Apex Legends’ Highly Anticipated Heat Sink Recolor Might Cost You the Same As an Heirloom

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
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Credit: KralRindo/ EA

Recent leaks uncovered more information regarding the Heat Sink recolor skin. It seems Respawn will make it available as an upcoming Collection Event reward.

Since Apex Legends is a free-to-play FPS battle royale game set in the same universe as the Titanfall franchise, Respawn Entertainment opted to use the “freemium” model to monetize this game. As a result, players don’t have to purchase the game to enter the lobbies.

However, players can buy Skins and Cosmetic items through Battle Passes, Special Store, and Events to customize their Apex Legends experience. Although there are countless Skins available in the game, some skins are naturally more sought-after compared to their counterparts because of their distinct features.

Heat Sink is one such fan-favorite skin in the game that was released in Season 4 as a Battle Pass reactive skin. Unsurprisingly, players who don’t own it always wanted it to return to the game. But Respawn said they won’t bring Battle Pass reactive skins back.

However, Season 14 started with rumors of Heat Sink recolor coming to the Apex Legends store. Although people were initially skeptical about it because of Respawn’s previous statement, recent leaks from prominent data miners proved the leaks to be true.

Most of the community was pretty happy about it because those who started playing Apex after Season 4 or didn’t get the chance to buy Season 4 Battle Pass, now have a second chance to redeem this skin. However, that might still not be the case for everyone.

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“Heat Sink” May Be a Future Collection Item Reward

With every big update, Respawn delivers tons of upcoming content into the game. Data miners dig deep into these files and find what surprises lie ahead. Similarly, a prominent data miner named KralRindo found a video preview of a Heat Sink recolor in the Beast of Prey patch files.

However, exploring deeper, he found more information regarding this highly sought-after recolor skin. And, by the look of it, acquiring the Heat Sink recolor won’t be as easy as people thought it would.

According to KralRindo, Respawn added a new panel for Reactive Weapon Skin in the Mythic shop. As you can see above, he also found a new header titled “Reactive Skin Preview.” This header is only shown during the Collection Events.

So, there will be a Collection Event in the future, where the Heat Sink recolor will be the reward for collecting every item from the Event. KralRindo also believes that the ALGS skins will be featured in the Collection Event for the Heat Sink recolor skin. The Red color for the Flatline also matches the ALGS theme. So it makes complete sense.

So, considering everything to be accurate, players will have to spend around $168 USD to acquire the recolor version of the Heat Sink. It also seems like Respawn will bring more reactive skin recolors in the future. Players are sharing mixed feelings about Respawn’s decision. Nonetheless, only time will tell how this will turn out in the future.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.