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Awesome new Kill Leader mechanic would spice up Apex Legends matches

Published: 6/Apr/2019 2:36 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 6:14

by Albert Petrosyan


With Apex Legends being still just over two months old, it has a lot of room for improvement, and one players has proposed an idea that would make matches a lot more exciting.

There is no doubting that a lot of matches in Apex Legends have the tendency to become slightly boring, especially during the middle stages.

According to superstar streamer Shroud, this happens because too many players die too early during matches, causing the middle phase to drag on with little to no action.

Idea for new Kill Leader mechanic in Apex Legends

In order to counter the stages of matches that can start getting boring, Reddit user ‘Kialand’ has proposed an improvement to how the Kill Leader works in Apex Legends.

As the name suggests, Kill Leader is the title given to any player in a match that has the most kills out of anyone on the map, and the only way they can lose this title is if another player surpasses their elimination total.

The proposed mechanic, which is very complex and multi-faceted, would essentially allow the Kill Leader to earn a sizable XP bonus but at the cost of revealing his or her location on the map.

The active Kill Leader is always displayed by the large banners that hang from cliffs during matches.

The way this mechanic would work is the Kill Leader, who must be out of combat, would be given the option of “issuing a challenge,” which involves pinging his or her location for all enemy players to see for a seven second period.

In exchange for this risky decision, the Kill Leader would earn 2.5% Time Alive XP bonus for him or herself and an additional 1% XP bonus for all teammates.

If an enemy player manages to take down the Kill Leader within 90 seconds after the “challenge” was issued, then the whole squad would receive a 1.5% XP bonus at the end of the match.

Being the Kill Leader should make it feel like you are a High Risk, High Reward Target that should be hunted, feared and respected at the same time. Give the Kill Leader the option to gain a Time Alive XP Bonus, at the cost of pinging his location on the map to every other enemy still alive. from r/apexlegends

Why this could be a good idea

In addition to explaining all of the details of how this new mechanic would work, the Reddit user also gave insight for why the idea might really help improve Apex Legends.

For one, it would be fully optional, so players would be able to avoid issuing challenges if they did not want to. Also, it would be only enabled for fully assembled teams, so randomly matched players would not have to deal with it.

As a result, it would promote players to try and find teammates to play with rather than queuing in solo all the time, as they would then never be able to enjoy issuing challenges as the Kill Leader.

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Apex Legends devs respond to broken Gibraltar hit reg bug

Published: 19/Nov/2020 13:33

by David Purcell


Respawn Entertainment are looking into yet another hit reg problem in Apex Legends where Gibraltar’s passive ability, Gun Shield, is actually stopping the legend from hitting his own shots on enemies in certain scenarios.

The game’s developers are always sieving through feedback from players, and on November 18 one member of the community highlighted an alarming issue with Gibraltar’s passive.

As many will know, Gibby is one of the strongest Legends in the game and features in the highest spots of many tier lists, though this new-found problem might explain why some of your bullets haven’t been as effective as they could have been.

Gibraltar standing over enemy in Apex Legends
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Gibraltar mains won’t be happy to hear his passive has a problem.

Apex Legends devs respond to Gibraltar Gun Shield bug

Reddit user gtnpr found the bug, and commented: “No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield.”

It didn’t take the dev team long to stumble upon it, either. One of them replied to the post looking for more in the way of specific details to help them find a solution.

They said: “Just curious, but if you have a friend also in the game, do they see you shoot a bullet? Does the bullet still hit for them? Info on what another player sees would be super helpful!”

No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield. from apexlegends

The developer confirmed they were looking into it, but “can’t [reproduce] it. Believe it or not almost all bugs like that you can’t easily reproduce, so more information is needed.”

However, other players confirmed they too had experienced the issue, and it could be an explanation for some of the continued hit reg issues players are experiencing.

The problem has not yet been added to the Trello board of investigated issues in Apex Legends, though based on these comments the team is on the job. Hopefully, it won’t be long before Gibby mains aren’t running into this — while still rare — frustrating issue in-game.