Will "underpowered" Mozambique be adjusted in Apex Legends? Respawn gives their verdict - Dexerto
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Will “underpowered” Mozambique be adjusted in Apex Legends? Respawn gives their verdict

Published: 21/Feb/2019 14:41 Updated: 21/Feb/2019 15:01

by Joe O'Brien

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Respawn Entertainment have revealed that they currently have no plans to adjust the much-maligned Mozambique in Apex Legends.

The Mozambique is a shotgun pistol designed for fights at very close range, but with only three shots in the chamber and a spread that makes landing shots often feel quite awkward, it’s been highlighted by many players as the weakest gun in the game.

An underpowered weapon may be on the less problematic end of the balance issue spectrum, as an overpowered weapon is more likely to impact players’ enjoyment of the game, but there have nevertheless been calls for it to be improved for those instances where players are forced to use it for lack of an alternative.

The Mozambique has been named the weakest weapon in the game.

Right now, however, it seems Respawn aren’t too worried about the state of the Mozambique. When asked about the weapon, primary weapons designer Sean Slayback stated that the team’s current intention was simply to “enjoy the memes”, and advised players using it that aiming down the sights reduces the spread, making it easier to land a big hit.

Slayback also addressed the broader question of weapon balance, stating that Respawn has been paying attention to player feedback but currently feel happy with the balance in the live game right now.

“we are watching and listening and collecting a ton of data! And we are actively fixing bugs that we see here and sent to us on Twitter. (Thanks everyone for those vids btw.)

In general we feel like weapon balance is in pretty good shape on the live game. We’re not going to be pushing new balance changes very often, but when we do, our goal is that you feel it in a cool, meta-shuffling way.”

Though Apex Legends has been out for less than three weeks, Respawn have already added the first new weapon to the game, and another has been leaked. It seems unlikely, therefore, that players will have to worry too much about the game becoming stale.

In addition to new weapons, Respawn are expected to add new Legends and new loot to the game with each season, the first of which will kick off in March.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.