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Shroud explains why leaked Evolving armor in Apex Legends is “really cool”

Published: 22/Jan/2020 0:57 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 9:06

by Albert Petrosyan


Hearing about Apex Legends’ leaked ‘Evolving’ body shield for the first time, star streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek fell in love with the concept.

Evolving armor was first leaked in Apex Legends back in September of 2019 after data-miners discovered it in the Voidwalker event’s game files.

When equipped, this armor would start off at the base Level 1 and improve as the player got more kills, with the potential to ramp up all the way to Level 4, giving the player an additional 125 health points.

Could we see Evolving armor in Apex Legends sooner rather than later?

Shroud, who hasn’t played much Apex Legends since September, heard about this leak for the first time while streaming the new Third-Person limited-time mode in the Grand Soirée Arcade Event.

“That is an interesting mechanic,” he said, becoming more and more invested in the idea. “I never thought of that, that is really interesting.”

“So, essentially, everybody starts off at a level playing field and whoever is farming harder, as in frag-wise or damage-wise, they get better buffs. That’s crazy, that is really cool, actually.”

Respawn EntertainmentEvolving armor would really shake up how Apex Legends is played, both casually and competitively.

The more he thought about the mechanic, the faster his brain worked at analyzing all of the potential positives that such a thing would bring to the battle royale.

While some may argue against this idea because it would reward more aggressive players, shroud doesn’t think that’ll be the case.

“Because you think ‘Okay, if you just hold W, you’re going to win,’ but that’s not true,” he continued. “I’m going to have to see how that’s utilized, but that is a really good idea. I really like that, if they can do it right. I’m sure they’ll do some testing.”

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Seeing as how much shroud loved the idea of this Evolving body shield, if it were added to the game, he might be more keen on returning to the battle royale he was pretty much the face for in the first half of 2019.

However, over the past few months, he hasn’t really been playing Apex Legends. This is partly due to his love for Escape from Tarkov, but also because the game has gotten stale for him, limiting his interest to hopping on here and there to try out a new mode or something of that sort.

He recently admitted that Respawn would have to make several major changes to the game for him to return, such as changes to the weapon and Legends meta and for the title to become “more adaptive” – something for which Evolving armor could be a big part.

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Apex Legends fixes annoying Rampart & Treasure Pack bugs in Dec 1 patch

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney


Apex Legends devs have rolled out fixes for frustrating Season 7 bugs that makes players face an infinite loading screen and a separate glitch causing Rampart’s turret not to stick to the Trident.

Treasure packs returned to Apex for Season 7, as a way to keep the battle pass interesting and give players something to come back and search for every single day, if you don’t get trapped, that is.

The packs have become a significant part of Apex matches since players don’t want to miss one and fall behind on completing the set and miss out on some cosmetics.

For some though, the packs have caused major issues during Season 7 though, as a bug would randomly lock them in a loading screen.

An Apex Legends treasure pack
Treasure Packs were introduced in Apex Legends season 6, and now they’ve caused quite the headache.

That wasn’t all throwing players off. Rampart mains also found that, while it was advertised in the Season 7 trailer, the legend’s turret wouldn’t always stick to the new Trident vehicles.

Both of these bugs have definitely been getting under players’ skin, but the good news is Respawn have rolled out a fix for both issues that will hopefully put an end to the incoveniences.

“As an FYI, we’ve deployed a small patch to re-enable the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident as well as provide a fix for players who are getting stuck on certain menu pages,” Apex wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1.

This means that once you log in following the update, treasure packs should no longer get you caught in a loop, and Rampart can once again fire Sheila atop the Trident.

Previous reports claimed that another update had been rolled out to try and fix the treasure pack glitch already, but if you’ve been on Apex’s Reddit recently you’ll see still numerous posts of people still encountering it, and a similar issue with getting stuck on the main loading screen as well.

Despite a few bumps like this along the way, Season 7 has generally been well-received by the Apex community, so hopefully, this patch takes care of these issues for good and let us get back to playing.