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Apex Legends victory rewards could be the perfect way to overhaul Crafting Metals

Published: 11/Apr/2019 19:53 Updated: 11/Apr/2019 21:14

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players feel that the game’s crafting can be grueling and largely unrewarding, which is leading some players to think the system needs a major overhaul.

The launch of Respawn Entertainment’s free-to-play battle royale was met with incredible acclaim by fans, but as time goes on numerous growing pains are starting to wear on the players.

The Apex fan base has been mulling over how to best retool the crafting system that would give players a better footing for acquiring necessary materials to create some of the games more prestigious cosmetics.

Respawn EntertainmentThere are a vast array of prestigious items to get in Apex Legends, but actually earning them is a tall task.

Can’t craft without materials

Even though most fans recognize and fully appreciate the game’s free-to-play structure, there are those who feel that grinding in King’s Canyon isn’t getting them far with many aspects of the battle royale.

“I’ve been playing Apex pretty steady since its launch, and have enjoyed it immensely. However, crafting in its current state is a real issue…” Redditor ‘feedingturtles’ said. “I’ve only accrued 1145 crafting materials – not even enough to craft 1 Legendary item. This system needs a real overhaul IMO and really hurts the grind aspect of Apex.”

Fans think there’s a serious lack of ways to earning materials but there could be a way to find a happy medium between grinding and earning.

Respawn Entertainment via Shack NewsSome players think that luck plays a bigger factor into getting materials than time spent playing.

How to fix the crafting system?

Before getting into the discussion, players acknowledged that the free-to-play model only works if there are other incentives for people to spend their money on, such as highly coveted cosmetics.

With that in mind, some players think that it wouldn’t be damaging to introduce a small but consistent reward for winning games.

“Alright I know this is a F2P and devs have to make money somehow, but guys as much as I have fun playing this game, it’s still lacking rewards for winning a game,” Redditor ‘tactikz4’ said.

Tactikz4 even gave a structure that would reward crafting materials in a tiered system for victors such as “1st Place: 50. 2nd Place 30. 3rd Place: 10.”

With suitable restrictions or limits to the amount of crafting materials one could earn in a given day, this solution could be a gateway to a more rewarding system to take place.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

Wraith in World's Edge Apex Legends
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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.