A new Queen of Hearts Wraith skin is available for free to Apex Legends players with a Prime Gaming subscription in January 2021. Here’s how you can get this brand new Twitch skin for yourself.
The Fight Night Collection event brought a plethora of brand new bug fixes, buffs, nerfs, and quality-of-life updates to Apex Legends, along with some new cosmetics. Now a new skin has become available for Wraith players during January 2021.
If you’re an Apex fan that has a subscription to Prime Gaming (previously known as Twitch Prime), then you can get yourselves a brand-new Wraith skin known as the Queen of Hearts. All you have to do is follow a few easy instructions.
How to get Wraith’s Queen of Hearts Prime Gaming skin for free
The first thing that you should note is that if you’ve got a subscription to Amazon Prime, then you don’t need to sign up for anything else. This already makes you a Prime Gaming subscriber, so you’re eligible to receive the new free skin.
Here’s how you can make sure that you you can get Wraith’s Queen of Hearts Prime Gaming skin on January 14, 2021, when it releases:
- Log in to the Prime Gaming website
- Visit the Apex Legends section
- Click “Claim Now” on the Queen of Hearts skin when it goes live
- The skin will then become available in your in-game inventory
That’s all you need to do in order to acquire this exclusive new look for Wraith. Once you’ve got it, you can make the Legend resemble a queen of hearts playing card. This makes the skin look unique, and aesthetically cool.
If your EA account is not linked with Twitch already then you will have to link the two at the EA website before you can claim it.
At the moment, this skin can only be received by subscribers of Prime Gaming, and won’t become available for other players anytime soon. This is normally the case with other skins on this platform as well, so it’s not surprising.
Recently, Prime Gaming also granted its subscribers access to the Inverse Polarity skin for Horizon up until December 28. At the time of writing, how long the Wraith skin will remain available, but we’ll be sure to update you once we do.
Wraith is one of the most popular Legends among the Apex community, so releasing a new exclusive skin for her is a nice gesture. Make sure you get your hands on it when it releases on January 14, 2021.
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Apex Legends Season 8 will feature gold magazines with new feature
Apex Legends Season 8 nearly here, and we’ve got a sneak peek at a new gold magazine attachment that automatically reloads your gun.
Apex Legends Season 8 releases February 2, 2021, and will include a new gold magazine rarity, that will automatically reload weapons.
The news for Apex Legends Season 8 just keeps getting better. We had our first peek at the new content last week in a trailer released by Respawn, and today we got some additional information regarding the new “Gold Magazines.”
In a now-removed YouTube video description for the Season 8 gameplay trailer, it was stated that players should “look out for Gold Magazines, capable of automatically reloading holstered weapons.”
Are the Gold Magazines overpowered?
At face value, players could easily believe that the Gold Magazines are overpowered, allowing users to quickly and instantly reload stowed weapons mid gunfight. However, it has been confirmed via Reddit by a Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Klein that this is not the case. You can read his response below.
Rest assured, the new magazine won’t be problematic by allowing players to reload instantly. If it does become problematic, Daniel Klein mentioned that they can always change the cooldown, so this new magazine may be tweaked in the future.
The developer also added that there will be a screen popup and a sound effect when the stowed weapon is reloaded, so it will be easy to tell when the weapon is reloaded and ready to go.
To see gameplay of the new Gold Magazines, you’ll have to catch the official Apex Legends Season 8 gameplay trailer, linked below. It will go live on January 26, 2021, at 11 AM ET.
How to counter Bloodhound’s ultimate in Apex Legends
There is a neat little trick that can help you use Bloodhound’s ultimate ability against them in Apex Legends.
A few Apex Legends players have discovered a characteristic of Bloodhound’s ultimate that highlights the character’s location, and they’ve used this helpful trick to counter this move in combat.
There are various unique characters for you to choose from while playing Apex Legends. All of these Legends have their own special abilities, which make them ideal for different combat strategies.
Bloodhound has a high pick-rate and is considered the second most popular Legend in Season 7. Their Beast of the Hunt ultimate allows them to gain speed and highlights their enemies, which makes it hard to hide from them.
However, this ability has a few major giveaways that can reveal Bloodhound’s location if they’re camping. If you’ve noticed these, then you can use them to your advantage.
Simple Apex Legends trick to counter Bloodhound’s ultimate
One thing that telegraphs Bloodhound’s ultimate ability is the pulsating sound that you can hear if you’re nearby. You can also see the dome that appears when they begin scanning the area. However, there’s also a third sign of this ability that you should watch out for.
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The Beast of the Hunt has a distinct glow that becomes visible when Bloodhound is camping behind a wall or door. Reddit user dewag posted a clip in the Apex Legends subreddit, in which they were able to spot a Bloodhound that was hiding in a corner.
The Legend was trying to heal while sitting right up against the wall, and the player noticed the glow of the ultimate ability through the opening. They then took advantage of this to catch Bloodhound completely by surprise.
However, you should keep in mind that this trick is extremely situational, so you’ll have to count on Bloodhound using their ultimate while sitting in a corner in order – apart from maybe in the final few circles.
That said, this is still an incredibly useful tactic to employ in combat. Once you know where the Legend is hiding, you can flush them out with a grenade, shot, or even by using your own ultimate ability. So be sure to try it out whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends devs reveal possible buffs for Loba
Apex Legends fans feel that Loba’s teleportation ability could do with a buff, so a senior developer revealed it might happen in future.
Following a fan’s request for Loba to be buffed, Apex Legends developer, Daniel Klein, revealed that she could be buffed in the future, although she’s “pretty good right now.”
Loba was introduced to Apex Legends in Season 5, and while being one of the most interesting characters, some fans believe her abilities are lackluster compared to those of other Legends.
On the Season 8 teaser Reddit thread, Apex Legends fans pitched buffs to the High Society Thief, and a developer gave a detailed response.
Loba buffed in future updates
Loba’s Tactical Ability, Burglar’s Best Friend, allows her to throw her ‘jump drive bracelet,’ and teleport to wherever it lands. It has a 29-second cooldown, which some fans believe is too long for certain situations.
A Reddit user pitched a buff to Loba’s teleportation bracelet to Senior Game Designer, Daniel Klein. Similar to how Pathfinder’s Grappling Hook’s cooldown scales with how far it travels, Apexfan12 suggested that Loba’s bracelet should have the same mechanic.
According to Apexfan12, there have been “many times” where Loba mains accidentally throw the bracelet right in front of them and still have to wait 30 seconds for it to recharge.
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“Definitely could do that!” responded Klein. “Could also just shave off time in general,” he considered. “I think the animations pre and post use could also do with some tightening.”
Klein then admitted that she’s “pretty good right now” and confirmed the update won’t be coming immediately, but we could see it in “a patch or two.”
In the same thread, another user suggested that they could make Loba’s bracelet travel faster in the air so the landing animation isn’t taken away.
Klein shot them down, saying that “this would be a last resort,” as it would require a lot of new animation work and could have balance problems. However, he admitted that perhaps they could speed her up by reducing the take-off animation.
“This is experimental stuff we’re still playtesting and there’s a good chance we won’t ship it if it’s not healthy for the game,” he concluded.
Apex Legends Season 8 is set to launch on February 2 and will bring a variety of Legend balancing updates, but Loba will be left to “rest” for a while.
Image Credit: Respawn Entertainment
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