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Evo Shields made permanent in Apex Legends following System Override

Published: 17/Mar/2020 19:24 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 17:08

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment have announced that the popular Evo Shields in Apex Legends Season 4 will now become a permanent feature of the battle royale game, not just part of the System Override event. 

At first, the experimental armor was going to be exclusive to the Deju Loot Limited Time Mode (LTM), where matches had fixed positions for every weapon, shield, and item in the game.

Apex Legends’s developers were open to feedback about the new type of armor since they were still undecided if the item type could have a place in the wider playlists of the battle royale and have now made a decision.

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Respawn introduced the Evo Shields with the System Override Collection Event.

“To start, the Evo Shield will be exclusive to the Deja Loot gamemode and spawn at higher rates,” the devs said in the System Override Collection Event patch notes. “After the event we’ll consider adding the Evo Shield to all matches, so please give us your feedback.”

The trial period for Deja Loot’s unique armor must have been a success since it’s now going to be included in Ranked, Play Apex and future LTMs from here on out.

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It’s unknown how Evo Shields will affect games with higher stakes than a casual LTM, but we’ll soon find out because the decision has been made by developers.

While Evo Shield was a fun item to play with in Deja Loot, they can be an asset for competitive players trying to earn a Champions screen in Ranked.

Unlike typical body armor, Evo Shields become more valuable as players deal damage to reach certain thresholds. This can result in a late-game armor that provides more protection than the coveted Legendary (Gold) Body Shield.

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The breakdown for the Evo Shield’s progression:

  • 0 Damage – 25 Shield
  • 100 Damage – 50 Shield
  • 300 Damage – 100 Shield
  • 500 Damage – 125 Shield
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The Evo Shield can transform into the strongest armor in Apex Legends.

Since the armor and its current level can carry over to another user, teams can exchange upgraded Evo Shields among themselves or find them in death boxes from a fallen opponent.

The armor will definitely add a new layer of decision-making in Ranked where late-game fights can be decided by mere pixels worth of health.

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It will be interesting to see if Respawn experiments with ‘Evo’ variants for other gear like Backpacks, Knockdown Shields, and Helmets, but until then players can expect to come across Evo Shields in all playlists for Apex Legends in Season 4.

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Apex Legends update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends 1.48 hotfix update has dropped and will hopefully address the troublesome Pathfinder bug that some people have encountered, while cleaning up a few more issues that Respawn noticed.

As the next phase of the battle royale takes shape in Season 6, there’s been a fair few changes to Legends across the board. However, even when the meta is going smoothly, problematic glitches tend to appear at the worst times.

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Respawn dropped three bug fixes in the 1.48 patch, containing solutions for recurring issues dealing with Crypto’s EMP ultimate ability, Pathy’s Grapple, as well as the HUD elements that can sometimes get in the way of each other.

These have all been widely reported by the Apex community, who now hope it’ll be the last time they’ll have to put up with it in their matches.

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The Pathfinder shoulder bug blocked a portion of the screen after using the grapple.

Pathfinder’s shoulder bug

Apex players should be able to use Pathfinder’s Grapple Hook without hesitating, now that Respawn have launched a fix to the shoulder bug that would cover the screen.

His animation for the Tactical Ability can sometimes cause the screen to get clogged up by his shoulder. This would leave players frustrated seeing as they couldn’t relieve the situation by any means.

But the devs think they resolved the issue on their end, though players were already saying the update didn’t really fix the problem.

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Crypto EMP weapon bug

While the Pathfinder bug interrupted people’s line of sight, Crypto’s EMP bug indirectly disabled the Surveillance Expert’s ability to use a gun.

Respawn said they’ve fixed an issue where “Crypto was unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode.”

This would obvious create a ton of problems for people trying to create a play with the EMP, making it a high-priority target for the devs to resolve.

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Finally, the studio changed up the HUD elements a bit, since they saw that the ‘Performance Display’ would sometimes overlap with the Kill/Assists on the screen.

The hotfix patch will hopefully give players an easier time navigating in the Arena. While it’s a relatively small patch, check out the notes below, courtesy of Respawn.

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Apex Legends 1.48 patch notes

  • Pathfinder’s shoulder staying in view after using grapple
  • Crypto unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode
  • Moved Performance Display so it doesn’t overlap with Kill/Assists HUD element in Ranked