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Apex Legends players getting impatient as major feature is still missing

Published: 24/Oct/2019 11:21 Updated: 24/Oct/2019 11:51

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends was released as a surprise in February 2019 and has been updated constantly since with new modes, maps and events, but it’s still missing one major feature that fans have been asking for – a replay mode.

Apex burst onto the scene with a fresh take on the battle royale genre, embracing the ‘hero’ shooter concept from games like Overwatch into the gameplay.

It was a massive success, reaching 50 million players in its first month, but the game was lacking a lot of content early on. This was addressed when the first ‘season’ began, adding a battle pass and more.

There’s been a further two seasons since then, with Season 3 now underway, which even added an entirely new map, and a new Shadowfall LTM – a zombies-style twist on a night time map.

But, throughout all these changes, a replay mode has still never been added. Fortnite and PUBG, Apex’s two closest rivals in the battle royale space both have a replay mode, allowing players to watch back their matches, and have done for over a year.

Apex, meanwhile, has no such feature, meaning players will be required to manually record their own matches, if they want to go back to see highlights or investigate an issue they had. 

Epic GamesReplay mode has been in Fortnite for over a year.

Players are becoming increasingly impatient with the lack of this feature, pointing out that it helps not only users but developers too, because evidence can be given for bugs and other issues even if the player can’t record at the time it occurred.

Apex Legends is missing an absolutely CRITICAL feature… from r/apexlegends

It could also help to better identify cheaters and hackers, as players could record supporting evidence to prove someone was getting an unfair advantage.

A replay mode would also make content creation for YouTubers and streamers of Apex Legends even easier, as they would be able to record alternative angles, their enemies POV and more.

However, Respawn themselves are yet to address the topic of a replay mode at all. It doesn’t feature on their public Trello board as a ‘user-requested feature’, despite countless requests on social media and Reddit.

Perhaps there is a development reason for this which we are unaware of, but if Respawn are able to make it happen, a replay mode would undoubtedly enhance the game overall.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.