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Apex Legends hitboxes: Which characters are hardest to hit?

Published: 25/Feb/2019 14:02 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 10:12

by Connor Bennett

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One Apex Legends fan has gone out of their way to give other players an accurate idea of the current hitboxes – following recent frustrations surrounding the differences with the current eight unique in-game characters.

Apex Legends has swept across the gaming world since its surprising release on February 4, with over 25 million players playing the title within the first two weeks of its launch – yet, the hit-boxes of characters have caused quite a stir among players recently. 

Despite all the praise, some fans are still having trouble getting to grips with the Legends and their different shapes and sizes – which affects what part of them will take damage depending on how they’ve been sized by the game’s developers.

Respawn Entertainment have already addressed concerns about the recent potential ‘broken hitboxes’ but YouTuber SookieSpy has now demonstrated the differences between each Legend and their hitbox size. 

Respawn EntertainmentEach player is different.

SookieSpy demonstrated just how he was able to draw up accurate representations of each legend by shooting around them from a distance to see what hit and what didn’t. It may have taken a few hours, but the YouTuber was able to give other players an accurate idea of what to target. 

However, the YouTuber also explained that a character’s hitbox can change based on the animation they’re in. The Legends have in-game idle animations for when they are, indeed, idle – where they may nod their head, fold or just move their arms anyway. The hitboxes change to cover the whole body in these moments.

He also explained that any sort of baggy clothing, hair or items hanging off the character isn’t a part of the hitboxes for most of them, but it is for some.

However, he didn’t reveal which Legends have different hitboxes for their items or their clothing but did state that players can’t shoot Caustic’s gas trap in hopes of finding an explosive kill.

SookieSpyAccurate hit-boxes for each Apex Legend.

Respawn properly addressed concerns about certain character hitboxes in the March 6 patch – which saw significant changes made to the popular Wingman and Mozambique weapons.

It was also announced in the patch notes that with the start of Apex Legends’ season one, the start date of which is still unknown, there will be hitbox size reductions and optimizations for Caustic, Pathfinder and Gibraltar. 

EAGibraltar is set for a huge hitbox overhaul with the start of season one.

Touching on the current hitbox problem for the legends, Respawn explained: “Our goal is to be able to have characters with different rig sizes, hitboxes and ability kits, and still have each character be roughly equal in power level, win rate and viability of pick.”

“Overall, we want to try to increase the power level of the large rig characters, before we consider large nerfs to everyone else,” they added. “While we’ve made small adjustments, we’re hopeful that increasing the power of large rigs is healthier than nerfing everyone else.”

While fans may not have a date for when the season one changes will be implemented, they can take solace in the fact that Respawn is listening to concerns and actively making changes based on that feedback. 

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.