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Apex Legends Devs Address Octane Bundle Backlash and Shop Changes

The Apex Legends developers have responded to backlash over a recent Octane Bundle

By Kyle Knight

October 6, 2021

A developer for Apex Legends has been forced to respond to recent backlash over an Octane Bundle that was previously available in the game’s Item Shop.

Apex Legends might be one of the most popular Battle Royale’s on the planet right now, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have its fair share of problems. The beginning of Season 10 saw an overpowered Seer join the mix, followed by a slue of connection issues that lasted for some days.

Thankfully, Seer was eventually nerfed and the connection issues were resolved. But now a new problem has risen in the Apex community, and it revolves around the game’s Item Shop and specific Skin Bundles.

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Apex Legends Developers Address Octane Bundle

Recently, a new Octane Bundle went live in the Apex Legends Item Shop. The Bundle itself featured some rare skins for the Legend, but there was a bit of a twist.

The bundle was marketed towards new players and wasn’t available for anyone that already had Octane. This meant a lot of existing Apex players weren’t able to get their hands on the bundle, which didn’t go down well with the community.

Octane’s new bundle was quickly changed to allow all players to purchase it, following the large amount of backlash that was received.

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Before the change occurred though, a post was created over on the /r/ApexLegends Sub-Reddit. The post in question now has over three thousand upvotes, titled ‘You better not have Octane if you want this Octane stuff’, clearly making fun of the situation.

An Apex Legends developer then responded to a fan asking about a Loba Bundle that featured the same dilemma. In their response, the dev said that these bundles are “by design”. They want on to state that the “bundle is only meant to require that you do not own either the R-301 skin or the Loba skin”.

As for why they reverted the Octane Bundle, the developer said that “[they] did not mean for owning Octane (the character) to prevent purchasing the bundle; in the case of the Loba bundle, the exclusivity was intentional.”

But the real kicker comes from the fact that the developer stated that this wouldn’t be the last time the Apex community sees these types of exclusivity bundles. They said that “there will still be some of these types of bundles where a “core” item may be something you already own and which will disqualify you from a bundle you’d like”. But also stated that feedback was being monitored.

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Kyle Knight
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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