that Respawn Entertainment's smash-hit Battle Royale has intrigued some players a little too much, with one user forking out a whopping $500 to acquire... not much at all.

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Apex Legends is free-to-play, although there are a host of in-game purchases available which can make it rather expensive. As demonstrated by Reddit user 'BAE339', spending too much money on Apex Legends might not be the smartest idea.

According to ComicBook.com, 'BAE339' said: "What got me with Apex Crates was the guaranteed 'pity timer', if you open 500 crates you are guaranteed a heirloom bundle. To top it off, the only heirlooms in the game right now are for Wraith (my main) and I wanted to secure them before new ones dropped, lowering my chance to ever luck out and receive them."

The opening of an Apex Legends pack...

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For some reason that is currently unknown, the Reddit user has since deleted the post.

Initially, the goal for BAE339 was to obtain a heirloom bundle. However, as the player clearly mentions, the item made no appearance towards the beginning or even the middle of his ongoing case openings. 

Despite not securing the goods they wanted early on, 500 Apex Cases would, without a doubt, result in a variety of other valuable items. However, those clearly weren't enough, as you can tell from his devastating story.

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Overall, the player spent a staggering $500 on 500 crates. Whilst each supply drop features less than a 1% chance of unveiling the heirloom bundle, it was never guaranteed, nor expected that it would make an arrival early on.

In the end, after the 499th crate, the Redditor managed to secure the heirloom bundle he set out to retrieve. Even though they claim "it wasn't worth it", the player now owns every single blue rarity item in the game, alongside an array of several other legendary items, as you would expect.

Packs offer an array of cosmetics including new gear...

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Despite the user spending $500, they believe their story will help and teach others what not to do with their money.

Perhaps the tale will prompt Respawn to increase the drop rate of many in-game items, potentially making their available purchases worthwhile.

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Would you like to see Respawn make any changes to the Apex Legends store? If so, which items in particular would you like to see make an appearance more often?