the Apex Legends the team knows how to make great skin, and in 2021 players were treated to some of the best cosmetics on offer yet. From the Fight Night Collecting Event to the Ash Launch Pack, Apex Coins and Crafting Metals have been pouring in freely over the past 12 months as players try to get some of their favorites.
Since Respawn has also brought back skins from the past for special sales and events more regularly this year, missing some of these skins hurts, but there is always the possibility that they will be available again in the future. And if you’re in that boat, be sure to keep an eye out for the best skins released in Apex Legends over the past year.
An eternal gaze
It’s remarkable how well the primary design choice of a “terrifying murder robot” character achieves some of the best skins in the game. Revenant had some remarkable skins, easily going from demon samurai to werewolf. But “A Gaze Eternal” is distinguished by the fear it can arouse without exaggerated homage to death and destruction.
Released at the Chaos Theory collection event, the marble skin and blank faces that adorn the skin create the most haunting Revenant skin to date. And while several Legends received skins in the Chaos Theory Collection that evoked warriors from many different places and time periods, this royal Revenant skin stood out from the rest by making it appear as if it was inspired by both the Renaissance and the Renaissance at the same time. science fiction from the distant future. Creepy and regal, this was easily one of the best skins to come out in the last year.
In the Fight Night collection event, Respawn gave the Static Defender a more fearsome and intimidating look, giving the Legend a look that could easily belong to a young French-Canadian widow who certainly had nothing to do with the sudden and rather mysterious illness and death, no sir.
Leaning on the French character of the character, Haute Drop presents the most grown-up version of Wattson to date, complete with a beret and matching puffer jacket alongside dark eyeshadow. The teal and silver colourway along with a geometric pattern also matches the Olympus aesthetic well. Haute Drop’s skin gave her just enough edge to earn a spot on this list.
King of the sea
The Legendary skin released with the Gibraltar Edition isn’t exactly hard to find, as it’s still available for anyone who wants to buy it, but that doesn’t take away from the phenomenal character of this skin. Drawing heavily on the heritage of the Pacific Islanders of Gibraltar, the Skin of the Sea King features extensive tattoo work over Gibraltar’s skin, carved wooden armor, and Gibraltar’s iconic weapon shield designed for look like a toothy fish.
And while this skin looks impressive from afar, the details included in the skin really put it above the rest: the caudal fin of the fish – possibly that of a shark – peeking overhead. Gibraltar’s head, the various shark teeth hanging from its body, the intricate patterns, and the shining eyes of its flag. It all comes together to make King of the Sea one of the most visually interesting skins in the game.
Sometimes skins steeped in lore and backstory are the best for a character. Other times, we ask for skins that do their best in their subtleties, the little details that bring a skin together. In some cases, fans just want skin that looks shiny, shiny, and completely overdone. This is what Ash’s Chain of Command skin is for.
Released in the Ash Launch Bundle at the start of Season 11, it’s nearly impossible to miss the clues the skin takes of one of DC Comics’ iconic villains, Deathstroke. The silver armor with red-orange accents and the mask of Ash in that skin, with its intimidating eyes and the absence of a mouth, makes it impossible to ignore the design similarities. Finish it off with a character who uses a giant sword as well as guns and the look is complete. Filled with spiked shoulder pieces and what looks like chain mail covering the inner workings of the dummy, this is a skin that prefers form over function and emphasis over simplicity.
Ironically, the best Loba skin in the game is one of its less fashionable skins. Of course, this is still one of the most stylish skins in the game, because this is Loba we’re talking about. But the Greek and Roman inspired armor gives Loba an edge where most of his skins putâ¦ curves.
Hoplites were historically Greek, but the details of the wolf included in the armor set as a tribute to Loba’s overall aesthetic put Rome and the founding myths of the empire into the skin. The green details are a nice touch in the middle of the brass-colored armor, as well as the leather bands attached at the waist, again reminiscent of Greek and Roman military clothing. Add the classic helmet and you have a former commander in heels.
Giving Octane a skin that makes him look like a cheetah makes so much sense that we’re shocked it took Respawn so long to bring that skin into the game. It’s Octane. He likes to go fast. Make him a cheetah. Print money.
Wild Speed ââhas been included in the Apex Legends Sale of the World Series Championship, with a portion of the sales of these cosmetic items going to the ALGS Championship prize pool. This skin shines in its flawless workmanship. The helmet is sleek and looks like a cheetah without losing the classic Octane look, and the black and yellow coloring looks good. It would be hard to go wrong on this skin, of course, but the reality is the designers took it out of the park on this feline.
An offering from the Evolution collection event, the Neon Specter skin gave the Wraith everywhere the skin to live out their âDoctor Manhattan meets Wandavisionâ dreams. Most notably, the skin makes Wraith’s skin bright blue, and the bright blue skin is cool. But what really makes the skin stand out is the combination of pearly purple flight in tandem with the shock of blue hair and electric blue skin. With Wraith’s usual pupilless eyes turning an even brighter blue, the skin really makes Wraith look like a comic book character in the best possible way.
The otherworldly look suits Wraith and his abilities as much as it does Octane’s cheetah skin or the Sea King of Gibraltar. She has always been the character with some of the most supernatural abilities in Apex Legends. The introduction of the Neon Specter skin just gave it the corresponding cosmetic.
The legendary skin that comes with the Mirage Edition of Apex Legends was anything but subtle, which is just the way Mirage likes it. Give him a cowboy hat. Give him a visor like Cyclops or LeVar Burton in Star Trek. Give him guys. Put them on Mirage and you have the space cowboy of your dreams.
Mirage’s charm emanates completely from the fact that he is extremely stupid in his vanity and lacks any general self-awareness. Show Stopper simply captures this Mirage philosophy in its entirety, from the mustache to the silver hooded cowboy boots. You can practically hear him say, “I’m handsome. Like, really good,” as he looks at several of his duplicates wearing this outfit in various poses all around him, just so he can take all the angles. we wouldn’t want to have it any other way.
Valkyrie’s Launch Bundle skin comes straight from Fall of the titans lore, much like Valkyrie herself, and Respawn couldn’t have done much better on that. Viper’s daughter, a boss of Fall of the Titans 2, the Birthright skin allowed Valkyrie to don the flight suit of one of the Apex Predators, just like her father. There are, however, some notable differences between Birthright and the flight suit that Viper wore.
Where Viper had a white helmet with a yellow suit, Valkyrie’s skin has a red and gold helmet and armor next to a purple flight suit. It’s a big nod to the obvious history Valkyrie has in the universe of Apex Legends and Fall of the titans, while also naming Valkyrie as her own character with her own story to tell, and not just a character put into the game out of nostalgia. And, on top of all that, the skin looks great. It’s an easy pick for one of the skins of the year.
Pathfinder gets some of the funniest skins in the game just because he’s a very cheerful robot who can really be disguised as anything. So it shouldn’t have been a big surprise that the skin he received during the Fight Night event didn’t play much on his robotic nature. Instead, he dressed him in human clothes like a private investigator in film noir style.
And while some skins in Mountain peak come with custom character selection animations, the developers have gone above and beyond with the Memoir Noir character selection screen. Featuring pouring rain and a sultry jazz saxophone, the aesthetic combines as well as the wide-brimmed felt atop Pathfinder’s head. The MRVN unit may not be the most subtle detective in the world, but he is certainly the best dressed.
Honorable mentions Recolor
None of these skins were technically new, but they were recolorations released in 2021 that are too good not to mention.
Lifeline’s Ghost Stalker skin was a redesign from Judge Jury Executioner, which came out at the Iron Crown event in 2019. The asymmetrical hairstyle and mask are clearly the focal points of the skin, but the change in accents of the l shiny metallic copper gold makes the skin burst.
Another entry in the War Games collection, Burgundy Knight is the re-coloring of the beloved War Machine Pathfinder skin from the Iron Crown event. Switching to a black base with red and gold accents in Bourgogne Knight makes the skin look better than ever.
Finally, there’s Crimson Queen, the Bangalore Outlands Warrior skin recolouration that received the Red and Gold Anniversary Collection treatment. Bangalore’s hair and face paint gives her an incredibly striking and intense look, while the red on black bulletproof jacket and pants look more natural on Bangalore and this skin than maybe any other recolouration. birthday.