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Brilliant Apex Legends concept would seriously improve squad play

Published: 21/Feb/2019 11:42 Updated: 24/Feb/2019 14:33

by Matt Cotton

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Apex Legends has taken the world by storm since its launch, February 4th. Despite the game’s astonishing records, some aspects still feature room for improvement. One Reddit user has proposed a new concept to help improve the Squad Overview feature in Apex Legends.

Currently, the Apex Legends Squad overview doesn’t feature many details. This new idea proposes a more detailed design, while still being easy on the eye.

This idea was first coined by graphic designer @theconnn3, who suggested being able to see teammate’s loadouts at a glance, which would undoubtedly help team play.

@theconnn3This concept would allow player’s to see their teammates arsenal, at a glance.

In a Reddit post, u/cellander has made some tweaks to this idea, unveiling what he believes would be a great addition to the game. 

Still a rough concept, this design would give an even more detailed, but clean squad overview.

Rough concept of a more detailed but clean squad overview (Could be toggled in settings) from r/apexlegends

Occasionally, Respawn’s community manager responds to cool ideas which the fans propose. Although, as of the time writing this, Respawn hasn’t provided any word on whether this will be implemented, or not.

Prior to this concept, on Tuesday Respawn released an update on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Although, it didn’t introduce a great deal of changes, with the exception of necessary stability improvements.

Currently, it is possible to see more details of your teammate’s loadout by opening the inventory, but you still can’t see their weapons, or Ultimate ability progression.

Therefore, it’s unclear as to whether we could see this new Squad Overview idea added in-game, let alone when it’ll be releasing.

However, considering the concept has been widely acclaimed from a host of fans, surpassing 6,000 upvotes, it’s got potential to become one of Respawn Entertainment’s priorities, alongside solving issues regarding the influx of crashes.

With the emphasis on squad play on Apex Legends, there’s no doubt this would be a welcome addition, especially for those who play solo.

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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.