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Bizarre petition attempts to ban PewDiePie from Apex Legends for no reason

Published: 26/Mar/2019 15:20 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 16:04

by Calum Patterson

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A petition that wanted YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg banned from battle royale game Apex Legends, for no apparent reason whatsoever, has been removed from popular petition website Change.org.

PewDiePie is currently the most subscribed individual YouTuber on the platform (currently 2nd overall to Indian production company T-Series), but he is almost as controversial as he is popular.

He started his YouTube career focused mainly on gaming, and also occasionally live streams games, including battle royales like PUBG and Fortnite.

PewDiePie’s Fortnite streams peaked at over 300,000 viewers.

But, a petition, titled simply “Ban PewDiePie from Apex Legends” had claimed that “PewDiePie has RUINED EVERYTHING HE TOUCHES! keep him away from a great game like Apex Legends!”

What makes the petition so bizarre, is that PewDiePie has never played Apex Legends in any of his videos, or streamed, or shown any interest in doing so for that matter.

Still, the creator of this protest stated that having the Swedish YouTuber play the game would be a “death sentence” for Apex Legends.

The petition made it half way to its goal of 500 signatures, before being taken down.

Unsurprisingly, the petition did not receive much support, with less than 300 signatures, and now it has been taken down. Although Change.org does not specify if it was removed for violating community guidelines, this is likely the case.

Of course, even if the petition had picked up some momentum, it’s very unlikely EA or Respawn Entertainment would have cared. Banning the most popular YouTuber on the planet from playing your game despite having done absolutely nothing to deserve it, would be a monumental PR disaster.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 1/Dec/2020 10:47 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 10:48

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 update time

The update is expected to go live at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM GMT. There’s no patch to come with it, so there won’t be any big downloads to worry about.

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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020 trailer

On November 24, Respawn Entertainment revealed a brand new trailer for the event.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on. The trailer showed off nine in total, from what we could see.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop from December 1, seen below.

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There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
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Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

On the event, they said in a blog post: “This year, when your squad respawns after a round has finished, you will spawn on your own supply ship as it follows the train. From here, your squad will be able to survey the battlefield and skydive into combat as the train arrives at its next station and the objective unlocks. The squad that won the previous round will respawn directly on the train.

“This year, when your squad respawns after a round has finished, you will spawn on your own supply ship as it follows the train. From here, your squad will be able to survey the battlefield and skydive into combat as the train arrives at its next station and the objective unlocks. The squad that won the previous round will respawn directly on the train.”

Respawn Hover Tanks

In the trailer, new Respawn Hover Tanks could also be seen, seen below.

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New Hover Tanks will be added in the seasonal event.

These will follow along with the train, and your team will respawn and jump from these back down into the action at the start of each round – unless you won the previous round, in which case, you’ll start on the train.