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

Published: 21/Feb/2019 13:23 Updated: 21/Feb/2019 13:55

by Matt Cotton

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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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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?

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.