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Apex Legends • Mar 20, 2019

Apex Legends players want to help country of Mozambique after cyclone

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Apex Legends players want to help country of Mozambique after cyclone
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The Mozambique has become Apex Legends' biggest meme since release, and now the game’s players want to help residents of the actual nation of Mozambique after a massive cyclone caused widespread destruction in the country.

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Shortly after release, players seemed to collectively agree that the Mozambique shotgun was one of, if not the worst weapon in Apex Legends.

Since then, the Mozambique has become one of the game’s biggest memes, even inspiring it’s own rap song; now, Apex Legends players want to help the nation the weapon was named after.

Mozambique here.

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Cyclone Idai made landfall in the East African nation of Mozambique on March 14 and battered the city of Beira and the surrounding area with winds up to 177 km/h (107 mph), causing extensive damage and a death toll that has steadily risen above 200 at the time of writing.

"Many villages have been washed away,” a rescuer in Mozambique told the BBC. “We found women and children holding on to trees. We are doing what we can.”

Shortly after news of the cyclone broke, one Apex fan named SaunaTimeMachine made a post suggesting the game’s developers to offer some kind of custom Mozambique skin to raise money for victims of the disaster.

In just a day, the post has gained over 20,000 upvotes and inspired plenty of other suggestions from fans on how to raise money, like donating $0.25 for every kill made in Apex with a Mozambique.

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Suggestions for what the Mozambique skin could look like ranged from all white with a red cross, to the colors of Mozambique’s flag - green, black, yellow and red.

Of course, many users pointed out there was nothing stopping players from donating to relief efforts right now, through organizations like the Red Cross, Care, Mission Mozambique, and Iris.

Other users suggested that since the recently-released Season One Battle Pass costs 950 coins, Respawn could offer players a way to donate their leftover coins to help the relief effort in some way, since a lot of players will buy the 1000 coin pack for the battle pass.

Even if the Apex developers don't offer any official ways for players to help out cyclone victims in Mozambique, it’s clear the player base is more than willing to help out on their own.