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Riot under fire for “overpriced” Valorant EGO skin bundle

Published: 20/Sep/2020 15:55 Updated: 20/Sep/2020 16:03

by Connor Bennett

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Riot Games have come under fire for the price of their new ‘EGO’ by OneTap bundle in Valorant, with a few players labeling it as “overpriced” and not particularly impressive looking.

When it comes to setting yourself apart from the crowd in games like Valorant, the best way to do so is usually through cosmetics. 

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You either unlock things like weapon skins/charms and profile items through either playing the Act-based Battlepass, or by putting your hand in your pocket and spending some real-life cash on microtransactions.

Since launching Valorant back in June, Riot have dropped a handful of impressive weapon skin bundles but their newest — the EGO bundle — has drawn some criticism for its price. 

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EGO by OneTap Stinger skin
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Valorant’s EGO by OneTap bundle features skins for a number of key weapons.

Reddit user ‘russmankiwi called on the game devs to “justify” the 7,100 VP cost of the bundle, because, as the Redditor points out, it lacks the customization options of similarly priced bundles of the past. 

“More recently we’ve been seeing a decrease in quality or options available on gun skins, but still priced the same as the bundles with the most customization options,” the Redditor commented, noting that the skins do “look lovely” but “fall short” in the end. 

“Why is the EGO bundle not set somewhere inbetween at lets say 6,000 VP? You get some nice looking skin variants, but nothing to really get you excited,” they also added. The comparison was made to similarly priced skin lines, such as the Prism and Oni, which were released with the option to add distinct VFX via Radianite Points.

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The post, which was removed, called on Riot to explain the pricing.

Other players pointed out that, ultimately, Riot set the price and fans pay for the skins so they’ve no reason to change things. However, other Redditors argued that Riot might have to change their ways later down the line.

“I think the best thing to do is just not pay for overpriced stuff. The prices will drop,” suggested Xen0tech. Another commenter, ZaidPlays, echoed the “overpriced” thought. “Honestly, all the skins in this game are overpriced, like 90 dollars for a few skins and a knife then you have to buy Radianite to upgrade the skins you already paid for? No thanks.”

Whether or not Riot will change things in the future remains to be seen, but, it at least appears as if some fans aren’t too happy.

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Apex Legends

Horizon officially revealed in Apex Legends via new Season 7 teasers

Published: 14/Oct/2020 0:40 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 0:47

by Alan Bernal

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A new round of teasers for Apex Legends Season 7 has officially revealed a character named Horizon, as Respawn starts to wind up the hype for the next era in the battle royale.

The studio introduced a ‘monitor’ in the Firing Range which served as a terminal that played a video featuring someone talking off-screen. After completing all the challenges handed to you, the monitor officially introduces Dr. Mary Somers, also called Horizon.

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That was a strong indication that Respawn could have Horizon queued up to be the Season 7 Legend, especially since she says “see ya real soon, darlins.” About a month out from the next season is about the time that the devs like to whet their fans’ appetites for new content.

Now we have a clear picture of who to expect to play in the Games soon. By how she introduced herself, it also sounds like Horizon and her crew will be making a major splash in Apex Legends whenever they finally debut.

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“All that data you’ve provided us will come in handy… when we face ya in the Games,” Horizon said, after the player completed all of the challenges.

The same day as the teaser released in Apex, Respawn also announced the Championship Edition of the game that will be coming in Season 7. In that trailer, we see the silhouette of the next Legend for the game, which could very well be Horizon.

Earlier in October, dataminer ‘Biast’ found the challenges and the teaser that players are finding today. Horizon’s badge was also previewed in these leaks, with the image of her face and prominent goggles.

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Horizon was also listed as an Offensive-type Legend in another slate of leaks that listed six other characters that were rumored for Apex.

Challenges all completed! All 3 teasers in one video from apexlegends

It should be noted that the order of the characters in that leak suggested she was still four Legend releases away from coming to Apex, but that obviously wouldn’t be the case if she arrives in Season 7.

While the in-game teaser has made Horizon an official character in Apex, fans should still wait to see if she turns out to be an Offensive Legend.

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These teasers usually leaves people with more questions than they answer, but everything should be more clear when Season 7 launches in Apex Legends.