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Apex Legends devs reveal reason for weapon changes in v1.1.1 patch

Published: 17/Apr/2019 14:57 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 12:59

by Eli Becht

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Respawn made extensive changes to weapons in Apex Legends patch v1.1.1 – and now the developers of the hit battle royale have explained who inspired them to improve them.

The major Apex Legends patch that was released on April 16 brought a variety of changes, including buffs to Gibraltar and Caustic, along with numerous weapon changes.

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It was the fans! Yes, according to a Respawn developer, the variety of changes, including buffs to Gibraltar and Caustic, along with numerous weapon changes, came following constructive feedback in the Reddit community.

They listened!! This was the best part of the new patch IMO, especially the gold wingman! from r/apexlegends

Reddit user andrekesh applauded the changes made to gold weapon attachments, which include the Havok, R301 and Wingman getting additional attachments, calling them the best part of the patch.

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In his post, he even circled the changes that Respawn had made as a result of fan feedback, showing his excitement.

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Reddit directly influenced the changes

Jason Garza, Respawn Community Coordinator who goes by Garza_RSPN on Reddit, replied to the thread saying the team does read and listen to constructive feedback but don’t always have time to respond to everything.

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“We may not always be able to respond to threads and replies,” he wrote. “But we all do listen, read, and watch here at the studio when it comes to constructive feedback. This change was because of good feedback here in the Reddit forums. Hope you enjoy it.”

EAGibraltar received a buff with Apex Legends v1.1.1.

With more titles moving to the “games as a service” method player feedback is key since these are games that are actively developed and have the ability to change weekly.

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Apex Legends doesn’t receive as many changes as players see with Fortnite, so when they come it is a massive deal. Players might not always agree with the frequency of the updates, but when they come, they are well received.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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