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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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Warzone players call for popular Apex Legends feature to be added

Some Warzone players are calling for the developers to implement a feature from Apex Legends, which involves player K/D ratios.

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With both Warzone and Apex Legends being extremely popular battle royales, of course, people are going to compare them, with some calling for a feature from Respawn’s game to be added in Warzone.

With the recent news surrounding Apex Legends’ upcoming season, some Warzone players may have been intrigued to check the game out and give it a shot, especially as CouRageJD recently stated that Apex was the best battle royale currently available.

In doing so, players may have noticed differences, not just in gameplay, but also in the stats and recordings of player progression, which some players want for Warzone.

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Reddit user and Warzone player Excellent_Pass3746 posted his opinion online of which specific Apex Legends feature they would like to see in Warzone.

The post is entitled “KD should reset every season (Or at least show your KD for each season)”

This is a feature that is currently in Apex Legends, however, it doesn’t reset, it simply shows you your K/D for each season, while also showing your overall K/D from every season combined.

This would be great for Warzone, as then players can look back and see how much they have progressed, while also seeing how much of an effect each season’s K/D has on the overall number.

The argument presented is that players would like to see this progression and improvement, and not be defined by their K/D that got off to a bad start when they were learning the game.

Experienced Call of Duty players may have taken to Warzone much faster then those who are new to the franchise, thus this change would be a nice quality-of-life update for players.

Fans in the comments also agree, as although there are alternatives out there for checking your K/D monthly on Warzone, it “would be nice to have it on the game.”


For more on Warzone, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on when a FOV slider is coming to Warzone on console.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment / Activision / Raven Software

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Apex Legends Season 10 will see Caustic and Fuse buffs to help their effectiveness

Apex Legends Season 10 is almost here, and it seems it will also be bringing some interesting changes to Legends Caustic and Fuse.

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Both Fuse and Caustic will be getting buffs in Apex Legends Season 10 to help out their effectiveness, as they have been fairly lackluster during Season 9.

Apex Legends is about to get even more interesting in Season 10, as we are getting new Legend Seer and various changes in the patch notes.

As well as updates to weapons, like the Disrupter Rounds making a return, the developers have also decided to introduce buffs and nerfs for the Legends, some of which are aimed at bettering both Caustic and Fuse’s abilities.

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Since Fuse’s release back in Season 8, his kit has been fairly underwhelming, and apart from receiving a buff to his Cluster Grenade, his ultimate ability remained pretty useless.

Caustic was very strong in Season 8, so he had to receive a nerf to his Nox Gas which ultimately knocked him out of the meta.

With the early patch notes released for Season 10, players can finally see what the devs plan is for Caustic and Fuse.

Apex Legends Season 10 Caustic and Fuse buffs

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Starting as soon as Season 10: Emergence is released on August 3, the following buffs will be implemented for Caustic and Fuse:

Apex Legends Fuse buff

  • Fuse’s Knuckle Cluster will last twice as long, allowing him to deny areas for longer.
  • Enemies caught in The Motherlode will be highlighted (even if they’re in a building or behind a wall), making it easier for Fuse and his allies to plan their follow-up attack.

Not only is Fuse getting another buff to his Knuckle Cluster, but his Ultimate will now be giving him and his teammates information on the enemy’s locations, giving him an added Recon dimension to his kit.

This may well put Fuse up there with the best Legends in the game, especially as his Knuckle Cluster, which was already strong, will now last twice as long.

Apex Legends Caustic buff

  • Instead of five ticks of damage per second, Caustic’s gas will now increase in damage every other second (so 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, etc.) with no limit on how much it can increase.
  • The gas cloud created from Caustic’s Nox Gas Grenade dissipates five seconds sooner.

This buff may well put Caustic back to how strong he was in the first half of Season 8, with players being scared to push through his gas, making his traps a very powerful defense once again.

Further, the fact that the damage increase while in the gas has no limit means players will not want to stay in it for long, allowing Caustic and the team to stay within the gas and retreat if need be.

That’s all on the upcoming buffs for Caustic and Fuse. Check out our recent article on why CouRageJD believes Apex is the best Battle Royale available.

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CouRageJD reveals the one thing that makes Apex Legends better than Warzone

Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop went on Twitter to explain what one key Apex Legends feature makes it more fun than Warzone.

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100 Thieves co-owner Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop is boldly claiming that Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends has one key feature that makes it “way better” than Warzone.

Warzone Season 4 is now well underway, and there were a plethora of changes after the Reloaded update arrived. Its battle royale competitor Apex Legends is also about to launch Season 10 soon.

Now, the 100 Thieves co-owner CouRageJD has made his stance in this rivalry abundantly clear. He boldly stated that Apex Legends is leagues ahead of Warzone due to one major reason.

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Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop had spent many months away from Apex Legends, but recently returned to battle in the game’s Ranked Leagues. This mode is so popular that Warzone players are asking for one too.

CouRageJD has described himself as “the greatest Wraith player in the history of Apex Legends,” and mentioned how much more fun that game is than Warzone because of the Ranked lobbies.

“New Apex Legends season about to drop, Ranked mode is so fun,” he tweeted. “Ranked arenas about to release, new legend coming, and huge balance patch about to happen.”

The 100 Thieves star then called Apex Legends the “best battle royale available.” Aside from the Ranked mode, he also complimented the clear love for the game that the Apex community has.

“Warzone has had its ups and downs, and I love Apex Legends,” said CouRageJD. “I’ve always had a soft spot for it. I was at the venue when it launched! There’s such a dedicated community, it’s crazy.”

Perhaps, this will encourage the Warzone developers to take inspiration from Apex’s Ranked Leagues. Respawn will implement the cable car feature from Warzone in Apex Legends Season 10.

Image credits: Activision / Respawn / YouTube: CouRageJD

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