Apex Legends

02 Nov 2020

Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020 LIVE: Release Time, Date, Music, Skins, Rewards, Trailer, Bundles, Winter Express Limited Time Mode And Everything You Need To Know About The Christmas Event

Apex Legends Season 7 is now in full swing, bringing some exciting new additions to the game such as the new map Olympus and a new legend in Horizon.

Thew new Holo-Day bash event is Apex's Christmas celebration and it is looking to be an amazing one. 

Now we've moved onto a more chilly holiday. The Christmas event revolved around Mirage, but will it change this year? We can't wait to see what the team at Respawn have in store for us this year.

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Patch Notes

The below list of issues come from the official Apex Legends Trello page.

Whilst they haven't been confirmed as 'fixed' yet, they are marked as "Coming in future patch" and could be fixed should Respawn release any key changes with the Holo Day Bash.

Here's what the Trello page tells us:

  • Invalid or expired tokens error
  • Using an Octane jump pad can prevent user from jumping
  • Steam: Lag within the Lobby
  • Steam: Issue with players name showing up as long tags
  • Placing Sheila on the trident will cause a crash

Read all of the patch notes here.


The trailer for Holo-Day Bash was released on the 24th of November.

Showcasing plenty of skins, new map themes and of course the returning LTM!


We also got treated to a Devstream on December 1 as well, so here's that so you can check out what Respawn have to say about the update!

Release Date And Time

The new event began on the 1st December and will end on the 4th January 2020.

We expect this year for the event to start at some point in the second week as it did previously, then lasting till the first week of January.

Here are the expected release times:

  • 10AM PT
  • 12PM CT
  • 1PM ET
  • 3PM BRT
  • 6PM GMT
  • 7PM CEST
  • 11:30PM IST
  • 3AM KST+JST.

Winter Express Limited-Time Mode

The train is back in World’s Edge just for Winter Express, and this time it’s not the only vehicle descending into the valley around Epicenter.

The supply ships from Kings Canyon are also flying around the frozen explosion.

Winter Express is a round-based mode where three squads battle for control of the train as it makes its way around World’s Edge. 

This year, when your squad respawns after a round has finished, you will spawn on your own supply ship as it follows the train.

From here, your squad will be able to survey the battlefield and skydive into combat as the train arrives at its next station and the objective unlocks. The squad that won the previous round will respawn directly on the train.

Here are the confirmed stations:

  • Refinery
  • Freightyard
  • Central Station
  • Fool's Gulch
  • Derailment

Respawn has also refreshed and rebalanced loadouts for this mode to include new weapons and purple armor for more exciting engagements that really help show off what our Legends can do.


This year, Holo-Day Bash contains a rewards track with all-new unlockables.

The rewards track will be available at the same time as Winter Express, December 1 to January 4.

The full list of free rewards are:

  • Holo-Day Bash 2020 Badge – 250 Points
  • Mirage Kills Tracker – 500 Points
  • 10% XP Boost – 750 Points
  • Frostwolf Gun Charm – 1,000 Points
  • 10% XP Boost – 1,500 Points
  • Solstice Bloodhound Skin – 2,000 Points
  • Mirage Wins Tracker – 2,500 Points
  • 10% XP Boost – 3,000 Points
  • Mirage Damage Done Tracker – 3,500 Points
  • Absolute Zero Horizon Skin – 4,000 Points

Holo-Day Bundles

Starting today with Black Friday, check back every week from November 24 to January 4 for a new set of sales including all-new Loba, Revenant, and Spitfire Legendary Skins.

Here’s a look at some of the offers below:

Here's what's been leaked so far:

Photo via @shrugtal

Photo via @shrugtal

Weapon Skins And Charms

As the Season 7 update roles in, we've had a look at what skins Santa will bring this year.

L-Star 'Nature Fusion' Holo-Day Bash Skin

Photo via @shrugtal

'Frost Wolf' Holo-Day Bash Weapon Charm

Photo via @shrugtal

'Snowflake' Holo-Day Bash Weapon Charm

Photo via @shrugtal

'Trophy Hunter' Holo-Day Bash Weapon Charm

Photo via @shrugtal

Legend Skins

No skins have been announced but after the recent Season 7 update, plenty of skins have been leaked.

Wraith 'Phasewalker' Holo-Day Bash Skin

This skin will come as a standalone skin and not a bundle.

Photo via @shurgtal

Rampart 'Deep Freeze' Holo-Day Bash Skin

This can be purchased by itself, or in a bundle with Octane's 'Dasher' skin and 'Dashing through the Snow' pose.

Photo via @shrugtal

Octane's 'Dasher' skin

This can be purchased by itself, or in a bundle with Octane's 'Dashing through the Snow' pose and Rampart's 'Deep Freeze' Holo-Day Bash Skin.

Photo via @shrugtal

Horizon 'Absolute Zero' Holo-Day Bash Skin

Photo via @shrugtal

Crypto 'Cool Operator' Holo-Day Bash Skin

Photo via @shrugtal

Bangalore's 2019 Holo-Day Bash Skin

Bangalore's Christmas themed skin from last year will return and be bundled with Wattson's Christmas skin.

Photo via @shrugtal

Wattson's 2019 Holo-Day Bash Skin

Wattson's Christmas themed skin from last year will return and be bundled with Bangalore's Christmas skin.

Photo via @shrugtal

Pathfinder's 'Joyfinder' Skin

Pathfinder's 'Joyfinder' Skin will return bundled with the "Gift Wrapped" Triple Take and the "Melternator".

Photo via @shrugtal

Photo via @shrugtal

Photo via @shrugtal

Caustic's 'Claustic' Skin

Caustic's 'Claustic' Skin will be returning with the "Bronze Beast" Devotion, and the "Special Delivery" Flatline.

Photo via @shrugtal

Photo via @shrugtal

Photo via @shrugtal

Loba 'Crystalline Perfection' Christmas Skin (Unfinished)

Photo via @shrugtal

Revenant 'Afterlife' Legendary Christmas Skin

Photo via @shrugtal

We've also put together a list of possible skin themes we might see this year.

  • Gingerbread
  • Grinch
  • Angel
  • Presents
  • Santa
  • Scrooge

What skins do you want to see come to Apex Legends this holiday?

Badges And Sprays

With Season 7 now live across all platforms, @Biast12 has revealed what badges await us:

These are rewarded for the following:

  • Holo-Day Bash 2020 - Earn points during the 2020 Holo-Day Bash event
  • Pain Train Conductor - Deal 10000 Damage in Winter Express during the 2020 Holo-Day Bash event
  • Ticket Puncher - Kill 100 players in Winter Express during the 2020 Holo-Day Bash event
  • Holo-Day Survivor - Capture the Train or Be the Last Squad Alive 100 times in Winter Express during the 2020 Holo-Day Bash event
  • Holo-Day Master - Earn all other Winter Express badges during the 2020 Holo-Day Bash event

Certain members of the community were given the opportunity to play Season 7 before it's official launch.

One of those players managed to stumble across some Holo-Day Bash badges.

Check out the screenshot by Youtuber WaterGotHim below!

The caption of the badge reads “Earn points during the 2020 Holo-Day Bash event.”

Holo-Day Bash 2020 badges @Biast12@SomeoneWhoLeakspic.twitter.com/MtSQtlwVre

— WaterGotHim (@WaterGotHim)

November 3, 2020


As well as the badges that were discovered, some new Holo-Sprays were too!

The images below by wolfforever5 shows them.

@Biast12 I just noticed this randomly. It seems there will be a rare Holo-Spray for Christmas 2020. It seems to be called "Holo-Days". pic.twitter.com/tkI1KDnSpN

— wolfforever5 (@wolfforever52)

November 2, 2020

@shrugtal has given us a small glimpse at a themed Holo-spray:

With the Season 7 update, @Biast12 has revealed all of the sprays in the files (some of which have already been added to the game):