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Will Wraith’s popular Voidwalker skin ever return in Apex Legends?

Published: 11/Mar/2020 7:07 Updated: 11/Mar/2020 7:11

by Isaac McIntyre

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Plenty of character skins come and go in Apex Legends, but none have hit quite the same level of mega-popularity in the playerbase as Wraith’s Voidwalker event costume, sparking the question ⁠— will we ever see the throwback skin return?

Wraith’s legendary Voidwalker skin ⁠— first called Ghostwraith before being renamed by Respawn, is by far one of the title’s most popular skins. That’s no surprise when you consider Wraith is played by nearly a quarter of the fanbase.

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Apex’s player-count has simply grown over the past year though, which means many of the fans who love the Interdimensional Skirmisher missed out on the Season 2 Voidwalker event the skin was first released in.

The Town Takeover event, focused on Wraith, brought two new points of interest to the map ⁠— Singh Labs exterior and interior. It also brought a number of new cosmetics, including the 1,800 Apex coin ($18 USD) skin.

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Now, newer players are wondering if they’ll ever get a chance to buy what many consider to be Wraith’s coolest ever skin. If Respawn’s recent comments on skin’s returning are anything to go off, however, it’s not looking good.

Voidwalker Wraith completes a finisher during her Apex Legends Town Takeover event
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More than a quarter of all Apex Legends fans play Wraith, meaning her rare Voidwalker skin is super-popular.

Respawn weighs in on Voidwalker’s potential return

One particularly avid Wraith fan took to Twitter on March 10 to bug Respawn’s devs on the topic. ‘Miracleboy93’ asked the question on every Wraith player’s lips: will “those who missed out” on the Voidwalker skin see it return any time soon?

While Respawn’s senior animator Moy Parra, who was originally tagged, suggested it “wasn’t really his call” to make, and added he wasn’t sure “if or when it will be back,” producer Josh Medina had a more final comment on the topic.

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“It might never be back… it’s an event exclusive item,” he said in response to the March 10 question, seemingly dashing the hopes of Wraith mains everywhere.

Is there still a chance the skin could return?

Considering Apex has never seen an event-specific skin return to the game’s cosmetic store, the outlook isn’t so good for Voidwalker fans who missed out. Adding that to Respawn’s new comments, and it’s pretty dire.

There could still be a chance though, as long as Wraith mains keep all their portal-bound fingers and toes crossed. While Medina’s comment seemed to be quite firm on the point of its return, he did leave things kind of vague.

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Never say never, however. Wraith is far and away the most popular legend in the battle royale, with 29.85% of players choosing the Interdimensional Skirmisher during the Override event, according to stats site Dreamteam.

In fact, only Pathfinder comes close, with 19.30%. Because of this, it’s always likely Respawn and publishers EA may want to cash in on the ever-growing hype. What better way to do that than by bringing back the game’s most popular skin?

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Wraith fans will have to keep their eyes on the horizon, just in case Voidwalker makes its long-awaited return.

For now, however, Wraith mains who missed the super-popular event skin will just have to wait. There’s every chance we may begin to see old cosmetics ‘unvaulted’ in the future, but there’s no indication that could be anytime soon.

Wraith mains could also be in for a treat when Bloodhound’s Town Takeover arrives at the end of the month, and a host of new cosmetics are introduced. Who knows? Maybe Apex taps into the Wraith love, and gives her another top-tier skin.

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Top 4 best Apex Legends tattoos: Wraith, Revenant, Pathfinder

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:23

by Theo Salaun

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You don’t need to play Apex Legends or watch it on Twitch to know the game is doing well. Its fans are, quite literally, wearing their hearts on their sleeves and getting the game’s characters permanently etched on their bodies with tattoos.

When Respawn Entertainment turned their Titanfall franchise into a battle royale, they did so in a cartoonish way that blended some of the universe’s grittier art with some of its more humorous, self-reflective designs. So the same game that has a spooky simulacrum like Revenant also boasts a goofy, smiley-face-crested robot like Pathfinder.

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Since the game’s release in February 2019, those characters and weapons have become ingrained within a fanbase’s collective consciousness. Now, they’ve been embedded upon said fan’s skin as well.

Here are some of the best Apex Legends tattoos to surface over the popular battle royale’s lifespan.

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The Kunai Wraith

So I heard you like Wraith, so check my new tattoo from apexlegends

Known for her insufferable Twitch streamers and her relationship with the Void, Wraith’s heirloom is a slick kunai knife. As such, Reddit’s ‘idzanake’ decided to modify the Void-walker’s original design to accommodate the Japanese knife’s imagery and introduce a samurai mask for their forearm tattoo.

In the spirit of that aesthetic inspiration, her Void appears to be referenced with a series of surrounding waves — which are a globally renowned element from Japanese woodblock printing (seen prominently in Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”).

The Mozambique for charity

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One of Apex’s more heartwarming stories, a Twitch streamer named ‘Nico’ asserted that she would get a tattoo of the game’s infamously worst gun: the Mozambique. 

As such, once her goal of $5,000 toward Gamers Outreach was surpassed by a whopping $3,000, she got what turned out to be a vibrant, colorful ‘bique on her thigh. Even if the design wasn’t so clean, this would have been an excellent tattoo for the story alone.

Revenant’s Unholy Beast

Got a tattoo of everyone’s favourite skin bag hater from apexlegends

 

Revenant is a scary character. Revenant’s Unholy Beast legendary skin is also scary, but with more True Detective symbolism vibes. It should be no wonder, then, that a tattoo of the Legend’s spooky mask looks pretty cool.

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In a tattoo that would make a leather-jacket-clad biker proud, Reddit’s ‘Sir_Waluigi’ is partially covered by the Unholy Beast face, cracked skull and all. Fittingly, it sits next to another tattoo with a skull, marking the continuation of a menacing sleeve.

“Hi, Friends!”

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Tattoo artist ‘jtricomi’ was asked to put together a Pathfinder tattoo for their brother-in-law, Chris, and the results are very fun. Just as the Legend departs from some of the other, edgier designs, this art is much more vibrant and cartoonish than the aforementioned works.

With Pathfinder’s patented “Hi, friends!” voiceline etched above, jtricomi etches the friendly robot with a joyful wave, a trademark smiley face, and a variety of blue and orange hues in the style of a watercolor painting. If anything, this final Apex Legends tattoo demonstrates how versatile the game’s designs can be.