Apex Legends Doubles Battle Passes, Now Real Money Only Players Furious
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Apex Legends Doubles Battle Passes, Now Real Money Only Players Furious

Jul 09, 2024 10:27 AM

EA has recently announced significant changes to Apex Legends' battle pass system, sparking widespread controversy among players. Starting with Season 22, Apex Legends will double its battle passes per season, featuring two shorter passes that are only purchasable with real money, priced at $9.99 each. Previously, players could use earned Apex Coins to get battle passes, allowing them to buy future passes without additional spending. Respawn Entertainment claims this update aims to make the battle pass system "more accessible and valuable," though player backlash has been severe, with many expressing their dissatisfaction on Steam reviews and Reddit.

Why are Apex Legends players unhappy with the new battle pass system?

Players are upset because the new battle pass system requires real money purchases, removing the option to use earned in-game currency. This change limits their ability to buy future passes through game progression alone, necessitating additional out-of-pocket expenses.

Apex Legends, developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by EA, is a popular free-to-play battle royale game. Released in February 2019, it quickly gained a massive player base due to its fast-paced gameplay and unique legend-based mechanics. However, the game's monetization strategies have often been a point of contention, leading to various community-driven feedback and discussions over the years.

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Mr. Bison Mr. Bison commented on: 2024-07-09 10:48:03
It feels like EA is pushing their monetization strategy a bit too hard with the new Apex Legends battle pass changes. While they claim it's about accessibility, it's clear the community values the option to earn passes through gameplay rather than being forced to open their wallets.
Sephiroth Sephiroth commented on: 2024-07-09 10:42:02
Seems like EA is really pushing the envelope with this new battle pass model in Apex Legends—it's no wonder the community is up in arms. While they claim it's about accessibility, it feels more like a cash grab, especially since it ditches the use of earned in-game currency.
Stimpy Stimpy commented on: 2024-07-09 10:36:03
Looks like Respawn is playing a risky hand by doubling up on battle passes and tying them solely to real money purchases. Players are rightfully miffed since it feels like a step back from the more rewarding system we had before, potentially alienating a chunk of the player base.
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