Apex Legends aim assist apparently "way stronger" on console than PC - Dexerto
Apex Legends

Apex Legends aim assist apparently “way stronger” on console than PC

Published: 1/Aug/2020 0:18 Updated: 1/Aug/2020 0:19

by Albert Petrosyan


Some in-game coding recently discovered in Apex Legends suggests that the controversial aim assist mechanic may be considerably more powerful for controllers connected to a console vs a PC.

The topic of aim assist has always been a controversial one in Apex Legends, especially when players on PC plug in a controller against their mouse-and-keyboard-using (M+KB) counterparts.

It’s been thrust back into the spotlight recently ever since Respawn Entertainment announced that crossplay will be coming to their prized BR, which means that players will now not only have to worry about coming up against controller on PC but also on console.

A recent discovery from prominent data-miner iLootGames has thrown a wrench into the discussion. The leaker has concluded, based on his findings, that an in-game setting makes console aim assist a whole third of a grading higher than on a computer.

“I thought this would be interesting information for pro players to look at and anyone that is curious if there is a difference between console and PC aim assist when using a controller,” iLootGames wrote.

He went on: “To sum it up, aim assist for controller is much stronger on console than it is when a controller is plugged into a computer. Think about the implications of this when crossplay comes.”

He certainly has a point; the upcoming launch of cross-platform support will mean that M+KB players will have to deal with a much stronger level of aim assist if they match up against console users. As it is, a lot of them complain that the help controller PC players get is already too strong.

Scuf GamingUsing a controller in Apex Legends has its advantages, but apparently more so on console than PC.

iLootGames’ findings, while new, aren’t totally out of the blue. CLG star pro player NiceWigg, one of the best controller players in the world, replied to the tweet by saying he’d been suspecting the same for a while.

The one good news is that Respawn recently confirmed that those on console will not be matched up against PC users unless they have someone on their team that’s on computer.

This is beneficial for both parties: console players won’t have to worry about getting dominated by those on more advanced rigs, while PC users won’t have to deal with the stronger aim assist.

Either way, fans will at least be comforted to have it verified that there is a difference in the mechanic’s strength based on which platform is being used. But whether or not that will play a larger role with crossplay remains to be seen.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends hints at removing World’s Edge in Season 7

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:13 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 19:20

by Bill Cooney


Apex Legends players are patiently waiting for Season 7 to begin and explore all the new content coming with it, but fans of World’s Edge will have to be patient to go back to Talos.

The map was added to Apex during Season 3 all the way back in October 2019 and was the second map in the game after King’s Canyon.

While it certainly mixed up the battle royale, it seems like World’s Edge will be on the way out when Season 7 gets going on November 4, 2020, based on what we’ve seen from Respawn.

In a tweet on Oct. 27, the official Apex Legends account hinted that “with World’s Edge on the verge of collapse, the Apex Games need to find a new home.”

It doesn’t take a genius to pick up on what Respawn is putting down here, as it seems the map will be removed from the game, at least for a while, with the start of Season 7.

This wouldn’t be without precedent either. Back in Season 3 when World’s Edge was first introduced King’s Canyon, the game’s original map from the release was removed until it returned in April of 2020.

With Ranked being broken into two splits for the new Season, Respawn plans to introduce players to Olympus, the new home of the Apex Games, before sending players back to WE later in the Ascension update.

In fact, Kings Canyon is already going to be completely nixed from Apex Legends’ ranked playlist in Season 7.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
Respawn Entertainment
Apex legends will be moving to Olympus on Psamanthe for Season 7.

It seems likely that the Legends will board the giant rocket that appeared recently on World’s Edge and set off somewhere new to battle it out for the top spot.

As for what will happen to the train and everything else, there was a black hole showcased in Horizon’s Stories from the Outlands video, that certainly seems like it would be able to swallow the entire map, and even the planet it’s located on.