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Apex Legends Season 7 makes changes to Evo Armor and Ring damage

Published: 3/Nov/2020 6:27 Updated: 3/Nov/2020 9:08

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Apex Legends Season 7 is set to make some big changes, including an increase in the amount of damage needed to evolve Evo Armor and a decrease in the amount of Ring Damage players will take.

Apex Legends Season 7 is around the corner, and in addition to introducing plenty of new content, it’s going to make some incredible changes.

However, it also includes two important changes that haven’t been getting the attention they deserve. Specifically, Evo Armor requirements have been increased, and Ring Damage has been reduced.

It doesn’t sound like much, especially compared to new maps, weapons, vehicles, buffs, and nerfs. But these two changes will impact the course of the game. If you want to know about them in more detail, we’ve got you covered. 

Apex Legends Season 7 Emo Armor Ring Damage
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Apex Legends Season 7 will introduce some new content, including a new legend.

Evo Armor Requirements Increased

Evo Armor has been a hot topic among players and fans since it was added to the game. It’s already undergone a series of changes, and it was expected to cop another nerf in Apex Legends Season 7. Now, the latest patch notes have confirmed those rumors were true.

Respawn wanted to reduce the number of players equipped with Red Evo Armor in the late-game. To make that possible, they’ve increased the damage requirements and made it a little harder to evolve.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the changes at each level. 

  • Level 0 -> 1 : 100 damage (from 50)
  • Level 1 -> 2 : 150 damage (from 125)
  • Level 2 -> 3 : 300 damage (from 250)
  • Level 3 -> 4 : 750 damage (from 500)

In Apex Legends Season 7, it will take twice as much damage to evolve Evo Armor from Level 0 to Level 1. The damage requirement of the middle levels has only been slightly increased. However, it will take a whopping 250 additional damage to evolve it from Level 3 to Level 4.

Apex Legends Season 7 Emo Armor Ring Damage
Respawn Entertainment
Evo Armor has been a part of Apex Legends for quite some time now, but it’s set to cop a slight nerf.

Ring Damage Reduced

Players have wanted a Ring Damage reduction for quite some time. Respawn has finally responded, and although the changes seem subtle based on numbers, they’re bound to have an enormous impact in-game.

Here’s a quick summary of the changes, including the ring number and the percent of your health pool that will be damaged per tick.

  • Ring 1: 2% per tick (same)
  • Ring 2: 3% per tick (from 5%)
  • Ring 3: 5% per tick (from 10%)
  • Ring 4: 10% per tick (from 20%)
  • Ring 5: 10% per tick (from 20%)
  • Ring 6: 15% per tick (from 25%)
  • Ring 7: 15% per tick (from 25%)

The damage reduction in each ring will impact the game in their own way.

However, damage reduction in later stages will probably have the most impact. Players caught in the second ring will have more time to pop syringes as well, which could encourage a different play-style in the early-game.

Apex Legends Season 7 Emo Armor Ring Damage
Respawn Entertainment
The Ring shrinks throughout the game, and anyone outside of it will take constant damage.

In the end, these two changes might get buried beneath the impressive list of others, but they will arguably be more influential in the long run.

Of course, there’s always a chance these changes might not sit too well with the player base. However, Respawn has been very responsive to feedback. They will likely iron out any issues and concerns as time goes on.

Apex Legends Season 7 officially goes live on Wednesday, November 4.

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Caustic Town Takeover teasers in Apex Legends: Secret messages on Kings Canyon

Published: 25/Feb/2021 18:24 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 18:34

by Alan Bernal

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Teasers for Caustic’s Town Takeover in Apex Legends Season 8 are appearing on Kings Canyon, giving players a mixed bag of hype and dread for what the Toxic Trapper’s event will play like.

Respawn likes to give their Legends a turn in the spotlight with Town Takeovers that transform a point of interest (POI) in the battle royale to emulate a given character. We’ve seen ones for Octane, Mirage, and Bloodhound, just to name a few.

As the studio makes its way through their catalog of Legends, there’s always an atmosphere of renewed excitement for who will get the next Town Takeover going into a season. For Season 8, it’s expected to be part of the Chaos Theory event.

If previous leaks are to be believed, Season 8’s Town Takeover is centered around Caustic and plenty of teasers should be in the game soon.

Apex Legends Caustic Town Takeover teasers

Apex Legends’ loading screen on February 22 showed Caustic walking then stopping to overlook an area just next to Crash Site on Kings Canyon.

Dropping at this location, players could then play a short voice message from Caustic: “The erupted gas pocket and fuel have combined, to create a gargantuan supply of toxin. If there’s a way to refine it, I could mold it into something spectacular.”

Second Caustic teaser

The next teaser then dropped on February 25. Again, the loading screen was changed to a new location, and dropping here, you can find another message from Caustic.

“The best way to test this would be human subjects. Luckily, there’s an ample supply of Lab Rats right here.”

 

With all of the discussion going around the Legend, there’s people excited to see what a Caustic Town Takeover would play like. However, players that aren’t loving how strong he is at the moment are dreading to see how toxic the event will be.

According to the schedule, we can expect the next in-game teaser to appear on Feb. 27, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that one too.