One of the rarest skins in Apex Legends’ short history is getting a second life in the game, as the Airship Assassin Wraith skin has been revealed to return.
As we near the holiday shopping spree, the Apex community has been keen about this year’s iteration of the Black Friday event. There have been leaks already detailing what bundles or cosmetics could be returning to the shop, and one of them looks to be the prized recolor of Apex past.
The Airship Assassin is an alternative color scheme to Void Specialist Wraith, a common cosmetic among base designs in Apex. However, it was also one of the first exclusive Legendary skins for the shop, and hasn’t been seen since its release in June 2019.
At the time, Apex Legends was fairly new and people either didn’t care to purchase a roughly $20 recolor for Wraith or were expecting to see it sometime soon again after it left the shop – except it never came back.
I didn't think I'd say this, but I was wrong….😶 pic.twitter.com/XzN0D9B2NW
— RYMSKIY (@RYMSKIY1) November 11, 2020
But now, there’s finally a bit of hope for completionists since dataminer ‘RYMSKIY1’ posted a video showing the Airship Assassin in all its glory standing next to offers previously linked to 2020’s Black Friday sales.
Earlier in November, popular dataminer Shrugtal found a file with labels for ‘Black Friday Bundle Names.’ Among them were the Jester Bunder, the Legendary Hunt Bundle, and a Legendary Pack Bundle, along with two other Apex Packs offers.
Each of the three Apex Packs bundles included an in-game Bobblehead charm for Legends such as Bloodhound, Revenant, and Octane.
Well, in RYMSKIY1’s clip showing a Russian iteration of the Apex Shop, all previously datamined Black Friday offers were present, with the exception of a bundle with the Revenant Bobblehead in lieu of Airship Assassin Wraith for 6500 Legend Tokens.
Yes, Airship Assassin should be returning during the Black Friday sale.
Disclaimer: Always subject to change, may not end up happening.
Now stop spamming me about it >.<
— Shrugtal (@shrugtal) November 11, 2020
Shrugtal previously acknowledged that the skin would be returning, stating: “Yes, Airship Assassin should be returning during the Black Friday sale.”
Respawn have seemingly confirmed the addition of the Airship Assassin skin, as it’s featured in their latest blogpost detailing their November 24-Jan4 sales.
It seems as if the skin will be available for players to purchase between November 24, and December 1; so make sure to be quick! This hotly anticipated skin won’t be around long.
The Winter Express is pulling back into the station for the return of Holo-Day Bash! Join the festivities Dec 1. 🚂❄ pic.twitter.com/FJavCL3aUt
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) November 24, 2020
Of course, Apex diehards will flock at the chance of adding the Airship Assassin to their collection, so here’s hoping the holidays will have a treat for the community.