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How does Apex Legend’s new Battle Pass compare to Fortnite’s Season 8?

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Respawn released the first season of content for Apex Legends on March 19th. The game’s Battle Pass takes heavy inspiration from Fortnite and deserves a direct comparison to Fortnite’s Season 8 pass.

Apex Legend blew up over a month ago as the next big game due to its free-to-play model and AAA design by Respawn. The game features clean first person shooter mechanics, fast run speeds, and a “down, but not out” feature.

The first Season begins for Apex on March 19th after a long delay in content from the developer. The news has excited many fans and will undoubtedly be a huge money-maker for the game.

The Battle Pass in Apex’s first season is very similar to the Fortnite Battle Pass. The move makes sense because the Battle Pass has turned out to be a popular way of delivering earned content for dedicated players.

So, since the system is similar, we thought we would make a direct comparison between Fortnite’s Season 8 Battle Pass and the Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass.

May the best Battle Pass win.

Direct Comparison

Who wore it best, Fortnite or Apex Legends?

Apex & Fortnite’s Battle Pass share a lot of similarities, but we want to see what sets them apart.

Both cost the exact same amount of money to buy at 950 Apex Coins/V-Bucks for the standard Pass or 2800 for the 25 “free” tiers.

Now, let’s move onto looking at the so-called trash or junk items in each game. Every Battle Pass has some filler to ensure players feel some sort of progression throughout the pass.

Fortnite’s Season 8 Battle Pass includes 40% trash items (Sprays,
Sprays, Emoticons, Player Banners, and Loading Screens).

Apex Legends’ Battle Pass includes 45% trash items (Stats Trackers, Player Frames, and Badges).

Total items come out to 115 for Fortnite and 126 for Apex Legends, but Fortnite has 134 when you take into account the different skin styles that can be unlocked for seasonal skins.

Fortnite’s pass include 1500 V-Bucks within it while Apex’s include only 1000 Apex Coins.

By our estimation, Fortnite’s Battle Pass is the better product with more worthwhile items and better returns on your investment. With this said, Apex’s Season 1 Battle Pass is still a good deal for dedicated fans of the game.

Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass Contents

Fortnite Season 8 released a few weeks ago – via Epic Games

Here’s a listing of every item available in the Season 8 Battle Pass:

  • x100 V-Bucks – 15 (Legendary)
  • Sprays – 14 (13 Uncommon, 1 Rare)
  • Player Banners/Icons – 11 (Uncommon)
  • Emoticons – 11 (Uncommon)
  • Loading Screens – 10 (9 Uncommon, 1 Rare)
  • Back Bling – 8 (1 Rare, 7 Epic)
  • 10% Personal XP Bonuses – 7 (Uncommon)
  • Outfits/Skins – 7 (4 Epic, 3 Legendary)
  • 5% Friend XP Bonuses – 6 (Uncommon)
  • Camos/Wraps – 6 (Rare)
  • Contrails – 5 (Rare)
  • Emotes – 5 (1 Uncommon, 3 Rare, 1 Epic)
  • Gliders – 4 (1 Uncommon, 2 Rare, 1 Epic)
  • Music – 2 (Rare)
  • Harvesting Tools – 2 (Rare)
  • Toys – 1 (Rare)
  • Styles – 1 (Epic)

Alright, Fortnite has a whole lot of categories, but what do the stats look like?

The Season 8 Battle Pass includes 115 items without reskins/recolors included. With these included, the total goes up to 134 items.

Out of the 115, there are 59 Uncommons, 24 Rares, 14 Epics, and 18 Legendaries.

Uncommon and Rare items make up 72% of the Battle Pass. Epic and Legendary items make up the remaining 28%.

Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass Contents

Apex Legends’ first Battle Pass came out on March 19th – via Respawn

We don’t have all the details on the Apex pass yet, but we can get the numbers of item types.

  • x50 Apex Coins – 8
  • x100 Apex Coins – 6
  • Trackers (Stats Displays) – 27
  • Weapons Skins – 22
  • Badges – 21
  • Voice Lines – 7
  • Rare Apex Packs – 10
  • Epic Apex Pack – 1
  • Legendary Apex Pack – 1
  • Battle Pass XP Boosts (Various Boosts) – 10
  • Player Frames – 9
  • Legend Skins – 4

Apex Coins are priced the same as V-Bucks. The Battle Pass in Apex Legends is priced exactly the same as the Fortnite Battle Pass.

It will set you back 950 Apex Coins or 2800 Apex Coins if you want to the 25 tier pack, exactly like Fortnite.

As for the stats breakdowns, the pass has a total of 126 items.

The Battle Pass includes 1000 Apex Coins up for grabs, which pays back the pass’ price if you grind the whole pass out in the allotted 91 days.

You can see every single item in the game’s pass on Respawn’s website here: Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass Details

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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Fortnite Creative Mode could be getting a huge expansion

Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios, according to a recent leak.

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Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios.

Creative Mode was one of the most innovative additions that Epic has made to Fortnite. You don’t even have to play the base game mode to enjoy Fortnite, anymore. You can play Search and Destroy, deathruns, Zone Wars, Trivia, boxfights, and a lot more.

Competitive Fortnite players have taken to Creative Mode the most. Zone Wars gives you a simulated end-game and boxfights let you practice the most important element of high-level competitive play.

Fortnite Creative beta

Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.

A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.

After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.

Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.

The best part of this additional player count is the ability to truly simulate competitive end-game situations. Zone Wars is good practice for a lot of us, but not for those at the highest level.

Anyone who has ever watched a tournament knows what we’re talking about. The end-game in professional Fortnite matches routinely has 40+ players in the final few zones. It’s pure chaos, and a 50-player Zone Wars lobby will be able to capture this.

Of course, the expansion also opens the door to a ton of other possibilities including massive boxfight battles and more. Epic will be focusing on the Creative side of things for the future of Fortnite, and an increased player count is an excellent first step.

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Fortnite leaked skins & cosmetics from v15.50 update

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Fortnite v15.50 update leaked skins

Epic Games have rolled out their first update in a few weeks, with the arrival of Fortnite patch v15.50, and a number of skins and cosmetics have leaked as a result.

These weekly updates were never missed in times gone by, however Fortnite Chapter 2 has been a lot more inconsistent in that sense. Some weeks there is a huge update with map changes, new crossovers and challenges – while others will just make very minor bug changes.

You can always read about what to expect from the patch here on Fortnite Intel, and alongside those patch notes, let’s run through some of the game’s unreleased outfits.

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On March 2, once the downtime began, a number of leakers started looking into the game’s files to see what had changed. To their surprise, with just two weeks left in the season, not much had been tweaked in terms of content.

However, we do have some leaked skins and cosmetics to dig through – courtesy of Lucas7Yoshi and VastBlast.

Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics from v15.50 update

Bundles

Midas female GoldenTouch bundle

Emotes

So, there you have it! Those are all of the newest unreleased skins in the Fortnite world, some of which may actually roll out following the latest update.

Keep an eye out on the Fortnite Item Shop and you never know, one or two may appear there in the near future.

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