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Apex Legends player suggests 4 simple changes to improve the game

Published: 2/Aug/2020 11:22 Updated: 2/Aug/2020 11:27

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has put forward a few ideas for quality of life changes that would actually help the battle royale in a big way. 

Ever since Apex Legends was first released back in February of 2019, fans have been putting forward their ideas – some creative, and some not so – for things they’d like to see in the battle royale. 

Pretty much everything has been put forward, including new legends, new cosmetics, new weapons, and even new maps. While the Respawn team have noted that they can’t really follow fan concepts for fear of plagiarism, that hasn’t deterred players from still presenting their thoughts. 

Though, the newest round of ideas isn’t about adding a new character or a new weapon, but more focused on changing a few small things that would help pretty much every player. 

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Apex players are always putting forward their own ideas.

The four quality of life changes were put forward by Reddit user zancray, with each of them being pretty useful for the majority of Apex players.

These include having a time that shows how long Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection has left, the ability to aim down sight with a Mastiff to stop reloading, as well as the ability to toggle the precision choke hop-uo on and off. 

On top of those, the Redditor also put forward the idea of having an on-screen indication of what zoom level you’re using with a variable zoom scope when the weapon is holstered. 

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Of course, while these ideas seem simple enough for Respawn to add, and fans have made it clear that they’d be useful changes, the devs do have the final say on what gets added and what misses out. 

We’ll just have to wait and see if these ideas inspire any future changes, or if they’re just left to be remembered as a what could have been.

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Apex Legends director reveals plans to make it more than a battle royale

Published: 31/Oct/2020 10:35

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is currently one of the most popular battle royale games in what is a saturated market, going toe-to-toe with Fortnite and Warzone – but developers Respawn Entertainment have plans to make it much more than that.

Apex is currently gearing up for its seventh season, which devs have boasted is their biggest yet in terms of new content, as they release the game’s third map, a new Legend, Horizon, and a host of new features like Clubs and a Steam launch.

However, while the battle royale side of things is going from strength to strength, Respawn are ambitious, and have plans to take their Apex Legends universe to new places.

Their focus might currently still be on the battle royale, but game director Chad Grenier has revealed that the studio has much grander plans for the future.

POI on Olympus in Apex Legends
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Apex Legends is moving to a whole new world in Season 7, Olympus on Psamathe.

The future of Apex Legends

In an interview with Eurogamer, Grenier revealed that they are already working on content for up to Season 12 of Apex, as they try to plan as far ahead as possible.

But, beyond just the new seasons of content, there is also a wider view about how they can take their roster of Legends and do new and exciting things. “Right now we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale?” Grenier said.

“We have this roster of legends that people love – how else can we use them? I think looking into the future, you’re probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale game. You see we have all these LTMs (limited time modes) and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.”

Horizon running in Apex Legends
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Respawn think they can do more with their roster of Legends.

What exactly this could mean is unclear, but we can make a few educated guesses. The most obvious would be some form of PvP multiplayer mode, Call of Duty style. Respawn’s Titanfall series already did this successfully, and many developers at the studio actually worked on the Modern Warfare series at Infinity Ward previously.

The other obvious option would be PvE. They’ve already dabbled their toes in this with the Season 5 quest, which had small single-player ‘missions’ of sorts, but it wasn’t an all-out campaign or story mode as such.

Given the great lore that Apex Legends has already built up through trailers, teaser and comics, it certainly would make sense to give it more gameplay aspects too.

For now, the focus is on Season 7, but it sounds like Apex Legends has big plans to innovate beyond the standard battle royale.