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Apex Legends pro calls for Respawn to rework ‘useless’ white loot

Published: 26/Mar/2020 2:57 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 9:21

by Isaac McIntyre


Apex Legends pro Jamison ‘PVPX’ Moore has called for Respawn to rework Apex Legends’ “horrible” common weapon and loot drops found around King’s Canyon, and suggested the game can only be improved by deleting them.

Every Apex player has been in the same situation at one time or another. You drop into a high tier loot zone, and scoop up white armor and an RE-45 with no attachments. Meanwhile, your enemy scored rare armor and a kitted out R-99.

You, of course, lose the ensuing firefight. You’re dumped from the match. Your opponent had better recoil from the attachments they found, and 50 more HP too. But what if you’d landed in King’s Canyon armed with armor and gear already?

According to Cloud9 star PVPX, that’s the main change Respawn needs to implement in the battle royale. Do away with common guns and gear⁠— which makes up 12.5% of Apex loot ⁠— and make them starter items instead.

He’s suggested that switch to the Respawn devs. Dump the “unnecessary” glut of weak loot options scattered across World’s Edge and King’s Canyon.  In doing so, early-game gear would become “more efficient… and effective.”

Evo Shields have been made permanent in Apex Legends and now PVPX wants them changed again
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PVPX’s suggested changes would see Evo Shields changed into stronger versions for “more balance.”

“Remove all white items by making them default to their respective guns, and [make players] spawn in with a white helmet, backpack, knockdown shield, and evo shield. Remove white armors and increase EVO shield to 50HP,” he said.

The reasoning behind PVPX’s bold call? There are 88 lootable items in Apex right now, including 11 white player and gun attachments. With the common armor vs epic armor issue out of the game, everything will be “more balanced.”

The C9 pro continued: “White items ⁠— gear and gun attachments ⁠— takes up roughly 20% of the loot table and isn’t really necessary in the first place.”

“In my opinion, Apex could gain [a few] things: fluidity in quicker gameplay and more efficient looting… [and] a bit more balance since blue vs purple is only a 25HP difference, and blue vs purple attachments isn’t as drastic as whites vs purples.”

He also added this change would help both “aggressive” and “passive” teams. “Squads who fight off drop have a chance to buff their armors to high tiers, [and] teams who play passive can loot higher tier armors instead.”

The real question, however, is if Respawn will listen to PVPX. They’ve proven they’re willing to change up loot, from permanently adding Evo Shields, to constantly adding new guns, but there’s no telling if they’d make changes this extreme.

For now though, you’re just going to have to skip the whites and find the best loot yourself. If you’re not sure where to look, check out our best loot zones guide; if you’re not so sure what to look for, read our ultimate weapon tier list.

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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 21:23

by Tanner Pierce


If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

New Olympus Preview LTM

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

The new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump into the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind. The first Ranked split will be on Olympus too, so if you’re a competitive player, this new LTM comes highly recommended.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously, that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.