If you’re not a fan of loot boxes in Apex Legends, changing your Origin account region to Belgium removes them from the game. Instead, leveling up will unlock crafting metals bundles, which allows you to make the cosmetic items you want.
In Belgium, there are laws against loot boxes in video games. As Reddit user UnicornPL pointed out, this results in Belgium Apex Legends players earning crafting metals instead of Apex Packs when they level up. Rock Paper Shotgun went one step further to discover changing your region to Belgium allows you to take advantage of this as well, but adds on that it’s possible EA will block this trick soon.
Season 1: Wild Frontier has started in Apex Legends, and it’s added a battle pass and brand-new playable character, named Octane, to the game. The standard battle pass costs 950 Apex Coins. If you sign up for a one-month subscription to EA Access on Xbox One or Origin Basic Access on PC, you can effectively grab the battle pass for half off. There’s currently no cheaper option on PS4. For 2,800 Apex Coins, you can purchase a bundle that includes the pass and also unlocks 25 of its 100 levels of rewards. Like Fortnite, Apex Legends Season 1 battle pass lets you unlock enough Apex Coins to purchase next season’s pass. However, unlike Epic’s game, Apex Legend’s first battle pass does not include challenges.
Octane is the ninth Legend to join Respawn’s battle royale game, and he’s specifically designed for players looking for a little bit more speed. Like Mirage and Wraith—who have new battle pass skins—Octane is an offense-focused character. Octane’s tactical ability gives him a six-second boost of speed at the cost of his own health. His passive counteracts this, allowing the speed demon to regenerate his health while he’s out of combat. Finally, Octane’s ultimate ability allows him to throw out a launch pad that he, his allies, and enemies can use to launch into the air.
Apex Legends is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. In our Apex Legends review, Phil Hornshaw gave the game a 9/10, writing, «Apex Legends is a mix of smart shooter ideas that makes for a competitive, team-based game that gets at all the best parts of battle royale while addressing a lot of the weaknesses. Respawn’s intense focus on team play makes Apex more than just a worthy addition to the genre; it’s an indicator of where battle royale should go in the future.»