'Apex Legends' Halloween event skins, release date, trailer, and more
Vampires, ghouls, and demons — oh my! Announced earlier this week, Apex Legends is hosting an in-game Halloween event called “Fight or Fright” running from October 15 to November 5 and feature the return of Kings Canyon, the setting of the game before the start of Season 3.
“This haunting event is packed with exciting content including an all-new limited-time mode featuring Kings Canyon at night, exclusive event challenges where you can earn free loot, special Halloween inspired Collection Event cosmetics, and more,” the official blog post about the event reads.
The limited-time game mode, called Shadowfall, is a “warped version of the Apex Games hosted by a mysterious figure” limited to 35 solo players. Upon death in Shadowfall, players respawn into a ghoul and join the Shadow Squad, giving you increased movement and jump speed at the expense of weapons and abilities, and you also get a “brutal melee attack.” You can even scale walls and respawn via skydive upon subsequent deaths. The final 10 have to team up and make it to an evac ship.
Apex Legends data-miner Shrugtal has also discovered sound files for a new character named Revenant. He’s apparently the “mysterious figure” hosting the “warped version” of the Apex Games that is Shadowfall, and some folks think he could be the next playable Legend in Season 4. Considering the first Crypto tease came in the Season 2 launch trailer
Throughout the event, there’ll be a variety of themed challenges both in and out of Shadowfall through which players can earn skins, badges, and a music pack. 24 limited-time cosmetics can be unlocked via “direct purchase for Apex Coins, direct unlock with Crafting Metals, or random unlock with Event Apex Packs.” So players won’t necessarily have to pay actual money for them — assuming you already have a bunch of Crafting Metals hoarded.
Like with many Halloween themed events in similar games like Overwatch, the festive character skins are the biggest draw to an event like this.
For the elite players out there, you’ll want to play lots from October 25 at 1 p.m. Eastern through October 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern, when a double XP “weekend” is running. Anyone who places in the top 5 of any match or wins outright will claim double the experience, and it counts towards the Season 3 battle pass and overall account level.
We’ll probably learn even more about Revenant during the upcoming event — and whether or not he’ll eventually become a playable character, but for now, everyone should schedule plenty of Apex Legends playtime the weekend before Halloween.
“Fight or Fright” will run from October 15 to November 5 in Apex Legends.