Apex Legends Monsters Within a sign that Halloween is officially upon us

Christmas always comes early for eports fans, and it’s known as Halloween. That’s when developers start rolling out all sorts of seasonally appropriate goodies, with 2021 being no different from previous ones. One of the first companies off the line is Respawn with Monsters Within, this year’s Halloween treat for Apex Legends. The event will officially get underway on October 12, and then wrap on November 2.

Those who like to know what’s under the tree long before December 25 already have a pretty good idea what to expect this year. Leaked early last month, Encore is an Arenas map which will land players on Boreas, the home planet of Seer. To get fans into the mood, special cosmetic sets will highlight such formidable legends as not only Seer, but also Bloodhound, Revenant, and Caustic.

Speaking of the man of the hour, fans should be used to seeing Seer duel on Boreas’ arena. The Apex Legends creative team describes the playing ground as follows: “This map is open and offers strong environmental awareness. Good teamwork and strategy are key if you want to succeed in this arena. The layout offers combat over two high-ground power positions. On one side we have a VIP Lounge. The lounge platform provides direct combat. Flank options in the interior sections bring good clutch opportunities and strategic ways to dominate the fights.”

And strategy is indeed key. That’s right: Respawn with Monsters Within demands it.

“Across the VIP Lounge is the Performance Stage. Establishing control there depends heavily on support fire from your teammates. The flanks on top of the seat ramps are wide and exposed. The middle of Encore is devoid of high ground positions and separates the stage and the lounge platform.”

Hard-core Apex Legends fans will be thrilled to learn that the last week of Monsters Within will revolve around Shadow Royale. Players can also look forward to a “darker version” of Apex Legends, where Revenant is God. Slain legends will come back to life in shadow form with a mission to wreak revenge while assisting squadmates who’ve yet to die. Those Shadow lives don’t die, giving each squad a fighting chance until the last living Legend has been slain.

Take part in a darker version of the Apex Legends, overseen by Revenant with a horrifying twist. All slain Legends respawn in a Shadow-Form to exact revenge and help their living squadmates. Shadow lives are infinite, and your squad’s not eliminated until the last living Legend falls.

Complete designated challenges you’ll get different reward each week, from a new Loba skin to Apex and event packs.

Special limited edition Monsters Within Packs are a new feature this year—with 400 Apex Coins, players can get an Event Thematic Pack including a non-dupe event-limited item. Classic skins from previous Halloween events will also be found at the Apex store, including Wraith’s “Mistress of Evil” and Crypto’s “Deadly Byte” skins.

Merry Christ…..err…Happy Halloween. The other most wonderful time of the year is officially upon us. For that, we can thank Respawn with Monsters Within being great news.

Here’s some addition info courtesy of the Apex Legends team.

  • Monsters Within Packs are available for a limited time during the Monsters Within Event, but the items will always be available in the standard Apex Pack pool of items.
  • Monsters Within Packs however, guarantee you one non-duplicate Monsters Within Thematic Event item
  • The new thematic event will introduce 40 new items around the Monsters Within theme
  • Monsters Within items can always be crafted with crafting metals. After two seasons, crafting metal costs of Monsters Within Items may be reduced.
  • To preview/view what the new items are, players can go to the thematic event tab in-game

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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