Changes coming soon to event skins and pricing.
Apex Legends Crown Event packs

Respawn Entertainment have announced plans to change how they are offering skins and other content for their currently ongoing Iron Crown Collection Event. Players weren't too thrilled about the price that Respawn was asking for the event specific RNG based loot boxes surprise mechanic boxes. The boxes, called Iron Crown Collection Packs, gave you a chance to get one of 24 different themed items.

The boxes cost a fair bit when purchased using real money. Some would say it cost way, way too much for what were essentially rolls of the dice.

Respawn took the complaints to heart (and there were a LOT, especially on the Apex Legends subreddit) and announced some changes that are coming. These changes will not to into effect until Tuesday, August 20. One of the biggest changes here is the fact that items can now be purchased directly. You can now get the Legendary skin of your choosing for 1,800 Apex Coins, or $18 (USD).

Alternatively, you can still purchase the Iron Crown Apex Packs for the original price of 700 Apex Coins, or $7 (USD).

People are already beginning to complain about the $18 price for buying the skins they want directly. It should be important to keep in mind that Apex Legends is completely free to play and that these event items are purely cosmetic. A similar game, Fortnite, also sells "legendary" cosmetic skin sets for upwards of 2,000 V-Bucks, or $20 (USD).

Hey everyone,

At launch we made a promise to players that we intend to do monetization in a way that felt fair and provided choice to players on how they spent their money and time. A core decision during development of Apex Legends was that we wanted to make a world class battle royale game - in quality, depth, progression, and important for today’s conversation - how we sell stuff. With the Iron Crown event we missed the mark when we broke our promise by making Apex Packs the only way to get what many consider to be the coolest skins we’ve released*.*

​We’ve heard you and have spent a lot of time this week discussing the feedback and how we structure events in the future, as well as changes that we will make to Iron Crown. To get right into it, here are the changes we are making:​
  • Starting on 8/20, we’ll be adding and rotating all twelve of the event-exclusive Legendary items into the store over the course of the final week of the event for the regular Legendary skin cost of 1,800 Apex Coins. You will still be able to purchase Iron Crown Apex Packs for 700 Apex Coins if you choose. The store schedule for the week will be as follows:
  • For future collection events, we will provide more ways to obtain items than just buying Apex Packs.
A couple other things I would like to address:

We need to be better at letting our players know what to expect from the various event structures in Apex Legends. Over the last six months we’ve been learning a lot about operating a live service free-to-play game, and one of the take-aways from this week (beyond what was mentioned above) is that our messaging for expectations needs to be clearer. This is a different event structure than the Legendary Hunt from Season 1, and it will be different from planned future upcoming events. We’re learning more each day on what works, what doesn’t, and how to provide the best possible experiences and content to all of you.

With Apex Legends it is very important to us that we don’t sell a competitive advantage. Our goal has not been to squeeze every last dime out of our players, and we have structured the game so that all players benefit from those who choose to spend money - events like Legendary Hunt or Iron Crown exist so that we can continue to invest in creating more free content for all players. This week has been a huge learning experience for us and we’re taking the lessons forward to continue bringing the best possible experience to all of you.

Thanks again for being a part of the Apex Legends community, we look forward to continuing to release awesome new stuff for everyone to enjoy!