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Dr Disrespect loses his mind over ‘disastrous’ Apex Legends gun effects

Published: 17/Jul/2019 23:26 Updated: 17/Jul/2019 23:29

by Albert Petrosyan

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Star Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect has had enough of the weapon effects in Apex Legends, and he expressed his feelings in one of his iconic rage-filled rants. 

Dr Disrespect raging over a battle royale game is nothing new, but the sight of seeing him lose his mind on his stream never gets old.

His latest spell of anger came during a session of Apex Legends, when he found himself come out on the wrong end of an intense gunfight.

During the gunfight, the Doc was being peppered with shots from the enemy team, which caused a lot of animation and graphics to appear on his screen.

Turns out, those effects were enough to take care of the last bit of patience he had in him at that point, and losing the gunfight was just icing on the cake.

Dr Disrespect - TwitchAnother day, another rage-filled rant from Dr Disrespect about a battle royale game.

After he got eliminated, the Doc immediately left the game with haste, turning his camera to fullscreen, which his viewers knew could only mean one thing.

“When I’m receiving damage, why does my screen look like my actual real monitor is going to blow up,” he yelled. “I mean sh*t, we don’t need all of the VFX, I don’t need my screen to shake, I don’t need the audio. It’s a f*cking disaster.”

He then went on to give the developers at Respawn Entertainment some advice on how to adjust the game to make it look and feel better.

“The damage feedback system in this game, it’s a disaster. It’s terrible. Tone it down by like 95% please! Holy sh*t!”

Of course, the Doc isn’t the only player in Apex Legends who has complained about on-screen graphics and animations taking place during gunfights.

In fact, many have complained about this particular aspect of the the game for a while now, and it still continues to be an issue, even now during Season 2.

Ex-Overwatch pro Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned had a similar reaction when recently coming across a heavy amount of muzzle flash while engaging in combat.

It’s safe to say that most players simply don’t like having too much going on their screens when shooting their weapon, so it’s something that Respawn might want to prioritize for the near future. 

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.