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Respawn explains reason for silence between Apex Legends updates

Published: 12/Apr/2019 17:41 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 18:15

by Eli Becht

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Following much silence in the weeks since release and many questions from the community, an Apex Legends developer has explained why Respawn won’t go into details about the new features coming into the game. 

Since Apex Legends’ launch back in February, it hasn’t received a whole lot in terms of updates despite promising to provide regular updates to the game.

That doesn’t mean the developers have been entirely away from the game as they have been constantly behind the scenes banning players and there have been some updates that have come, most notably the one that introduced the Season 1 Battle Pass.

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Respawn gives insight on why they don’t make promises for Apex Legends

Overall, however, there’s been plenty of silence from Respawn, which caused fans to begin wondering why the development team doesn’t go into any detail with what is coming to the game.

In an effort to bring clarity to the situation, sn Apex Legends developer, Brent Mcleod, who goes by Scriptacus on Reddit posted a lengthy comment explaining why the team doesn’t go into much detail saying what they are working on.

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“As to why I don’t give specific answers about unannounced or requested features (like alternate modes); far too often it’s unwise to do so,” he wrote on Reddit. “Just mentioning this kind of stuff gets taken as a promise. The timeline starts the moment it’s mentioned and everyone has a different expectation of what’s a reasonable timeline.”

Gaming websites could actually hurt developers 

While he does believe fans will create their own timelines, he adds on that gaming publications can also help create a negative narrative.

“If I were to say ‘Yes, feature X will come to the game someday’ it would likely get picked up by blogs and gaming news sites, posted as ‘Respawn says X is coming to Apex,’ and depending on how those articles are written, they’re going to set expectations incorrectly for a lot of people.”

While the response should certainly help calm the fears of many Apex Legends players, there will no doubt be plenty of players who are still looking for new content and updates in the weeks to come. 

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.