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Apex Legends player creates awesome evolving character skins concept

Published: 5/Apr/2020 11:26

by Daniel Cleary

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Apex Legends fans have called on Respawn to introduce new “evolving” Legend skins as the final reward in future battle passes.

In many of the top online multiplayer titles, players will often look to customize their playable character to stand out above the rest of the competition with different skins and accessories.

Apex Legends is no different, and although Respawn has released many high-quality cosmetic items for players to collect, fans are now calling on them to introduce “evolving” skins that can change across the course of a game.

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Apex Legends fans would like to see their favorite character skins evolve in-game.

The idea was first shared on the Apex Legends subreddit by u/Poolbeard, who explained that evolving skins would make a great addition to the popular battle royale.

They suggested that the evolving skins, which would alter after hitting a certain number of kills, could be perfect as a final reward in the upcoming battle passes and even shared an example of how it would look.

“I would love to see the final battle pass skins being for Legends, I love seeing evolving skins in other games and I would love to see them in Apex,” they added, posting an image of how the skins would evolve.

I would love to see the final battlepass skins being for Legends, I love seeing evolving skins in other games and I would love to see them in Apex. I tried to bring my idea to life real quick with one of my favorite skins. P.S. I’m not an artist from apexlegends

The Legendary Jade Tiger skin for Octane was used to demonstrate how the skins would evolve after different killstreaks, suggesting that changes such as glowing eyes and the Legend’s suit lighting up could be used to differentiate between each stage.

Since the concept was first posted, many other Apex Legends fans have shown their support for the clever idea and called on Respawn to consider adding some to the game for each legend in the future.

Apex Legends has already implemented weapon skins that evolve based on the number of kills you pick up, as was seen with the Season 1 Legendary Havoc skin, but different stages of a character skin would be much more noticeable for those looking to intimidate their enemies when having a good game.

However, until then fans looking for new ways to customize their character will be able to pick up some of the latest skins that have been announced for the upcoming Old Ways Bloodhound event on April 7.

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Apex Legends dev explains why Octane is getting “tiny buff” in Season 7

Published: 22/Oct/2020 16:33

by Daniel Cleary

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Respawn game designer Daniel Klein has revealed why Octane will be receiving a small buff in the seventh season of Apex Legends, addressing some concerns around the fan-favorite character.

There are now 14 unique characters in Apex Legends and with another Legend, who was teased to be Horizon, on the way in Season 7, many players are hoping for their favorite characters to receive buffs in the coming updates.

Plenty of Apex fans have been calling for the Adrenaline Junkie, Octane, to get buffed in recent patches. Despite being one of the most popular characters he does not have a strong win rate in Season 6.

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Octane is one of the few characters to be buffed in Season 7

As it is unclear what could be done to boost the character’s performance, with some Octane fans even asking for full rework, many players have called on Respawn devs to help improve his chances at winning.

Following the release of the latest patch, one Apex player Iraakeane asked Apex devs when Octane would be getting buffed or reworked, and Respawn Game designer Daniel Klein finally responded to fans’ concerns.

The Apex dev revealed that Octane would be getting a “tiny buff” in the next season, although he did not share what exactly will change about the high-flying daredevil in-game.

“Octane’s got a very high pick rate (a lot of people play him) and also a very high encounter win rate (he wins individual engagements a lot),” Klein added, before revealing why the popular character needed a small buff.

“It’s just his trios win rate that’s low,” he shared, suggesting that they were happy with his current state, “that’s kind of okay: he’s a selfish, charge-in-guns-blazing character who’s a ton of fun to play but also eventually gets himself killed.”

As of now, it is unclear just what kind of buff Octane will receive, but fans will likely have to wait until the season’s end on November 4 to find out for sure.

There have been a few other buffs revealed by Respawn for Season 7, as characters like Mirage are set to receive some “scary” changes in the next few weeks.