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These Gold Magazines would be a perfect addition to Apex Legends Season 2

Published: 10/Jun/2019 12:44 Updated: 10/Jun/2019 12:46

by Joe Craven

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One Reddit user has suggested that popular FPS battle royale Apex Legends incorporates Gold Ammo Magazines into the game, which would enable a significantly faster reload animation.

Apex Legends has exploded onto the battle royale scene since its February 2019 release, and is hurtling towards its second season, more details of which were released over the weekend at E3.

As a battle royale, looting is a key aspect of Apex Legends. One item that can be found in Apex is better ammo magazines, that are found in increasing rarities of common, to blue (Rare) and purple (Epic) in line with most items in the game. However, there is not currently a gold (Legendary) version in the game, as there is with other items, such as Body Shields.

RedditThe gold helmet and body shield are already in Apex.

Reddit user jimrei posted their take on gold magazines and the potential ability they would possess. As is customary in Apex, gold items benefit the user with a special ability on top of the purple variation. For example, the gold Knockdown Shield provides users with 750 damage protection (as the purple does), but also offers users the chance to self revive.

The user suggests that a gold ammunition magazine would grant players a 25% reduction in reload time, on top of the extended number of shots it provides. It should be noted that the increasing rarities of magazines already provide a reduced reload time, but nowhere near the 25% reduction suggested on Reddit.

Suggestion: Give us golden/legendary magazines that reduce reload time by 25% from r/apexlegends

The suggestion has proved itself very popular on Reddit, amassing over 14,000 upvotes at the time of writing. It’s possible we will see the addition of them into Season 2 of Apex Legends, as more information leaks about it.

Given the fact Rare and Epic variations of the magazines already speed up reload time, it’s possible that they will grant an entirely new skill, such as regenerating ammo count over time. Regardless, it’s clear Apex players want to see Legendary magazines in the game soon, particularly given community complaints regarding a lack of new content.

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Apex Legends dev reveals brutal finisher they scrapped from the game

Published: 30/Oct/2020 10:03

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends dev Moy Parra has revealed a finisher for Bloodhound that was scrapped before the launch of the battle royale – and it might be the most gruesome one we’ve seen.

With each new season in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment releases a new legend, tonnes of skins and cosmetics in the battle pass, and as we’ve seen more recently, quest lines to further the story of the Apex Games.

These new legends, skins, and items, as we’ve seen before, are typically in development way before they are released and end up finding their way onto the internet either through leaks or official reveals from Respawn themselves. 

However, there’s also a lot that gets left on the cutting room floor. Ideas for the legends that don’t quite fit, or skins that maybe don’t quite match some of the extravagant looks that already in-game. 

Bloodhound in Apex Legends
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Bloodhound has become one of Apex’s most powerful legends over the last few seasons.

The same goes for animations surrounding things like finishing moves. Typically, this can be because they cause bugs and other issues, but sometimes it can be because a move is way too over the top. 

Apex Legends dev Moy Parra, who has revealed some scrapped content before, showed off one of the scrapped finishers for Bloodhound that went a bit over the top. 

The dev showed that one of the initial ideas for Bloodhound would have the legend finish enemies off by sticking a pole into their head. If you think that sounds bad, it gets worse. The technological tracker would also pull on the pole, seemingly beheading their downed opponent. 

As Parra notes, that type of execution might have stuck around if Apex received a similar mature rating as Titanfall, but instead, the battle royale is only a Teen rated title. 

There might be some scope to add more finishers for each legend in the future, but they certainly won’t be as explicit as some of the first ideas that Respawn had.