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

Published: 5/May/2019 15:51 Updated: 5/May/2019 16:20

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 EntertainmentOctane 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.

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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.