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Highly requested Apex Legends death box quality of life change confirmed

Published: 19/Nov/2019 0:29 Updated: 19/Nov/2019 0:50

by Eli Becht


Respawn confirmed a much-requested quality of life upgrade for Apex Legends regarding the death boxes, and fans will no doubt be happy about it.

Apex Legends is a game that doesn’t receive frequent updates, so when they do arrive, players are excited to dig into everything new.

Although the updates aren’t as frequent as a game like Fortnite, players can still get an idea of what’s coming in a future patch by checking the official Trello page that was put up by the devs.

Through the use of this page, players will be able to get a quick rundown of things that have been fixed, things that have been flagged, and even some things that have been confirmed to be coming in a future update.

It’s a feature that has been requested for months now, and it has to do with the annoying death box looting. Currently, if you are searching through a box and take damage, you will be removed from the screen. It’s an annoyance since you’ll have to bring it back up quickly to grab what you want.

Respawn EntertainmentA major upgrade is coming to the way you see life and death situations.

In a future update, you will no longer be taken out of the screen, so you’ll be able to loot to your heart’s delight, even if it’s a literal life or death situation.

This will be an option players will have to toggle on, so it sounds like it’ll be off by default until players switch it on themselves. With how many requests there were, it will be no surprise to see players instantly switch this one on.

What we don’t know as of yet is when this particular update will arrive. It’s possible it could wait until the start of Season 4, which is presumably arriving shortly.

There’s not a definitive release date for the next season, but going with the typical cadence, we can expect it to arrive sometime in December. Perhaps that will be when we can look out for this long-awaited quality of life change.

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:31

by Alan Bernal


The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.