Apex Legends pro Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen has roasted Respawn’s developers over the balancing of the new Bocek Bow, claiming they “missed all their shots” in the playtests. It comes amid a chorus of pleas from players to nerf the weapon in Season 9.
However, it’s hitting a bit too hard for some players’ liking. Casuals and pros alike have unleashed a chorus of pleas to nerf the overpowered weapon, and ImperialHal is leading the charge.
“Yes, the bow is going to be in competitive, and they’re not going to nerf that sh*t until next year. Can’t wait to play competitive and just die getting sniped from across the map,” he said on stream.
He took a jab at the developers’ skill, claiming the only reason the Bocek made it through playtesting in its current state was because they were “missing all their shots.”
“They thought it was a great idea to have a gun that is on the ground that can do 100+ to the head, it’s hitscan, [and] can do 70 to the body. I really don’t understand how they thought that was fine,” he said.
“Are they missing all their shots so they don’t know how much damage that shit hits [for]? That’s got to be it.”
ImperialHal proposes Apex Legends Bocek Bow nerfs
ImperialHal has suggested a number of changes Respawn can implement to balance the Bocek Bow in Apex Legends.
“They need to add skill to the weapon — it’s hitscan with no damage falloff,” he said.
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“Add [damage falloff] at distance, increased drop with the arrows when you shoot from afar.”
“They should also limit the scopes on it [too]. Don’t allow a 3x on it, only 2x and under.”
Respawn are yet to comment on the Bow’s power level, but you can probably expect a patch to drop sooner rather than later if it gets any more out of hand.