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Apex Legends players aren’t happy with icon changes in the Season 2 update

Published: 2/Jul/2019 23:45 Updated: 3/Jul/2019 0:15

by Alan Bernal


The major Season 2 patch for Apex Legends brought a ton of updates that players are sure to appreciate, but one of those changes lie in some of the new character icons – which a lot of people aren’t loving.

The next chapter in the Apex Legends lineup of events is called Battle Charge, which is introducing a new round of content for players to drain hours into unlocking.

While the devs have also included a host of updates and improvements for the game, according to some of the fanbase they might want to reconsider some of the changes made specifically with the legend icons in player select.

Respawn EntertainmentThe previous Apex Legends character icons.

After the Season 2 update hit the live servers, players have been criticizing the latest Legend icons which they think are more of a downgrade than anything else.

In a Reddit post, user ‘TheyBeHatin’ noted that they “don’t know how [to] feel about these new faces,” seeing as some legends were seemingly given a more rounded or distorted look than their past iteration.

More users are confused by the new designs as some seem to be clear improvements over the last ones, while other legends have some people questioning their quality.

ciara181 via RedditA close-up on the new iteration of the Apex Legends character icons.

“Is it me or they look… shitty?” user ‘taurusmo’ said.

The larger legends in the game like Caustic and Gibraltar are proving to be especially jarring for some people, as it looks like the devs were trying to highlight some of their features, but some players might not be so thrilled with the change.

Regardless, if Respawn don’t think it’s worth their time to change up the icons, it should take a matter of weeks for the playerbase to get used to the new designs.

What’s new in Apex Legends Season 2?

While the character icons aren’t ideal for many, there are still a bunch of content to look forward to, ranging from a brand new legend in Wattson to a decked out Battle Pass that has a crazy amount of unlockable for players.

Similarly, the map has also changed in Season 2, which players will want to get familiar with before jumping into King’s Canyon.

Respawn EntertainmentThe new era of Apex Legends is bringing new characters, cosmetics and features to the battle royale.

The devs certainly made a slew of updates as it is, and that’s not to mention the buffs and nerfs to various weapons that should bring some balance to the Apex Legends arsenal.

Battle Charge has given Apex Legends a surge of improvements to entice players to fill up the servers once again, but those character icons might take them a bit to get used to.

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Apex Legends devs respond to broken Gibraltar hit reg bug

Published: 19/Nov/2020 13:33

by David Purcell


Respawn Entertainment are looking into yet another hit reg problem in Apex Legends where Gibraltar’s passive ability, Gun Shield, is actually stopping the legend from hitting his own shots on enemies in certain scenarios.

The game’s developers are always sieving through feedback from players, and on November 18 one member of the community highlighted an alarming issue with Gibraltar’s passive.

As many will know, Gibby is one of the strongest Legends in the game and features in the highest spots of many tier lists, though this new-found problem might explain why some of your bullets haven’t been as effective as they could have been.

Gibraltar standing over enemy in Apex Legends
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Gibraltar mains won’t be happy to hear his passive has a problem.

Apex Legends devs respond to Gibraltar Gun Shield bug

Reddit user gtnpr found the bug, and commented: “No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield.”

It didn’t take the dev team long to stumble upon it, either. One of them replied to the post looking for more in the way of specific details to help them find a solution.

They said: “Just curious, but if you have a friend also in the game, do they see you shoot a bullet? Does the bullet still hit for them? Info on what another player sees would be super helpful!”

No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield. from apexlegends

The developer confirmed they were looking into it, but “can’t [reproduce] it. Believe it or not almost all bugs like that you can’t easily reproduce, so more information is needed.”

However, other players confirmed they too had experienced the issue, and it could be an explanation for some of the continued hit reg issues players are experiencing.

The problem has not yet been added to the Trello board of investigated issues in Apex Legends, though based on these comments the team is on the job. Hopefully, it won’t be long before Gibby mains aren’t running into this — while still rare — frustrating issue in-game.