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Apex Legends concept would show players every single thing that happened in their game

Published: 22/Mar/2019 9:23 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 9:55

by Joe O'Brien

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An Apex Legends player has suggested a concept for the game that would give players a better understanding of exactly how each game played out.

The idea put forward by u/atemple47 would show players a map of King’s Canyon at the end of each game with a breakdown of exactly what happened to them as they attempted, successfully or otherwise, to become champions.

The concept would show players their travel route across the map after each game, as well as marking points of note like where they landed, where they killed enemies, and where they were ultimately eliminated.

As well as simply being interesting, especially after a long game in which the player moved around a lot or picked up a lot of kills, over time it could also help players get a sense of their own tendencies, as well as which areas of the map tend to work better for them.

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Other players have also suggested a more detailed version, incorporating the paths of the enemy that eliminated you as well, for instance, or even perhaps having the option to show paths for all of the players in the game, although this could easily get quite cluttered

Other suggestions along similar lines include personal heat-maps showing where players have picked up their kills, where they’ve landed the most, or where they’ve been eliminated throughout their Apex Legends career.

Apex has faced some criticism for the limitations of its current stat tracking. There are no overall statistics available in-game, with stats being tracked only on a legend-by-legend basis, meaning players have to manually add them together to figure out their overall numbers. Even then, the types of statistics available remain fairly limited.

Respawn Entertainment have yet to comment on whether or not they’ll expand the game’s statistics tracking, either in terms of traditional stats or more visual statistics like u/atemple47’s concept.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.