Respawn finally revealed a new tier of skins in Apex Legends called the Prestige edition, and Bloodhound is the first legend to receive this premium skin treatment.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game based in the same universe as the Titanfall franchise. Despite facing intense competition from PUBG and Fortnite, Respawn managed to make a name of itself in the popular battle royale genre with Apex without any marketing.
Respawn successfully merged their world-class first-person shooter mechanics with hero-based abilities to near perfection. They became a household name in this genre and quickly garnered a massive concurrent player base.
Like other games in the same genre, Respawn took the free-to-play model to monetize their first foray into the battle royale market. It turned out to be a great decision as it meant this game had no barrier to entry.
Although players can purchase battle passes, skins, emote, and more to customize their play sessions, the game only offered character skins up to legendary rarity.
Bloodhound “Prestige” skin
With the introduction of season 12, Respawn has decided to up the ante and add another tier of character skin called the “Prestige” edition. Unlike other legendary skins, the prestige edition skins will have multiple stages that will be unlocked by dealing a specific amount of damage.
To reach stage 2, players would have to deal over 30k damage, and stage 3 requires players to deal a cumulative 100k damage after acquiring the skin.
In that sense, this prestige edition skin will be similar to the legendary reactive weapon skins available to the battle pass owners.
The design team at Respawn seems to have gone all out with this skin with custom animated effects and exclusive finishers. This skin gave Bloodhound a terminator makeover.
Bloodhound “Prestige” skin Price:
According to leaks, the Prestige edition Bloodhound skin will be available with the Anniversary collection event like new heirloom launches. Players would have to spend around 160$ to collect this skin in their inventory. Or they can pray to the RNG gods by purchasing event-specific Apex packs.
Bloodhound “Prestige” skin Release Date:
Expect this skin to release alongside Apex Legends three year anniversary event on February 15, 2022.