Apex Legends is finally buffing the "fan-favorite" Mozambique - Dexerto
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Apex Legends is finally buffing the “fan-favorite” Mozambique

Published: 8/Jun/2019 22:00 Updated: 8/Jun/2019 22:33

by Eli Becht

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Your dreams will no longer be memes as the Mozambique is finally getting a buff, which means it might not be the worst weapon in Apex Legends anymore.

The thing with the Mozambique is not only is it widely considered to be one of the worst weapons in the game, but it’s also a shotgun that’s strength has been compared to hitting somebody with a pool noodle.

Respawn has leaned in quite heavily into the meme, even adding in an animation that allows players to toss away the weapon in disgust. However, this animation might not have a use for that much longer.

Respawn EntertainmentOctane is happy about the Mozambique buff.

Mozambique buff here!

Respawn revealed during EA Play 2019 buffs were coming to the Mozambique but they didn’t go into any extra detail about what the buff will be but we do know improvements are on the way and the gun will become usable.

There are a lot of directions Respawn could take the Mozambique in whether that’s a simple damage buff or a complete rework. Whatever they decide on will likely be well received by the players since the weapon is currently best left on the ground.

What else is coming in Season 2?

Outside of this Mozambique buff, there are several things coming with the new season that will get players excited. Fans have been starving for new content and Respawn will be delivering in a big way.

The biggest news to come out of Season 2 is the addition of Wattson as the new hero. Also confirmed is the new L-Star SMG and a ranked mode that will give players different rewards at the end of the season based on where they ended up at.

Season 2 kicks off on July 2 and players will be able to test out all of the new content then.

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Apex Legends dev defends Wraith nerfs coming in Season 8

Published: 28/Nov/2020 15:32

by Joe Craven

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John Larson, Live Balance Designer at Respawn Entertainment, has defended the changes Wraith is set to undergo in Apex Legends Season 8, following comments from Daniel Klein. 

Balancing legends has long been a contentious topic in the Apex Legends community, with mains of various characters keen to see buffs. The admission, for example, that Mirage will never be a top-tier character irked many of the legend’s biggest fans.

The focus of the community is currently on Wraith, the Interdimensional Skirmisher who has long been in the upper-echelons of Apex Legends. However, comments from developer Daniel Klein about Respawn’s efforts to get Wraith “under control” in Season 8 led many to believe that she is set for significant nerfs. Unsurprisingly, this caused considerable discussion among Wraith players – and those sick of coming up against her.

Wraith with a gun smiling in APex Legends
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Wraith looks set for a nerf in Apex Legends Season 8.

His comments generally revolved around fixing Wraith’s hitbox – rather than nerfing her equipment to any greater degree. However, many believe she has been nerfed enough and further weakening is not the correct response.

Redditor ‘QuikScopeDash’ is one who took this stance, joking that they would main Crypto because Wraith has been nerfed so significantly.

This prompted a lengthy reply from John Larson, a Live Balance Designer at Respawn. He prefixed his comment by explaining that he is a Wraith main and wants her to remain viable.

“Wraith’s kit has been nerfed and tweaked more than any other legend’s, but her win rate and encounter win rate has remained an anomaly,” Larson said. “The common argument is that mechanically gifted players are drawn to her kit, but when we filter by skill brackets (rank, average damage, you name it) she’s still head and shoulders above everyone. So what does this mean?”

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Larson’s reply on Reddit.

Issues with Reddit moderation resulted in large portions of Larson’s comment being removed, but his point remained clear. Despite the various nerfs Wraith and her kit have suffered, her stats suggest she is still performing incredibly well.

He went on to compare Wraith with Pathfinder, explaining that “we never want to nerf legends to the point where they lose their identity.”

Many fear Wraith is approaching that point, and want the Voidwalker to remain as powerful as she’s always been.