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Respawn ask players for feedback on Apex Legends weapon & legend balance

Published: 9/Feb/2020 15:03

by Daniel Cleary


Respawn Entertainment developers have asked Apex Legends players for their feedback on any weapon or legend changes they would like to see implemented in the game.

As Season 4 is now underway, players have been reacting to many of the new changes that came with it.

There were balancing changes in the game’s latest update, on top of alterations to the World’s Edge map and the introduction of a brand new character, Revenant, which players have been enjoying.

Apex Legends: Season 4 featured the addition of Revenant and many other changes.

Although the update brought some fresh content to the Apex Legends servers, there are still some changes that many players have been hoping for and developers at Respawn have called on fans to share their feedback.

Respawn lead game designer, Carlos Pineda, asked players to contribute their feedback on the current state of the characters in-game and to decide on which legends need a buff and why.

The Apex Legends developer has received a massive number of responses so far with many fans calling for buffs to some of the fan-favorites such as Mirage and Lifeline.

Similarly to Pineda, Apex Legends weapon designer, David Bocek, also called for fans to get involved, asking them for feedback on any future changes they think would be needed for the game’s guns.

“Let’s talk about Apex Legends weapons! I’d love to hear your thoughts on recent weapon changes and overall weapon meta!” he expressed.

The tweets garnered responses from many of the game’s top personalities and pro players, who each shared their own ideas about what they would like to see in Apex Legends.

Many players seemed to agree that Gibraltar could do with a nerf after some of the recent changes to his abilities.

Although the developers asked fans for their thoughts, they made no promises that any of the popular ideas would be implemented, however, they expressed that they would consider every suggestion that came their way.

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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


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.