Apex Legends just surprise-launched last week, but Respawn already has imminent plans for its first live event. Respawn recently teased that it will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with some special loot to collect.
A blog post from Respawn’s Vince Zampella says it will be “introducing some limited-time Valentine’s Day themed loot” later this week. It doesn’t mention just what those new cosmetics will be, exactly when the update will drop, or how long it will last. [Update: The new Valentine’s content arrives in the game later today, now that the new Apex Legends update is available. It consists of a weapon skin and banner frame, and they’ll be available for a week.]
These new items might be randomly distributed in Apex Packs, the game’s version of loot boxes. Those tend to grant random cosmetics and crafting materials. You can also unlock Legendary skins for the various characters.
This news came alongside word that the game had reached 25 million players in just its first week, including well over 2 million concurrent players. The studio is also kicking off the Apex Legends Twitch Challenge, which pits 48 streamers against each other in the battle royale game for your amusement. Apex has already become a massive success on Twitch, toppling the other most popular categories easily.
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