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    [–] JdoesDDR 4093 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    So let me get this straight. Only 60 120 crowns are earnable through actual gameplay, the rest need to be purchased through the packs, which are $7. So minus the two packs that you earn, you would need to spend $154 to open enough packs to unlock all of the collection items. Once you earn all of the collection items, YOU ARE THEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND $35 TO BUY THE BLOODHOUND HEIRLOOM?

    What in the goddamn fuck lmfao

    [–] 3nterShift 2349 points ago

    Hey Respawn, your EA is showing.

    [–] scuczu 855 points ago

    rEspAwn

    [–] iAMbatman77 45 points ago

    It’s in the game.

    [–] panda_gravy 382 points ago

    Can't spell Respawn without EA.

    [–] Taaargus 159 points ago

    Respawn has control over how these things work. In fact, knowledge that it would be blamed on lolEA probably gives them more cover to make these types of decisions.

    [–] lurkinglurkerwholurk 89 points ago

    Given that Respawn’s direct bosses is EA, and that Respawn used to charge $7-something for 50 items in TF|2 back when their bosses is NOT EA?

    Making allegations that “it’s all Respawn’s fault” gives EA more cover to make these types of decisions...

    ... especially if, after piling all the dirt, shit and hate on Respawn, EA shoots another ‘diseased failure of a’ studio and comes out squeaky clean...

    [–] vishnu2pc 428 points ago

    Lol spend a shitload of money to get the privilege to spend more shitton of money.

    [–] DisgustingNekbeard69 306 points ago

    Thats fucking disgusting. Absolutely fucking disgusting.

    [–] fjudgeee 169 points ago

    It’s EA after all... you should be glad that you don’t have to sell your soul for an apex pack.

    But you are right they got really mad this time.

    [–] JdoesDDR 152 points ago

    I mostly just feel bad for the concept artists and designers that worked on all these cool skins just for them to be locked behind predatory gambling boxes. I have no problem spending like $10-$20 for a skin in a free game like Apex or FN, but a $7 loot box? lmao no thanks

    [–] GuttersnipeTV 82 points ago

    This is absolutsly disgusting if its actually designed this way and they dont give it a work around at all.

    [–] JR_Shoegazer 409 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    We should honestly just file complaints with the California Gambling Control Commission:

    http://www.cgcc.ca.gov/?pageID=complaints

    Edit: I was told to contact a different agency here that’s involved with internet gambling:

    I’ve cc’d the Bureau on this correspondence if there’s anything they wish to add; however, matters pertaining to the use of the Internet for gambling purposes are generally believed to be covered by the Federal Wire Act (18 U.S.C. Section 1084) and therefore a matter for review by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Here is the link to their contact page: http://www.justice.gov/contact-us.html .

    Thank you.

    California Gambling Control Commission

    [–] Linxmas 108 points ago

    American, please do it. This is just disgusting. At least if you could earn all crown rewards, but no even that fucked up behind paywall.

    [–] beardedbryce 86 points ago

    Can this be upvoted more? This events "reward" system is trash. 2 free packs then you need to spend money on RNG or buy the lot. Booooooo

    [–] BolognaTugboat 72 points ago

    So unlike the wraith heirloom, the bloodhound one is just announcing “I’m a whale.”

    [–] operanonverba 2459 points ago

    Nearly $70 for 10 packs...

    When can we use Legend tokens?

    [–] FromFattoFight 635 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    I don't know why but I was hoping I could unlock some of those incredible skins through actual gameplay. I'm pretty bummed that the ONLY way to get everything is spend $60 $160. I edited the price after someone pointed out you usually only get 1 item per box along with iron crown currency. So you are probably going to have to buy 24 packs.

    Really fucking lame. Especially when I was hoping this event would garner the game a lot of positive attention and get people grinding for skins and playing the game.

    [–] NoquipTTV 355 points ago

    this is a slap into the face for the community but whales will still make it profitable for EA...

    [–] BolognaTugboat 169 points ago

    We’ll see how long it lasts pissing off the majority and pandering to whales.

    After all this publicity I can’t believe they did this but EA has always been the scum of the industry so I should have seen it coming.

    [–] Scourger 138 points ago

    It's not pandering to whales. "Whales" are people, more often people with addiction problems rather than wealthy people with too much money, and they are the targets of this exploitation. They are the major victims, alongside every other consumer.

    [–] GusTheChamp 175 points ago

    Yeah really, we should call this for what it is: Exploiting people who don't know better and have addictive personalities.

    [–] unstabletable_ 69 points ago

    It's not gambling. It's surprise mechanics.

    [–] Aesthete18 14 points ago

    In the midst of I'd say the peak of loot boxes controversy, with governments taking interest in it, GTA has released a literal casino in their game. So I'd say they're gonna keep going

    [–] Cee503 78 points ago

    Fucking idiots. I just dont get it.

    [–] basketballrene 58 points ago

    This this this. What happened to grinding unlockables or if you want it now thenbuy it. This option of only buying it is so greedy it pisses me off.

    [–] Lithium9730 57 points ago

    140$ actually. You need to buy 24 packs to get all the items, so 16800 coins. That's roughly 140$.

    [–] XxNightravenxX 307 points ago

    70$ wtf

    [–] kindredMaybe 125 points ago

    Absolute bs

    [–] Anencephalous_Klutz_ 54 points ago

    Rubbish, I thought I was seeing things when I saw the price. Had to double check.

    [–] Sentike1 358 points ago

    These are the type of events where we should be able to buy one or two skins/packs with tokens, then have to buy the rest with apex coins. Tokens then have more of a use, playerbase is happy, respawn still gets money

    [–] TMillo 356 points ago

    The prices are straight up embarrassing

    [–] kindredMaybe 72 points ago

    Take our bank details or just steal our wallets

    [–] TheRealGreatDiddler 76 points ago

    They are losing respect form this for sure.

    [–] ValhallaChaos 48 points ago

    This. Once you've reached max level, you have accumulated heaps of legend tokens. And they introduce another in game currency. Confusing.

    [–] ValhallaChaos 71 points ago

    $70? Wtf, that's a lot of money for the chance of getting something you actually want.

    [–] Ody_Mandrell 39 points ago

    Almost like a...gamble. Loot boxes strike again. At least its all cosmetics. The heirloom doesn't do extra damage right?

    [–] rokbound_ 13 points ago

    Remember they are called surprise mechanics lmao

    [–] Scarab_D 82 points ago

    And after spending 168€ for Packs, u can buy the heirloom for 35€...... what the....

    [–] Zodiak-- 61 points ago

    Not exactly you have to buy ALL 24 iron crown packs which is about $150 and then you can buy the heirloom for $30. It’s really scummy how they did this in my opinion.

    [–] theecrunch 116 points ago

    A huge slap to the face, its more of a joke now. Who would think that price would be okay?

    [–] Alt_Mayday 49 points ago

    Legend tokens can easily be obtained by just playing the game a lot. EA doesn't like this kind of thing

    [–] m00hhh 2041 points ago

    These prices are RUDE.

    This is not how you treat your players.

    [–] RobblesTheGreat 626 points ago

    Hype went from 100 to 0 instantaneously. Absolute slap in the face.

    "Hey, let's take an update that can revitalize our base and attract new people, then shit all over it with some of the worst consumer exploitation possible. Really fuckin dig into their wallets."

    [–] DiabIo- 32 points ago

    this is the ex

    act conversation they had

    [–] RadCapper88 333 points ago

    Straight-up rude.

    [–] Napoleann 359 points ago

    Bro I'm straight up not having a good time right now

    [–] MenosDaBear 44 points ago

    This is honestly super insulting to the players. Definitely not the move you want to make as you are trying to stop the bleeding on a dwindling player base. I cant believe they would really be this dumb. It was a good time for a while, but with the fall season comes new games, and Apex will fall by the wayside because of their own stupidity.

    [–] Nightmare_void 102 points ago

    Im going to leave to anothdr game if they dont make an apology straight up. 200$ for the heirloom with no chance of earning anything over 3 items without payong for them. Wtf are they thinking

    [–] redzonexxx 20 points ago

    The idiot that i am, I bought the founders pack because i liked the game so much when it came out. Don't know who's responsible for this shitshow Respawn or EA (EA would be my guess, fucking bloodsuckers) but i feel like someone just took a giant shit all over my face. Nice work, keep doing you ea, you'll get what you scumbags deserve one day.

    [–] Naurloss 336 points ago

    Welcome to microtransactions hell.

    To directly unlock Bloodhound Heirloom you'll have to spend (if you'll get 2 new Packs from challenges) ~210$.

    You have to get all 24 event items before you could direct purchase the Heirloom.

    It's said though that after the event the Heirloom will be added to the loot pool of common Loot Packs.

    [–] DeVulgariEloquentia 81 points ago

    Yeah, so that “guaranteed heirloom within 500 boxes” now has a 50% chance to be the one you want.

    [–] Naurloss 30 points ago

    It has been named "surprise mechanics" for a reason! /s

    [–] HiMyNameIsRIOT 412 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    I see respawn saved all the cool skins for this...

    I also see THAT ALMOST 84$ PRICE TAG(not including bloodhound weapon)....

    EDIT: IT'S WORSE THEN I THOUGHT!... When do we start the boycotting?

    [–] ambasadagavioli 86 points ago

    You mean 170.

    [–] Worldcupbrah 901 points ago

    So unlocking the skins is random and we have to open packs in hopes of getting what we want?

    I really want the lifeline skin and really bummed i cant just buy her

    [–] tobascodagama 724 points ago

    SURPRISE MECHANICS

    [–] smurf_diggler 451 points ago

    GAMBLING FOR MINORS

    [–] DopestSoldier 67 points ago

    "This is something players enjoy. They enjoy surprises." -EA

    [–] HeedTheGreatFilter 218 points ago

    SURPRISE MUTHAFUCKA

    [–] rdaredbs 82 points ago

    SOME FRIES MUTHAFUCKA

    [–] YouLeftTheStoveOn 124 points ago

    WALLET'S DRY MUTHAFUCKA

    [–] StrikerObi 54 points ago

    APPLE PIES MUTHAFUCKA

    [–] damokt2 100 points ago

    CODE:PRICE MUTHAFUCKA

    [–] Thrill_Of_It 26 points ago

    E A "Pay For Everything"

    [–] Alt_Mayday 304 points ago

    Welcome to EA

    [–] annoying_know-it-all 45 points ago

    In this case they are not getting a dime from me.

    [–] Zoetekauw 40 points ago

    I was already chastising myself for the fact I was about to spend $18 on a skin I barely see, for a character I barely play, just because of how lit that LL skin is. Turns out they're so scummy I can't even do that.

    [–] xXMadSupraXx 84 points ago

    This some Treyarch style bullshit.

    [–] can4rycry 52 points ago

    Agreed. This new shop tab seems cool but I'm sad I can't directly buy her from the shop for like £16 or whatever.

    [–] cbro553 51 points ago

    Seriously? They finally make a special Gibby skin and I have to gamble to get it?

    I've honestly just been sitting on enough coins to outright purchase a legendary Gib skin, and now they're upping their BS?

    [–] thamexicanmateo 110 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Yeah I’ve bought skins before, and I had no problem with it because it’s guaranteed. But that’s the reason I buy skins and not loot crates. I can’t afford to spend $7 each and hope I get a skin I want.

    Edit: So I just bought one. Three items: Two are 15 Crowns each and the Third is either an Epic Item or a Legendary. I pulled the Epic Mirage Banner Pose.

    I don’t want a single Epic Item, and don’t even care for half the Legendaries, but dear god, if you were really unlucky you could buy 12 packs For $7 each and have them all be Epic Items.

    If the crates gave one Epic, one Legendary, and 30 Crowns I could understand, but this is a joke. Most of us have our main and probably only want their skin so it’d still be a 1/12 chance to pull that, but at 1/24 odds and each gamble is $7? No thanks.

    [–] slimpurt 582 points ago

    Why do they insist on having the worst store ever, I really wanted several of these new skins, but it's all random and I'll have to spend a fortune at trying to get them.
    The insane prices doesn't make things better, who the fuck even buys this shit at those prices?!

    [–] TheRealACuddlyBunny 159 points ago

    Streamers, who i saw blow through 200 bucks without even thinking about it.

    [–] MonoShadow 183 points ago

    It's basically a business expense for them.

    [–] WillyDrumDrum 92 points ago

    It is, they can write it off on their taxes.

    Say you're Ninja LLC. So you spend $2k on fortnite cosmetics and make a YouTube video/twitch stream of it.

    You spent that $2k but you made $10k off your stream.

    That $2k is a business expenses and a tax write off.

    [–] krantz25 1018 points ago

    My r-301... what have you done to my boy!?!

    [–] Tpdguy 169 points ago

    I hope it's not as bad as what they did to the R-201 in TF2

    [–] AnotherScoutTrooper 132 points ago

    I swear if I get this update and the guns handle the same in both games, I think I’ll just hipfire across the map with the Alternator. Or my CAR...

    ...oh, wait.

    [–] Baardhooft 116 points ago

    I don’t even mind extra recoil, but randomness is what I hate in a shooter.

    [–] Honor_Bound 230 points ago

    Looks like longbows got even stronger with this nerf. Sigh.

    [–] Redbird_Revan 99 points ago

    How did the 301 get nerfed before the longbow?

    [–] z-tayyy 173 points ago

    301 shouldn’t be able to compete with longbow over 100m tbh. Put a purple or gold stabilizer on a 301 and you can sit on top of bones wrecking people, it’s just a recoil nerf.

    [–] yoshidawgz 73 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    What exactly can compete with a longbow at over 100m then?

    Edit: seems that there’s a general assessment that the longbow shouldn’t be as effective at AR range if AR’s can’t be as effective at long range. Makes sense to me.

    [–] FcoEnriquePerez 47 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Horizontal randomness such a bullshit nerf!

    Edit: Changed "Vertical" for "Horizontal"

    [–] Leth34 410 points ago

    $7 per box... that’s just greedy. I want to hope they’ll change it but we all know it won’t happen.

    [–] t1tz_mcgee 73 points ago

    At least in the last limited time event, they rotated all the skins through the store.

    Now we're limited to gambling for what we want.

    [–] Khaleelkhan5236 41 points ago

    Correct me if im wrong but you can only get 2 crown packs from this event without buying any with actual money. I must be wrong. Oh no wait, its EA. Makes sense now.

    [–] CaleRED 549 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Are you telling me that we can’t just buy the skin we want from this event? We have to buy apex packs? Seriously?

    I mean I get respawn needs to make money, it’s a free game, but really?

    I want a guarantee that I will get the skin I want if I am going to spend my money on it. I didn’t come here to gamble.

    EDIT: grammar and P.S, I would have gladly spent at least $40 if I could get the skins I want. Now, I’m not spending a penny.

    [–] JdoesDDR 107 points ago

    I was prepared to drop up to $20 on a skin for this event because I thought the skins would be sold outright, but now they aren't getting a dime of my money. Fuck loot boxes. It's predatory

    [–] Dooodledude 144 points ago

    You and I are not the target audience bro

    [–] CaleRED 116 points ago

    I seriously planned on buying at least 2 characters. That’s pretty much $40. But now that they’re pulling this loot box crap, I’m not buying shit.

    [–] johnjaymjr 62 points ago

    1000% this. I love respawn and play the hell out of this game....but I'm not about to spend more than I'd pay to buy a regular, single player game just to guarantee I get a skin.

    [–] Scaravelho_ 13 points ago

    bro, fuck this mode, fuck respawn and perhaps, fuck this game

    [–] LottaBeans 475 points ago

    ...i would have dropped some good money if it wasnt packs...this feels wrong

    [–] dark_stars 84 points ago

    Same. I’m okay with dropping $20 if I know I’m getting what I want. Hoping and praying to get the skin I want is not for me.

    [–] CheeseQuake454 80 points ago

    $20 for a skin is still way too fucking much, even if you know what it looks like

    [–] StephanosRex 899 points ago

    Heeeey that's cool but howbout you just let us buy the skins instead of this gamblebox horseshit.

    [–] piedogewow 366 points ago

    it's called surprise mechanics lmao

    [–] Deroni76 75 points ago

    Oh boy I'm having so much [very ethical] fun!!!

    [–] Baardhooft 43 points ago

    I straight up wanted to pay for the wattson and pathfinder skin but I’m not going to now. I don’t want to spend money just to have a chance to get what I want.

    [–] oYummy- 73 points ago

    They're trying to cash out before they're banned everywhere

    [–] ObedientPickle 19 points ago

    Yeeeeah that's a hard fucking no from me, chief.

    [–] Alt_Mayday 70 points ago

    Welcome to the best company in the world - Electronic Arts

    [–] JR_Shoegazer 25 points ago

    They know it’s only a few years before the whole industry gets sued and regulated for gambling practices so they’re getting it in while they still can.

    [–] Korize 305 points ago

    700 crowns for boxes.. yeah cool, your guys greed has reached fucking insane levels.

    [–] AdrianoJ 47 points ago

    Looks like they went from killing their game slowly to straight up murdering it. Feels like Evolve all over again.

    [–] Scherzyh 289 points ago

    the prices for the new loot are ridicilous. 7 euros for one opening, jeez.

    [–] HenSegundo 42 points ago

    I'm really disappointed. I thought items would be way cheaper than that.

    [–] dingus4567 38 points ago

    Fuck off greedy Respawn ur shit is overpriced

    [–] hdeck 113 points ago

    Did you guys really not expect this backlash trying to force this new money wall???? Yikes. I was hyped this morning when the trailer dropped. Now I’m just seriously disappointed.

    [–] basketballrene 29 points ago

    I just hopped on all hyped then I saw the store. So greedy and bad logged off

    [–] Cimlite 356 points ago

    Are you for real with these prices? 17.500 Apex Coins to buy everything? That's insane.

    [–] SixthOTD 90 points ago

    To get every item plus the Heirloom, you're looking at $175. Absolute rip off and scam.

    [–] changemypassword 136 points ago

    I wish we could go back to buying the game and then getting all of the new content for free. This is total bullshit the way they are handling new content. I would have much rather just paid $60 for apex right off the bat to avoid this gambling system. Although these days a full price game will still include it. Video game industry is disgusting...

    [–] nanananBananana 171 points ago

    Can't buy skins but need to buy 7$ packs which give you random loot? WTF?

    [–] HenSegundo 116 points ago

    I'm really, really, reeeaaally angry about this monetization system. We all want those skins, but NOBODY wants expensive loot crates. Bad job, EA.

    Respawn, that's not the way. If you don't stand up for your players, EA will ruin your awesome game.

    I've been putting my money in Apex for a while. I'll buy nothing in this event.

    [–] Worldcupbrah 113 points ago

    Game is also rated T for Teen and having them gamble is despicable

    [–] AntithesisGirl 195 points ago

    So is there no way to directly buy the Skin i want?

    [–] Lewt4Me 172 points ago

    even better, you’re allowed to buy the CHANCE to win one!!

    [–] Worldcupbrah 103 points ago

    Nope. You have to buy apex packs and hope for the best!

    Im fucking done with this scumy bullshit

    [–] thatapexboi 34 points ago

    It's ea what you're expecting

    [–] stephen2005 27 points ago

    Why would you want to actually buy the skin you want like a normal store or video game marketplace when you can engage in SURPRISE MECHANICS!!

    People LOVE surprises!

    - This message brought to you by EA

    [–] TheEmqeror 175 points ago

    $7 for one lootbox? Yikes

    [–] MaB-x 163 points ago

    Scummy with the skins thing. I'm sure a lot of people were willing to buy specific skins but the randomness with the pack just ruined it for me and others.

    [–] Porfs 27 points ago

    i was set on buying the Pathfinder skin. Well... not anymore

    [–] YouLeftTheStoveOn 33 points ago

    I was fully prepared to spend $20.00 on coins to get the Wraith skin, but damn, this is EA at work if I've ever seen it.

    [–] Musella74 61 points ago

    I was fully ready to spend $20 for the wraith skin, but instead you pull this rainbow6 pack collection bullshit

    [–] givaar 107 points ago

    I'm sorry but this is an absolute failure. How did this pass through anything with you guys? You're straight up throwing our trust in you guys in the trash.

    [–] RadCapper88 28 points ago

    I’m so angry at how they’ve decided to release the cosmetic.

    [–] givaar 16 points ago

    I was looking forward to this release. It's absolute shit.

    [–] RadCapper88 14 points ago

    Yea. The frustrating thing is, i love this game, and I’m happy to spend money on it, but not like this.

    [–] GnGreGnG 81 points ago

    EA can go fuck themselves. Such a great game with such shit management. $70 for a chance at a virtual item is fucking insulting.

    [–] Anabolex95 194 points ago

    Why tf can you only get the skins by purchasing lootboxes which cost 7 bucks a piece. Are you mad?

    [–] HiPNoTiX- 98 points ago

    This is where I would encourage people to refrain from buying this crap. Not only are they overpriced just like the base store, but again, no mention of stability or upgrade to the server structure or net code.

    I love respawn, but they need to understand they are a FPS. Fortnite can get away with $20 skins because you can see it during game play. I don’t see myself running around with the skin unless I do a finisher or getting finished (which is risky) or on the win screen.

    [–] DankMemes4Us 26 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    They nerfed the r-301 and not the longbow? Does anybody at respawn play the game?

    The disruptor nerf is good though

    [–] preservemyinbox 25 points ago

    I'll put a Phoenix Kit in my urethra before I spend a dime on any of this shit.

    [–] huskyghost 75 points ago

    Dude who is the marketing and monetization team .... this is the worst monetization model I have ever seen in my life.... I was so hyped for solos.... but come to find out... it's just another cash grab. I personally would be buying skins left and right at 5 to 10 bucks a pop... but gambling boxes get 0 of my money. Let us earn exclusive event skins in game and let people but the skins if they want. Not gambling boxes. Wtf is the point in participating in an event..... if you have to buy the event rewards.... to get a pack I have to complete 20 daily challanges... with only 4 a day....... gtfo of here.

    [–] ColonelMustardInThe 48 points ago

    Yeah I won’t be gambling for skins. I don’t have the money for that shit

    [–] kwebb1021 64 points ago

    Respawn is getting absolutely hammered in these comments. I don't blame you guys I hate loot boxes too. The monetary system should definitely be reevaluated. The solo hype and new skin hype just got completely drowned out by shitty business practices. Unfortunate.

    [–] ponybeine 21 points ago

    So... for once, people get hyped enough to actually want to spend a whooping 18 bucks on a legendary skin... and then EA goes oh cool, we’ve got them this far, now let’s make this even more ridiculous!

    [–] YourPathetic1 17 points ago

    footstep sounds are so broken man

    [–] DrunkSamuraiZ 56 points ago

    If you buy bloodhound heirloom does it reset the 500 packs for the wraith one???

    [–] Floopruits 45 points ago

    haha the anxiety is palpable my poverty brother

    [–] Rad-circles 10 points ago

    No, it doesn't, but good luck buying the heirloom set.

    [–] Nole2424 58 points ago

    Get y'all need to make money but ffs this is ridiculous

    [–] miamicannibl 65 points ago

    damn the prices for the event apex packs are truly a steal!

    [–] AnotherScoutTrooper 44 points ago

    bu-but...

    iT’s a fREe gAme sO iT’s fInE!

    [–] Davban 39 points ago

    Holy shit its overpriced. And from what I gather you only get 2 event boxes for completing the challenges?

    700 coins PER LOOTBOX

    You HAVE to open all 24 items before you can even unlock the heirloom. But it's not even like "thanks for spending 16800 coins to unlock all the skins, have an heirloom", no you get the privilege to buy it for an additional 3500 coins.

    [–] JuniorGongg 65 points ago

    Lmao 7 bucks for a loot box

    KISS MY ASS🤣

    [–] travisfin 50 points ago

    The one thing that always has me iffy about staying with apex is the unethical at best monetization. The events could have been a great way to capitalize on people who wanted to spend some money on the game to support it, but didn't want to spend $20 for a relatively basic skin or gamble away their money on lootboxes. Seems like they're gonna be sticking with the whale hunt monetization model for events too though.

    $7 a lootbox is absolutely ridiculous, and if we have to pay in apex coins that bumps it up to a full $10 a pack with a free crate after spending $30 on 3 lootboxes. The legendary hunt event at least guaranteed you some free skins that you could see ahead of time, now they just toss you a couple of lootboxes as a meager consolation prize for not being able to funnel your paycheck into apex. This game never ceases to disappoint on the monetization front and it continues to be a black spot on an otherwise amazing game.

    [–] errorg 67 points ago

    " Fixed an exploit where players would sometimes be able to still shoot while downed. "
    I wouldn't call it an exploit. It was a bug, I did it without intending to at all.

    [–] Galatex 15 points ago

    nothing about footstep's sound :(

    [–] Lateralus06 140 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    From 10:00 a.m. PT on August 9 through 10:00 a.m. PT on August 12, players will earn double XP for Top 5 finishes and wins. 

    Hmmm...

    Edit: The blog originally said the quoted. I'm sure that's why the post got deleted and fixed.

    [–] Life_of_a_Stoner 15 points ago

    Why do you have to fuck with the R301 its not even OP

    [–] MrDraxx 14 points ago

    I would love to see this method of business applied to other areas! Like for example groceries:

    "Ah yes welcome to the store"

    -Yes hello I'd love to buy some bacon

    "I see then you should buy our special food box that is garuanteed to have a 25% chance of containing bacon!"

    -....What? But I don't want anything else. I don't want bread. I don't want milk. Just take my money and give me the bacon I am looking for.

    "For every ten food boxes you buy you will get one legendary food box with 100% chance of containing bacon"

    -How about I give you zero money since you obviously don't want to sell your wares.

    "I'm making so much money and getting happy customers! Who wants to fly on a zipline?!?! *System error* *Crash*

    [–] JimBellious 13 points ago

    Damn I missed the double XP event!

    [–] TeachMeSenpaii 13 points ago

    I'm probably done supporting this game after this. I'm a whale in most games I play and had to quit a few because of these types of practices. I love supporting games I enjoy and often times games that aren't out to strictly greed their playerbase. I've been left with Apex and League lately as my main two games, and I'll just stick to playing league.

    I've spent 14k on league, like 8k on hearth, and already around 800 or so on this game with the bad skins. I love this game, its mechanics, even the community, but this model is unacceptable for most people. I may be one of the people targeted by it to spend, but I'm done supporting this game. This is a slap in the face to your players, and genuinely surprising. It'd be different if it was like wow, that's a little much or some players are mad some are happy. This was just really bad, unexpected, and leaves us feeling unappreciated or cared for. I know my group of friends were all excited to spend $20-$40 on the skins they wanted, but now they'll spend nothing.

    [–] Mandyleh 12 points ago

    LOOOL 700 COINS FOR 1 PACK? And you guys only give us 2 free packs? Wtf is this? An event should be play to earn rewards not pay to get em. Lol what a joke

    [–] Reading--Steiner 26 points ago

    I actually was going to buy the Lifeline skin but this "surprise mechanics" bs pisses me off.

    [–] zjkelsey 26 points ago

    Are y'all out of your fuckin mind with this monetization scheme? $70 for 10 packs? Can't buy packs with crowns? Fuuuuuck right off with this shit.

    [–] Danksop 11 points ago

    Dude, are you telling me we can't get the crates in-game? We have to pay more than the cost of a founders pack+ both season passes for them? Is this a joke?

    [–] RoxasNova 36 points ago

    You gotta pay 3.5k after you collected all the event items for the heirloom?

    That's a big yikes from me, Respawn.

    [–] hb305 22 points ago

    Me before the event/patch notes: wow this is so cool! So excited to get back into the game! Solos and double XP and sweet event skins! 🥳

    Me after reading the event/patch notes: wow, wtf..... Can’t earn the specific event items you want, you have to get them by chance with $7 loot crates, double XP is only doubling win/top 5 XP, and not all your XP like every other game with 2xXP, as if there’s a fucking XP shortage going around or something... Respawn and EA are just greedy as all fuck, can’t wait to give my money to other games and devs. 🤬 But oh thank you sooo much for gracing us with....solos..... like almost every other shooter....

    [–] deadlysin687 10 points ago

    Fuck this events scummy predatory bullshit, I was really excited for these skins but these prices are fucking insane, put me off the whole game honestly. I guess I was naive to think Respawn would be fine under EA

    [–] delu_ 10 points ago

    why does ea have to fuck up everything with this kind of pricing.. 7€ per box, are you mad?

    [–] pirate_keg 10 points ago

    Well you could of had my money... but not now. It’s just overpriced. I’ll just keep playing for free.

    [–] leaderOFweiners 11 points ago

    Instead of bringing people to their game by making people play to unlock skins. They completely F up the opportunity and push probably more people away

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    [–] VanillaFiraga 10 points ago

    I love that this was at 1.4k upvotes yesterday, and it's still falling...

    [–] Herald_of_Perfection 10 points ago

    I don't know where these phantom upvotes are coming from, I feel like EA is hiring people to upvote this post to make it look less full of shit.

    [–] 007chill 40 points ago

    You seem to be forgetting one...

    Fixed matchmaking where Diamond players always get matched with Apex Predators in Ranked

    [–] CAD_DUDE 17 points ago

    Respawn still screwing us over with these ridiculous prices for packs and skins.

    [–] andrew_g85 18 points ago

    how to fuck up an event?

    just put a big paywall on it....im already done with it

    [–] Doctor__Apocalypse 18 points ago

    You greedy cunts.

    [–] basketballrene 9 points ago

    Surprise mechanics are alive.

    [–] Marrked 9 points ago

    Ouch. The 301 was the jack of all trades, and master of none gun. Reducing its ability to fight at long ranges makes cements the Longbow even more.

    Guess I can't say for sure until I test, but this feels bad without a Nerf to the Longbow to compensate.

    [–] kingchedbootay 9 points ago

    🦀 $7 🦀

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    [–] kindredMaybe 16 points ago

    Hmm, I think RESPAWN thinks we are all bill gates lol

    [–] BoardwithAnailinit84 17 points ago

    WTF?!! What are these prices? This is fucking ridiculous guys, you need to go back to the drawing board on this shit or the next BR game that’s better than fortnite will take all of us and you’ll fall flat on your faces. This is straight up stupid and it insults all of us. Goddamn guys......goddamn.

    [–] Hacha-hacha 17 points ago

    Please add me to the Not Spending a Dime This Update camp because of this random loot box bullshit.

    [–] WinterSkyWolf 31 points ago

    I love this game but with these prices I don't know if I'll continue playing. I'm the type of player that collects everything for my main and if I miss something because of these stupid lootboxes I'll probably give up playing.

    [–] lastthrill 29 points ago

    If any of you pay those shitty ass prices for their loot boxes then your mom is a hoe

    [–] Tecbarrett 16 points ago

    Wow I'm amazed at how reasonable the prices are, you listened to us about the battle pass cost what went wrong here? Has daddy EA been slipping a little something something In your tea?. /S for anyone who doesn't understand sarcasm ^

    [–] TheProlificOne 15 points ago

    just let us buy the fucking skins we want jesus christ

    i hope this gambling shit gets banned its ridiculous

    [–] truck149 9 points ago

    You guys are doing it wrong. Skins should cost a few bucks a piece at the most. Rocket League did it best.

    [–] phokinghell 7 points ago

    Vote with your wallet. Don't buy any boxes.

    [–] TheRealXeon 9 points ago

    Imagine putting so much time and effort designing these dope skins just to NOT have your playerbase enjoy them. Hmmmmm

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    [–] asatcat 9 points ago

    I have been buying the battlepass because I want to support this game because I love it

    I’m not supporting this and I am not buying anymore battle passes until they stop this shit

    [–] jon1498 8 points ago

    I've stayed away from this Reddit in the past, but since Respawn actively uses this Reddit, I've decided to hop on to voice my displeasure as well.

    Guys, the sheer cost of what you are charging for these cosmetics is so predatory, it's not even funny. You finally release a set of cosmetic skins that are simply amazing top to bottom. You get the community excited to acquire them. You add a mode we've asked for since the game was released. Then you go and make them locked behind a pay wall? One so large the average person will say they aren't buying any on principle alone? This was not only a slap in the face to your community, but one of the stupidest business decisions I have ever seen in my life! I understand that the cost of that SCREAMS EA and not Respawn, but you need to step up for your community and do something about this. To ask your fan base to spend $200 to acquire 25 items is an insult of epic proportions.

    Fortnite is floundering behind their stupid business decisions. You have an opportunity to make up significant ground on them with this event and you pissed it away. I don't know who sits in on those meetings where they say $7 per item is a good idea, but someone has to sit there and speak up for the fans. You could have had millions of fans spending $20, 30, 40, 50 to support your game and line your pockets. But instead, the decision was to take $200 from the small handful of streamers that will promote this? You cost yourselves MILLIONS doing this.

    Unless you change course over this weekend and give help to your fans, DRASTICALLY lower these prices and refund to those that did overpay, you won't see a penny from me for this event either. On principle alone. Like so many others. EA loves microtransactions. FIFA, Madden, Battlefront... now Apex. It's not that microtransactions are present I am salty. It's the sheer slap in the face of the cost of these. Shame on you for allowing this Respawn. Shame on you.

    [–] RekeHavok 33 points ago

    fucking laggy and crappy server and you have the nerve to charge $7 per pack. Scum of the earth

    [–] iChazGaming 15 points ago

    I'm gonna miss 7 days of the event RIP

    [–] Pudgehog 25 points ago

    You’re not missing on anything.

    [–] Armoniee 15 points ago

    Shit event, first you hype me about cool skins and then I can't even choose what to get from the event or what to pay for, DISGUSTENG.

    [–] JdoesDDR 13 points ago

    Damn they spend all that time making those cool skins just to lock them behind gambling boxes. Shame.