Snow is piling up in the Outlands, which can only mean one thing: Winter has arrived in Apex Legends, and with it the Wintertide Seasonal Event returns from December 6-27.
The game is not only free but Apex Legends is one of best battle royale games is. In EA’s hugely popular co-op shooter, you fight across maps using not only your weapons, but your character’s unique abilities to take out opposing teams, claim victory, and earn juicy cosmetic rewards.
The Wintertide Collection offers a dazzling range of 24 new cosmetics and skins that can be purchased with real money or in-game currency if you want to give your Legends a festive makeover, including a new Prestige skin as an incentive to collect all the other items. And last but not least, this season is the return of the Capture the Flag limited game mode, Winter Express.
A frosty welcome
In EA Announcement (opens in a new tab) event, says the limited-edition items pay homage to “the deadliest of winter legends […] designed to instill fear in whoever your victim is.
Fans of Legends Bangalore, Crypto, Newcastle, Valkyrie, Gibraltar and Bloodhound should be excited as these ice-cool items are up for grabs. Well, purchase. They can be purchased in-game with Apex Coins or Crafting Metals, or by purchasing the Wintertide Event Apex Bundle instead. This season’s prestige skin is for the Wraith, called Apex Voidshifter, and you’ll only get it for unlocking all the other 24 items.
Alternatively, if you want to equip your other Legends, you can pick up one of the sale packs through the in-game store for limited edition cosmetic deals. For example, the Synthetic Huntress Bundle will only cost 2500 Apex Coins during the first week of Winter Time.
As for the event itself, Winter Express is making a big comeback. In the three-team Capture the Flag mode, you’ll chase and try to board a mystery train before your opponents do, traversing an icy landscape that shimmers with everything festive and trying to earn points that will be used to progress in this season’s event
Tracking event rewards will help you keep track of your efforts. You can earn up to 1,600 points a day, and the challenges refresh each morning to keep you on your feet and fighting for success.
While there are no big differences from previous years of Wintertide in terms of the limited Winter Express game mode, all 24 cosmetic items are brand new to Apex Legends. They probably won’t be around for Wintertide 2023, so be sure to load your game between December 6 and December 27 if you don’t want to miss out.