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Apex Legends players highlight major concern about Revenant in Season 4

Published: 1/Feb/2020 11:32 Updated: 1/Feb/2020 11:57

by Joe Craven

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Players of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends have shared their concerns regarding Revenant, a new legend who is set to be added with the inception of Season 4, on February 4. 

Since its February 2019 release, a few bugs have plagued Apex Legends and frustrated players. Among others, significant controversy has surrounded Pathfinder, the traversing robot who has proven incredibly popular among players.

The complaints are because Respawn have never quite managed to balance Pathfinder’s hitbox. This is due to his slender frame, which can make him an especially hard target. Players have complained consistently, with many feeling the robot benefits too much from being hard to hit.

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Pathfinder’s hit box has been a topic of controversy in the Apex community.

It seems those fears are now moving over to Revenant, the game’s new legend coming in early February. 

“The hitbox looks more frightening than pathfinders noodle frame,” one Apex player said, referencing Revenant’s thin skeletal aesthetic.

While different hitboxes are commonplace in any game – reflecting the strengths and weaknesses of certain characters – players find it incredibly frustrating to die to an opponent due small or malfunctioning hitboxes. 

The hitbox looks more frightening than pathfinders noodle frame from apexlegends

Respawn have been up to their trademark tricks of disguising his abilities and teasing Revenant’s implementation. In a recent teaser, he was seen to be stabbing Forge, seemingly to cement his addition as the next legend. 

Current leaks suggest movement will be a massive part of Revenant’s abilities, with many comparing his movement to that of a spider: “his crouching and wall climbing animations are so spider-like. It will be a nightmare shooting at him while he is dodging and weaving around.”

This, paired with the seemingly tiny character model, have led to many concerns over how difficult Revenant will be to hit, particularly when he is moving.

Hitbox concerns are nothing new to FPS games. Many games are criticized for their poor hit registration and inconsistencies among characters.

For example, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been accused of having poor hit registration, while Rainbow Six: Siege has long suffered from issues with specific operator hitboxes, like the FBI’s Ash. 

In Apex, bigger characters like Gibraltar and Caustic can sustain extra damage to balance their bigger hitboxes, while smaller characters like Wraith have the opposite effect.

We’ll have to wait and see how Revenant plays in-game, but fans are voicing their concerns that his hitbox will turn out to be Pathfinder 2.0.

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All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.

Mirage

As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

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Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.

Octane

Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 

Rampart

As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

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Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf

Audio

Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.