Apex Legends: Shroud explains why Charge Rifle doesn't need a nerf - Dexerto
Apex Legends

Apex Legends: Shroud explains why Charge Rifle doesn’t need a nerf

Published: 13/Oct/2019 9:37 Updated: 13/Oct/2019 9:56

by Andy Williams

Share


Twitch star Michael ‘shroudGrzesiek has weighed-in with his thoughts on the upcoming nerf to the Charge Rifle in Apex Legends, explaining that he thinks the weapon is already well-balanced.

From a brand new fast-paced map, to a new Legend with a host of different abilities, Season 3 has brought a plethora of changes to Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale. 

Although players are loving the new map, legend and cosmetics, the new energy–based sniper rifle weapon has become a controversial topic in Season 3.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Charge Rifle deals a devastating energy beam.

Given the changes that have come as a by-product of the Charge Rifle’s addition, the Apex Legends community took to the Apex Legends subreddit to protest the devastating effects of the sniper in-game. Subsequently, Respawn acknowledged the issue and are making changes accordingly

Advertisement

Given the pressing nature of the issue, shroud has given his two cents on the new energy weapon. 

The former CS:GO pro argued: “It’s insanely good if they’re out in the open, but if there’s any cover at all, it’s really not that good… A Longbow will beat it, ya know?”

In terms of the weapon’s use in-game, Grzesiek supported the current meta, stating: “The only way to really do a lot of damage is to trace somebody for the full amount of time, but if they’re just poking and they’re peeking their head and sh*t, it’s really not that good… I kind of like the balance of it.”

Advertisement

Shroud went on to explain that the weapon’s effectiveness is entirely situational: “I don’t think it’s actually that broken. It feels broken when people are clueless (and in the open). Any tiny bit of cover, and it’s a useless weapon.

Indeed, the issue has been recognized by the developers through their Trello board, with changes set to arrive in a future patch. 

Given Respawn’s community engagement thus far, they will likely be implementing feedback from popular personalities and the subreddit alike.