Halloween is a sacred time of year. For kids, it’s a week-long sugar rush as they struggle to get through the rewards from their trick or treating efforts. For many adults, it’s a three-day hangover after a heavy night dressed as a zombie, a toilet paper mummy, or a ghost made out of a spare bedsheet you had in the house. But for Apex Legends players, Halloween promises a bountiful haul of loot, be it from clearing the prize track, or stocking up on some spooky new skins.
The Apex Legends Halloween 2021 event has finally been announced and Monsters Within – this year’s event – is following in the footsteps of last year’s Fight or Fright shenanigans, which saw players fight off the reanimated corpses of their deceased opponents in the Shadow Royale limited time mode – a tweaked version of 2019’s Shadowfall.
On the skins front, Halloween 2020 introduced new chromas for some of 2019’s best skins, including Wicked Harvest Bloodhound, Midnight Cipher Crypto, and Sweet Dreams Caustic. This year, however, Respawn is switching things up for the Halloween 2021 skins.
Apex Legends Halloween 2021 is bigger and better than ever before. So, if you’re desperate to find out more, read on for everything you need to know about Apex Legends Monsters Within.
Apex Legends Halloween event 2021 start date
The Apex Legends Monsters Within start date was October 12. That’s when Revenant will begin his reign of terror. From then until November 2, you’ll be able to play Encore, a new Arenas map, enjoy the return of Shadow Royale, and unlock a series of limited-time cosmetics, which will be available in the in-game shop.
There will also be a Dia De Los Muertos Sale from October 26 – November 1, where players will be able to get their hands on the Epic Muerte Rapida skin, the Epic Altar Ego banner frame, and Rare Flirting with Death skin for Octane and the Volt.
Three other related bundles will also return to the store during this time period, including the Loba Banshee bundle, the Gibraltar Darskide bundle, and the Bangalore Soldado de la Muerte bundle.
Apex Legends Monsters Within skins
Respawn has confirmed that the following legends will be getting Apex Legends Halloween skins this year:
It is likely more skins will be available in the store, though, alongside some old, but highly popular skins.
As for how much this year’s skins could set you back, last year’s skins were sold off in bundles for 6,000 Apex Coins, and we suspect a similar model will be used this year as well.
Apex Legends Halloween event 2021 game mode
Halloween this year has been split into two for Apex Legends fans. The Monsters Within event is essentially the teaser to the main event, with new maps and modes to explore. Then it’ll be followed by Shadow Royale, the gold-standard of Halloween modes.
For Monsters Within, you’ll have the chance of playing Arenas on Encore, which is located on Seer’s home planet, Boreas. This map is brilliant for teams that boast strong environmental awareness, so you’ll need to think about your strategy if you want to climb the Apex Legends Arenas ranks.
As mentioned, Shadow Royale also makes a comeback for Halloween this year, which is essentially a darker version of the traditional Apex Games, where slain players come back in Shadow-Form to enact revenge.
You’ll need to play both of these events if you want to progress along the Halloween weekly reward track, which hands out shard, Apex Packs, and a Loba skin.
It is also widely believed that there will be references to potential new legend Ash during the event, with the Shadow Revenant announcer voice line talking about her when a Revenant dies during the game. You can find a video report on that below:
APEX LEGENDS HALLOWEEN EVENT 2021 packs
The new Apex Legends Monsters Within event also means that fans will get the chance to purchase special limited-time packs. The Monsters Within Packs cost 400 Apex Coins each, which are guaranteed to have one non-dupe event-limited item.
Alongside event items, classic skins like Wraith’s Mistress of Evil and Crypto’s Deadly Byte skins will be thrown in the packs.
That’s all we have for now on the Apex Legends Halloween event 2021. If you fancy getting into the spooky spirit nice and early, it might be time to track down Revenant’s scythe using our Apex Legends Heirlooms guide – though the financial investment to get it might just give your bank account a fright.