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Apex Legends players grow frustrated as Evo Shields are still broken

Published: 26/Jun/2020 0:14 Updated: 26/Jun/2020 4:36

by Albert Petrosyan

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There’s growing exasperation amid the Apex Legends player-base as an annoying blinding aspect of the Evo Armor continues to remain unaddressed. 

Evo Shields are one of the more unique and interesting recent additions in Apex Legends. Starting off as common-level gray armor, this gear can be picked up and upgraded by players by dealing damage on enemies. The more you inflict, the more boosted the shield becomes, until reaching it’s “fully evolved” state, which offers 125 damage-worth of protection.

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However, as popular as these items have become, they continue to have a frustrating property that’s drawn the ire of users for a while now.

As demonstrated in the clip below, these shields have a bright and colorful animation when upgrading, and if that happens to take place in the middle of a gunfight, well, it ends up being a huge hindrance.

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The Evo-Shield shouldn’t be flashbanging you in such a way from apexlegends

Hitting the enemy with a straight-up Mastiff shot was enough damage to evolve the Evo armor to its next state. However, the timing was far from ideal, and the animation briefly blinded the player with flashing purple light.

While it didn’t end up influencing the result of the gunfight, it really easily could have, and a lot of others haven’t been as fortunate when experiencing this “flashbang” feature.

“This is keeping me from picking up the Evo Shield,” one user wrote. “Completely losing your sight on an enemy because of a shield upgrading should never happen. It’s even worse in the dark areas of the map.”

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Respawn EntertainmentEvo Shields maintain their evolved state when dropped, so they can be transfered from player to player in Apex Legends.

While the existence of this blinding animation is frustrating enough, what has a lot of players even more annoyed is the fact that it’s actually been in the game ever since Respawn debuted the new item way back in early March.

It didn’t take long for people then to realize that the feature posed a serious problem, but despite similar reports on social media and Reddit, the developers have seemingly turned a blind-eye, completely ignoring what has become a major issue.

Veteran players will draw similarities between this and the controversial muzzle flash that plagued Apex Legends for a long time, which the devs ultimately fixed over a year into the game (ironically, in the same update that added Evo Shields).

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Respawn EntertainmentMuzzle Flash was a huge issue in Apex Legends for over a year until Respawn finally addressed it.

Fans will hope that it won’t take nearly as long to address this issue, but with Respawn still remaining mum on the subject, it could be a while before we see a fix.

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Apex Legends cosplayer summons spooky Bloodhound skin for Halloween

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:06

by Bill Cooney

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One Apex Legends fan and Halloween enthusiast has brought Bloodhound’s Halloween skin into our realm just in time for the holiday with an awesome and spooky cosplay.

As in many games, Apex’s Halloween skins are some of the most popular and sought after by players, but they’re only available to unlock for a limited time, which makes them prestige items as well.

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Since the spooky skins are basically trick or treating costumes for the legends during the seasonal LTMs, it makes sense they make for great cosplay inspiration as well.

Cosplay studio ‘Designedby’ proved this on Reddit with a brilliant-looking take of Bloodhound’s pumpkin-headed ‘Protector of the Patch’ legendary skin from 2019.

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Allfather give me candy.

One look at the jack-o’-lantern wearing a pointed hat and anyone who’s played Apex since 2019’s Fright or Fight event. The headgear and the lanterns both have lights producing an eerie orange glow as well. To top it all off they’re rocking a fully-accurate Flatline as well but it, unfortunately, seems to lack a matching Halloween weapon skin to go along with it.

Safe to say if we saw this walking down the street we would forget about our candy and instinctively start scanning for the nearest weapon or loot crate.

If you still want to pick up Protector of the Patch you are actually in luck, because all of the old cosmetics should be coming back to the shop during the 2020 event.

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Bloodhound’s Halloween skin should be available to unlock again during the Halloween event.

According to dataminers, the Technological Tracker will also be getting a brand new skin for Halloween 2020 along with Crypto, Gibraltar, and more. Bloodhound’s new skin is visually similar to Protector of the Patch, but with a red recolor.

The creators at Designedby definitely seem to have a soft spot for Apex, as they’ve rolled out awesome Mirage and Caustic cosplays as well in recent months, but pumpkin Bloodhound takes the cake as one of the best costumes for the game we’ve seen (so far).

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Blackheart Caustic would also make a great Halloween costume option.

There’s still no official date for when the 2020 Halloween event will get going, but seeing as we’re more than halfway through October already, we’d keep our eyes out this next week for an announcement.

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Respawn, after all, has to give players some time to unlock all the cosmetics they can.