Apex Legends is getting a pirate-themed event for the holiday season

The Winter Express limited-time mode makes its return, while Seer gets a buff and Wattson gets an heirloom - oh, and expect lots of pirate skins

Apex Legends' Revenant gets a skin for the Raiders event

The festive season is nearly upon us, so your favourite PC games are getting suitably merry to celebrate. That’s mostly true for Apex Legends, though there are pirates here, too, because the recent map is a tad tropical.

Apex Legends’ Raiders Collection event runs from December 7-21, introducing event-limited cosmetics for Valkyrie, Loba, Revenant, Bloodhound, Pathfinder, Wattson, and Wraith to make them look like pirates – because that’s what the festive season is all about. As it is the holidays, though, the Winter Express limited-time mode is making its grand return. The mode involves three squads trying to capture a suitably festive version of the World’s Edge train. For the first time, though, you’ll be able to pick your loadout before boarding the train.

There’s some good news for you Wattson mains, too, as the sparky Legend gets her heirloom next week. It’s an energy reader with a screen that wouldn’t look out of place on a Tamagotchi. There are some balance tweaks, too. To name one, Seer’s Focus of Attention will now detonate quicker.

“Seer was dialled back to a healthier spot with the balance hotfix soon after his release,” Respawn says. “However, after four months of evaluating his use in the live game, the detonation delay seems a little too sluggish. We want to improve its feel while continuing to evaluate the reveal meta as a whole.”

If you’d like to reach the patch notes in full, you can find them here.

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