Apex Legends players slam “ridiculous” $360 FF7 Rebirth event skin

Joseph Pascoulis
crypto holding the buster sword r5 in apex legends

The Apex Legends x Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth event brings some exciting new skins and more for players to enjoy, but the prices of the FF7 cosmetics have sparked outrage from the community, especially the “ridiculous” One-Winged Angel Deathbox.

Like most free-to-play games, Apex Legends offers a wide range of cosmetics and items to purchase in-game. While you can try your luck with Apex Packs, players can also purchase Apex Coins and buy the cosmetics they desire without the element of surprise, provided they are in the Store’s rotation.

As well as this, events also provide players with another route for cosmetics, including Heirlooms and Prestige Skins. The latest to be announced in Season 19 is the Apex Legends x Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth collab event, offering a new mode and set of cosmetics inspired by the RPG franchise.

As well as skins, players can earn the Buster Sword R5 as a universal Mythic melee cosmetic and the One-Winged Angel Deathbox. While many were excited by the collaboration, players have been stunned by the price of these cosmetics.

Obtaining the FF7 Rebirth Buster Sword R5 is down to event pack luck, which can cost you a lot of money if the odds aren’t on your side, but the One-Winged Angel Deathbox can only be earned by obtaining all 36 items in the event, which will cost players “$360.”

This has sparked outrage in the community, as X user ‘TheMacroShow’ said, “$300+ for this is ridiculous,” while another commented, “Imagine spending $300 so you can die ‘cooler.'”

Some Apex Legends players were completely shocked at the price for this FF7 collab Deathbox, “WAIT THIS IS REAL?! I THOUGHT THIS WAS SOME EDIT, AINT NO WAY THEY ACTUALLY DID THIS.”

TheMacroShow even urged players not to support the event, “If you love Apex Legends, you have to know that supporting these ridiculous practices will not fix any of the real issues that plague this game, and instead we’ll just keep getting more overpriced events.”

Players want these kinds of collaborations but they want to see them “at reasonable prices.” The steep price led players to compare the Apex Legends FF7 event to Fortnite‘s collabs, as one comment said, “This is why Fortnite is the one game that does collabs right,” as they provide “the actual Characters as close as possible to their appearances” and are “fairly priced.”

Another said, “You seen fortnite skin pricing for collabs? For the price of one apex skin you get a skin or 2, a pickaxe, backbling, maybe an emote in fort… Apex just greedy lmao.”

We’ll have to wait and see how future collaborations are handled in Apex Legends off the back of this outrage. For now, make sure you check out how many people are playing Apex and the most popular characters in the game.

About The Author

Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].