Some fans are unhappy about the amount of real money they have to pay to get Fright or Fright packs in Apex Legends.
Much like Blizzard with Overwatch, EA and Respawn Entertainment are celebrating Halloween with their Apex Legends Fight or Fright event. This occasion provides a bunch of spooky skins you’d expect rather than the real terror that is politicians, but fans are currently displeased with the amount of money they have to pay in order to get these trick-or-treat packs.
Aside from the Fight or Fright event, Apex Legends fans have Bloodhound and Lifeline Editions with exclusive skins to look forward to in a mere couple of days, plus the game is receiving a “real training mode” that will allow you to test out new characters, guns and mods.
However, back to Fight or Fright, below you can discover how to get the event’s packs as well as learn why some people are displeased.
How to get Fight or Fright packs in Apex Legends
The most exciting aspect of Apex Legends’ Fight or Fright occasion is definitely its limited-time Shadowfall mode. But, aside from that, the other charming aspect of the event is its Halloween-themed costumes.
Respawn has provided ten costumes for the 11 playable characters. These include Bloodhound as an unsettling pumpkin with a crow of death perched on his arm, Crypto as an emo vampire with a bit of dirt on his face, and Caustic as a menacing clown far creepier than Pennywise or anything else in Stephen King’s worst nightmares.
In addition to ten costumes, there are also skins for weapons meaning the Fight or Fright event has a total of 24 event-specific cosmetics.
Some of these can be unlocked by completing Shadowfall challenges, but the majority of them will need to be earned through paying. The prices are as follows:
Direct purchase for Apex Coins (AC) — Legendary = 1800 AC; Epic = 1000 AC.
Direct unlock with Crafting Metals (CM) — Legendary = 2400 CM; Epic = 800 CM.
Random unlock with Event Apex Packs — 700 AC.
Unlocking all 24 event-specific cosmetics will reward players with a “free” Lifeline Heirloom set. However, the major issue with this is that directly buying all 24 cosmetics will cost a whopping $168 (via Dexerto).
BRO THIS FIGHT OR FRIGHT MODE ON @PlayApex IS SIIIIIIIIIIKKKKKKK!!!!!— Elijah Moore (@Iced_Bone) October 15, 2019
THE skin prices…….Not so much
BUT STILL LOVE YOUR GAME
“Those are some spooky prices”
The Apex Legends community is understandably displeased with the Fight or Fright pricing model for packs.
This has resulted in fans joking on Reddit that the event’s name is appropriate for its scary fees, and that the microtransaction model is so bad no one would be willing to spend any real money.
You can also find a lot of complaints about the fees over on Twitter.
I get that @PlayApex is free to play and all, but holy crap are the micro transactions insanely over priced. Basically $60 for 10 Fight Or Fright Packs? Y’all really need to work on your pricing model @Respawn.— Justin Ryan (@i_justin_o) October 15, 2019
@PlayApex @Respawn bogus you can’t get at least ONE free Fight or Fright pack… sorry all I can afford is the battle pass that should be enough for at least 1 pack & Octane’s skin literally isn’t a Halloween Costume— ❌❌❌ (@SHANEBANE15) October 15, 2019
Well @PlayApex 700coins per fight or fright pack is ridiculously expensive and just shows how much you money grab… why couldn’t it have at a maximum been the same price as a normal apex pack? Especially with no way to obtain packs through play?— BoooBooo69 (@BBooo69) October 15, 2019
Not at all tho, 160$ that’s how to get this free item— Zeiko (@zeikogaming) 15 October 2019
EA and Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends Fight or Fright festivity lasts until November 5th.