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Shroud wants one simple feature added to Apex Legends in Season 4

Published: 9/Feb/2020 10:38

by Andy Williams

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Mixer megastar Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has revealed the one key feature he thinks Apex Legends Season 4 needs to improve player experience.

Apex Legends’ fourth season is in full swing. With big changes to World’s Edge and Revenant’s blockbuster debut, players are flocking into EA’s servers to sample what Respawn have cooked up.

Assimilation has piqued the interest of shroud, who’s had a turbulent relationship with Apex Legends during its one-year tenure in the battle royale realm.

Shroud, CouRage and Drdisrespect at Apex Legends' launch.
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Shroud was among the first to play Apex Legends.

It seems that 25-year-old falls in and out of love with Respawn’s flagship title on a regular basis. But with Assimilation’s gripping narrative, shroud is trying the game out once again.

Grzesiek has been grinding the Apex Games’ ranked playlist on his Mixer channel during the opening days of Season 4.

This has led to a very simple but shrewd observation from shroud. Sending a Tweet aimed at the official Apex Legends account, he said: “Listen here @PlayApex. Add a reconnect feature. That is all. Thank you.”

Respawn already said no to reconnects

Mid-game crashes and disconnects are one of the most prominent issues plaguing Apex Legends players, especially on PC.

While on the surface, adding the feature seems like a no-brainer, Respawn have previously acknowledged that it simply isn’t feasible in a Reddit post.

Firstly, the developers believe that certain members of the player base would “abuse” the short-term fix.

While in the same breath, Respawn believes that the effort implored into a feature such as this would be “better spent focused on fixing stability issues so that the feature isn’t necessary” in the first place.

Apex Legends subreddit.

Yes, shroud’s case is strong — especially when you consider that stability issues still plague the game, some 11 months on from the aforementioned Reddit post.

However, a reconnect feature has a plethora of implications. For example, when you reconnect, do you spawn with the same health/loot as when you disconnected? Until Respawn can crack the code, it is unlikely that shroud’s wish will come true.

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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 21:23

by Tanner Pierce

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If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

New Olympus Preview LTM

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

The new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump into the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind. The first Ranked split will be on Olympus too, so if you’re a competitive player, this new LTM comes highly recommended.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously, that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.