Apex Legends Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Apex Legends RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Apex Legends Switch Version Releases Soon, Season 8 Out Now https://www.gameskinny.com/ph9m4/apex-legends-switch-version-releases-soon-season-8-out-now https://www.gameskinny.com/ph9m4/apex-legends-switch-version-releases-soon-season-8-out-now Wed, 03 Feb 2021 13:35:11 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch version releases March 9, Respawn and EA announced. The news of Apex Legends' impending release on Switch coincides with Apex Legends' Season 8, out today, that includes a brand-new playable Legend, new items, and more.

This marks the first time Apex Legends launches on a portable device, and Panic Button — known for their Doom Eternal and Wolfenstein II Switch ports — handled the Apex Legends Switch version.

Like other versions of Apex Legends, the Switch version is free to download. However, seasonal Battle Passes, including the Season 8 pass, cost coins earned through gameplay or available for purchase in the in-game store. These Battle Passes include new weapons, faster access to new Legends, and other rewards unlocked as players earn Battle Pass XP.

Playing the game is the normal way to level up Apex Legends' Battle Passes. Since the game's Switch version releases several weeks after Season 8's Battle Pass releases, however, Respawn is offering Switch players 30 free levels for the Season 8 Battle Pass. Switch players will also earn double XP for the first two weeks after March 9.

Apex Legends Season 8 introduces Walter Fitzroy, the Salvo Mercenary with a love of explosions, plus the 30-30 Repeater rifle, and new areas added to the Kings Canyon map.

If you're new to Apex Legends, we've got you covered with our extensive collection of Apex Legends guides.

[Source: EA]

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Apex Legends: How to Get Fight Night Packs https://www.gameskinny.com/d3xjb/apex-legends-how-to-get-fight-night-packs https://www.gameskinny.com/d3xjb/apex-legends-how-to-get-fight-night-packs Thu, 07 Jan 2021 11:17:31 -0500 Sergey_3847

Fight Night, the third event in the seventh season of Apex Legends, has just begun. The event includes two town and airdrop escalation takeovers, as well as the prize track system, which lets you maximize your point earnings.

As a reward, you can open Fight Night Packs that contain exclusive event items and more. This guide will provide you with tips on how to get Fight Night Packs, which items they contain, and more, including the Gibraltar set for collection all event items. 

How to Get Fight Night Packs in Apex Legends

Previous events in Apex Legends have given players two packs for free. Unfortunately, there aren't any free packs for this event. 

Instead, you must purchase Fight Night Packs from the in-game store for 700 coins per pack. Apex coins can be purchased with real money for the following amounts: 

  • 1,000 Apex Coins = $9.99
  • 2,000 (+150 bonus) Apex Coins = $19.99
  • 4,000 (+350 bonus) Apex Coins = $39.99

Fight Night Packs contain 24 exclusive event cosmetics in total, but each pack contains only one such exclusive item and two regular, non-event loot items. Your chances of getting these items in one pack are:

  • 50% for an event epic item; 50% for an event legendary item
  • 70% for a non-event rare item (2x); 20% for a non-event epic item (2x); 10% for a non-event legendary item (2x)

If you don't want to test your luck with Fight Night Packs, then you could simply purchase any of the exclusive items separately. 

Exclusive Cosmetics
Prices
Dangerous Game (Bloodhound skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Worlds Apart (Lifeline skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Dressed To Impress (Bangalore skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Boogie Down (Mirage skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Haute Drop (Wattson skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Sacred Divinity (Revenant skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Self Reflection (Loba skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Copper Core (Pathfinder skin)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals
Gold Standard (Rampart skin)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals
Attrition (G7 Scout weapon skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Emerald Abstraction (HAVOC Rifle weapon skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Dark Hearted (Alternator SMG weapon skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Sweet Revenge (Devotion LMG weapon skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Abstract Idea (Triple Take weapon skin)
1,800 coins or 2,400 crafting metals
Oxidization (Hemlok Burst AR weapon skin)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals
Bronze Age (R-301 Carbine weapon skin)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals
Magnetic Volley (M600 Spitfire weapon skin)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals
Green Ripper (Longbow DMR weapon skin)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals
Iced Out (weapons charm)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals
Ritual Decoration (weapons charm)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals
Stalker (Revenant banner pose)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals
Charming (Loba banner pose)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals
Crossed Swords (Bloodhound skydive emote)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals
Kickin' It (Crypto skydive emote)
1,000 coins or 800 crafting metals

 

Once you collect all 24 pieces for the Fight Night event, you will be automatically rewarded with the Gibraltar's Heirloom Set, which consists of three items:

  • Banner pose: Like a Rock
  • Melee weapon skin: War Club
  • Intro quip: "When this is over, you'll all know the name Gibraltar.'"

Besides the Fight Night exclusive cosmetics and the Gibraltar set, you can also purchase six store-exclusive items for 500 coins each:

  • Caustic skin: Future's Past
  • Rare Crypto skin
  • Mastiff Shotgun skin: Pepperminted
  • Rare VK-47 Flatline skin
  • Mini MRVN Charm
  • Epic Charm

That's all you need to know on how get Fight Night packs in Apex Legends. For more Apex Legends guides, please visit our dedicated hub page for more tips and tricks articles.

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The Best PS4 Shooters to Play on PS5 https://www.gameskinny.com/afr22/the-best-ps4-shooters-to-play-on-ps5 https://www.gameskinny.com/afr22/the-best-ps4-shooters-to-play-on-ps5 Wed, 30 Dec 2020 11:56:15 -0500 JosephYaden

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Apex Legends

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The discussion around Apex Legends was incredible when it stealth launched in the winter of 2019. There was no marketing or hype -- it just randomly came out for free and exploded in popularity.

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This battle royale takes a wonderful cast of characters (much like Overwatch) and mixes in the multiplayer survival elements popularized by Fortnite or PUBG. Though, Apex Legends is arguably a step up, thanks to its fluid gameplay. Sliding, jumping, running, and shooting just feels on point, making it tough to stop playing.

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Each character has their own backstory and they all look, play, and feel different from one another, which is one of the games greatest strengths. Since Apex Legends is free, there's no excuse to skip this one. 

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The PS4 is home to a slew of excellent shooters that are absolutely worth your time -- but these are some of the best you can currently play on PS5. There are lots to look forward to that will launch for PS5 in the future, but in the meantime, you've got plenty to hold you over. Let us know some of your favorites in the comments below.

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Far Cry 3 Classic Edition

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All of the Far Cry games are good, but something about Far Cry 3 has stuck with us more than the rest. Maybe it's because of the exotic island on which the game takes place, or the satisfying FPS gameplay. Or perhaps it has to do with the game's iconic villain, Vaas. 

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Whatever the reason, there's a lot to love in Far Cry 3. Nowadays, open worlds are a dime a dozen, but in 2012 when this game debuted, it was a novel experience to see one as well done as this one. And sure, it's technically an Xbox 360/PS3 game, but the Classic Edition released for PS4 recently, featuring minor enhancements. 

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It has smart upgrade systems, tons to do, and a gameplay loop that makes it hard to put down. The other entries are definitely worth checking out, too, but Far Cry 3 is on a league of its own. 

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Wolfenstein: The New Order

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Wolfenstein: The New Order is absolutely fascinating. Its alternate version of history is unsettling, the narrative and performances from its characters are exceptional, and the fantastic FPS gameplay ties everything together.

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This game could have been bad, but MachineGames did a smart thing by doubling down on the story elements with The New Order, offering tense, and dramatic moments from beginning to end. 

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And of course, it's wildly cathartic to mow down Nazis in the most brutal way possible: dual-wielding two massive machine guns to ensure they're taken out effectively. Or perhaps you'd rather use a rocket launcher. Either way, The New Order gives you plenty of toys at your disposal. It's worth checking out its sequel, The New Colossus, too! 

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Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

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Since the release of the original Resident Evil in 1996, each game has always been presented from a third-person perspective. That's why it was such a shock when it was announced that Resident Evil 7 Biohazard would be featured in first-person. And, to be frank, it's exactly the refresh the series needed at the time.

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The first-person perspective made it feel scarier and much more personal. And with the shift away from traditional zombies introduced in the past, RE7 was a welcome change of pace that oddly enough felt more Resident Evil than many of the entries we got on the Xbox 360/PS4.

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While this game is certainly a survival-horror game first, it has its action oriented shooter moments, as well. 

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Metro Exodus

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It's a shame Metro Exodus doesn't get talked about more because it's truly great. The best way to describe it is like a healthy mix of Fallout (with more polish) and Far Cry, with survival-horror elements.

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It features an engaging story, an open world to explore, and all the crafting and weapon upgrading you could want. But the horror elements are what really draws us in — with a slew of tense moments that you can only overcome if you conserve ammo and supplies.

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There are stealth mechanics, various branching story paths, and lots of upgrades to unlock, all tied together with a fantastic, but gloomy narrative. The entire Metro series, and Exodus in particular deserves more love.

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DOOM Eternal

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While many games on this list are complex, DOOM Eternal shines because of its simplicity, at least from a moment-to-moment gameplay perspective. Sure, it's got a slew of upgrade systems, but when it comes to the way it plays, understanding DOOM Eternal is simple enough.

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And running around obliterating demons never felt so good and is made even better with all the new weapons and gadgets you have at your disposal. Particularly the grappling hook, which implements a layer of verticality not present in the 2016 predecessor. 

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DOOM Eternal builds upon the foundation set by 2016's DOOM reboot and both are absolutely worth checking out, especially due to their metal soundtracks. 

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Call of Duty: Warzone

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Video games are built on iteration and Call of Duty: Warzone wears its inspirations on its sleeve. That isn't a knock as it builds upon other popular battle royale games and improves upon them,offering an intense and complex tactical FPS. 

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It almost feels like Rainbow Six at times, wherein you must be deliberate with your decisions as you try and survive against over 100 other players. The unpredictable nature of the way each match plays out leads to some action-packed moments that feel like once in a lifetime situations.

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And all of that is nicely held together with that beloved Call of Duty gameplay, which even after nearly 20 years remains unmatched in the shooter space. Warzone isn't the first battle royale game, but it's certainly one of the best. 

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Overwatch

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Hero shooters had certainly been around for a while when Overwatch debuted in 2016, but this game absolutely nailed the formula thanks to the fun balanced FPS gameplay and wonderful cast of characters.

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Considering Overwatch is a live service game, it's important that its developer, Blizzard, has kept up with it and offered plenty of updates and in-game events to ensure it feels fresh. That's exactly what the team at Blizzard has done and their work should be commended.

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But aside from the fun gameplay, this game wouldn't be as successful without its diverse, robust cast of characters. 32 in all, each one feels unique from a narrative perspective as well as in the way they play, giving you plenty of reasons to stick around and try all of them out.

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Titanfall 2

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It seems like the Titanfall series has been forgotten about, but that doesn't mean we can't jump back into the second entry in the series. Titanfall 2 is a game that extrapolated on the original in more ways than one, featuring a fully fleshed single-player campaign and a return to the beloved online multiplayer popularized by the first game.

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One of the most memorable things about Titanfall 2 is its fast, frenetic gameplay — which often allows you to run along walls and chain together moves that make you feel superhuman at times. 

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It's a game that suffered from launching too close to other shooters in 2016 and as a result, underperformed in EA's eyes. That does not mean you should skip out on it, because it's one of the most unique shooters in years.

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Battlefield 1

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There are a few different Battlefield games to check out on PS4 and all of them are — at the very least — good (including Battlefield Hardline). But out of all the entries on PS4, we like Battlefield 1 the best.

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It takes place during WWI and has a new take on the single-player campaign. The story mode is comprised of shorter "vignettes" with different characters rather than one over arching story with a single hero.

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That, combined with the fantastic online multiplayer mode makes for action packed moments that hit hard -- whether you're a support player or someone who likes to be on the offense more. Battlefield 1 is Dice at the top of its game and we can't wait to see what the team does next.

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As the launch lineup for any console tends to be, the PlayStation 5 doesn't have a ton of games just yet. Full on PS5 games will be coming, but for now you can bolster your collection with a variety of fantastic PlayStation 4 titles.

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The great thing is that most of your PS4 games work on PS5, thanks to backwards compatibility. That means you can pick right where you left off on your favorite PS4 shooters with little to no issues on PS5.

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Thanks to the PS5's backwards compatibility feature, you can play any PlayStation 4 title on the platform with no hurdles at all. Anything you played on your PS4 can be brought to the PS5 with no issues at all, and the same can be said for anything you haven't played yet.

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Let's take a look at some of the best PS4 shooters you can play on your PS5 right now.

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EA Outlines Next-Gen Upgrades for Star Wars Squadrons, Sims 4, More https://www.gameskinny.com/uxhv8/ea-outlines-next-gen-upgrades-for-star-wars-squadrons-sims-4-more https://www.gameskinny.com/uxhv8/ea-outlines-next-gen-upgrades-for-star-wars-squadrons-sims-4-more Thu, 05 Nov 2020 16:48:12 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Star Wars Squadrons and a number of other EA games are getting next-gen enhancements for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, the publisher recently announced.

These enhancements run the gamut from visual improvements to full-on content expansions. Here's what to expect from each game. 

Star Wars Squadrons Next-Gen Upgrades

Star Wars Squadrons on PS5 and XSX|S features improved lighting and will support up to 2160p at 60 FPS on the Xbox Series X and1440p at 60 FPS on the Xbox Series S. There's also a performance mode that prioritizes higher frame rates (120fps) over resolutions.

The PlayStation 5 version will feature improved lighting and runs at the same fps and resolution as Star Wars Squadrons on PlayStation 4 Pro.

Finally, there's a Variable Refresh Rate option added if the game is being played on a TV that supports that function.

Apex Legends Next-Gen Upgrades

Apex Legends' big Season 7 update already released, with new maps and a new Legend. On next-gen systems, the game gets an initial boost up to 1440p, with more changes planned for 2021, and Apex Legends crossplay will support all current- and next-gen platforms.

The Sims 4 Next-Gen Upgrades

The Sims 4 is getting its 10th expansion on November 13, Snowy Peak. The Sims 4 Snowy Peak introduces "a Japanese-inspired world" complete with onsen bathouses and meditation walks, along with plenty of wintery activities to keep restless Sims busy.

UFC 4, NHL  21, Madden NFL 21, FIFA 21, and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Next-Gen Upgrades

EA's sports games and the Need for Speed remake benefit from improved load times and frame rates. Otherwise, they'll run on:

  • Xbox Series X like they're on Xbox One X
  • Xbox Series S like they're on Xbox One S
  • PlayStation 5 like they're on PlayStation 4 Pro

EA notes competitive mode progress from NFL 21 will not transfer as part of Dual Entitlement, EA's version of Smart Delivery.

[Source: EA]

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Every Video Game Halloween Event in October 2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/kl2mu/every-video-game-halloween-event-in-october-2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/kl2mu/every-video-game-halloween-event-in-october-2020 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:41:13 -0400 Josh Broadwell

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Torchlight 3 Halloween — Gears 'N' Goblins Update

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The Torchlight 3 Halloween update brings the pets along for the ride. Players can rescue three new Halloween-themed pets from bosses and dungeons: the Midnight Cat, Spooky Retriever, and Dragonling Spirt. Each with a special skill that summons skeletons in battle, but the pets are only available until December.

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Aside from battle-pups, the update introduces the Ancient Ember gear set and two new skills along with it, plus new fort decorations and two new weapons: Sword of the Lost and Lightning Baller mace.

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And that's it for now! Feel free to bookmark this page for more Halloween event updates throughout October! If you found this list frightfully delightful, please consider sharing it! 

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker Halloween: Haunted Frontier

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker's Halloween event is Haunted Frontier, full of spooky haunted ships that put your bravery — and desire for salvage — to the test.

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The update, which is live now on Steam, turns any ship into a potential ghost ship. Things start deteriorating as you gather materials and fend off rogue AI nodes. Lights flicker on and off. Air gets sucked out of the room. And somewhere deep in the ship, unsettling sounds can be heard...

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Should you make it out alive, you can show off your hard-earned rewards with new stickers and badges.

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Hunt: Showdown Halloween Event

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Hunt: Showdown has its first-ever Halloween event on now until November 4, with a gourd-full of ghoulish events and treats to earn.

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Players earn Event Points for special equipment and other items by doing the following:

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  • Destroying pumpkins scattered through the world 
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  • Destroying the Butcher's pumpkin head 
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  • Investigating a Halloween-themed Clue or Rift 
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  • Destroying pumpkins mounted on scarecrows 
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There's only so many Event Points you can earn each day, but using the special Halloween item Wormseed Shot increases the points earned by 25%.

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1,000 Event Points are needed for all the event's special gear. Any points earned over that will be converted into Blood Bonds once the event ends.

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Minecraft Halloween in the Minecraft Marketplace

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Minecraft Halloween celebrations run through November 2, with frights aplenty in the Minecraft Marketplace. Mojang's got Halloween-themed maps and items in store there, plus Halloween Collections to choose from in the Character Creator and Marketplace.

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Until November 2, you can grab a free Halloween skin pack and Halloween character creation item for free. These will still be available to get after November 2, but they won't be free then.

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[Source: Mojang]

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Fire Emblem Heroes Halloween  Special Heroes (Dragons Harvest)

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Fire Emblem Heroes' Halloween event runs through November 7 at 7:59 p.m. EST and offers a chance to summon four new Halloween-themed units:

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  • Fall Vessel Robin (Awakening)
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  • Autumn Trickster Xane (Mystery of the Emblem)
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  • Harvest Goldoan Dheginsea (Radiant Dawn)
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  • Harmonic Hope Ninian and Tiki duo unit (Binding Blade and Shadow Dragon)
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As always, the seasonal Fire Emblem Heroes' units come with a new Paralogue event, Dragons Harvest.

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No Man's Sky Halloween Update

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Head back to the outer reaches of the galaxy to find some new loot in the No Man's Sky Halloween update. Brave explorers can scour Desolation's wrecked vessels again to find a new item, Tainted Metal, and have a chance to snag some Quicksilver. But it comes at a cost. The freighters are full of new treats and a security system gone haywire.

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Trade Tainted Metal with the Scrap Dealer to get new base decorations and additional customization options, or you can stockpile it to exchange for the Horrific Flesh-Helmet.

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Scrap Dealers also have Orange Pustules and Detoxified Slimes for infesting and purifying bases.

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[Source: Hello Games]

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PixARK Halloween

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PixARK Halloween brings a spooky makeover to the survival game from now until November 2, with costumes and treats galore.

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Things kick off at the main menu, which is getting a Halloween re-skin. The main attraction is the Pumpkin Soul Reaper though.

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When you defeat the Pumpkin Soul Reaper, it might drop:

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  • Pumpkin Seed
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  • Magic Broom
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  • Flying Firework
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  • Clown Costume
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The Firework and Broomstick only last seven days, but you have a slight chance of getting a permanent one from defeating Ancient Wyvern King, Beach Bully, and Aurora Butterfly King enemies.

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Then there's candy grenades, Halloween decorations, a creepy scarecrow costume, and plenty of events to make the most out of the season.

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[Source: Steam Community]

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Apex Legends Halloween: Fight or Fright 2020

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Apex Legends' Halloween Fight or Fright event is back with Shadow Royale and more from now until November 3.

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Shadow Royale sees night fall on Kings Canyon and its trio matches. When a Legend falls, they're reborn in Shadow form with a thirst for vengeance.

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This year's event sees several all-new skins plus re-imagined versions of last year's, including Sweet Dreams Caustic and Wicked Harvest Bloodhound. Skins from last year are available on rotation in the in-game store as part of bundle offers or special offers.

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There's a set of exclusive rewards in the event's Prize Track too with skins, charms, and more.

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[Source: EA]

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War of The Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Halloween Special

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War of the Visions is celebrating Halloween with two featured UR summons and a bucketful of rewards. Players can summon UR Little Leela and UR Rairyuu from now until November 10, both in Halloween attire with appropriate skills to match.

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The Halloween Special also includes a Rewards From the Producer reward period from now until November 10. It features:

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  • 2,000 Visiore
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  • 20,000,000 Gil
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  • 1 Rainbow Fragment of Thought
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  • 3 Rainbow Vision Sphere
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  • 50 Adamantite (Large)
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  • 50 Burst Pot
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  • 50 Armor Pot
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In a separate update, new players who start the game get a 7-day free summon period where a UR summon is guaranteed.

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From October 28 through Halloween, players can take advantage of 6-UR Guaranteed Step Up 10x Summon, which guarantees:

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  • two UR units/vision cards on step 2
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  • three UR units/vision cards on step 3
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There's also a  5-step 10x Summon which guarantees a MR+ unit or vision card on steps 1-4 and UR “Exorcists” on step 5.

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And there's even more, from daily login bonuses and Halloween Challenge Missions to a spoopy new Halloween-themed game icon.

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GTA Online Halloween Bunker Series

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GTA Online has a bunker full of frightful delights this Halloween. Halloween Bunker Series features triple RP and GTA$ plus three Slasher maps: the depths of the bunker, the silo, and The Diamond.

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Taking part in the Halloween Adversary modes such as Beast Vs. Slasher and Come Out To Play doubles your RP and GTA$.

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The peyote plants are back, in keeping with the spooky season, though Rockstar isn't saying what they'll transform you into yet. Nightclub income rates are going up as part of the event, and there'll be an influx of Freemode Events with triple payouts through October 28.

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[Source: Rockstar Games]

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Mortal Shell Halloween: Rotten Autumn

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Mortal Shell's first content update just so happens to be a Halloween update called Rotten Autumn.

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After downloading the update, speak with Gorf to unlock a new mini-quest. Completing it earns you new shades to deck out your Shell with. And you can show the world just how you spruced up your Shell with Mortal Shell's brand-new photo mode.

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There's also a separate download alongside Rotten Autumn that adds a new soundtrack for boss fights, courtesy of Rotting Christ.

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Those who haven't jumped into Mortal Shell yet can do so with a limited-time 20% discount for the digital version on PS4 and PC. That same discount isn't live for Xbox players yet, but it will be come October 27. 

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Mortal Shell's physical version releases November 3 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the U.S., then on October 23 for PlayStation 4 and PC (case containing a key) in Europe and October 30 for Xbox One in Europe.

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Fortnite Halloween — Fortnitemares 2020

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King Midas is back from the great beyond in Fortnite's Fortnitemares 2020 event from now until November 3, and he's giving you the chance to wreak havoc on friend and foe alike.

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When you're eliminated in a Solo, Duos or Squads match, you get the chance to return as a Shadow in Nitemare Royal. Attack surviving players from the shadows and even possess vehicles to bring their game to an end.

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That's the trick side of things, but the island has plenty of treats in store too. You can get your hands on the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, Fiend Hunter Crossbow, a special Midas invention, and of course, candy.

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There's a suite of Fortnitemares challenges where you can unlock costumes and weapon skins such as the Smash-O'-Lantern Pickaxe and Midas' Shadow Wrap.

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Finally, on Halloween night (October 31) at 9 p.m. EST, award-winning reggae singer J Balvin kicks off the Afterlife Party at the Party Royale Main Stage.

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[Source: Epic Games]

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PUBG Mobile Infection Mode

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PUBG Mobile's Infection Mode is back from the dead from now until November 9, with new content, themes, costumes, and plenty of zombies.

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Infection Mode's classic combat returns, pitting a team of Defenders against a team of Zombies in an all-or-nothing fight. Zombies — sporting Halloween masks, if you so choose —  can only use melee attacks, but fallen Defenders transform into Zombies with chances for form shifts and stat buffs.

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If it all gets too much for the Defenders, they transform into Vanquishers when their team is down to three members. Foes they vanquish can't be resurrected.

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These hellish fights unfold across maps decked out with pumpkins, gravestones, and other seasonal paraphernalia. More costumes and decorations are planned before the end of the event.

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World of Tanks Halloween — Burning Games

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Free-to-play war game World of Tanks is hosting the Burning Games Halloween event until October in partnership with Korn and their new video for "Finally Free." It's a chance for Tier V and higher vehicles to complete challenges and earn special items and take part in the new Wasteland map.

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In World of Tanks Wasteland, tanks start with 1 HP and have to attack others to replenish it. Players can attack allies to restore teammates' health, and respawning increases the tank's overall power.

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From October 16 through October 31, players can join The Way of the Raider 60-stage event to earn XP, camo, and the two new tanks featured in Korn's music video.

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Finally, from October 24 through October 31, World of Tanks brings back Mad Games, a limited-time chance to outfit your tanks with the wildest abilities possible.

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Red Dead Online: The Halloween Pass

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It's spooky time at the Red Dead Online corral, with the game's first-ever Halloween Pass. Now through November 16, players can get their hands on wagon-loads of Red Dead Online Halloween rewards, ranging from weapons and costumes to decorations for the tavern. Everything acquired during the event lasts after it ends.

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The Halloween Pass is available in the progress menu or the Wheeler, Rawson & Co selection.

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2020

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 runs from October 23 at 9 p.m. EST through November 3 at the same time and offers the first chance to get your hands on Galarian Yamask among other things.

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Completing the Halloween Special Research "A Spooky Message Unmasked" gets you one step closer to finding both Galarian Yamask and Spiritomb. Other Field Research tasks will also center around Halloween themes during the event.

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Ghost-type Pokemon will be more common in the wild, in Raids, and in Eggs. You might even find a costumed Gengar in Raids or hatch a Sableye in costume if you're lucky.

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Talking of Raids, Darkrai takes center stage for five-star Raids, but there's more Halloween Raid goodness in store.

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On October 31 from 11 a.m. local time through 5 p.m. local time, there's a higher chance Alolan Marowak will show up in Raids.

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There's a special Halloween Cup from October 26 at 4 p.m. EST through the end of the event where only Poison, Dark, Bug, Ghost, and Fairy Pokemon can compete, and they have to have less than 1,500 CP.

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It just wouldn't be Halloween without costumes. Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 amps up the costume game with a Gengar onesie, Sableye goggles, Pikachu mask, and more, along with bundles in the in-game shop.

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Finally, there's an all-new event on October 26, the Catch Mastery event, which we cover in more detail elsewhere.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Darkness Rising 2020

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite is back for 2020 and, like its Pokemon counterpart, you can play it safely from home.

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This year, Darkness Rising revolves around weekly events where completing tasks — brewing potions, collecting notes, and the like — earns you rewards such as extra XP, Portkeys, and books.

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The ultimate goal is finding the Dark Witch, masquerading as a Brilliant Oddity. Other oddities abound, too, including Brilliant Witch, Brilliant Dark Wizard, and Brilliant Giant Stone Hand.

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Dreams Halloween

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If you're looking for a more atmospheric experience, Dreams' Halloween event, All Hallows' Dreams, may be for you. The whole thing is user-generated, like the rest of Dreams, and All Hallows' Dreams pops up at the top of the world list when you boot the game up.

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Choosing it takes you to a dream world with different scary mansions to explore.

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Some are reportedly very scary indeed, though they have their biggest frights confined to the upper floors. Others are just fun, creepy haunted houses to explore, complete with pumpkins carved by other Dreams players and a costume zone.

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Call of Duty Halloween 2020 — Haunting of Verdansk

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Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare share a Halloween event in 2020: Haunting of Verdansk. The event runs from October 20 through November 3. It's a multi-pronged event featuring crossovers with SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but some of it does come at a cost.

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If you want the film crossover treats, you'll have to shell out for the SAW and Chainsaw Massacre bundles, both of which include skins, items, and weapons inspired by their respective franchises.

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Activision promised more Halloween-themed bundles for the in-game store, including the new Dr. Karlov bundle focused on regional Verdansk folklore and a Grim Reaper bundle.

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In addition to Trick or Treat crates with Halloween items galore, Haunting of Verdansk adds night modes to event maps, zombie battle royale, scavenger hunts, and much, much more.

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[Source: Call of Duty]

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Minecraft Dungeons Spooky Fall Halloween Event

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Spooky Fall is coming to Minecraft Dungeons from October 26 until November 3 with challenges and rewards galore.

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Seasonal Trials are summoning up ghoulish mobs for players to take on. If that weren't spoopy enough, the event turns down the lights with Night Mode — but only until the event ends.

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Completing the Season Trials earns exclusive seasonal weapons and gear, whether Night Mode is enabled or not.

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Elder Scrolls Online Halloween — Witches Festival 2021

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Elder Scrolls Online's annual Halloween Witches Festival is back once more with double XP and plenty of treats to go around. ESO's 2020 Witches Festival runs from October 22 at 10 a.m. EST through November 3 at the same time.

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If this is your first time taking part, you'll need to complete "The Witchmother's Bargain" quest from the Crown Store and earn the Witchmother's Whistle item. If you already have it, just select it from your collections to get started.

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Using the Whistle kicks off a two-hour period of bonus XP, but there's a lot more.

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Players can earn new mementos, furnishings, and Dremora and Hollowjack-themed items through Plunder Skulls earned in battle.

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Bosses drop Dremora Plunder Skulls with extra goods, including treasure maps and pages for the Grave Digger weapon style.

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There's the final evolution of the Indrik, a costume gala, grab bags, deals, and more. Check out the full details on the ESO event site.

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Overwatch Junkenstein 2020

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Overwatch's Halloween Terror 2020 event, aka Junkenstein 2020, is live now through November 3, bringing the Junkenstein's Revenge Brawl back alongside new skins and more.

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Baptiste and Ashe are added to the brawl mix as playable characters this year, and there are weekly challenges to take on to earn new skins.

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These are the new Legendary skins for the Halloween Terror 2020 event:

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  • Dai-Tengu (Hanzo)
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  • Werewolf (Winsto)
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  • Flying Dutchman (Sigma)
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  • Shin-Ryeong (D.Va)
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That's in addition to three new Epic skins:

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  • Fantasma (Sombra)
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  • Stone (Brigitte)
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  • Ragdoll (Echo)
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Here' the schedule of events.

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October 13-20

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  • Vengeful Ghost — get chased by ghosts
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  • Frenzied Stampede — chase down fast-moving zomnics
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October 20-27

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  • Volatile Zomnics — zomnics explode when you get close
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  • Three They Were — take on missions with just three characters
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October 27-November 3

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  • Mystery Swap — heroes get randomly changed
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  • Shocking Surprise — shock tires spawn from defeated enemies
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Overcooked! 2  Moon Harvest Festival

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Overcooked! 2's Halloween celebration isn't technically Halloween-themed. It's in honor of harvest and autumn celebrations throughout eastern Asia, but it's fall-ish, so it works.

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Better yet, it's a free update with no end time, and the content will appear in Overcooked! All You Can Eat for next-gen consoles.

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Overcooked! 2's Moon Harvest Festival introduces new kitchens themed around water and lily pad obstacles. There are five new levels total, plus three succulent-looking mooncakes to add to the menu.

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Doom Eternal Halloween 2020

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Doom Eternal's Halloween 2020 event is pretty straightforward. Until October 29, log in every day, complete campaign missions to earn XP, play Battlemode, and complete weekly challenges to unlock skins. Challenges refresh every Thursday.

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These Doom Eternal skins include:

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  • Halloween Slayer
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  • Black Widow Mancubus
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  • Webenant Revenant
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  • Cultist Marauder
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[Source: Bethesda]

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Dragalia Lost — Postmortem Panic

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Dragalia Lost's Halloween event for 2020 is Postmortem Panic, a series of increasingly difficult challenges with a slew of rewards. It's live from October 12 at 2 a.m. through October 19 at the same time, but the event rewards can be claimed until October 26 at 1:59 a.m.

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Postmortem Panic divides its missions by difficulty. Completing all the challenges at one tier earns battle charts and stratagems for unlocking the next level of quest.

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Some of these are special dragon battle challenges, pitting adventurers against the toughest of foes like Astral High Mercury.

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Victory earns wind and water tomes to unlock new skills for certain characters, while completing quests earns primal crystals used for treasure trading.

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[Source: Nintendo of America]

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Splatoon 2 Halloween Splatfest — Splatoween

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Splatoon 2 is hosting a Halloween Splatfest called Splatoween, where the Tricks face off against the Treats. The special Splatfest kicks off on October 30 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST and runs through November 1 at 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST.

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During the event, players can get their tentacles on some Halloween Splatoon 2 gear, including:

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  • Hockey Mask
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These will be available via a Switch News article, so make sure you're signed up to get Splatoon 2 news on your Switch system. 

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Star Citizen: Alpha 3.11 High Impact and Halloween

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Star Citizen's Alpha 3.11 update includes a bounty of additions, and among them is Star Citizen's first-ever Halloween event. It kicked off earlier this month and runs through Halloween on October 31.

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During the event, players can earn Halloween helmets and a special Day of the Vara Cutlass skin. There's a cosplay competition and even a pumpkin carving contest with plenty of "sweet prizes" in store for those who take part.

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Borderlands 3 Halloween — Bloody Harvest Returns

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Borderlands 3's Bloody Harvest Halloween event is back for October 2020. The ghoulish festivities run through November 5, and it's easier than ever to get your hands on some sweet, ghastly gear.

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To kick things off, head to Sanctuary III, and speak with Maurice. Maurice tasks you with collecting Hecktoplasm from haunted enemies, easily spotted by their ghostly green glow.

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Defeating haunted enemies spawns specters you'll need to defeat as well, and that's when you finally get ahold of Hecktoplasm.

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After collecting enough of Hecktoplasm, Maurice opens the gate to Heck, where you can chat with Captain Haunt to access a number of quests, through which you'll earn Bloody Harvest items and cosmetics.

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This year, the Bloody Harvest quests are less demanding than before, making it easier to get loot.

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Destiny 2: Festival of the Lost 2020

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Destiny 2 brings back the Festival of the Lost and the Haunted Forest for 2020, with new weapons, triumphs, armor sets, and cosmetics for Exotics to celebrate the spookiest season of the year. Festival of the Lost 2020 is free for all Destiny 2 players and runs from October 6 through November 3. 

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Festival of the Lost 2020 adds new perk rolls for the Braytech Werewolf and Horror Story, plus new sets for a few classes:

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On the official Festival of the Lost blog post, Bungie provided more information on the Halloween event. The Spider is a new NPC that gives players Cipher Decoders that unlock special chests at the end of The Haunted Forest. The chests are worth pursuing because they contain Legendary items specific to the Festival of the Lost. 

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Rounding things out, there are new Sparrow skins available, as well as festival masks and vanity items for various armor sets, including broomsticks and witch hats. 

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Resident Evil Resistance October Update

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Resident Evil Resistance has a big October update in store, which is basically a Halloween update without actually being called a Halloween update.

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Jill Valentine joins the ranks of the Survivors, with powerful weapons and her characteristic dodge mechanic from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake. And as is only fitting, Nemesis itself is a playable Mastermind for the first time. Players control Nemesis through playing as Nicholai, another new Mastermind.

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The Prison is a new map added in RE Resistance's October update, and the Uptown Raccoon City and Bemusement Park maps get a remix with new layouts.

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Finally is a slew of new costumes and weapon skins, Survivors' perks and customizable abilities, and Mastermind traps.

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[Source: Capcom]

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Grounded October Update

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Grounded’s October update adds ziplines and more to the survival game, including some Halloween-themed items. The initial announcement is relatively light on details, but players can expect decorations, recreational items, and doodads to use with friends. These include harvestable Candy Corn and a new landmark in the Frankenline, which is described as "a creepy discarded Etch-a-Sketch you can actually draw on."

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Aside from washing The Backyard in a spooky glow, the October update for Grounded does a lot on the backend as well, including fixing a handful of bugs, fine-tuning combat, and unlocking new perks. You can see the full patch notes here

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath  All Hallows' Eve

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Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath is getting some Halloween goodness with the All Hallows’ Eve character skin pack. It’s available now and is free for Aftermath owners. Those who haven’t upgraded to Aftermath yet would need to purchase the expansion, which also unlocks the Summer Heat and Femme Fatale packs from earlier in 2020. 

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Mortal Kombat 11’s All Hallows’ Eve skin pack trailer highlighted three of the included skins. One is the “Blizzard King” outfit for Sub-Zero, and then there’s the part-werewolf part-school spirit “Beast Within” skin for Johnny Cage. Then there’ “Bad Medicine” for D’Vorah, turning the Kytinn fighter into a spidery nurse from hell. 

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It’s not certain if Warner Bros. is adding anything else to Mortal Kombat 11’s Halloween event, but we’ll update if something new turns up.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Halloween

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The Halloween fun isn’t limited to New Horizons, as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp celebrates spooky season in its own way. The 2020 Pocket Camp Halloween event features a number of special activities with ghoulish treats on offer for those who complete certain goals.

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Jack comes around and demands sweet treats. Hand over bat-themed lollipops to get bat furniture as a reward, and plant pumpkins during the month’s Garden Event to nab hatbats. Jack offers exclusive items such as mystical pumpkins in return.

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Taking part in the October Fishing Tourney nets some goodies as well, with potion-themed furniture on offer every time players reach a size goal with the fish they catch.

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Then there’s a fright night gyroidite scavenger hunt, new Happy Home classes and challenges, wall and carpet sets, special cookie items and more. The Pocket Camp Halloween and October events are live now.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Halloween update is available to download for free now, and it’s bringing more than just the Czar of Halloween to the island. 

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Animal Crossing patch 1.5 paves the way for Halloween by adding Candy as an item players can purchase from the Nooklings’ store and pumpkins as growable DIY fodder.

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The patch 1.5 trailer shows players planting, watering, and harvesting at least four different pumpkin varieties and then using them in various Halloween-themed DIY recipes.

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On Halloween night (October 31), Jack himself visits the island. It’s not clear yet what he requires of the player, but all the residents will be lurking about, asking for Candy and showing off their costumes.

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The patch adds new skin tone options for players to look their creepy best as well. We’ll update with more information about what New Horizons Halloween brings to the table as it becomes available.

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Monster Hunter: World Iceborne — Fun Fright Fest

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Capcom’s brewing up a special Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Halloween event called the Fun Fright Fest, part of the hefty Title Update 5. It runs from October 15 at 8 p.m. EST through November 5 at the same time and is exclusive to the expansion.

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The Autumn Harvest Fest is returning to the base Monster Hunter: World game, but Capcom hasn’t said much about it yet.

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Fun Fright Fest (starting at 7:06 in the above trailer) sees the Seliana Gathering Hub decked out with spooky furnishings, and the handler dons a Cute Demoness outfit to celebrate the occasion. There are two special ticket types to collect during the event and trade in for loot: the Fun Fright Ticket and the VIP Fun Fright Ticket. 

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The former get doled out as daily login bonuses for the MHW Halloween event and can be used to craft armor with Decoration slots. Players can exchange the latter for in-game decorations and Layered Armor, but these are only available as random item drops. Both ticket types can be exchanged for Melding Tickets too.

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There’s at least one new set of armor coming to the Fun Fright Fest, Demon Lord Alpha+. Wearing pieces of this armor set increases the chance of getting VIP Fun Fright Tickets.

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Capcom may reveal more about Monster Hunter: World Iceborne’s Fun Fright Fest as the start date approaches, and we’ll update if that happens.

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Killing Floor 2: Infernal Insurrection

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It wouldn’t be Halloween without Killing Floor 2’s annual Halloween celebrations, and 2020 is no different. This year’s Halloween event is Killing Floor 2: Infernal Insurrection, and it brings treats galore, including new weapons, maps, and cosmetics.

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Infernal Insurrection’s new map is Hallmark Station, a twisted take on London’s famous King’s Cross Station. Hallmark Station has been overrun by zeds, of course, and players must team up with fellow mercenaries to take down the demonic threat. Hellmark Station includes Survival, Endless, and Weekly modes.

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October 2020 is upon us, which means it's time for scary movies, The Simpsons Tree House of Horror, and Halloween events in all our favorite video games! While we're still on announcements from Overwatch and Apex Legends, games like Killing Floor 2Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and MHW already have their in-game-event plans laid out for the spooky season.

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From new weapons and outfits to new DIY recipes and Palico Halloween costumes, there are plenty of tricks, and even more treats, in store for the witching month. 

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Games that haven't announced Halloween plans yet likely will in the coming weeks, and we'll update this list of Halloween events when that happens. Be sure to bookmark this and check back throughout October!

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EA Investor Call Hints at Smart Delivery for PS5, Series X Games https://www.gameskinny.com/rwdu7/ea-investor-call-hints-at-smart-delivery-for-ps5-series-x-games https://www.gameskinny.com/rwdu7/ea-investor-call-hints-at-smart-delivery-for-ps5-series-x-games Wed, 06 May 2020 15:45:19 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The latest EA investor relations call was held recently. Among other things, the publisher announced it plans on offering a system similar to Xbox Smart Delivery, where current-gen games are upgraded for free to their next-gen PS5 and Series X counterparts.

These remarks come from EA Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen, buried roughly near the end of the earnings report. Jorgensen said:

...this year the phasing [budget forecast] includes the effect of revenue recognition from the games we are launching for the current generation of consoles that can also be upgraded for free for the next generation.

How EA will implement this alleged upgrade remains to be seen, especially since Sony specifically hasn't been 100% clear on how PlayStation 5's backwards compatibility will work.

As EA Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson said, EA plans on releasing 14 new titles over the course of this fiscal year. These include games in the NHL, Madden, and FIFA franchises. No surprises there. But there's another, unannounced sports title EA plans to release as well.

EA also plans on having its sports arm lead the company into next-gen, which basically means look forward to next-gen sports games from EA within the first year of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launching.

On top of that, Wilson said EA's indie partners have a number of games in store. There are four other games in the works for console and PC from EA, too, including Command and Conquer. Wilson also mentioned two mobile titles. 

You can check out a PDF of the earnings call transcript from EA's website if you're interested. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more next-gen console news as it develops, including tomorrow's first look at Xbox Series X gameplay as part of the Summer Game Fest.

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EA's Xbox Sale Offers Deals on FIFA, The Sims, Apex Legends, and More https://www.gameskinny.com/924yw/eas-xbox-sale-offers-deals-on-fifa-the-sims-apex-legends-and-more https://www.gameskinny.com/924yw/eas-xbox-sale-offers-deals-on-fifa-the-sims-apex-legends-and-more Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:33:52 -0400 Josh Broadwell

EA is currently offering a number of discounts for Xbox One on the Microsoft Store until August 25. While this might not be the same as the Gamescom sale our European counterparts are getting right now, there are still a number of good bargains to be had, from The Sims and Apex Legends to Dragon Age, Unravel, DLC, and more.

Here are some of the highlights.

Game Sale price
Apex Legends Founder's Pack $20.09
Battlefield V (Deluxe) $23.99
Battlefield World War Bundle $29.99
Burnout Paradise Remastered $4.99
Dragon Age: Inquisition (GOTY) $9.99
FIFA The Journey Trilogy $13.99
Mass Effect: Andromeda (Standard) $8.99
Mass Effect: Andromeda (Deluxe) $11.99
Star Wars Battlefront Hoth Bundle $9.89
The Sims 4 $7.99
Titanfall 2 (Ultimate) $4.49
Unravel: Yarny Bundle $9.89


Most of The Sims 4's expansions are on sale for 25% to 50% off as well.

Of course, this is just a sampling of what EA has on offer this week, and the full sale list can be found here.

Summer sales are starting to wind down across the board, so if there's something on this list that grabs your interest, it's best to take advantage of the offer while it lasts. If you're looking for deals on PC games, specifically Ubisoft titles, be sure to head over and check out Green Man Gaming's publisher sale

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Respawn Outlines Loads of Apex Legends Season 2 Content, Debuts 10th Legend https://www.gameskinny.com/t3866/respawn-outlines-loads-of-apex-legends-season-2-content-debuts-10th-legend https://www.gameskinny.com/t3866/respawn-outlines-loads-of-apex-legends-season-2-content-debuts-10th-legend Sat, 08 Jun 2019 13:31:15 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Apex Legends' upcoming Season 2 got a good deal of information today, with still more expected to come between now and it's launch date.

Season 2 is called Battle Charge and launches July 2, introducing a wide range of updates and changes, including a 10th legend.

Who is that 10th Legend? It's Wattson, the rumored electric-based fighter that was uncovered in datamining several months back. Wattson is a defensive character who takes advantage of the environment to create strong defenses for her team, and she's meant to vary the Apex Legends playstyle and third-party meta.

For instance, Wattson can place electric fences. Some are purely defensive, while others shoot down incoming weapons and recharge teammates. Her cooldown and the way her skills work mean players have a lot of room to determine whether they want to be offensive, support, or defensive and can dig deeply into character strategies.

Respawn is trying to add as much content as possible to Season 2, including a new weapon, a new Legend, plenty of balancing to make weaker weapons more viable, a new mode, and a new map.

That new weapon is called L-Star, a machine-gun type weapon making its way to Apex Legends from the Titanfall universe. It's a care package weapon, with Respawn calling it incredibly powerful, as in opening doors. Being a care package weapon means the L-Star doesn't pick up ammo; what the player starts with is what they get.

Battle Charge will be introducing 2 new hoppers as well, but Respawn didn't offer any extra details about them yet.

Season 2 will be challenge based instead of time based, which means players won't be penalized for not logging in daily; instead, they can just take on challenges when they're able to. Players will also be able to craft their own Legendary once they reach level 100.

Some of the new skins were detailed as well:

  • Caustic: Prince of Darkness
  • Octane: Jade Tiger
  • Spitfire: Intimidator
  • R31: Iron Rampage (lv 100) and a gold version of the same

Season 2 is also introducing a ranked mode. There are 6 tiers for players to progress through, from Bronze up to Apex Predator. Each tier has its own special matchmaking, and while it might mean longer wait times, the idea is to match players with others at a similar skill level.

But there's more to get involved with between now and July 2.

Apex Legends's event the Legendary Hunt starts today, giving players the opportunity to join the APex Legends Elite Queue. Any player who wins 5 matches can join, testing their skills against the most talented Legends in the game. They can also complete legendary hunt challenges to earn cosmetic awards and weapons, Those who win two wins can get the chance to earn yet another legendary weapon.

All Battle Pass owners will get the Honored Prey weapon, and Night Terror is a reward for reaching level 3. This weekend is also the game's first Double XP Weekend, granting extra experience for base levels and Battle Pass levels.

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Apex Legends Coming to Mobile After All — At Some Point https://www.gameskinny.com/4oat8/apex-legends-coming-to-mobile-after-all-at-some-point https://www.gameskinny.com/4oat8/apex-legends-coming-to-mobile-after-all-at-some-point Wed, 08 May 2019 10:31:38 -0400 Josh Broadwell

During EA's fourth quarter financial report briefing, COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen finally confirmed Apex Legends will be coming to mobile at some point in the future.

Respawn's battle royale game is also expected to make its way to China and other parts of Asia, although a specific timeframe for the move was not provided.

Currently, Jorgensen said EA can offer no timeline for when fans could expect Apex Legends on mobile. However, he did say the company is in "advanced negotiations" related to the matter and will provide updates once negotiations have finished.

Yet EA's financial forecast is built without expecting any contributions from the mobile version of Apex Legends or the move into China, which could suggest fans won't be seeing the mobile release until later in the year.

Jorgensen revealed this information after covering EA's projected earnings and growth for the coming fiscal year. Despite a slightly lower forecast for packaged goods, EA expects profits from live services to increase anywhere from 10% to 15%, and Apex Legends leads the way for that.

The game's massive success and high Metacritic score, along with the fact that Apex Legends is responsible for 30% of EA's new players, were cited as reasons why EA will continue to produce new ways for players to engage with the game, including mobile, moving forward.

Fans have wondered whether Apex Legends would come to mobile since the game launched back in February. At the time, Respawn couldn't provide any specific details. The developer wanted it to happen eventually, but the priority was getting a full, bug-free game out on major platforms as soon as possible.

After launch, though, EA made mobile development its biggest focus, since it knew mobile would be a huge hit, especially in the APAC region.

Whether Apex Legends mobile will include cross-platform play with other versions when it launches or if it will support iOS and Android, Jorgensen didn't say.

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Apex Legends Error Code 100 Potential Fix https://www.gameskinny.com/bhhww/apex-legends-error-code-100-potential-fix https://www.gameskinny.com/bhhww/apex-legends-error-code-100-potential-fix Mon, 06 May 2019 15:12:37 -0400 Josh Broadwell

It's a scenario many have encountered:

You're trying to play Apex Legends, and when you try to sign into your PlayApex account, you can't. Instead, you get this weird 100 error. Or you might see something like "Unable to connect" or "Unable to complete EA account sign in".

Here's what it means and something you can do to potentially work around it.

Apex Legends Error Code 100

The servers for Respawn's Apex Legends hosts a tremendous number of players on a daily basis. As one would expect from that kind of strain, the servers occasionally suffer from outages as well, as was the case this past week and again in March.

When the servers and Origin in general are down is when you'll see the code 100 error message. Code 100 is a server outage error. That's why the "Unable to complete EA account sign in" message may show up and also why you can't access any of EA's online games at the time.

How to Fix Error Code 100

The simplest way to fix the issue is just to wait until the servers are back online, and you can sign into your account again.

However, if you know for a fact Origin's servers are up and that it's an issue on your end, there is a workaround you can try that might resolve the issue. It involves changing your system's Domain Name System (DNS) setting.

Changing Your PS4, Xbox One, or PC DNS

The DNS is essentially how a device converts URLs to their IPS addresses, and the default on your system is whatever DNS your service provider uses.

There's a primary DNS, which handles the framework and processing, along with a secondary one that acts as a backup should the first fail and deals with data retrieval as well. You have to change both when you alter your system DNS.

If you're going to change your DNS setting, the generally recommended alternative from your provider's default DNS is Google's DNS.

  • Google's primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
  • Google's secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4

Here's how to change the DNS for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

It should go without saying that you'd want to write your IP's default address down, in case you want or need to revert the DNS back to its original address later because there's no "default" option.

How to Change PS4 DNS

Changing the PlayStation 4's DNS requires following a few specific steps.

First, go to your network settings. To do that,

  1. Navigate to settings
  2. Choose "Network"
  3. Choose "Set up internet connection"
  4. Pick the type of connection you'll use (the steps for changing the DNS are the same for each)
  5. Select "custom"

After that, you'll adjust the settings as follows.

  1. Set IP address to "Automatic"
  2. Put "Do Not Specify" for DCHP Host Name
  3. Set the DNS settings to "Manual"
  4. Enter the primary DNS (8.8.8.8)
  5. Enter the secondary DNS (8.8.4.4)
  6. Put "Automatic" for the MTU settings
  7. Under Proxy Server, select "Do Not Use"

Save the settings, and return to your home screen. If you had the game application running during this, you'll need to close it, then launch it again.

How to Change XB1 DNS

Changing the Xbox One's DNS is a bit simpler and involves fewer steps.

  1. Go to "Settings"
  2. Choose "Network"
  3. Select "Advanced Settings"
  4. Pick "DNS Settings"

Then, just enter the primary DNS (8.8.8.8) followed by the secondary DNS (8.8.4.4). Save the settings, and, like with the PS4, close the application if you had it running.

How to Change PC DNS

Changing your PC's DNS is rather more complicated, in that it requires more steps.

  1. Press the Windows key and R to open the command box
  2. Type ncpa.cpl, which will bring up the "Network Connections" Control Panel menu
  3. Locate your internet connection, and right click it
  4. Choose "Properties." A box will open with a list displaying under "This connection uses the following items."
  5. Find Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and click it.
  6. The "Properties" button to the bottom right will become available. Click it.
  7. Select "Use the following DNS server addresses," and type the DNS addresses
  8. Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
  9. Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4
  10. Choose "Okay"
  11. Restart your PC

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Again, there's no guarantee altering your DNS will absolutely, without fail work around Apex Legends' Error Code 100, but some have found success with it. If you'd rather not mess with it, rest assured the error isn't permanent, and you'll be back in the game soon.

And while you're waiting, check out our other Apex Legends guides for some tips and tricks to get you to the top of the pile.

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Respawn Outlines Anti-Cheater Plans, Bans 770K+ Players https://www.gameskinny.com/kk41e/respawn-outlines-anti-cheater-plans-bans-770k-players https://www.gameskinny.com/kk41e/respawn-outlines-anti-cheater-plans-bans-770k-players Fri, 03 May 2019 14:40:28 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Drew McCoy, project lead for Respawn Entertainment, recently published a blog post detailing the status of the companies ongoing battle with Apex Legends cheaters on PC and how the team will handle the problem in coming months.

The update was promised in the previous week's blog post and addresses concerns about a wide range of cheating activities, from aim-bots and speed modifiers, to account sellers and account farming.

McCoy said:

We’ve been working closely with key experts across EA, including EA Security and Fraud, the Origin teams, and our fellow developers at DICE, FIFA, and Capital Games, in addition to Easy-Anti-Cheat. While we’ve already rolled out several updates (and will be continually doing so for the foreseeable future), others will take time to fully implement.

We can’t share details on what we’re doing so as to not give a head’s up to the cheat makers, but what we can say is that we’re attacking this from every angle[.]

These angles include beefing up cheater detection methods and, most importantly, the introduction of a new cheater report tool.

McCoy said the new tool has already helped Respawn discover new cheats, including those that were previously undetectable; Easy-Anti Cheat is now able to detect those automatically.

All total, 300,000 account creations have been blocked, and more than 700,000 players have been banned. That's only a small fraction of Apex Legends' concurrent players from a few months ago, but still, it's a significant step forward.

In the last 20 days alone, 4,000 spam accounts were banned, and the number of matches tarnished by cheating has been reduced by more than half within a month.

Some fans might have mourned Respawn's choice of EAC when the decision became public, but it seems Respawn is making good on its promise to root out cheaters and keep the game as fair as possible.

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Apex Legends Twitch Viewership Dwindles, Top Streamer May Leave Game https://www.gameskinny.com/hunku/apex-legends-twitch-viewership-dwindles-top-streamer-may-leave-game https://www.gameskinny.com/hunku/apex-legends-twitch-viewership-dwindles-top-streamer-may-leave-game Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:48:18 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Respawn's Apex Legends has seen a dramatic decrease in Twitch viewers over the past month, and some prominent streamers claim that the game's lack of content and "laggy" servers are primary reasons why. 

According to TwitchTracker statisticsApex Legends currently ranks as the 10th most popular game on Twitch. It has a bit more than 28,000 concurrent viewers, with roughly 2,500 channels streaming it as of this writing.

To look at it another way, Apex Legends has averaged around 29,000 viewers in the past week from a little more than 2,700 channels. That's a substantial drop-off since February, which saw Apex hit more than 269,000 viewers on average its first week, with an average of 10,000 channels streaming it at any given time.

Available data shows March was the last time Apex Legends saw a considerable spike in viewers, but on the whole, the game has seen a steady decline in viewership since it first broke Fortnite's single-day viewership record.

Epic Games' Fortnite, however, ranks number 1 again, with over 150,000 viewers and just over 11,000 channels streaming. The number of viewers is still lower than Apex's at its height, despite streaming on more channels than Apex did in February.

There is a possible reason for Apex's decreased number of viewers as well: Top Twitch streamers are abandoning the game in favor of other games, like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).

Twitch streamer Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek said he could permanently leave Apex based on the game's current state, referencing that PUBG is "in a better state" than Apex Legends.

Shroud has also referenced (and run into) the game's "laggy" servers in the past. 

According to the International Business Times, Shroud was one of the streamers primarily responsible for boosting Apex's visibility and popularity. It's not difficult to see why, with an average of 65,000 viewers and over half a million followers.

Aside from the game's current state, Shroud also points to Respawn's lack of new content as a reason why he could leave the game. 

United Front Gaming's Editor-in-Chief, and GameSkinny contributor, Kenneth Seward Jr., echoed similar concerns about Apex Legends. Despite enjoying the game initially, and writing a good many guides on it, he says the shooter has lost its luster.

I actually stopped playing right after they released the first battle pass. I had already got all the achievements and was hoping for something else to work towards. Unfortunately, the pass...wasn't cost friendly. It felt like the devs were only focused on money. I mean...after you reached a certain level, you stopped getting loot boxes outside of the battle pass.

Part of Respawn's core approach to Apex Legends was a slow-and-steady update plan, taking detailed player feedback into consideration and testing extensively before implementing new changes.

However appreciated some aspects of that approach might be, as with the latest update's gun balancing, it seems this philosophy has the potential to hurt the game in the long run.

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Respawn Confirms Apex Legends Bug Erasing Save Data https://www.gameskinny.com/03qc4/respawn-confirms-apex-legends-bug-erasing-save-data https://www.gameskinny.com/03qc4/respawn-confirms-apex-legends-bug-erasing-save-data Wed, 03 Apr 2019 15:28:36 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Update 4/3/19: Respawn announced the bug has been resolved and posted a Reddit update detailing what went wrong. When the 1.1 update went live, it moved players over to the wrong servers.

While the game was shut down, Respawn worked to move everyone's data back to the proper servers. Here's where things stand as of now, per Respawn:

  • Any in-game purchases and progress acquired during the time between 1.1 going live and the fix will be reverted - levels earned, items unlocked, packs opened, and spent currency. If you continued to play and didn't patch then this will not affect you.

  • Any currency purchased, spent or not, will be carried back over to their original account state. i.e. - if you bought $20 worth of coins, and spent $18, then you’ll will get $20 after the fix.

The original story follows. 

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On Twitter today, Respawn Entertainment responded to recent claims of a bug in Apex Legends that has been erasing players' save data and progress. The bug appears to have been introduced after Apex Legends' recent update. Respawn is looking into the matter.

Currently, the developers have offered no estimate for when the problem may be resolved. Additionally, no information has yet been provided for which platforms the bug is affecting either.

However, Respawn has taken steps to ensure players no longer lose their progress by shutting the servers down. The servers stay down while Respawn performs maintenance to fix the issue.

For those who can still access the game or those who manage to get on before the problem is fully solved, Respawn recommends not buying or crafting anything until it announces the glitch is no longer present.

According to Respawn, it appears the bug was introduced with the recent 1.1 Patch, which was meant to implement a number of quality of life changes. Among those was the ability to invite squad members to join parties, which is meant to make meeting up for future matches with the same players easier.

The issue comes not too long after the highly anticipated Apex Legends Season One update, and with so many players following the game since it's launch in February, this is a potentially serious issue.

What's more, it suggests the 1.1 Patch may have needed some additional debugging before release. When Respawn spoke about its philosophy regarding updates and patches, it said all updates would be carefully planned and tested before implementation to ensure situations like these don't occur.

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Apex Legends Gun and Weapon Stats Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/mwrj8/apex-legends-gun-and-weapon-stats-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/mwrj8/apex-legends-gun-and-weapon-stats-guide Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:26:52 -0400 Ty Arthur

Still figuring out your preferred legend and weapon load out in Apex Legends? We can help you nail down your play style with a full break down of every single gun and their overall stats. 

Below we cover each weapon's basic damage rate for hitting anywhere on the body, increased damage for specifically landing a headshot, overall damage per second for body hits, and the mag size.

High DPS is usually better if you aren't carefully aiming, while low DPS can actually result in more damage if you have mastered a weapon and can take careful aim for several direct hits in a row. There are a few exceptions however, like with the energy assault rifle Havoc, which works differently than other guns.

Apex Legends Pistol Stats

Gun Damage Headshot Damage Magazine DPS
 P2020  12 18   10 36 
 RE-45  11 16    15  55 
 Wingman  45  90   6 90

 

Apex Legends Assault Rifle Stats

Note that unlike other weapons, the Havoc's energy beam deals less damage the farther that it travels, and it also has a charge up time before firing.

Gun Damage Headshot Damage Magazine DPS
 Flatline  16  32 20  80 
Havoc  18 36  25 201 
Hemlok  54 108   18   54
R-301   14 28   18 56 

 

Apex Legends Shotgun Stats

Gun Damage Headshot Damage Magazine DPS
 EVA-8 Auto  63 90   8  126
 Peacekeeper  110 165   6  110 
 Mozambique  45  66   3  90  
 Mastiff 144 288   4 288


Apex Legends
Sniper Rifle Stats

Gun Damage Headshot Damage Magazine DPS
G7 Scout   30 60   10  60
 Longbow  55 110   5  55
Kraber  125 250   4 125 
  Triple Take  69  138   5  69

 

Apex Legends SMG Stats

Gun Damage Headshot Damage Magazine DPS
Alternator   13 19   16  65
 Prowler  70 84  20  70 
 R-99 12  18  18  84

 

Apex Legends LMG Stats

Gun Damage Headshot Damage Magazine DPS
 Devotion  17 34   44  51
 L-Star EMG  21 42   60  252 
 M600 Spitfire  20 40   35  80

 

Note that these stats will likely change over time as updates are released, and new weapons are expected to arrive down the line.

Do you see a discrepancy or notice any stats that are missing or incorrect? Let us know and we'll get the complete Apex Legends gun stats guided updated!

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Apex Legends Octane Tips and Tricks Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/jjz9j/apex-legends-octane-tips-and-tricks-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/jjz9j/apex-legends-octane-tips-and-tricks-guide Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:58:22 -0400 Sergey_3847

The very first season in Apex Legends has just begun, and with it Respawn introduced a new legend - Octane.

The 9th character in the game is mostly a scout, who is very good at locating enemy positions. Octane also works great as a support for his squad, which means that his main role doesn't dictate him to get too close to the enemy.

The best way to play as Octane is to alternate between attacking unexpectedly and retreating, diverting the enemy's attention from the rest of his squad. But there is a lot more to this great new character, so keep on reading our guide to find out all about his abilities and playstyles.

Octane Abilities Tips and Tricks

Passive: Swift Mend

Octane's passive ability slowly regenerates your health bar, but only in safe conditions. This means that if you get under fire, the ability will be set on pause. That is why it is essential to find cover for Swift Mend to work.

Note: It takes about 2s to restore one bar of health. This means that you don't really need to use a medkit in case you health bar is above 75%, since the ability will regenerate it to 100% pretty soon, which will take less than a minute.

So try to stay out of a hot zone for one minute, and then you can get back into the action once again.

Tactical: Stim

Stim increases Octane’s speed of movement by 30% for 6 seconds. This ability makes you less vulnerable to all sorts of slowdown effects. It is also perfect for reconnaissance and escape tactics in any type of combat.

Note: For each use of Stim you will lose about 10 points of health. But taking into account his passive ability this isn't such a big deal. Your health won't take long to recover, so use it at will.

Also, you cannot kill yourself using Stim, meaning that your health will never go down below zero.

Ultimate: Launch Pad

Launch pad can be deployed by Octane anywhere on the map. It looks like a portable platform, which catapults players into the air.

Note: This pad works for anyone, including your allies and enemies. It can be used to lure your enemies onto your pads and set them up as traps. But this also means that you should probably avoid using enemy pads for the same reason.

The Launch Pad will stay for the entirety of the match-up at the location where it has been deployed, unless it gets destroyed with gunfire or grenades.

How to Play as Octane

Octane is clearly a very fast and mobile character and his abilities make him a very useful ally, but only in a very specific kind of team. He's worthwhile only when there are other high-speed characters in the squad, such as Wraith, Mirage, or Pathfinder.

Other characters, such as Bloodhound, Bangalore, or Lifeline will never be able to keep up with him. This will make Octane extremely vulnerable to attacks, since his other squadmates will not be able to protect him in time.

That is why here are a few suggestions on how to utilize Octane and his abilities in the most effective way.

Use Stim as Much as Possible

After landing, use Stim to collect as much loot as you can before other players. Then, use it to quickly get to your nearest allies and cover them while they collect loot.

You should never approach enemies on your own even if you see a good opportunity. Wait before your allies arrive, and then cover them while constantly changing positions. Stim will work just as effective while shooting.

If you find yourself blocked, then immediately deploy a pad and jump over your enemies, and leave the hot zone immediately.

Master Your Launch Pad

The first important thing to learn while using a Launch Pad is to be able to jump in the desired direction. Take into account the speed and the height of a jump, along with the positioning. You don't want to get tossed into a bad position.

You can use the pad as a trap by placing it in front of the doors to block enemies from being able to shoot you, so you get a few seconds to prepare and regenerate your health.

The best strategy is to use Launch Pad for unexpected attacks by jumping on top of a roof, a rock, or a ledge. Just make sure to not jump and land directly in the center of the shootout.

Do not use the pad while retreating, since your enemies will use it to catch you.

Octane vs. Lifeline

Having both Octane and Lifeline in the same team is not a very good idea, so choose only either one of them. Octane can be just as good as Lifeline, and at times even better.

In case your teammates are out of medkits you can simply give away your own to help them out. The Swift Mend ability will be able to take care of your health on its own. 

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Is Apex Legends on Mobile? https://www.gameskinny.com/krph3/is-apex-legends-on-mobile https://www.gameskinny.com/krph3/is-apex-legends-on-mobile Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:12:19 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Respawn's Apex Legends had a surprise launch on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One only a month ago.

Its rise to fame, helped along by the recent Season 1 update, has been astronomical, surpassing even Fortnite in many regards, to say nothing of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).

One area its rivals control that Apex Legends has yet to dominate, though, is mobile. EA and Respawn have both mentioned the desire to move Apex Legends to mobile shortly after launch. However, as of now, the answer to the oft-asked question "Is Apex Legends on mobile yet?" is no — but it will be at some point.

Since Apex Legends launched, there have been several fake Apex Legends mobile apps for download on iOS and Android, but these are just phishing attempts. Don't download them. 

Don't be fooled. Not only is everything in Apex Legends handled via the in-game store  so there's no need to download an app — but when there's an update on Apex Legends' progress to mobile, it will be announced via EA and other legitimate sources.

Until then, don't download any Apex Legends apps you come across.

There are a few reasons why Apex Legends isn't on mobile, but will be soon. The first is because of how the game was developed.

When development started, cross-play was still a relatively new thing. Respawn prioritized getting a complete, bug-free game out before adding new, extra features, so it ended up putting cross-play on the back-burner. Because it would likely run on a different build with different FPS rates, creating cross-play for a mobile version would require a fair bit of work.

But EA knows Apex Legends mobile would be a huge hit, especially in APAC markets. It told investors during February's investment meeting that that fact alone is one reason why mobile development for the game would be prioritized in the coming months.

It's certainly not impossible, either. Call of Duty Mobile, not the one developed by the Candy Crush developers, is set to debut this summer and feature a mashup of the franchise's most popular multiplayer modes. If Call of Duty can end up on mobile, then Apex Legends certainly can.

Check back for more details as they break, and if you find yourself struggling with survival, head over to our Apex Legends guide portal to get yourself back in the game

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Apex Legends Season 1 Introduces Battle Pass, New Legend, More https://www.gameskinny.com/5dky4/apex-legends-season-1-introduces-battle-pass-new-legend-more https://www.gameskinny.com/5dky4/apex-legends-season-1-introduces-battle-pass-new-legend-more Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:57:31 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Apex Legends' long-awaited Season 1-Wild Frontier is here at last and brings with it a heap of new content. Wild Frontier introduces 100 new rewards players can earn just by playing the game, along with the chance of earning enough Apex Coins to purchase the Season 2 pass without paying for anything extra.

Octane is also finally making his appearance in Apex Legends after being leaked in datamining a few months ago.

Season 1 Battle Pass and Battle Pass Rewards

The Season 1 Battle Pass comes in a few different forms:

  • No Battle Pass: Leveling up your character's Battle Pass Level will earn you free Battle Pass rewards when you reach the corresponding level

  • Battle Pass: The standard Battle Pass, which gives you access to all 100 rewards unlocked automatically as you reach the respective level, plus the Free Battle Pass rewards

  • Battle Pass Bundle: The bundle is the same as the regular Battle Pass, but gives you access to the first 25 Battle Pass rewards immediately regardless of level. If you're starting out, that'd be rewards 1-25, or if your Battle Pass Level is already 30 when you decide to purchase the pass, you'd get the earlier rewards, along with immediate access to rewards 31-56

Here is the pricing for the Battle Pass and the Battle Pass Bundle:

  • Battle Pass: 950 Apex Coins. If you have no coins currently, it would require purchasing 1,000 Apex Coins for $10. 

  • Battle Pass Bundle: 2,800 Apex Coins. If you have no coins in your balance, it would require purchasing 4,000 Apex Coins for $40 dollars, since the next lowest tier would only be 2,000 Apex Coins.

Respawn says players can purchase the Wild Frontier Battle Pass at any point in the season, which runs for three months, and Battle Pass Levels increase automatically during normal gameplay, whether the player purchased the Pass or not. However, the passes can only be purchased via the in-game store.

Upon purchasing either pass, players automatically receive the Lifeline Revolutionary skin, the Wraith Survivor skin, and the Mirage Outlaw skin.

The Battle Pass Bundle does not grant access to new items or items different from the standard Battle Pass; it only unlocks a selection of them faster.

Most of the rewards are cosmetic. For example, reaching Level 14 earns you the Navigator Longbow Skin, while the Level 23 reward is the Silk Road Wraith Skin, and Level 49 nets you the Harvest Peacekeeper Skin. Other rewards include soundquips, badges, stat trackers, and Apex Packs.

The rewards are exclusive to Season 1. They won't appear again after the season finishes, but players keep everything they earn during the season.

It's also important to note that several of the Battle Pass rewards are Apex Coins. Respawn mentioned players who reach Battle Pass Level 97 would regain the coins spent on Season 1's pass and could use those to purchase Season 2's pass, set to premiere sometime in June, without spending any additional money.

You can find a full table of Battle Pass rewards and Free Battle Pass rewards here.

In a new announcement detailing their approach to season content, Respawn also addressed concerns arising over progressing that far in a fairly short span of time. Players will receive a Battle Pass experience bonus if they experiment with different characters. The goal is to teach people how to master the game in a variety of styles.

New Legend: Octane

The latest Legend to join the fray makes his debut with Wild Frontier as well. As dataminers found out several weeks ago, Octane is built around speed, hence the subtitle "High-Speed Daredevil." Players are finding his speed surpasses even Wraith, and that's before using his Stim ability.

Respawn also introduced a new mechanic with Octane's Tactical skill, which sacrifices his health for even more speed and ease of movement. It's an approach that lets players vary their style even when using the same character, allowing for greater experimentation in keeping with the company's approach to new characters.

Apex Legends Roadmap

Players will also get a good idea of what Respawn has in store for future updates with the new Apex Legends Roadmap released today. It details when to expect each new season and what these will bring to the game.

Each season will bring with it a new Battle Pass, new rewards, loot, and weapons, and will introduce a new Legend.

Recent datamining efforts uncovered 11 potential new characters for Apex Legends. If the information is true, it seems Respawn will unveil them at a steady pace, doubtlessly in an attempt to ensure everyone becomes accustomed to the already-available characters first.

Other Updates

Finally, Respawn introduced a few new balances and alterations, following up on the promise they made earlier in the month to carefully test and implement meaningful changes based on player feedback.

  • The hitboxes for Gibraltar, Caustic, and Pathfinder (the three with the largest hitboxes) have been reduced to better fit their character models.

  • Caustic’s Gas Traps and Nox Gas Grenades are more effective and on a lower cooldown.

  • There are more Survey Beacons in the world for Pathfinder to scan.

  • Bangalore’s Passive movement speed bonus has been reduced.

  • Gibraltar’s Ultimate now stuns teammates as it is supposed to, just like Bangalore’s Ultimate.

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Season 1 — Wild Frontier is full of content to unpack, but we'll keep you updated with all the latest Apex Legends news as it breaks. You can check out our Apex Legends guides as well, including character tiers and skill breakdowns.

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Apex Legends Datamine Finds NPCs, Flamethrowers, And Wall Running https://www.gameskinny.com/tvg2h/apex-legends-datamine-finds-npcs-flamethrowers-and-wall-running https://www.gameskinny.com/tvg2h/apex-legends-datamine-finds-npcs-flamethrowers-and-wall-running Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:59:07 -0400 Josh Broadwell

When a title is updated, it usually means that players will be encountering in-game changes that can easily be perceived. However, there is often more going on with an update than meets the eye, as they frequently add additional code that can act as the foundation for future updates. This gives industrious players the opportunity to glimpse what may be on its way to their favorite games, and that is just what has recently happened with Apex Legends.

Since the release of last week's balance patch, dataminers have been parsing files, looking for information about what the future may hold for Apex Legends. These players are finding a lot of unreleased items and features in the game's code, and some of them are getting attention from the community.

For example, indication that NPCs will make an appearance in Apex Legends has been found in the game's files. This has been seen before, but now the source of these details, Twitter user RealApexLegends, has noted that the code suggests that they will be able to attack and use weapons. This has led some fans to speculate that NPCs might take the place of players that drop out mid-match in order to keep a team together.

If this ends up being accurate, NPCs could be a creative way around the problems caused by disconnnects without requiring a reconnect feature — something that Respawn has indicated that it is not currently pursuing. That said, as is the case with all information that comes from datamining, the code's existence doesn't mean it'll end up in the game.

Additionally, the game's files contain the suggestion that new weapons may be coming to Apex Legends as well. Amongst these weapons are a flamethrower and remote turrets, though nothing about their potential functionality is currently known. Dataminers have also found code that points to vertical and horizontal wall running as an upcoming feature for the game.

NPCs, flamethrowers, and wall running are likely to be exciting prospects for some Apex Legends fans. However, it is possible that the code that references these features is simply a holdover from the Titanfall series, Respawn's previous first-person shooter titles, and they are not intended for the battle royale game. Wall running and NPCs do indeed play a role in Titanfall, and that may be responsible for their appearance in the files of Apex Legends

As always, players will need to wait for official word from Respawn before considering these features confirmed. Given the company's tendency to surprise its fans, as was seen with the release of Apex Legends, it is hard to know when that word might come.

More details on datamined files from Apex Legends can be found on RealApexLeaks Twitter.

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Respawn Cracks Down on Apex Legends Cheaters, Bans More than 355,000 Players https://www.gameskinny.com/0dd1q/respawn-cracks-down-on-apex-legends-cheaters-bans-more-than-355000-players https://www.gameskinny.com/0dd1q/respawn-cracks-down-on-apex-legends-cheaters-bans-more-than-355000-players Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:32:45 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Respawn's Apex Legends has only been in the wild for a little over a month. In that time, it's gained a fair bit of press coverage for various incredibly high statistics.

A week after launch, Apex Legends broke the 10 million player mark, with 2 million concurrent players; shortly after, it shattered Fortnite's single-day Twitch viewership record and now has over 50 million players.

With numbers like that, it's inevitable some of those players would have less than completely pure intentions. Two weeks after launch, Respawn reported it had banned more than 16,000 players because of cheating. In keeping with the rapidly increasing number of players, the number of cheaters rose drastically and quickly as well.

In a recent Reddit update, Respawn's community manager, Jay Frechette, stated Respawn has now banned more than 355,000 cheaters. The company is, thus, scaling up its anti-cheating efforts in the near future to both preclude cheating, like wallhacks and aimbots, more effectively and combat it when it does happen.

Naturally, Frechette couldn't be very descriptive about Respawn's plans, but he did mention Respawn will be working with EA and other anti-cheating specialists to ramp up their efforts. This includes building an internal anti-cheating team and adding a player report feature to Apex Legends. This will allow players to send data directly to Easy Anti-Cheat, one of the most used and well known anti-cheating companies in the gaming industry.

Some fans expressed dismay after finding out Respawn would be using the Epic Games-owned company for its anti-cheating plan, since, like with anti-piracy companies, its record is hardly flawless.

However, it's almost impossible to completely root out cheaters or find a service completely devoid of flaws. Detecting rootkits is one thing, but when Apex Legends players are working out multiple wallhacks and damage multipliers within a week of launch, any anti-cheat measure is going to be an uphill battle.

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Apex Legends Update Looks To Balance Weapons https://www.gameskinny.com/lmbdd/apex-legends-update-looks-to-balance-weapons https://www.gameskinny.com/lmbdd/apex-legends-update-looks-to-balance-weapons Thu, 07 Mar 2019 23:13:09 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends has been in the news quite a lot since its surprise launch in early February. From rapidly surpassing more than 50 million players to shattering Fortnite's single-day Twitch viewership record, the game has certainly risen to the heights of the battle royale genre in record time.

Despite this initial flurry of success, it appears that Respawn is not afraid of change, and Apex Legend's first planned balance update is now live. This update is primarily focused on two weapons: the Wingman and Peacekeeper.

With respect to the Wingman, the weapon has had its rate of fire reduced, and the Skullpiercer Headshot damage multiplier has been reduced as well. Additionally, the base hip fire spread has been increased and the rate at which hip fire spread decays has been decreased.

For the Peacekeeper, the update means that the Shotgun Bolt rechamber rate has been reduced. Furthermore, the availability of these two weapons has been reduced in all zone tiers.

These details was shared by Respawn's community manager, Jay Frechette, on Reddit, and they were offered alongside a discussion on the philosophy behind Respawn's approach to balance updates. Specifically, it was noted that "the goal is to ship polished, closer to the mark updates" instead of releasing things "rapidly and iterated in the live environment."

That guiding philosophy is one reason why this first patch arrives a full month after launch, and while fans can expect regular balance updates, they will arrive at less frequent intervals than they do with many live service games. This suggests that Respawn is committed to thoroughly processing the player feedback they receive and testing any changes thoroughly before implementing them.

Respawn also plans to ensure that changes are made as efficiently as possible when they are implemented. For example, rather than nerfing both small and medium rig units, the current plan is to alter large rigs in order to balance out the current discrepancy.

Apex Legends is set to receive another, much larger update sometime later this month. This will come along with the game's highly anticipated first season, and the Reddit thread has already teased some changes to Legends that fans can look forward to while they wait for the patch to go live.

Full notes on the balance update can be found on Reddit and below.

Weapon Adjustments

  • Wingman
    • Rate of fire reduced from 3.1 -> 2.6
    • Skullpiercer Headshot damage multiplier reduced from 2.5 -> 2.25
    • Increased base hip fire spread and decreased the rate at which hip fire spread decays (shrinks back down).
  • Peacekeeper
    • Shotgun Bolt rechamber rate has been reduced for the Peacekeeper only.
      • Level 1 mitigation 10% -> 7.5%
      • Level 2 mitigation 20% -> 13%
      • Level 3 mitigation 25% -> 16%
  • Wingman and Peacekeeper availability has been reduced in all zone tiers.
  • Increased availability of energy weapons & ammo in all zone tiers.

Why no P2020 or Mozambique buffs?

  • We love y’all’s ‘Bique memes, so we’re hesitant to lose that :P

  • In all seriousness, our goal is to have a power curve of weapons. "Power curve" just means that some weapons will be weaker and more common, while others will be stronger and rarer. Some weapons are intentionally less powerful until fully purp’d with hopups and attachments, while other weapons on the bottom of the power curve are your early game, better-than-melee, but-gotta-upgrade-out-of-ASAP weapons. We’ve seen some good feedback from players about how to make these pistols more exciting without losing out on the goal above that we’re listening to. We’ll be continuing to watch player data and feedback and trying things out internally but for now, they’ll remain the same.

Additional Patch Notes

Fixed some script errors that we identified were occasionally causing disconnects during matches.

  • Caustic occasionally causing disconnects while throwing is Ultimate.
  • Pathfinder occasionally causing disconnects when activating a Survey Beacon.
  • Players occasionally causing disconnects when removing an attachment.
  • Gibraltar occasionally causing disconnects when pulling up his Gun Shield.
  • Players occasionally causing disconnects when entering Spectate Mode.
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