Apex Legends players want a change to 'blinding' Evo Shields - Dexerto
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Apex Legends players want a change to ‘blinding’ Evo Shields

Published: 4/Mar/2020 22:23

by Alan Bernal

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The new Evo Shield in Apex Legends gives players a chance to get protection stronger than Epic Body Armor (Purple), but it comes with a glaring issue that people are starting to notice.

The item can be leveled by damaging non-downed players, and will give off a “perpetual distinctive glow” that lets people identify them more easily. But in the first-person point-of-view, upgrading the shield gives a blinding effect.

Evo shields require a certain amount of damage you need to inflict before leveling up the armor through its stages. Players become fully aware they’ve reached the final stage because of a bright glow that spans across the screen.

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The System Override trailer that shows the Evo Shield evolution in action.

While that’s a great indicator to tell the user that they have another bar of shield to play with, it could hinder a firefight like Reddit user ‘Xayzac’s gameplay clip shows.

“If the devs want feedback on Evo Shields, let’s start with how unnecessary this flash is,” they said.

After landing a long-distance shot with the Wingman to unlock the final red armor of the Evo Shield, the player’s screen was lit from corner to corner with colorful effects.

If the devs want feedback on evo shields, let’s start with how unnecessary this flash is. from apexlegends

Xayzac had to briefly stop their shots to wait out the effect since you could hardly make out what was on the other side.

The light show reminded the Apex community of the problematic Muzzle Flash that’s been a part of the battle royale since launch, but only just patched with the System Override update on March 3.

User ‘Dindeyy’ was baffled with the design decision that was reminiscent of the problem the devs had just fixed: “Reduce muzzle flash for visibility, add blinding flash effect.”

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The apex of the Evo Shields flashing animation.

Previously, muzzle flash problems made it difficult to see the other side of a gun while taking shots and effects from the Evo Shield could be equally distracting.

“I actually died because of this stupid and, not to mention, unnecessary animation,” user ‘_Shivoham’ said.

Respawn have been open about taking in community feedback for the Evo Shield in case they want to transition it over to the main Apex Legends playlists, and fixing the armor’s animation could be the first step.

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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.