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Dizzy’s Apex Legends world record for most kills has been beaten

Published: 17/Feb/2019 16:03 Updated: 17/Feb/2019 16:17

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer MrSimple has beaten the world record for most kills by a single player in Apex Legends, overtaking the previous record of 33 held by NRG player Dizzy.

Dizzy set his astonishing world record on February 11, racking up over 5,000 damage to obtain 33 kills – wiping out over half the lobby.

It was expected that this record would stand for sometime, but less than a week later it has been beaten by a single kill, with MrSimple pulling off 34 kills, and hitting 6,067 damage in the process.

A mammoth individual performance from MrSimple sets new Apex Legends record.

MrSimple wasn’t playing with a set squad at the time either, instead simply heading into the match solo and being matched with two random teammates.

Without even communicating with his two randomly matched teammates, MrSimple dropped down into a busy Skulltown, and got to work with a Peacekeeper shotgun.

With still half the teams still up, MrSimple had already racked up 15 kills, and was well on his way to breaking the record. He continued to stomp the entire lobby, ending with 34 and the jaw dropping damages stats.

It’s a remarkable individual gameplay, and one that could give MrSimple a boost in his streaming ambitions, as it has done for Dizzy.

Dizzy’s impressive performances even saw him pair up with top streamers Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and KingRichard for the Apex Legends Twitch Rivals and Code Red tournaments – winning both.

You can see the full list of Apex Legends world records so far here. For console, the record for most kills by a single player is at 29, by Casdg_.

Dizzy, and many other top Apex Legends players, will now be out to claim this world record for most kills by a single player, but it will be no easy feat.

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Respawn hope to bring Wraith “under control” in Apex Legends Season 8

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:41

by Andrew Amos

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The debate around Wraith is still raging on in Apex Legends. Despite change after change, she’s still a power pick in a lot of situations. However, in Season 8, Respawn are pulling out the final straw to try and bring Wraith “under control” once and for all.

Wraith has been slowly tuned down over the 20-month history of Apex Legends from outrageously broken, to somewhat manageable. Despite being hit with a big set of nerfs in June’s Lost Treasures update though, she still reigns supreme in the Outlands.

However, Respawn aren’t giving up hope on finally bringing the voidwalker “under control.” In an interview on the Third Party podcast, developer Daniel Klein said that more changes are on the way in Season 8.

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Wraith could be getting a bit bigger if Respawn end up shipping their intended changes for Apex Legends Season 8.

While he joked about just straight up removing Wraith from the game, Respawn actually have a direction they want to take. They don’t want to hit Wraith’s kit any harder. They want to see if they can “fix” her hitboxes.

“I don’t want to hit her kit any more. We’ve pushed that to the breaking point where it’s barely still fun, but the extremely wind-up on her tactical ⁠— as much as it was necessary ⁠— it puts the ability more into the camp of cerebral power rather than satisfying in the moment power,” he said.

“With Wraith, our approach is going to be very similar to Pathfinder. We’re going to take a look at her hitboxes and see how much wiggle room we have there. With Pathfinder, it turned out that we had so much… that was a 20% increase in hitbox size.”

The Pathfinder changes were shipped in the Season 7 update earlier in November, and have made the grappling robot a bit easier to hit while dashing across Olympus and the other maps.

Despite Respawn’s hopes though, nothing is locked in. They’ve only just started scouting out the work to change Wraith’s hitboxes. Klein stated he hopes the changes will be enough that Respawn could even look at buffing Wraith down the line, but the solution could be a dead end.

Pathfinder flying across screen with grapple hook.
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Pathfinder was hit with a similar hitbox nerf in Season 7.

“Nothing is guaranteed yet, we haven’t started work yet. I’ve asked one of our technical artists to take a look at it. Whenever he gets around to it, we will know more.

“My earnest hope is that we can bring her under control with just hitbox changes, and then maybe even look at ways at making her more in-the-moment fun again, and find a balance point between her tactical now and what it used to be.”

They’re not willing to risk “giving Wraith more power” by shipping some changes early before they tackle her hitboxes, so don’t expect ability buffs soon. However, in Apex Legends Season 8, expect Wraith to feel a little bit different.