Amazon Prime Subs Get Free Apex Legends, FIFA 19 Content On Twitch
Twitch is going all out for Prime Day.
Amazon Prime Day is underway, and since it falls under the Amazon umbrella, Twitch is getting in on the action with a whole host of events. The items you can snag for free include exclusive in-game goodies for Respawn's popular battle royale shooter, Apex Legends--Season 2 of which began on July 2--as well as some FIFA 19 packs.
Twitch is also celebrating Prime Day itself on July 15-16 with "Twitch Sells Out," a television-shopping-channel-style show featuring top streamers hawking gaming products that are on sale at Amazon. Although watching the esporting events and shopping show will be free, snagging the goodies and the Prime Day deals will require an Amazon Prime subscription. Check out the details below.
Starting this month, Twitch Prime is now offering free Apex Legends loot for members. The first loot drop contains an exclusive "Sweet Dreams" skin for Wattson and "Stellar Stallion" skin for the L-Star gun. You have until September 30 to claim the first Apex Legends loot pack, with three more loot drops coming in the future. If you're a FIFA 19 fan, you can currently claim the first of two free, exclusive content packs through Twitch Prime. The first content drop can be claimed now until August 9 and includes one 86 OVR or better player and three rare gold player items.
Twitch Prime also recently announced members can now claim exclusive bonuses for Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Online as part of a new deal between Twitch and Rockstar Games. As usual, you'll need to make sure your Twitch account is linked to your Amazon Prime account to claim the rewards at Twitch. As with other gaming subscriptions such as PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold, Twitch Prime also gives away free monthly PC games to subscribers, as an added bonus.
Twitch Prime Crown Cup
On July 13, the Twitch Prime Crown Cup comprises two separate events in both London and Las Vegas. Both events will stream for eight hours starting at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST. In London, fans will watch athletes and celebrities compete at FIFA 19, including Olympic gold medalist runner Sir Mo Farah, footballer Thierry Henry, and X Games gold medalist street skateboarder Leticia Bufoni.
Meanwhile, over in Las Vegas, musicians and other celebrities will go head-to-head in Apex Legends, including producer Murda Beatz and DJ Dillon Francis. For that tournament, Twitch promises that subscribers in Vegas will have the opportunity to actually jump into the game and directly compete against the celebrity players.
Twitch Sells Out
On Prime Day itself (which is now two full days), Twitch will host two 12-hour streams from 10 AM PT to 10 PM PT in which top streamers will showcase gaming products and accessories on sale for Prime Day in the style of TV shopping channels, as a funny fusion of old and new media. The full roster of streamer hosts will be revealed on July 10. Twitch also promises to pepper the streams with previously-unseen demos and gameplay footage from anticipated upcoming titles. Co-streaming will be enabled for the entirety of both streams, allowing for any streamers to get in on that juicy affiliate revenue with the Blacksmith extension.
Twitch merch discounts
Prime members will also be able to save on hoodies, T-shirts, jackets, and other Twitch apparel and accessories from July 3-16. Use promo code PRIME2019 at checkout, and you'll get 30% off your entire order. You can scope out everything that'll be discounted at Amazon's Twitch store.
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