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Apex Legends players reveal which characters need nerfs and buffs

Published: 10/Nov/2019 20:09 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 20:45

by Eli Becht

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We’re well into Apex Legends Season 3 so it’s easy to see what characters are too strong, too weak, or just right by now.

Crypto was the addition of Season 3, but we can’t forget about the rest of the characters that can be found in Apex Legends who all still remain very popular.

There’s a decent selection of characters now and Respawn will have to make sure they remain balanced as that cast continues to grow.

@RealApexLeaksDoes Pathfinder need a nerf?

A survey that asked players what characters players though needed a buff or nerf was published to the Apex Legends subreddit by user ‘DYSPROssium’, and the results are a bit surprising.

The number of surveyed players comes in at just 263, so it’s by no means indicative of the player base as a whole.

With that said, some of the characters voted to be overpowered are somewhat shocking, and might come as a surprise to some.

Pathfinder, Gibraltar, and Wraith received the most votes as being considered overpowered, and in need of a nerf. 

Gibraltar was easily considered to be one of the worst characters in the entire game at one point, so it’s interesting to see the supposed renaissance he is enjoying in Season 3. Wraith has always been considered to be one of the best, so it’s no surprise to see her garner several votes for a nerf.

Season 3 has been out for almost 6 weeks, so which legends would you like to see buffed or nerfed? Here are the results of the survey so far (263 people) from r/apexlegends

On the other end of the spectrum, several characters are in need of a buff according to the survey. Mirage, Crypto, Bloodhound, Octane, and Wattson all received many votes for being underpowered, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

Crypto, the game’s newest character, isn’t necessarily bad, but players have been calling for a buff in some way for him. Mirage has always been considered one of the weakest in the game as his Ultimate ability leaves a lot to be desired.

Respawn has been known to tweak characters here and there, so don’t expect the bad ones to remain that weak forever.

The developers frequently listen to player feedback so it’s possible some changes are already in the works – you never know.

Major updates drop at the start of every season, but the devs have pushed out smaller ones as well, and that’s all a lot of these Legends would need.

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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.