Mad Maggie buff idea for Apex Legends would instantly fix her pick rate

Connor Bennett
Mad Maggie staring at Apex Legends logo

An Apex Legends fan has come up with a pretty nifty idea to give Mad Maggie a bit of a buff in the battle royale, and other players are hoping Respawn implements it. 

When Mad Maggie arrived in the Apex Games during Apex Legends Season 12, many players voiced concerns about her abilities, claiming she was overpowered and a big game-breaking.

Since then, though, the Rebel Warlord has seen her pick rate slide quite a bit, and she’s become repeatedly affected by bugs. Some have made her abilities a bit useless, prompting that pick rate to slide even further.

With Apex Legends Season 14 on the horizon, many players have been questioning if the Salvo hero will be getting a bit of love from Respawn and receiving a buff. While that is not yet known, some have been coming up with their own concepts for what they’d like to see changed – and some fans are loving them.

Mad Maggie in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Mad Maggie has had a few issues since arriving in Apex Legends.

One in particular, which came from Redditor wing6781, is focused on giving Maggie’s Wrecking Ball ultimate a bit of fine-tuning by buffing its damage and giving her a new ability.

If the Redditor’s concept was implemented, Maggie’s Wrecking Ball would deal increased damage and stun enemies depending on how far it traveled. For example, if you used the ult and it encountered an enemy within your immediate area, they’d take 20 damage and be stunned for a second. Though, if they were a bit further away, that would increase to 40 damage and three seconds worth of stun.

Wing6781’s idea would also allow Maggie to get faster reloads with shotguns when she steps on her speed boost pads – which is similar to how the Boosted Loader hop-up works in-game. So, it’s not completely far-fetched.

Some fans quickly rallied in support of the idea, noting how it “makes sense” for the Wrecking Ball to build additional energy. “Certainly worth the buff. I like that it was only about her ultimate to give her an edge in combat,” said one. “I actually love these changes,” added another.

While Respawn could always take inspiration from the idea, they’ve noted previously that they can’t outright copy them. So, we’ll have to wait and see if they’ve got anything similar planned.