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Apex Legends glitch shows how great the game would look in third person

Published: 30/May/2019 1:07 Updated: 30/May/2019 1:31

by Alan Bernal


A bug in Apex Legends gave one player a unique perspective after getting eliminated, revealing how awesome the battle royale could look with a third-person mode.

Respawn Entertainment’s title immediately attracted millions of players upon release, but constant bugs and a lack of content has been slowly discouraging some people to drop into King’s Canyon. However, this bug might not be too controversial seeing as it gives the game an entirely new look.

Now, before players jump to Fortnite Battle Royale parallels, its worth noting that plenty of excellent team-shooters in days past made terrific use of third person including Gears of Wars, Uncharted, The Division, and many more.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends looks a bit more violent in third person, and that’s not a bad thing.

In a Reddit post, user ‘MackMarceau’ showed a bizarre glitch that popped up after they had been eliminated from the match.

Upon dying, instead of spectating the opponents like normal, they were following the other team in a third-person perspective.

While similar bugs have popped up in the past this one gave a clear look at how everything from combat and various in-game interaction would look like if players were detached way from a first-person perspective.

Seeing the game in third person is equally cool and hilarious, especially since throughout the majority of the clip Octane is running with a rifle in one hand as if it weighed nothing.

Is this 3rd person perspective normal when spectating? from r/apexlegends

Would third-person perspective work in Apex Legends?

The idea sounds like it could make for a fun and wacky alternate playlist, but with that in mind there’d need to be a few tweaks to some Legends’ abilities.

For example, Bangalore’s Smoke Launcher would have to give larger plumes to retain its effectiveness and Mirage’s Psyche Out just need to be better overall.

Respawn EntertainmentAdmittedly, a new perspective to the game isn’t the most pressing need, but would be awesome if incorporated.

With that in mind players have been liking how the game looks but think it would be best used to create highlights and the like.

“It’s a sort of bug, but this particular version of the view looks really cool,” Redditor ‘d0nkatron’ said. “Like others said, this would be beautiful for montages and stuff.”

It doesn’t seem like this bug is hurting the experience in Apex Legends, so it wouldn’t necessarily be at the top of the list for Respawn to fix. But it looks like that might be fine for a lot of members in the community.

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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


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.