Respawn, the studio behind Apex Legends, is admitting fault within the rollout of cosmetics for the Iron Crown limited-time occasion, and attempting to set issues proper. In an announcement posted on the EA Blog, Respawn venture lead Drew McCoy explains what went incorrect and the way the studio intends to repair it.
In quick, the Iron Crown occasion supplied several new cosmetics that might solely be obtained by way of Apex Packs bought with actual cash. You might acquire a pair packs by way of play, however to get the total collection–and a particular heirloom axe that is solely purchasable for those who earned all the opposite gadgets first–you must spend over $150.
“With the Iron Crown occasion we missed the mark once we broke our promise by making Apex Packs the one strategy to get what many take into account to be the good skins we have launched,” McCoy mentioned.
To deal with the problem, Respawn will likely be providing the twelve event-exclusive gadgets into the shop for 1,800 Apex Coins (roughly $18), the usual price for a Legendary pores and skin. That rollout will start on August 20 and proceed over the course of the week as extra skins are added. The studio additionally guarantees that in future occasions, it should present extra methods to acquire gadgets other than Apex Packs. Previously the one strategy to acquire the skins was to purchase Apex Packs for 700 Coins.
The weblog goes on to state that Respawn acknowledges it must be higher at letting gamers know what to anticipate from its occasion constructions. This occasion works otherwise than earlier occasions just like the Legendary Hunt, and McCoy says future occasions could also be totally different nonetheless in different methods. He says this occasion has reminded the studio that it must be higher at speaking what to anticipate from occasions because the studio tries new issues.
“Our goal has not been to squeeze every last dime out of our players, and we have structured the game so that all players benefit from those who choose to spend money–events like Legendary Hunt or Iron Crown exist so that we can continue to invest in creating more free content for all players,” McCoy mentioned. “This week has been a huge learning experience for us and we’re taking the lessons forward to continue bringing the best possible experience to all of you.”
The essential draw of the Iron Crown occasion is the brand new limited-time Solos mode, which lets gamers compete identical to the common sport whereas trying to be the final single participant standing. Apex Legends has been a team-based battle royale since launch, and Solos has been a closely requested function from the group. But like all Solos modes in conventional team-based video games, some folks have discovered to be forming alliances exterior of the sport and teaming up for a competitive advantage.