Apex Legends players angry at Fight or Fright event skins, prices

The Apex Legends community is mad at Respawn Entertainment's Fight or Fright collection sales model.

Most of the exclusive cosmetics from the Fight or Fright event are only available through bundles purchased with Apex Coins. Reddit immediately exploded about this news. One Apex Legends player said that being limited to bundles "blows." It was difficult to find anyone disagreeing with the player's remarks, with other gamers calling the sale model a "new low" for Apex Legends. 

"We don't want bundles. This event sucks," another Apex Legends player simply stated

 Not being able to buy skins individually has been causing major backlash. The bundles are viewed as expensive, which makes it all the more frustrating that players can't use Crafting Metals or Legend Tokens to unlock them. While giving players a bundle deal is often an option, most games also have individual cosmetics for players to purchase. 

What's wrong with Apex Legends' Fight or Fright bundles?

Fight or Fright Apex Legends skins

If players want 1,000 Apex Coins it's $9.99. The cheapest spooky bundle is 1,500 coins, meaning players must spend at least $19.99 to cover the total cost. 

It's 2,500 for Crypto's Prince of Darkness bundle, which has three vampire-themed cosmetics. The individual skins should be 1,800 coins, making it more cost-effective to pick out a favorite, especially if players want to buy skins for multiple legends. The Tortured Souls bundle, which has two skins for Crypto and two for Bloodhound, would be $60. 

Loba's Queens of the Night bundle also has a Lifeline skin, making it 1,500 Apex Coins. This is frustrating for Loba players that don't play Lifeline, and vice versa. At 1,500 Apex Coins, players are forced to purchase the 2,150 coin option, since the 1,000 purchase wouldn't be enough. 

What's even stranger is the return of last year's Halloween skins. Many of them have returned with new color palettes instead of Respawn adding completely new cosmetics. In fact, only Revenant and Loba received all-new skins. While recolors and skin returns are nothing new, it's often overshadowed by the number of new cosmetics for players to choose from. But this year, it seems that the bulk of the event revolves around the recycled skins. 

The expensive and limited Fight or Fright event is definitely a miss among the Apex Legends community. Respawn has yet to respond to ongoing complaints. 

Visual Stories around the web

League of Legends fans discuss Garena Vietnam's shady practices

Olivia Richman

15/Apr/20 23:10

It's no surprise that League of Legends fans don't like Garena, the Singapore-based company that received the license from Riot Games to run LoL in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Some players from that...

Apex Legends fans livid about Fight or Fright skin prices

No dedicated page for this category

Milo Webb

27/Oct/19 17:48

Apex Legends’ Fight or Fright Collection Event offers players 24 limited edition cosmetics, but some aren’t too pleased with the cost of these spooky skins. The Halloween-themed event kicked off...

Respawn responds to Apex Legends microtransaction complaints

No dedicated page for this category

Olivia Richman

19/Aug/19 19:14

Apex Legend's Iron Crown event has not been a hit with fans so far. Although the event introduced all new skins and cosmetics, players were quick to point out that unlocking all of the event items...

Wraith and Nomad link in Apex Legends discussed by developers

No dedicated page for this category

Olivia Richman

10/Jul/19 22:30

If there's one thing Apex Legends fans love more than playing the game, it's data mining it. Redditor FrozenFroh is back with another prediction. The infamous data miner is responsible for leaking...

Apex Legends Legendary Hunter event information has been leaked

No dedicated page for this category

Olivia Richman

04/Jun/19 17:15

Apex Legends' Legendary Hunter event has been leaked after Respawn Entertainment announced it at the end of May. The event will go live in a few hours, but fans were apparently not able to wait. A...
Advertisement