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Shroud criticizes “terrible” Apex Legends Deja Loot mode

Published: 8/Mar/2020 12:03

by Connor Bennett

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Streaming star Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has revealed his thoughts on Apex Legends’ Deja Loot mode – claiming that is it “terrible” and “poorly executed.”

Following the launch of Apex Legends season 4, which finally introduced Revenant as a new legend and changed parts of the World’s Edge map, Respawn Entertainment dropped a further update in the form of the Season Override event. 

With the addition of System Override, players were given the chance to grab some new cosmetics, use an all-new shield type, and even play the Deja Loot mode – which allows loot to respawn during games. Some fans have enjoyed the limited-time mode, yet, shroud hasn’t been a massive fan of the new game type.

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Shroud doesn’t usually hold back when it comes to giving his opinion on something.

In his most recent stream highlights video, the former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional had been opening System Override event packs when one viewer asked him for his thoughts on the new limited-time mode. 

The Mixer streamer didn’t miss a beat and quickly responded: “What’s your real thoughts on the new game mode? Terrible. Poorly executed, as always.” Though, he didn’t offer any further thoughts about the mode before jumping into some games of Apex Legends. 

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As he didn’t say anything else about the new mode, it is difficult to tell what issues that shroud has with Deja Loot. Though, his descriptive use of “poorly executed,” seemingly suggests that he may have had a few changes in mind – but didn’t decide to share them. 

The System Override event is set to come to a close on March 17, so the Deja Loot mode will be headed back out of the rotation. It is unlikely that the developers decide to make any tweaks before it goes away but, it remains to be seen as to whether or not they have any further limited-time game modes up their sleeves for future events.

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Apex Legends dev confirms Rampart buffs coming in Halloween update

Published: 21/Oct/2020 6:53

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rampart has been a little underwhelming since joining the Apex Legends roster, but she’s in for a nice buff in the Halloween update and fans have been trying to guess what it might include.

Apex Legends introduced Rampart back in Season 6, and although she seemed enticing at first, she quickly fell out of favor.

Players voiced their concerns on social media, describing her as ‘weak’ and ‘broken.’ “Am I tripping or is she seriously weak?” said a player in a Reddit thread. “She is one of the worst in the game,” said another.

Of course, it’s not all whining and complaining. One player took it a step further and tried to pinpoint exactly what he thought the problem was. “Her accuracy on the turret is broken,” he said. The list goes on, and on, and on. 

Most of the criticism seems to revolve around her ultimate. The consensus is that while her minigun makes her powerful, it leaves her vulnerable.

Apex Legends Rampart Buff
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Rampart was added to the Apex Legends roster in Season 6.

Apex Legends players discuss potential buffs for Rampart

The discussion has even prompted players to bounce around ideas on how she can be improved.

Some players suggested she should be able to hold her minigun like a heavy weapon but with a small movement penalty. That way, she’d be less vulnerable and it would fix the issue.

Others thought that would be a bit much and potentially make her overpowered. Instead, they think she should be able to pick up and drop the minigun at will. 

Either way, Apex Legends players have made it pretty clear that Rampart needs a buff. Thankfully, their prayers have been answered.

Apex Legends Rampart Buff
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Rampart might be weak now, but she won’t be for much longer.

The news came about in a thread that included a trailer for Apex Legends’ Halloween Fight or Fright. One user wasn’t too interested in the trailer, and instead said he would “love to hear about Rampart’s buff.”

Normally, these kinds of comments happen all the time, and are largely ignored.

But surprisingly, a Respawn dev actually responded, saying, “Both of those are in! Keep an eye out for the patch notes; I don’t wanna spoil stuff before.”

It’s understandable that he couldn’t really say more. However, his words will be music to the ears of many Rampart players who were eagerly awaiting the buff.

Nobody knows exactly what the buff will entail, but it’s fair to say that players would be open to just about anything at this point. Some of the suggestions have also been great, so it’s always possible that one or more of them will come to fruition.

Apex Legends’ Halloween Fight or Fright event starts on Thursday, Oct. 22.