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Apex Legends dev responds to calls for another G7 Scout nerf

Published: 5/Mar/2020 13:21

by Jacob Hale

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While the System Override Collection event offers an interesting and exciting time for Apex Legends players, some have been calling for a nerf to the G7 Scout – and a developer has come out and explained why this didn’t happen.

The semi-auto assault rifle was nerfed in the Season 4 update after calls from the community, having been a sniper rifle previously, including a reduced fire rate from 4.5 to 4.0.

It seems the nerf isn’t enough for some, though, as many of the best players are reaching out to Apex Legends developers to nerf it further. Now, one has responded and explained why it’s not been nerfed again for System Override.

When pro player Jordan ‘HusKers’ Thomas tweeted about his disappointment in the lack of a Scout nerf, Senior Systems Designer Eric Hewitt tagged another dev, David Bocek, to say that he is still aware of its strength – and Bocek explained their thought process.

“We’re definitely still looking at the G7,” he said, before explaining that the prior rate of fire nerf actually appears to have hit the gun pretty hard.

He also adds that they want to “give it a little time to settle” before making a final decision on what to do with the assault rifle – but HusKers wasn’t overly impressed with this response.

The Rogue player said that the data they’re using to make these decisions is “skewed” because it’s based on the general public. He added that it’s “still too strong” for people with decent aim, and a majority of the competitive community would disagree.

In response, Bocek said that they have “tools to filter out different skill levels of players” to help them figure these issues out.

HusKers’ argument definitely makes sense, but it will be interesting to see how the rate of fire nerf impacts the game over time – of course, as HusKers says, it’s still widely believed to be overpowered by the competitive community’s standards, but this could become less of an issue as time goes by.

Of course, there isn’t a definitive answer here, and although they don’t seem to be interested in nerfing the gun too soon, it’s clearly something they’re constantly looking at.

So, if you are a player with good aim, you might want to make use of the G7 Scout while you can – because we may see yet another nerf sometime soon.

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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.