Why is Wraith’s Airship Assassin the most sought-after skin in Apex Legends?

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
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The rarity of Legendary skins in a free-to-play live service game is what makes it financially viable. This holds true for Apex Legends Wraith’s exclusive recolor of Void Specialist skin, the Airship Assasin.

The main reason this exclusive Wraith skin has been highly sought after is the rarity of the skin. As a matter of fact, you will only encounter this skin once in a while, and it will most likely be a TTV Wraith.

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It is no surprise cause this recolor was available back in February 2019, only weeks after its release. Since it was available at a time when the battle pass wasn’t a thing in Apex Legends, many didn’t see the need to buy this skin.

At this time, though, the story is quite different, as the battle pass has made it more viable for players to buy their preferred skins through seasonal crafting materials. Rarity is one of the reasons behind its popularity, and the other is this skin actually looks really dope.

The black and gold recolor gives this skin a stealth look. That is why this skin is so sought after right now. People with this skin can’t Wraith to show off their skin in-game.

Will Airship Assassin ever return?

There is a slight chance that we may see this skin make a comeback in the store. However, Respawn has made no assurance this time. The head of Respawn, Vince Zampella, mentioned that exclusive skins may come back in the future and that it is a rotating shop. So, there is still hope left.

Many, on the other hand, think that the skin is a tad bit overhyped, and the only reason it is talked about this much is the cause of the rarity of the skin. They think that if it comes around again, almost everyone’s going to have it, and then it’ll be worthless.

While this argument holds true, we still can’t deny the fact that skin is still the best recolor of any skin in Apex to date.

Nafiu Aziz is an avid gamer and a writer at GameRiv, covering Apex Legends, CS:GO, VALORANT, and plenty of other popular FPS titles in between. He scours the internet daily to get the latest scoop in esports.