ShivFPS rages for Apex Legends Knockdown Shields to be removed from comp - Dexerto
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ShivFPS rages for Apex Legends Knockdown Shields to be removed from comp

Published: 1/Jun/2020 21:05 Updated: 1/Jun/2020 21:06

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends Global Series showcases the highest level of competitive gameplay from across the major regions, but Luminosity Gaming steamer ‘ShivFPS’ noticed a major flaw in the competition.

During the five-rounds split of the European finals, Shiv saw the Gambit Esports squad struggling to finish off the trio from SJP2. With all three opponents equipped with a self-res Legendary Knockdown Shield, it was a tricky situation for the team to maneuver with only four squads left in the match.

Sandwiched between a team to the east and another to the north, Gambit’s problems were only intensified after Konstantin ‘Hardecki’ Kozlov pulled off a clutch 1v3 just to be met with three gold Shields.

Upon reviewing the match, Shiv saw this as a major hindrance to the competitive side of Apex Legends. The streamer went on an impassioned rant about why Knockdown Shields should be taken out of the competitive side of Apex.

“F**k Knockdown Shields, get this sh** out of the game,” Shiv screamed. “They have three fu**ing shields. It’s not f**king good for comp, you dumb f**ks. Get f**king self-res out of f**king competitive Apex Legends!”

As Hardecki was trying to finish off any one of the three downed players, he was getting pushed from team ЧМК. The incoming team saw a great opportunity to poke down Gambit, who were trying to stay alive while finding an angle to eliminate the downed players.

The fact that the enemy team was being saved by the Shields made it more and more likely that the Gambit players would end up being pinched by the other remaining squad.

Shiv thought this was egregious since neither team ended up finishing on top, especially since the squad spent so much time having to deal with a team that was already downed but not out, thanks to the item’s self-revive ability.

Knockdown Shields can be a fun and dynamic part for players in Apex Legends, but Shiv clearly finds a flaw when using the item in a competitive setting, especially because of its self-res property.

Respawn and the community agree that the item needs to be looked at and players could be seeing a change coming to Knockdown Shields soon.

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.