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Apex Legends HUD can be drastically improved with simple damage tracker

Published: 28/May/2019 21:33 Updated: 28/May/2019 21:57

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends players have been pouring hours into the title in order to collect the various badges in the battle royale, and a simple change to the game’s HUD would make the hunt much easier to track.

Respawn Entertainment launched their entry in the battle royale genre on February 4 shortly followed by the release of Season 1 for the game which brought a myriad of badges for players to grind for.

While a vast number of players have been landing in King’s Canyon hoping to claim the increasingly difficult badges, there could be a way to improve how players earn the coveted in-game rewards.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers manage to dish out massive damage in game, but waiting for the end of the game to see the totals isn’t ideal when chasing prestigious badges.

In a Reddit post, user ‘Dr_Octet’ found a brilliant yet simple way of changing up the HUD in Apex Legends to show how much damage the player has dealt in the match they’re in.

The concept would show a small target with a live counter right next to it that would increase to reflect the total amount of damage that’s been racked up so far in the match.

The idea would be a simple change to implement seeing as the damage counter would merely be swapped with the indicator that tells someone how many players are watching them.

Dr_Octet via RedditThe Redditor’s change to the Apex HUD could give players a better sense of how they’re doing in a match.

Some expressed their concerns with the idea, citing that a feature similar to the concept exists by setting damage as a tracker, then going to the squad screen to get live updates. While it’s not a bad way to go about it, Dr_Octet had a few gripes with that route.

“Yeah, but there are 4 constraints [to that method of checking damage],” Dr_Octet said. “First, these trackers are not free. Second it requires having in mind the number of damage caused previously and make calculations. Third, it would have to sacrifice a slot tracker for the damage, maybe that I prefer to view others trackers in my banner. Fourth, it takes two clicks to access the squad banners + the time of loading. This is not ergonomic”

Badges in Apex Legends

Even though there are numerous badges that are simple to add to a collection, others are much more demanding and require tons of tries as well as hours to complete.

Pro Gear SettingsThe game has similar badges for their characters, all demanding insane amounts of damage.

It’s almost certain that there will be more accolades to earn with Season 2 for Apex legends, but as it stands every Legend has a Wrath badge with levels one through four, and scales the damage output that a player needs to deal with a specific character to complete.

Wrath level one asks players to “deal 2000 damage in a single game” and it only gets higher from there with level four demanding a whopping 4000 damage in a single match.

The badges might take some players a while to finally obtain, but Dr_Octet’s idea would definitely make the pursuit a lot more user-friendly.

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Best FOV for Apex Legends on PS4, Xbox and PC

Published: 25/Oct/2020 13:04

by Connor Bennett


Having the perfect setup is one of the keys to victory in Apex Legends, with FOV being a hotly debated topic every season. So, we’ve got the best FOV settings that could change the game for you.

There are plenty of factors that go into having success in Apex Legends. Of course, you need to pick the right Legend for your playstyle, find strong weapons and attachments, and have some luck with the safe zone. 

Outside of those, you also need to get settings that fit too. This laundry list of options includes the FOV, or Field of View, that allows you to see more, or less if you want, of the action depending on what feels comfortable. 

It’s an adjustable setting, so depending on the day, you might decide to try something else. So, if you want to make a tweak, we’ve got a few options that will fit a few different playstyles.

A comparison between FOV settings in Apex Legends
Reddit: stefan714
Deciding on your FOV setting can be a game-changer in Apex.

105 FOV

Most players might see the FOV setting and quickly bump it up so that they can see everything, and while that doesn’t work for everyone, it is a viable option.

In that case, you’ll want to bump it up to around 105, because you’ll be able to see players clearly on both the right and left side of the screen, while also retaining a somewhat central feeling to your FOV.

It will have a slight drawback if you’re fighting at range because it won’t give you that tunnel vision-like feeling of a lower setting, but if you’re playing with a higher FOV, that’s unlikely to be your playstyle anyway. If you sit physically farther away from your TV/monitor, this very wide FOV will make it trickier for you to spot targets far in the distance.

Apex Legends Rampart Buff
Respawn Entertainment
Picking an FOV setting is based on your playstyle and there’s no ‘one size fits all’ option.

90 FOV

Setting your FOV to 90 is perfect if you want to strike a balance between fighting at both long and short-range as it offers good vision for both.

Going with 90 doesn’t give you the tunnel vision-like feeling of slightly lower settings, and is a bit more natural than reaching 100 or even going beyond that. You’ll feel like whatever enemy you’re targeting is in the middle of your view at all times.

70-75 FOV

Now, if you want something that is very long-range focused, going between 70-75 is the best option, regardless of whether you’re on PC or a console.

Yes, you won’t be able to see everything to your side, of course, but everything that appears at distance will be more central in your view rather than just being a speck of dust in some others. 

Just like having a favorite legend and weapon, setting the FOV is a personal choice and, yes, you can follow pro players, but what works for them might not work for everyone. 

A higher FOV can also reduce frame rate, so if you’re not on a powerful PC setup, you may notice reduced FPS on a higher FOV setting.

But, it might be worth giving these different values a try to see if it improves your game and helps you pick up more wins than before.