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Shroud explains his thoughts on the Apex Legends Wingman nerf

Published: 7/Mar/2019 12:06 Updated: 7/Mar/2019 20:08

by Calum Patterson


The first major balance update for Apex Legends was released on March 6, with hot topics such as the Wingman pistol and hitboxes addressed – and streamer Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek has weighed in on the changes.

Shroud was one of the many ‘influencers’ who participated in Apex Legends’ development, helping Respawn Entertainment with various gameplay decisions, and is even credited with suggesting the predictive recoil system.

He’s also one of the best players, with his natural skill for FPS games on PC allowing him to excel – particularly with the so-called “higher-skill” weapons, namely the Wingman.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Wingman is so powerful it has caused much debate among Apex Legends players.

The Wingman is a high-powered revolver, which rewards players who are accurate by dealing out 45 damage per shot to the body at all ranges – so you can only imagine what a player with such pinpoint accuracy like shroud can do with it.

But has the March 6 nerf to the Wingman, which reduced hip fire accuracy and rate of fire, done enough? Shroud definitely doesn’t think so, stating: 

“I don’t think they did anything really. That was not the right nerf. If they were going to nerf the fire rate, they needed to really nerf it, or don’t touch the fire rate at all, and just nerf the damage. But, instead, they literally did nothing.”

While this was shroud’s initial thoughts on the matter, he changed his tune slightly after getting a chance to extensively test out the changes. 

Later on in this same stream, shroud clarified that the nerf was actually better than he originally thought.

Although this seems to be a topic of debate in the Apex Legends community, as some still feel that the nerf wasn’t enough and the weapon is still a bit too strong. 

Wingman after the hipfire nerf from r/apexlegends

As for other changes, or rather lack thereof, shroud explains that Respawn’s reluctancy to buff the Mozambique and P2020 (two notoriously weak weapons) is because they actually want some guns to be noticeably less powerful, to create a hierarchy of sorts in loadouts.

There is still time for these changes to settle in, and Respawn will be monitoring all feedback as well as gameplay data in order to determine if these changes were effective or not.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.