Despite Rampart only arriving in Apex Legends Season 6, many players are already calling for her emplaced minigun, Sheila, to be re-worked or strengthened.
When Rampart was announced prior to the launch of Season 6, some fans expressed reservations about her Ultimate Ability, the Emplaced Minigun a.k.a Sheila.
The idea of a turret, many argued, would encourage negative play-styles and be incredibly difficult to balance.
Despite the fact that both her Tactical and Passive abilities – Amped Cover and Modded Loader – are geared towards strengthening her hand when using Sheila, some believe that the minigun is far too cumbersome and weak to truly influence the game’s meta.
Rampart is the newest addition to Apex Legends in Season 6.
With Season 6 now well underway, the dust has had time to settle on Sheila, and verdicts are not particularly positive. Rampart’s vulnerability while using the minigun, in particular, has been singled out for criticism. She is more or less a sitting duck to any enemy not coming under fire.
One player composed a list of their positives and negatives with Rampart, and the negatives by far outnumber the positives.
Among other things, they highlighted the recoil and lack of mobility as big issues with Sheila, as well as how easy it is to locate enemies using the minigun.
In this player’s opinion, the cons outweigh the pros of Rampart’s turret.
Another player suggested that Rampart needs a “complete redesign”, proposing a few ways in which Respawn could strengthen her moving forward.
“Add a shield to her turret,” they said, “or make her turret moveable, or give her turret more health. But, honestly, I think Rampart is flawed at the fundamental level, and it doesn’t matter how many changes you make to her kit, she needs a complete overhaul of both her Passive, Active and Ultimate.”
Some players responded that it is too soon to suggest a rework of a Legend only added this season, but pick rates do indicate just how unpopular Rampart has become, in a seriously short space of time. We’ll have to wait and see how Respawn decide to play this one.
Apex Legends Season 7 is on the horizon, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know so far.
Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around.
Season 7 has been moved up a week, now starting on November 4, cutting your time short to complete the battle pass, if you’re still grinding through it.
The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, will no doubt be the biggest talking point, but fans are eagerly awaiting the new map, Olympus, the vehicle, Trident, weapons, and more. So, here’s everything we know so far about what Season 7 could have in store.
Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but the countdown is on to Season 7.
Apex Legends Season 7 legend
Horizon is set to become the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. However, Respawn hasn’t as of yet confirmed her abilities, but the trailer showcased a fantastic peek into her skills which will no doubt be a great way to secure the win against your enemies.
The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.
The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer
We have also been treated to a new peak at the Trident; a new vehicle that seems to resemble a hovercraft and can take multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.
The official Apex Legends website also confirms Clubs are arriving, which as of now are only described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” It will be interesting to see how these Clubs are developed and what it will mean for those that are in them.
Apex on Steam
With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends will become available for the first time on Steam, with even greater news: player progress will carry over if you were playing on Origin before. Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired gun charms. This is a fantastic addition for those who like to utilize Steam as their centralized hub for their gaming.
New weapon type: Gadgets
It has also been suggested that a new weapon type – Gadgets – are also set to appear in Apex Legends in the future.