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Apex Legends players angered by ‘anti-consumer’ Holo-Day bundles

The Apex Legends community has heavily criticized Respawn for the way it’s selling the Holo-Day Bash bundles.

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Respawn is receiving backlash from the Apex Legends community for the way they are selling Holo-Day Bash cosmetics.

The Holo-Day Bash is Apex Legends’ Winter event, bringing back the Winter Express LTM and challenges, and new and returning cosmetics.

This year’s event offers different Winter-themed weapon and legend skins to purchase in the store. In the trailer for the Holo-Day Bash event, we could see legends using weapons that matched their new Winter-themed outfits.

The problem arose when the packs launched and matching weapons were not included in the same bundle. So, to own an outfit and its corresponding weapon, players must purchase two bundles.

Community Backlash

Apex Legends News highlighted the issue on Twitter, which then picked up traction on Reddit.

Reddit user ImCalcium shared the Tweet saying “we shouldn’t stop talking about this.” This post has now gained over 23 thousand ‘upvotes’ and almost two thousand comments.

The top comments reference a statement made by Respawn Game Director Chad Grenier in a developer ‘Ask Me Anything’ on the Apex Legends subreddit.

User Ender11 asked the developers, “what was wrong with last season’s pass? Was only slightly rolling back the battle pass actually a negotiation tactic like some people have said?”

In a severely ‘downvoted’ comment (1400 downvotes at the time of writing), Grenier defended the decision to make the Battle Pass tiers more difficult to earn. He urged players to keep in mind that “Respawn always has your interests in mind, so please assume positive intent!”

“[I don’t know] man this positive intent is looking pretty negative to me,” said Reddit user Sabliek in response to the Holo-Day Bundles.

“I’m not saying that you shouldn’t buy the cosmetics if you want them,” said u/adoadeeday. “But maybe if everyone just fights the urge to buy them for a few weeks things might start trending the other way. They do this because they can.”

It’s clear that the Apex Legends players active on social media are unhappy, but Respawn hasn’t yet made a statement on the decision to separate matching cosmetics into different bundles.

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Apex Legends dev confirms “no fill” option coming in Season 8

One Respawn developer has given fans an update on when the “no fill” option will be added to Apex Legends Season 8.

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Respawn Entertainment previously revealed plans to introduce a “no fill” option in a future update for Apex Legends, and one developer has confirmed this by letting us know when we can expect to see this in Season 8.

Apex Legends have been asking Respawn for a Solos playlist ever since the battle royale came out back in February 2019. We did briefly get a Solos mode as an LTM, but the developers don’t intend to implement one permanently.

However, Respawn did confirm a while back that they are working on a “no fill” option for fans who want to enjoy a game without matching up with random players. Now, one of the developers has given an update on when this feature will arrive in-game.

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Respawn confirm “no fill” option for Apex Legends Season 8

In Respawn’s Reddit AMA, back in November, one user asked about their plan to “allow a solo experience”. Apex Design Director Jason ‘Monsterclip’ McCord responded to these questions by assuring fans that a “no fill” option was on the table.

This would prevent players from getting paired up with other gamers when they join a match. However, this might trap you in 1v2, 1v3, or 1v4 fights if the rest of the lobby is filled with players that don’t have this option activated.

With Season 8’s Mayhem scheduled to drop on February 2, a few fans took to Twitter to ask the devs for an update on this new feature. McCord then told them that while we won’t see it as part of the Season launch, it’s definitely on the way.

“Won’t be S8 launch, but as I said in the reddit AMA it’s on the way,” wrote the developer. “In fact, we’re testing it internally and it’s working, so should be sooner rather than later.”

Based on this, we can probably expect to see it arrive about halfway through Season 8, or hopefully even sooner. This led to a few fans voicing their anticipation in the Twitter thread.

One player stated: “This is going to be amazing. For the team players so the solo sweaty players that break off and die within seconds can go and play by themselves and we’ll get team players in Trios!”

“I remember the solos were great fun to play, but most of all they were beautiful to watch.” added another fan. “I remember a solo tournament was really interesting and very adrenaline-pumping.”

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While this is exciting news, a few fans still mentioned that they’re disappointed at the lack of any permanent Solo modes for the game, but Respawn has made it clear that they consider those to be “unhealthy” for the game.

This makes it unclear if we’ll ever see the introduction of those modes to the battle royale, but there might still be hope. A few recent leaks suggest that the developers might be testing out a ranked Solo mode to introduce in Season 8.

However, this hasn’t been verified by the developers so we should take this with a grain of salt. That said, it’s still good to hear that Respawn are adding a no fill feature for fans. Once there are any more updates on this, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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All Kings Canyon map changes in Apex Legends Season 8

Kings Canyon has returned to Apex Legends in Season 8 with major changes, so we break down everything new on the classic map.

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After being devastated by powerful explosives, Kings Canyon has returned in Apex Legends Season 8, but not as we know it.

In the launch trailer for Apex Legends Season 8, the arrival of the new Legend, Fuse, was disrupted by his rival, Maggie, blowing up the Apex Games.

However, the show must go on, and Apex Legends will be returning to the classic Kings Canyon map in Season 8 but with significant changes. Much of the map has been reshaped, and there are new landmarks to explore, Explosive Holds to loot, and Observation Towers to climb.

Here we break down all of the significant map changes for Kings Canyon in Apex Legends Season 8.

New Kings Canyon locations

Kings Canyon is rarely favored over the two other maps, World’s Edge and Olympus, but with the new season, Respawn Entertainment are hoping to change that.

Gone is the annoying orange tint plastered over Kings Canyon, the map has now been made far more visually appealing with its removal. In a blog post, Apex Legends devs detailed everything new added to Kings Canyon.

Crash Site

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A massive gunship has crash-landed in Kings Canyon, opening up an entirely new area of the map. The door to Artillery has been burst open, which has opened up a pathway to this new location. Crash Site itself will have the ship in the middle, which is covered in scaffolding, giving a “jungle gym” feel to the location.

This crash has spilled toxic waste into the water supplies, so ECHO (Ecological Cleanup and Hazard Outreach) have set up camps around the map to clean up the mess.

The tunnel by Artillery has also been burst open, which leads to Crash Site as well as expanding the northern regions of the map.

Respawn Entertainment hopes that these new areas will “create all-new gameplay scenarios as teams explore the Northern section of Kings Canyon.”

Spotted Lakes

The explosions that hit the Kings Canyon map have completely wiped Slum Lakes off the map and Spotted Lakes has taken its place, “which attributes its name to the unusual spots found in the flooded, contaminated waters.” This location has a dam in the middle with an ECHO camp on either side.

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It was previously difficult to rotate in and out of Slum Lakes, but the explosions have opened up new ways to get around. Part of the mountainside was destroyed, uncovering ancient leviathan bones and revealing a new pathway.

Explosive Holds

Also new to Kings Canyon are Explosive Holds. These work the same as loot vaults on the other maps which contain a plethora of high-tier loot if you can get inside.

Check out our guide for everything you need to know about these Explosive Holds and how to open them.

Observation Towers

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Inside the ECHO camps are all-new Observation Towers. These are sniper’s nests that must be activated for them to be raised above the ground. These towers will be high risk, high reward with all players nearby being able to see and hear you activate it.

As long as you’re careful not to get sniped, you’ll be able to use the significant height advantage to control the area.

Further Kings Canyon map changes

In a bid to create more diversity and reduce third-partying on the map, Respawn have made several more changes to Kings Canyon.

The Farm, which they describe as a “sweaty chokepoint,” has been removed to allow players to move through this area without having to worry about campers. When we get to fully explore the map, Respawn have confirmed that several more locations have either been changed or removed.

Once the new version of Kings Canyon releases on February 2, we’ll know just how well these changes have improved the classic map.

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How to open Kings Canyon Explosive Holds in Apex Legends Season 8

Respawn Entertainment have added new Explosive Holds filled with rare guns and ammo in Apex Legends Season 8, so here’s how to open them.

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Explosive Holds in Apex Legends Season 8

With Apex Legends Season 8 just around the corner, Respawn Entertainment have confirmed plenty of map changes for the battle royale, such as new Explosive Holds filled with powerful gear on Kings Canyon. 

Apex Legends Season 8, Mayhem, is scheduled to drop on February 2, and we can expect a ton of exciting new content in the new update. This includes the new Legend, Fuse, the 30-30 Repeater, and various other features.

One of the most notable new additions is the reshaped Kings Canyon. Fuse’s arrival was sabotaged by Maggie, who then set off explosives across the map which damaged the location. The upcoming Season also will also bring other new map changes.

The Kings Canyon Explosive Holds provide a great looting opportunity, since they’re filled with powerful weapons and gear, so here’s how you can access them for yourself.

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How to open Apex Legends Explosive Holds in Season 8

Respawn stated in an official blog post that “when the ship came crashing down, several mobile armories that were being stored in its cargo bay were lost and scattered across Kings Canyon.”

This means there are rare guns, ammo, and useful attachments that are ripe for the picking. Although these Explosive Holds require security clearance to open them, you can also access them with some well-placed ordnance.

Here’s how you can open the Explosive Holds in Kings Canyon:

  1. Jump and land near the Explosive Holds in King Canyon.
  2. Collect grenades from your surroundings.
  3. Throw a an explosive item at the door, like a Frag Grenade, Thermite or Arc Star.
  4. Enter via the new opening that the explosives will create for you.

That sums up everything you need to do in order to access these locations. You won’t face too much trouble finding them either, as they will be dotted around the map, so you can directly land near one after you jump at the start of the match.

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The Explosive Holds will replace the bunkers that were around the map, and will also have a lot in common with the loot vaults on Worlds Edge. However, you’re not going to be the only one looking for them, so, be ready for a fight.

Other players will also have the idea to land near these since they’ll also want some quality gear at the start of the match. For that reason, you’ll have to make sure that you have sufficient shields and weapons to defend yourself.

Despite the inherent danger, it’s still worth raiding these Explosive Holds for some impressive gear that can help you come out on top. We haven’t learned how many of these can be found on the map, but we’ll update you once we do.

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