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Apex Legends HUD change would let you see your skin while playing

Published: 22/Jul/2020 20:24

by Alan Bernal

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A portion of the Apex Legends community is requesting a slight update to the game’s HUD that would let them get more out of their cosmetic items’ and outfits’ intricate designs.

With over a year into its life-cycle, Respawn Entertainment packed their battle royale with dozens of cosmetics for every Legend. A typical annoyance, however, is the inability to actually see which skins you have on during a match.

A drawback of the FPS genre lies in the inability to see your character’s overall model design. This obviously doesn’t hinder gameplay but can be a nuisance, especially for those who spend a lot of money on cosmetic items.

But Apex players have grown quite fond of their collection of skins which is driving up a demand to have a better way of interacting with them, especially when playing.

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The only time players get to see their character skins in Apex Legends is in the lobby or while dropping into that map.

“Our icons should change based on the skins we have equipped,” user ensteinalbert7 said. “Just a fun detail I think should be added since we can’t really see our skins haha.”

The icons they’re referring to are the ones located at the bottom-left of the screen where you can see the health and equipment of the team. Instead of having them be the default character model, some players think it would be a nice touch to mix up the graphics with the proper skin they currently have on.

Going back to the natural limitations of an FPS, this would be as far as someone would get to actually enjoying their own cosmetic outfit skins.

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The changes to the HUD would display different Apex Legends skins.

However, while this idea generally got the approval of Apex players, a lot of them also agreed that something like this could have negative implications for new players.

“I think they don’t do it to avoid confusion while quickly looking at it,” one user said. Another added that “this would be very confusing for new players, [so] maybe a setting that you can toggle default off.”

While there are those that would prefer that Respawn work on parts of Apex Legends that would actually improve the game, this is a fun idea that the devs could dabble with on the side.

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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.