Apex Legends

Apex Legends players demand better stat tracking from Respawn in next update

by Joe Craven

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Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment’s first person battle royale, is facing increased calls from its player base to implement detailed stat tracking into the game.

Since its February 2019 release, Apex Legends has seemingly gone from strength to strength, even hitting 50 million players faster than Fortnite did. However, developers Respawn Entertainment have recently been criticized for the lack of new content in game, as they struggle to keep up with Epic Games’ frequent Fortnite updates.

This prompted the head of Respawn, Vince Zampella, to publicly respond, and release a statement stating that they would be devoting all resources to Apex Legends, rather than working on the next Titanfall game.

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment
Octane is the latest legend to be added, but that was back in March, and players want to see more frequent updates.

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But, it's not all about new content, as players are also hopeful for the implementation of a better stat-tracking system.

Many games have ways of viewing and tracking different stats, such as kills with a particular character/item, overall wins, overall K/D etc. For example, ‘Combat Record' has long been a staple of Call of Duty games, offering detailed statistics and easily accessible in-game.  

However, at the time of writing, stat tracking in Apex Legends is on a per-character basis, meaning you have to break out the calculator and cycle through multiple menus if you want to find your overall kill count. Now though, players want to see stat tracking become better, more in-depth and easily accessible

Absolutely love the game... but who the hell thought it was a good idea to track stats this way? from r/apexlegends

Back in February, one Reddit user created an incredible stat tracking concept for Apex Legends, including a breakdown of a player’s stats with each weapon, sharing leaderboards with friends, and individual legend stats.

Stats and Leaderboard (UI-concept) from r/apexlegends


Weapon tracker (UI-concept) from r/apexlegends

The next significant update coming to Apex Legends will likely be the start of Season 2, which has been confirmed as coming in June. 

However, it remains possible that we will see a big update prior to that, as Respawn try and keep players engaged with frequent updates and new content.