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Apex Legends players think Supply Bins need a major loot overhaul

Published: 5/Nov/2019 20:01 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 20:38

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players have been noticing that the game’s Supply Bins aren’t offering useful loot for them to equip, leading to some frustrating moments throughout a match.

The chaotic nature of Apex Legends’ early game has players scrambling from building to building to scavenge any loot piles or Supply Bins they come across. But many games are quickly ended when opening a Supply Bin to find a row of level 1 Body Shields, and nothing else.

While the very nature of battle royales work to sift out players at every turn, it’s hard to be competitive in the game when the RNG leaves you weapon-less for the better portions of the early game.

Cursed Supply Bins throughout Apex Legends

A few examples from the Apex Legends subreddit community show that there is room for major improvements as it pertains to the loot that could be dropped in Supply Bins.

“Season 3 loot isn’t that bad, you’re just not good at the game,” user ‘callgage’ joked as they featured a Supply Bin lined with Common Body Armor.

“Season 3 loot isn’t that bad, you’re just not good at the game.” | Season 3 loot: from r/apexlegends

While armor is necessary to keep players alive, if not for a moment, battle royales typically require something to fight back with in order to make it into the late-game.

Though at least there was enough of the body shields to supply a full Apex Legends squad, unlike ‘zuzu_1290’s Supply Bin haul which only had enough shields fit for a solo player.

Op supply bin to be honest from r/apexlegends

Even though players should train themselves to loot up quick – which entails quickly scanning a Supply Bin’s contents and bolting at the moment they realize there’s nothing useful in there – it’s not like there isn’t anything that can be done.

A method to the Supply Bin’s madness

In the past, players have figured out Lifeline’s Care Package in terms of what kind of loot is likely to spawn on the different panels. Perhaps a similar approach could be taken with Supply Bins.

For example, the leftmost spawns of a Bin could hold weapons/ammo/attachments, while the center carries attachments/ammo/grenades, and the rightmost mixes in armors like helmets and body shields.

Ringo308 via RedditLifeline’s Ult has a method to its madness, maybe a similar approach could be adopted by regular Supply Bins.

RNG would still have a major impact on the contents inside of the Supply Bins, but there could be a layer of security for players by knowing at least what/where the type of loot could spawn.

The purpose of a battle royale’s loot is to be randomized as it has been since Apex Legends’ release, but a bit of order in their chaos could provide a more rewarding start in the early part of the game. 

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All Apex Legends buffs & nerfs to weapons & Legends in Fight Night event update

Published: 5/Jan/2021 19:35 Updated: 5/Jan/2021 19:53

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends’ Fight Night event update went live on January 5, bringing with it plenty of new cosmetics, a Town Takeover for Pathfinder, a new heirloom, and other changes as well, including Legends buffs and nerfs.

After months of speculation and leaks, Respawn Entertainment finally released the Fight Night Collection event, which is centered on Pathfinder, on Tuesday, January 5.

The event is like previous collection events where you will be able to get new skins, cosmetics, a long-awaited heirloom for Gibraltar, and enjoy a new limited-mode, Airdrop Escalation. 

Though some of these changes are temporary, there are also be a few longer-lasting changes to two of the Legends, as Respawn has finally given Rampart a long-awaited boost.

Rampart

Kicking things off with Rampart, she’ll get an ever so slight buff in the Fight Night update, thanks to a change to the cooldown on her Amped Cover.

Instead of waiting 30 seconds for the tactical ability to recharge, Rampart mains now only have to wait 20 seconds instead. Though, it will take around three seconds for you to actually place a piece of Amped Cover. 

Rampart in Apex Legends
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Rampart will finally see some changes in Apex Legends.

There are no other true buffs for the defensive legend, but, Respawn has also addressed two bugs that have been hampering her – including one where players’ screens changed upon using the Sheila mini-gun.

Horizon

Horizon wasn’t included in the original draft of the patch notes that were released prior to the update’s launch, but the devs made a last-second switch that saw Season 7’s Legend receive a change as well.

Her Gravity Lift’s effective cooldown has been increased, from 16 to 21 seconds, meaning it’s going to take five seconds more now to get the ability after using it.

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Horizon was added to the Apex Legends Fight Night update patch notes at the very last second.

Caustic

A light controversy surrounding Caustic saw the Toxic Trapper get removed from the patch notes after Respawn had initially planned to make a change to his Nox Gas Trap Cooldown.

Originally, the cooldown was going to be reduced to 20 seconds, an adjustment that got some negative feedback from the community when it was elaborated upon by Senior Game Designer, Daniel Klein.

However, when the update dropped on Jan. 5, the devs ended up canceling the tweak, instead opting to implement the above change to Horizon.

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Caustic’s gas traps will be changed in the new update.

Weapons: Hemlok, Mastiff, Prowler

In terms of changes to weapons, the Hemlok, Mastiff, and Prowler have also been altered too – with the first two receiving nerfs and the Prowler receiving an ever so slight buff.

The Prowler’s buff isn’t to its damage or range, but rather reserve bullets, as that’s been increased to 210 from 175. As for the Hemlok, its damage was nerfed from 22 to 20.

The Mastiff’s pellet spread was altered for the third and fourth shots – bringing the range down from 10 degrees to 7.5. 


As mentioned before, there are also a set of bug changes too, aimed at rooting out problems with each legend.

These changes were focused on Bangalore, Bloodhound, Crypto, Mirage, Loba, Horizon, Revenant, Rampart, and Revenant, and you can check out the full patch notes here.