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Peacekeeper nerfed in Apex Legends update – November 22 patch notes

Published: 22/Nov/2019 21:49 Updated: 22/Nov/2019 22:59

by Albert Petrosyan

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Respawn Entertainment have pushed out a weapon balancing update in Apex Legends nerfing the Peacekeeper shotgun, following complaints that it was too powerful.

The Peacekeeper had been under the spotlight of controversy lately in Apex Legends, with many players alleging that the weapon had become far too overpowered.

The player-base had been asking Respawn to nerf the weapon for several weeks now, but their demands had seemingly fallen on deaf ears, as the shotgun continued to wreak havoc on World’s Edge.

However, on November 22, Respawn caught the community off-guard with a previously unannounced mini-update released specifically to nerf Peacekeeper.

It appears that this balancing adjustment was pushed through directly in-game, so players will not need to download an update to see the changes in effect.

Ryan Lastimosa - ArtStation / Respawn EntertainmentAmong the Peacekeeper’s November 22 nerfs was an increase to its rechamber time.

Peacekeeper nerfed in November 22 patch

This November 22 balancing adjustment included two changes for the Peacekeeper, both of them reducing its effectiveness in some capacity.

Its rechamber time, the time it takes for a round to be loaded into the chamber, has been increased from 1.1 seconds to 1.2. Meanwhile, the headshot multiplayer has been decreased, with the boost going down from 1.5 to 1.25.

There were no changes to the weapon’s damage or range, however, so it remains to be seen whether or not these nerfs will prove to be effective.

Players got their wish, but is it enough?

While it’s true that Respawn finally nerfed the Peacekeeper to fulfill the community’s request, some players are guarding their optimism with caution.

Team Liquid star pro player Mendo replied to the announcement by claiming that “this is nowhere near enough,” and a lot of other comments on both Twitter and Reddit seem to be along that same tune.

That said, the community shouldn’t be overly surprised if these changes prove to not be enough since Respawn have a track record of having to nerf weapons multiple times in the past before the changes actually make a difference.

That was the case with the Wingman, the Alternator with the Disruptor, and, most recently, the Charge Rifle, which some may argue still needs another round of nerfs.

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Apex Legends leak reveals ranked solos and more game modes in the works

Published: 15/Jan/2021 10:45

by Connor Bennett

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A fresh Apex Legends leak has pointed at more game modes coming in Season 8 and beyond, including ranked Solos mode and another iteration of Kings Canyon. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have gone on, Respawn Entertainment have added a number of different game modes to the battle royale. For the most part, these limited-time modes have either been slight or major tweaks on the typical last man standing formula of a battle royale.

With Season 8 on the horizon, some leaks have started to filter out about Apex’s second anniversary season – including who we might see as a new legend, current legend tweaks, and of course, limited-time modes. 

These leaks have revealed a team deathmatch-like game mode, that would be played on Kings Canyon, coming to Apex at some point, but a fresh set of leaks have revealed that the devs have more than just that up their sleeve.

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Apex has been awash with LTMs, just like the Winter Express mode.

Apex Legends leaker SomeoneWhoLeaks posted the new images on January 14, showing the activity feed from somebody testing out new game modes ahead of Season 8. 

Them team deathmatch style mode – known as Arenas – makes an appearance, as does something called Anniversary Event Kings Canyon, as well as game modes called Locked and Loaded and Death Trigger.

However, what is the most interesting part of it all, is that there a reference to a Ranked Solos mode. It does look a little different from the rest as its listed as “#PL_Ranked_Leagues_solo!”

Its inclusion is incredibly interesting as, whenever fans have asked for a solos mode, Respawn has been against it – stating that they have data that points to solos not being “healthy” for the battle royale.

They reiterated their position on January 8, saying that a solos mode would not be coming to Apex. It could be a case that the mode is being tested to assess more data, so, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens here.