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Apex Legends player discovers new feature of weapon skins

Published: 18/Mar/2019 17:05 Updated: 18/Mar/2019 19:45

by Eli Becht

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Your iron sights change in Apex Legends depending on your weapon skin, which is nice little addition to the game.

As we wait for the Apex Legends Battle Pass to drop, it looks like fans are discovering new things that are currently in the game.

Apex Legends has numerous cosmetics for weapons that will give your weapon a special look to set it apart from other players.

The skin isn’t the only thing that changes on the weapon as we also see the iron sights on the guns change depending on the skin.

A recent Reddit post showed us what the R-99 looks with a Legendary skin. Not only is the skin itself changed but the iron sight also received an updated look.

Iron sights can change depending on the weapon skin. Legendary R-99 vs standard. from r/apexlegends

This is a simple, yet noticeable change that helps give the skins more of their own personality. Speaking of skins, there are going to be plenty more of them up for grabs when the Season 1 Battle Pass launches.

Season 1 of Apex Legends begins March 19 and will include more Legendary skins for your weapons, meaning there will be even more sight changes to look forward to. 

Respawn EntertainmentThe first tier of rewards of the Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass.

Luckily, if you come across an iron sight that you don’t like you’ll just be able to loot a scope and pop it right onto the gun.

As a matter of fact, it’s not too often you’ll be stuck using the iron sights of a gun for all that long, which is why it’s cool to see Respawn even put in the time of changing them up.

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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.