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This simple Apex Legends HUD redesign could greatly improve looting

Published: 3/Apr/2019 19:47 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 8:32

by Alan Bernal

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A quick redesign to the HUD in Apex Legends would drastically cut down the time needed to communicate between squadmates while looting.

Players who have spent a ton of time in King’s Canyon have grown accustomed to looting as quick as possible to stay ahead of the competition, but organizing ammo within a squad has proven to be a huge pain.

In a Reddit post, user ‘Bitchaloid’ drew up a couple of concepts that show a much more streamlined design for teams to communicate what ammo type they have.

Suggestion: Can we have an ammo type indicator in your HUD? So we know what kind of ammo to ping for teammates. from r/apexlegends

Though it’s a small change, the different concepts include a couple of ways on improving the current HUD in Apex Legends by adding ammo icons or a minimalistic design for better viewing.

In their concept design, the ammo icons would be clearly shown next to the player’s in-game name to the right of the mic icon. The other design simply shows a two-toned vertical bar representing the distinct colors of the different munition types of the weapons being carried.

It also helps that the ammo icon placement is right next to where players would be able to see if someone on their team started shooting.

Redditor 'ItIsMeCall911'The ammo icons are distinct enough to make them out on the fly if they were located on the HUD.

Some commenters found the change a bit unneeded since a simple voice comm could easily transmit the info in the concepts, but players have found that talking to teams with mics isn’t always ideal.

“The voice chat sound quality in this game is so shit, 90% of the time I can’t even understand what my teammates are saying…” Bitchaloid said in reply to someone who suggested just vocalizing ammo needs. “I really can’t see a reason why NOT to have this in the game, it’s a simple quality of life thing.”

Since launch, Apex Legends has given players ample amounts of communication features, primarily a bevy of pings for different aspects of the game. But adding ammo icons to the HUD would do away with the need to check and double check with someone on what gun type they’re equipped with.

Players looking to have information about their squad more readily available could have a huge use for the added icons in the HUD.

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Apex Legends devs respond to broken Gibraltar hit reg bug

Published: 19/Nov/2020 13:33

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment are looking into yet another hit reg problem in Apex Legends where Gibraltar’s passive ability, Gun Shield, is actually stopping the legend from hitting his own shots on enemies in certain scenarios.

The game’s developers are always sieving through feedback from players, and on November 18 one member of the community highlighted an alarming issue with Gibraltar’s passive.

As many will know, Gibby is one of the strongest Legends in the game and features in the highest spots of many tier lists, though this new-found problem might explain why some of your bullets haven’t been as effective as they could have been.

Gibraltar standing over enemy in Apex Legends
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Gibraltar mains won’t be happy to hear his passive has a problem.

Apex Legends devs respond to Gibraltar Gun Shield bug

Reddit user gtnpr found the bug, and commented: “No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield.”

It didn’t take the dev team long to stumble upon it, either. One of them replied to the post looking for more in the way of specific details to help them find a solution.

They said: “Just curious, but if you have a friend also in the game, do they see you shoot a bullet? Does the bullet still hit for them? Info on what another player sees would be super helpful!”

No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield. from apexlegends

The developer confirmed they were looking into it, but “can’t [reproduce] it. Believe it or not almost all bugs like that you can’t easily reproduce, so more information is needed.”

However, other players confirmed they too had experienced the issue, and it could be an explanation for some of the continued hit reg issues players are experiencing.

The problem has not yet been added to the Trello board of investigated issues in Apex Legends, though based on these comments the team is on the job. Hopefully, it won’t be long before Gibby mains aren’t running into this — while still rare — frustrating issue in-game.