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The much-anticipated Apex Legends heatsink recolor could cost you as much as an heirloom

Recent leaks revealed more information about the heatsink’s Recolor skin. It appears Respawn will be making it available as a reward for an upcoming collectible event.

Since Apex Legends is a free-to-play FPS battle royale game set in the same universe as the Titanfall franchise, Respawn Entertainment has chosen the “freemium” model to monetize this game. As a result, players do not need to purchase the game to enter the lobbies.

However, players can purchase 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 due to their special features.

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

However, Season 14 began with rumors of a Heat Sink recolor hitting the Apex Legends Store. Although people were initially skeptical based on Respawn’s previous statement, recent leaks by prominent data miners have proven the leaks to be true.

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

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Heat Sink could be a future collectible reward

With every major update, Respawn brings tons of new content to the game. Data miners dig deep into these files and find out what surprises lie ahead. A prominent data miner was named in a similar manner KralRindo found a video preview of a Heat Sink recolor in the Beast of Prey patch files.

However, when he dug deeper, he found more information about this highly sought-after recolor skin. And from the looks of it, recoloring the heatsink won’t be as easy as people thought.

According to KralRindo, Respawn has 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 displayed during the bulk events.

Therefore, in the future, there will be a collection event where the heatsink recolor is the reward for collecting all items 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 fits the ALGS theme. So it makes perfect sense.

So, considering that everything is accurate, players will have to spend something $168 to purchase the recolor version of the heatsink. It also seems like Respawn will bring more reactive skin recolors in the future. Players share mixed feelings about respawn’s decision. However, time will tell how this will develop in the future.

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