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Apex Legends could improve teamwork with squad weapons on the HUD

Published: 21/Jun/2019 1:03 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 1:07

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends has a strong emphasis on teamwork, and a simple change to the game’s HUD would make coordinating weapons within a squad incredibly fast by adding a new element to its layout.

Firefights in Apex Legends can blow up at breakneck speeds making it vital to know what weapons a squad is running with to ensure that a team is best prepared to push into the next circle.

With that said, Apex Legends has an expansive amount of pings to relay info. But there’s been tons of instances in which a teammate might forget they have the option, making communication within a three-man squad eventually stagnate.

Respawn EntertainmentIt would be helpful to know what weapons your team has to support you with before jumping into the fray.

In a Reddit post, user ‘AlexKingshill’ made a quick mockup of an optional HUD display that would tell the other players on a team which weapons they are carrying.

Even though it would be a small improvement, it could go a long way to cut down what weaknesses a given team has. The worst time to find out that everyone on the team is running PeaceKeepers is when they’re getting pinned down by a sniper at long range.

While Respawn has kept the HUD simple by avoiding too much clutter, this could seem like a worthwhile improvement that players could appreciate.

AlexKingshill via RedditThe design would conveniently display a team’s weapons in the HUD.

“Since you would know who still has some trash guns early game, you could make better informed pings,” Reddit user ‘rhynokim’ said. “It gets old asking what everyone has, who needs what, blah blah blah. And it would be especially helpful when playing with silent randoms.”

Similar HUD improvements had been suggested in the past, and if AlexKingshill’s design incorporates something like color-coordinated labels for the guns’ ammo types it could really complete the concept.

Respawn EntertainmentEven when firefights breakout, keeping tabs on what your teammates have could allow for better coordination.

What is coming in Season 2 of Apex Legends?

While AlexKingshill’s design can be a great addition to bundle into the next season, Respawn Entertainment already has a ton of content they plan on implementing when Season 2 launches on July 2.

Even with a new legend in Wattson and new guns with the L-Star, rumors have been hinting at a huge change happening in Kings Canyon. That’s not even including the updated Battle Pass offerings that are going to come in the next season.

In all the content that will be unfolding within the Apex Games, it would be great to see a simple option like AlexKingshill’s concept get into the game.

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Apex Legends hints at removing World’s Edge in Season 7

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:13 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 19:20

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends players are patiently waiting for Season 7 to begin and explore all the new content coming with it, but fans of World’s Edge will have to be patient to go back to Talos.

The map was added to Apex during Season 3 all the way back in October 2019 and was the second map in the game after King’s Canyon.

While it certainly mixed up the battle royale, it seems like World’s Edge will be on the way out when Season 7 gets going on November 4, 2020, based on what we’ve seen from Respawn.

In a tweet on Oct. 27, the official Apex Legends account hinted that “with World’s Edge on the verge of collapse, the Apex Games need to find a new home.”

It doesn’t take a genius to pick up on what Respawn is putting down here, as it seems the map will be removed from the game, at least for a while, with the start of Season 7.

This wouldn’t be without precedent either. Back in Season 3 when World’s Edge was first introduced King’s Canyon, the game’s original map from the release was removed until it returned in April of 2020.

With Ranked being broken into two splits for the new Season, Respawn plans to introduce players to Olympus, the new home of the Apex Games, before sending players back to WE later in the Ascension update.

In fact, Kings Canyon is already going to be completely nixed from Apex Legends’ ranked playlist in Season 7.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex legends will be moving to Olympus on Psamanthe for Season 7.

It seems likely that the Legends will board the giant rocket that appeared recently on World’s Edge and set off somewhere new to battle it out for the top spot.

As for what will happen to the train and everything else, there was a black hole showcased in Horizon’s Stories from the Outlands video, that certainly seems like it would be able to swallow the entire map, and even the planet it’s located on.