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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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What are Social Tags in Fortnite Season 3 and how to use them?

Social Tags are finally here in Fortnite and players can connect with random players across the world based on their preferences. Here’s how you can use them.

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Fortnite Season 3 has introduced players to several new features, a new UI and a more colorful island to drop in. One of these most awaited and heavily rumored features was Social Tags. Now that it’s finally here, players are loving how it adds their in-game personality to their profile.

Loopers are enjoying every bit about the latest Chapter 3 Season 3. From ballers, exciting new POIs, the brand new Reality Sapling loot system, all the new additions accompany one another in a perfect manner.

However, the user interface options in Fortnite have stayed stagnant for a long period of time and required a major overhaul with the evolution of the gameplay. With the addition of Explore and game playlists options earlier this year, Epic showed its player base about the potential of what Fortnite can be.

In addition to all these features, something felt missing that allowed players to connect with other active players who have similar interests and the way they play Fortnite. Enter Social Tags which were added in the most recent v21.10 update. Here’s what they are and how you can use them.

Use Social Tags to define your choices and find similar players in Fortnite

Social Tags in Fortnite are basically name tags you can add to your Fortnite profile on the sidebar section. These tags signify how you play Fortnite and you can get recommendations on the Explore Menu of similar experiences.

If you enjoy a certain Battle Royale or Creative mode, you can add a tag for it. One player at max, can add 3 tags to their profile. It could be a mix of Creative, Battle Royale which bbasically have gameplay modes and Miscellaneous which has more options like Chill, Quests, Mic On etc.

To apply Social Tags to your profile, do the following steps:

  1. Click on your profile icon in the left sidebar.
  2. Select +Add Tag option on your profile.
  3. Add social tags from the list available there.
  4. Save and confirm the selected tags. (Max 3)

Once assigned, they will show up on your profile and would tell others how you choose to play Fortnite. Furthermore, you can head to Looking For A Party option on the left sidebar, right above settings to search for random players who play Fortnite the way you do.

It will then show a list of players who are active currently in-game and are in the lobby with how many players. Moreover, you can send them a party invite or a request to join your party. You can also choose to turn off this option.

This feature promotes healthy connectivity between players who play Fortnite in a similar way and helps prevent toxicity between Casuals and Sweats in the game. Additionally, it creates a healthy divide between the two communities if one enjoys grinding Arenas while others purely enjoy Public matches.

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Fortnite leaks reveal another Stranger Things collab coming to Season 3

The Upside Down is set to collide with the loop once again as another Stranger Things collaboration is arriving to Fortnite soon. Here are more details about it.

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The infamous collaboration between Stranger Things and Fortnite wasn’t as big when it was first introduced in Fortnite back in 2019. Loopers were disappointed by the cosmetics that the collab brought into the game but at present, it remains one of the rarest items in-game.

Fortnite is known for collaborating with popular culture films and TV shows pretty often and brings several characters from their respective franchises to the looped island. In the past, major characters like Star Lord (Marvel), Batman (The Dark Knight), Rick and Morty were added in the game as skins accompanied by their famous props as cosmetic items like Back Blings, Pickaxes and Gliders.

However, when it comes to major TV shows, Stranger Things was a phenomenon back in 2019 when its second season was underway. The show gained hype in its initial days as fans loved the entire 80s vibe of sci-fi and horror as the kids went against the Upside Down and save Hawkins.

The collab soon hit the Fortnite Item Shop but to the surprise of the player base, the only skins they received were an ugly looking Demogorgon and extremely buffed Chief Hopper skins, while they were expecting Eleven and the gang. However, latest leaks might bring good news to those fans and new skins into the game.

Fortnite skins are coming soon in Season 3 ahead of its finale release

According to several leaks that emerged after the recent v21.10 update in Fortnite Season 3, items like “WaffleWarrior” were added to the game files. Now according to theory, in the Stranger Things series, its protagonist Eleven is the only character who is extremely fond of Eggos Waffles.

The tag “WaffleWarrior” hints towards her and it might be the case that ahead of the release of Season 4 finale next week, Eleven could be an in-game skin that could be added to the shop soon. Moreover, it has nearly been 3 years since the skins from the Netflix series were last seen in the Item Shop.

However, fans are already creating crossover concepts of characters from both Fortnite and Stranger Things. Recently a concept artist by the name of Feraalsy created a video of Peely being possessed by Vecna.

The concept video shows Vecna’s skin concept as well as Prisoner Jones present alongside with Peely. Although it is a brilliant concept, the current hype of the series highly suggests a collaboration incoming to Fortnite soon later this season.

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Fortnite leak reveals Zero Build Team Rumble coming to game soon

Fortnite is adding more fun to its Zero Build game mode as they plan to expand it to a fully fledged Team Rumble. Here’s the latest on it.

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The popularity of a Zero Build Mode in Fortnite has been growing everyday with new players joining the looped island. Moreover, the mode promises a fun and casual side of the game that loopers had never experienced before.

Fortnite is known for introducing exciting new gameplay elements and its wide range of weapons arsenal to its player base. Though OG Sweats still like to stick to their old ways of cranking 90s and build fight their enemies across the loop, casual players are having their amount of fun in Zero Build mode where they purely focus on their combat skills.

Over the course of the past few months, the popularity of Zero Build mode has increased and has become a staple in the entire Battle Royale gaming community. Nobody would have ever imagined Fortnite without building, and here it stands tall with 5 million new active players since the addition of the game mode.

As loopers continue to vibe in Season 3 with all new things including Reality Tree and Ballers, certain leaks revealed that a popular casual game mode is about to be introduced with Zero Build mechanics very soon.

Zero Build to arrive in Team Rumble in Fortnite soon

According to leaks on social media, Epic Games are working on a Zero Build version of Team Rumble as data for Zero Build “Big Battle” LTM was added with the v21.10 update that dropped this Tuesday. Moreover, this mode will be a standalone mode alongside the regular team rumble and will have similar rules to the earlier one.

However, the question that stands in the minds of loopers is that how will players redeploy themselves if they cannot build themselves to a high ground. Team Rumble is all about infinite respawns in a match where two large teams go against one another and redeploy them off a high ground.

Moreover, when players thought Fortnite was a dead game and were done with most of the game mechanics and weapons meta, Zero Build came as a blessing and saw the return of several old players join back the game. Pros like TFUE, Dr. Disrespect and Ninja started streaming the game again and highly praised the Zero Build game mode.

However, the team rumble mode was the only game mode in Fortnite that was untouched by Zero Build as players like to practice their builds and fights in the island in that mode. But that will soon change for Zero Build players as well as they’d be able to test weapons, complete quests and have a casual fun time playing Fortnite on the island.

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