There isn’t much information out there about what to expect in Season 4 of Apex Legends, but there’s a chance a new Dual Wield Hop-Up could be added.
With Season 3 slowly winding down in Apex Legends, a lot of players and fans are already starting to look ahead to what new content Season 4 will bring to the popular battle royale.
While we do know that there will be a new Legend and weapon, as has been the case with the first three seasons, but what else will be added? A Dual Wield Hop-Up, perhaps?
Dual Wield has been common in a lot of first-person-shooters, most notably Call of Duty, allowing players to hold two of certain weapons in each hand, and essentially double their firepower.
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The drawback to this, of course, is that accuracy is considerably decreased since you are not able to aim down the sights of the weapons, instead forced to hip-fire with each one.
Clues for possible Dual Wield Hop-Up in Apex Legends
While there hasn’t been too much leaked about a possible Dual Wield Hop-Up, fans have found clues potentially pointing to it being added in the game at some point.
In the Season 3 launch trailer, Crypto can be seen holding two P2020 semi-automatic pistols, one in each hand. While that can be written off as just being something to make the trailer look cool, a recent content reveal video from Respawn Entertainment themselves shows Lifeline holding two pistols in-game, seemingly a recreation of one of her banner poses.
Furthermore, data-miners found some coding in the back-end game files that referenced ‘akimbo’ being a fire mode for some weapons. Granted, that was way back in Season 2, but late doesn’t have to mean never, as the developers might have not seen it fit to add the Hop-Up then, but could do so in Season 4.
A breakdown of all of this information can be found in the video below, courtesy of popular Apex YouTuber ‘TheGamingMerchant.’
How would Dual Wield work in Apex Legends?
If Respawn do end up adding the Hop-Up in Season 4, the question then would become how do they plan on it functioning? It would obviously be limited to pistol-type weapons only such as the Wingman, RE-45, and P2020.
By the looks of it, based on the leaked coding, the Dual Wield function would be an option for players to turn on and off whenever they want, much like the Selectfire Receiver.
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This could be very handy, of course, because it would allow players to be able to enable it for close-quarter combat and then disable it if they want to aim-in from longer range.
The developers would likely take extra precautions to ensure it doesn’t become to overpowered, either by making adjustments to how the weapons fire in Dual Wield mode, and/or making the Hop-Up be very rare and thus hard to come by.