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What’s in the Apex Legends Season 5 Battle Pass? All tiers and rewards

Published: 12/May/2020 18:43 Updated: 12/May/2020 19:57

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends Season 5: Fortune’s Favor features a Battle Pass filled with in-game charms, skins, skydive emotes, banners, and plenty more for players to unlock.

After weeks of anticipation, leaks, and rumors, Apex Legends Season 5 has finally launched, bringing with it a stacked lineup of rewards available in the Battle Pass.

Like always, for those still on the fence about buying into the Battle Pass, Respawn Entertainment are going to offer free items for any player to claim. Make sure to also check out what’s coming in Apex Legends Season 5 with the full Fortune’s Favor update patch notes.

Apex Legends Season 5 Battle Pass trailer

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Respawn EntertainmentFree rewards offered in the Apex Legends Season 5 Battle Pass.

Just like last season, there will be three free rewards for players to collect regardless if they’re planning to unlock the Battle Pass.

As a bit of motivation to start the grind for unlocking Loba, players will get her Huntswoman skin as well as five Apex Packs and Season 5 win trackers.

The Respawn devs are taking more inspiration from Season 4 with a 110-tier Battle Pass for players to really grind for the endgame.

For the rewards to level 100 and the final 110 tier, players will be getting exotic Wingman skins for their collection. The gun can be seen in the trailer for the new season, and will definitely be a fan favorite to unlock.

Respawn EntertainmentSome of the high-end outfit skins available in the Apex Legends Season 5 Battle Pass.

People who buy into the Battle Pass will immediately unlock the Legendary Hemlock Retrofitted skin as well as three new Rare Legend cosmetics in Silver Specter Wraith, Gilded Claw Bloodhound, and Death Etching Revenant.

All tiers and rewards in Season 5 Battle Pass

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How much is the Season 5 Battle Pass?

The Battle Pass will set players back 950 Apex Coins (AC), or an upgrade to the Battle Pass Bundle for 2800 AC to skip through the first 25 tiers for a head start at the rewards.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends players have two options to buy into the Season 5 Battle Pass.

In real currency that translates to about $10 USD for the regular Battle Pass and doubling that to $20 for the bundle.

There’s a gallery filled with content to unlock in Apex Legends Season 5, and players will have to grind all the way to level 110 to collect every piece in the Battle Pass.

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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.