There are a lot of unique skins in this random-roll treasure collection, but getting the one you desire might be difficult.
Last week, Apex Legends Mobile released a new battle pass, which included Loba, a fashion-forward thief whose entrance was followed by an ice new cosmetics collection dubbed Glacial Games. Since the launch of Cold Snap, Glacial Games has become the latest Arsenal Drop to reach the mobile battle royale's in-game marketplace.
The Arsenal Drop is a new Apex Mobile feature, and while they appear to be typical premium skin collections, there's a little more to them than meets the eye. Arsenal Drops aren't your typical point-and-purchase premium skin collections, with 20 mobile-exclusive cosmetics. Instead, players may buy loot boxes (not to be confused with Apex Packs or the Loot Bins encountered in matches) for varied amounts of Syndicate Gold, the premium currency in the mobile game. These boxes, however, aren't the same as the Thematic Apex Packs seen in the console and PC versions of Apex Legends; there's more to it than just opening a box and acquiring one of the 20 special cosmetics.
Here's a guide to all the goodies included in this Arsenal Drop--and a breakdown of just how much players will need to shell out to ensure they get the skins they desire.
Odds and prizes
Depending on where it sits in the six-tiered honeycomb treasure list, each cosmetic has a variable chance of being unlocked. There are six horizontal rows in which each cosmetic is situated. When players buy a loot box, they'll watch numerous cosmetics light up until one of the 20 possible cosmetics is chosen at random. The cosmetics in the higher rows are significantly more difficult to come by than those in the bottom rows. Here's a rundown of the treasure at each tier, as well as your chances of getting a cosmetic from that row.
Row six (bottom): 50%
Raise Your Flag emoji pack, featuring Loba (Epic)
Snowball Fight holospray, featuring Mirage (Epic)
I'm Watching You holospray, featuring Wraith (Epic)
Alerted emoji pack, featuring Pathfinder (Epic)
Row five: 33%
Smooth As Ice Loba skin (Rare)
Wolf Sculpture Loba banner frame (Epic)
Snowballing profile frame (Epic)
Freestyle Pathfinder skin (Rare)
Row four: 10%
Respectful Bloodhound banner pose (Rare)
Fresh Powder G7 Scout skin (Rare)
Champion's Flight Longbow skin (Rare)
Caught Red-Handed Bangalore banner pose (Rare)
Row three: 5%
Winter's Fury Loba skin (Epic)
Electrifying Finish Havoc skin (Epic)
Ski Jump Triple Take skin (Epic)
Diamond Drive Pathfinder skin (Epic)
Row two: 1.5%
Ice Rink Alternator skin (Legendary)
Big Air R-99 skin (Legendary)
Row one: 0.5%
Alpine Domination Loba skin (Legendary)
Slope Shredder Pathfinder Skin (Legendary)
Because there are no duplicates, unlocking a whole row of cosmetics increases your chances of unlocking a cosmetic from the other rows. At first glance, this appears to be a simple task, but there is a catch (well, several of them). To begin, while the Arsenal Drop page provides the above probability for each row, clicking on the question mark in the top left hand corner of the page will offer you with directions that contain numbers for each row that differ from the chances shown on the main page, and instead state:
Row one: 1%
Row two: 3%
Row three: 5%
Row four: 10%
Row five: 31%
Row six: 50%
Every row except row six has greater odds in the directions, therefore it's possible that players have better chances than they look. However, it's also conceivable that the directions' language is wrong or hasn't been changed to match the odds listed on the Arsenal Drop page.
The other snag is that the price of prize boxes rises with each purchase. Your first loot box will cost you merely 45 Syndicate Gold (approximately $0.50 USD), but the price will only go up from there. The following is the price of each treasure box:
Box #1: 45 SG
Box #2: 65 SG
Box #3: 100 SG
Box #4: 120 SG
Box #5: 150 SG
Box #6: 250 SG
Box #7: 350 SG
Box #8: 450 SG
Box #9: 550 SG
Box #10: 650 SG
Box #11: 750 SG
Box #12: 850 SG
Box #13: 950 SG
Box #14: 1,050 SG
Box #15: 1,150 SG
Box #16: 1,250 SG
Box #17: 1,400 SG
Box #18: 1,600 SG
Box #19: 1,800 SG
Box #20: 2,300 SG
This implies that in order to get the whole cosmetic collection, gamers will need 15,830 Syndicate Gold. The total cost of all 20 loot boxes is around $159 USD, however you can't buy a single Syndicate Gold piece since they're sold in bundles ranging from $3 USD for 280 SG to $100 USD for 9,365 SG (bigger bundles come with bonus coins—the bigger the purchase, the more bonus coins received). The current Syndicate Gold bundles in the shop will set you back around $175USD for all 20 items in the collection.
Unlike the Apex Legends console and PC Collection Events, the Arsenal Drops in Apex Legends Mobile do not reward players who collect all 20 pieces with a special skin or Heirloom weapon, thus if you've gotten all the skins you want, there's no purpose in buying the remainder of the collection. The Glacial Games Arsenal Drop will be available for 12 days in the in-game store's Emporium area, giving players plenty of time to determine how many loot boxes they want to buy.