Respawn Introduces $170 Peacekeeper Skin And Players Are Furious

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Apex Legends’ new Celestial Sunrise Collection Event went live on Tuesday, marking the third Collection Event of the season, but the new event has received much less fanfare than the two events that preceded it, mainly due to an unexpected change in the Standard collection. event formula. December’s Wintertide Collection Event and the recent Spellbound Collection Event, and all previous Collection Events have had something that Celestial Sunrise is missing: the Mythic Tier Relic Weapon or Prestige Skin that players normally get by unlock all 24 Collection Event cosmetics. Instead, players who pay the $170 required to unlock the entire Celestial Sunrise Collection will receive a Legendary Tier Peacekeeper skin.

The skin in question is called Jadeite Retribution, and despite its steep price tag, players who have unlocked it are overwhelmingly disappointed. Celestial Sunrise is the first collection event in Apex Legends history to lack a mythic tier reward for players who purchase the full collection. Worse yet, the weapon skin itself is a color change from two previously released Peacekeeper skins that players could unlock by completing the Season 3 battle pass.

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The Jadeite Retribution skin is not entirely without charm, of course. It is a reactive weapon skin, which means that its appearance changes as players rack up kills during each match. But this is nothing new for any Apex player who has completed a Battle Pass, as two Legendary Tier Reactive Skins are always included in each Season’s Battle Pass. The fact that players can get said reactive skins every season just by purchasing a $9.50 USD battle pass seems to be the root of the outrage.

Many players have pointed out the very similar design shared by Jadeite Retribution and the Season 3 Battle Pass pair of reactive peacekeeper skins, Bloodstone and Frostbite. Although the design was slightly tweaked, it still bears a striking resemblance to the Season 3 skins, and lacks some of the other bells and whistles typically found on Heirloom weapon sets and Prestige skins. In addition to the weapon itself, Heirloom sets always include an exclusive Mythic tier intro joke and a banner pose for the legend the weapon belongs to. The Jadeite Retribution Peacekeeper set, however, only includes a Legendary tier weapon charm and holospray, with no Mythic tier items in sight.

But there’s another feature this expensive Peacemaker lacks: inspection animations. Each relic weapon features a series of unique animations that are triggered when the “inspect weapon” option is selected on the emote wheel. These animations can be seen by both the owner of the heirloom and his fellow players. The inheritance inspection animations are highly detailed and, in many cases, quite amusing. Some animations are weird and only appear once in a while, but they are all a sight to behold. Revenant will occasionally summon his scythe seemingly from the void itself, while Loba’s Heirloom weapon has a rare animation that sees her slice through one of Revenant’s spare skulls. But Jadite Retribution Peacekeeper doesn’t have unique animations, as popular Apex YouTube personality Bottlecap pointed out in a recent Reddit post.

Once a Collection Event ends, its corresponding Prestige Skin or Heirloom Weapon enters the Mythic Shop, where players can use Heirloom Shards to purchase any Mythic tier item of their choice. But due to Jadeite Retribution’s legendary level status, it’s unclear where it will end up once the event ends, leaving players confused. Many have taken their complaints to Twitter, with frequent references to the skin. mediocre accessories Y unoriginal design. As of this writing, Respawn has not made any official comment on the price of Jadeite Retribution Peacekeeper, nor the reason for its presence in the set. The Celestial Sunrise Collection event ends on February 7th.

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