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Apex Legends dev respond to calls for Peacekeeper return to floor loot

Published: 5/Jul/2020 16:48

by Andy Williams

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A Respawn developer has given hope to Apex Legends players that the beloved Peacekeeper will be added back into the regular loot pool once again.

Apex Legends’ fifth season brought a plethora of changes. While Kings Canyon’s destruction and Loba’s grand entrance perhaps stole the show, there were plenty of changes that altered the Apex Games’ meta.

Alongside a host of Legend tweaks, there were some significant changes to the weapons offered in-game. Perhaps the most notable was the Mastiff being swapped into the regular loot rotation, in place of the Peacekeeper.

The Peacekeeper was generally considered to be the best of the three shotguns on offer, standing head and shoulders above the EVA-8 and Mozambique, respectively. Given its proficiency in close-quarters combat, it was often a staple part of most players’ run-and-gun loadouts.

Apex Legends' Peacekeeper.
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The Peacekeeper was one of the most favored weapons in the regular loot pool.

While the nerfed variant of the Mastiff is a solid replacement, there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get after taking down a whole squad with a Peacekeeper.

And those who miss having the dependable Peacekeeper in their arsenal have been given a glimmer of hope, after Respawn Design Director, Jason McCord, responded to a fan’s request for the weapon’s return on social media.

“Good chance it will come back someday. No crate weapons have been exclusive yet,” McCord asserted.

The Apex Legend developer added that the only weapon to be exclusively a Care Package weapon is the Kraber — which is widely considered to be the most lethal weapon in the game.

While McCord didn’t allude to a specific timeline for when the Peacekeeper might be added back into the regular rotation, players will be happy to know that Respawn intend on keeping the weapon pool dynamic.

This, of course, naturally lends itself into Apex Legends’ ever-changing meta, which is supplemented by the constant addition of fresh faces and map changes.

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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.