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Apex Legends players suggest simple fix for most useless weapon scope

Published: 26/Apr/2020 13:06 Updated: 26/Apr/2020 13:07

by Andy Williams

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There are a handful of scopes and sights to use in Apex Legends, but there is one in particular that is generally snubbed by players and could do with an overhaul.

While Legend choice is essential in Apex Legends, one element of gameplay that can ultimately determine your success is obviously your loot.

The sight that you equip on your weapon can often be a game-changer, with a variety of HCOG, Holo and Variable sights available for your go-to weapon.

Mirage looking down weapon barrel in Apex Legends.
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What is your go-to scope of choice in Apex Legends?

Although there’s one particular scope that is grinding the gears of some players, which has sparked the demand for a change. The culprit? The 6x Sniper Scope.

While World’s Edge offers longer lines of sight than its predecessor, Kings Canyon, the scope is still somewhat cumbersome to use, especially on the G7 Scout.

If you come across an enemy a close-to-medium range, the 6x scope will do you no favors. Of course, you could whip out your secondary, but with the fast-paced nature of the Apex Games, an enemy will usually dispatch you quicker than Octane can whip out a stim.

So what could be done to combat that? Well, for starters, don’t use the 6x Sniper Scope unless you’re playing super conservative. Or, as one savvy Redditor suggested, Respawn could add a notch to the scope to account for medium-range engagements.

6x Sniper Scope adjustment.
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Replacing the 6x with a 3-6x Variable Scope would make the weapon attachment much more versatile.

One user, who is a Wraith main (so will likely be getting up close and personal) commented: “I’d do a 3/6. Hate the 6x and will take a 2/4 or even 3x over it any day.”

Another user responded that they’d be happy to use a 3x scope on the vast majority of weapons, aside from close-quarters weapons like shotguns.

Of course, a 3-6x Variable Scope would make for a much more rewarding experience with a Sniper Rifle, and would perfectly bridge the gap between the 2-4x AOG and the 4-8x Sniper Scope currently in play.

Given just how beneficial it would be to have a 3-6x in your arsenal, its rarity might need bumping up from ‘Rare’ to ‘Epic’ to compensate for the added flexibility provided.

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Apex Legends stand by ban after LuLuLuvely reports “innocent” player

Published: 22/Oct/2020 21:39

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment have said they stand by a ban ruling that caused controversy in the Apex Legends community, after NRG streamer ‘LuLuLuvely’ reported a player who protested their innocence on Reddit.

After a hacker mowed down a team of streamers including Lulu, the NRG content creator immediately filed a report to Respawn’s security team member Conor ‘Hideouts’ Ford to sort the situation.

According to LuLuLuvely, her claim included a clip that clearly shows the enemy Gibraltar blatantly hacking. However, the person playing Bloodhound alongside Gibby was also ousted.

The Bloodhound, who initially disputed the decision under their Reddit account ‘KongoBoom,’ slammed Respawn and Hideouts for how the process was carried out and reaffirmed their innocence. Their post was titled “Killing streamers got me banned.”

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The Bloodhound player in question claimed innocence, but Respawn’s investigation reaffirmed their ban.

“I’m season 6 / 3 predator with more than 30,000 kills you said I was cheating and in the video everything’s clear. The streamer gave my name mistakenly to the developer, in your email you said I was cheating without giving any proof,” they said.

This quickly set off the community. Accusations of a compromised system, favoritism to particular streamers, or lack of proper handling for bans were all brought up.

LuLu apologized to the player on Twitter, and said she would pass the thread along to get it attention. But, there was still anger about the supposed favoritism to address concerns of streamers, before regular players.

But after hours of community in-fighting and apparent “borderline death threats” toward LuLu, Respawn said they were standing by the decision.

“Regarding today’s Reddit thread from a banned Bloodhound (BH) player,” the studio wrote. “BH appeared to have multiple other banned accounts, BH has a history of attempting to evade bans, BH was partied with the cheating Gibraltar. We stand by the ban.”

Initially, KongoBoom expressed their frustration at the sequence of events. While the NRG streamer indicated that she had no intention of the Bloodhound being banned when making the report, the security team at Respawn have decided there was enough evidence to merit the verdict.

Following Respawn’s statement, LuLuLuvely said “Shame on those who sent borderline death threats to me because of a Reddit post from the guy claiming he was innocent.”

It should be noted that anyone can access the ‘Cheater Report’ Discord channel that’s handled by Hideouts, where people can directly submit clips and evidence of a hacker.

Uproar on this topic has devolved to speculation and accusations outside of Apex Legends and Respawn entirely, but the developers have now concluded this chapter of their long-standing battle against cheaters.