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Why Apex Legends players don’t want leaked CAR SMG added

Published: 22/Nov/2019 0:27

by Albert Petrosyan


The new CAR SMG was recently leaked in Apex Legends, but it seems that not as many players want it to be added as you might expect.

Unlike some other popular battle royale titles, new weapons have been few and far between in Apex Legends, with there only being three added since the game released back in early February.

That hasn’t stopped some from leaking, however, with Titanfall 2’s CAR SMG being among the latest to be discovered in back-end game files by data miners.

However, despite it being new content for the game, there has been a fair amount of players who would prefer it not to be added, based on the leaked details about the weapon.

Discussing the new gun on Reddit, quite a few users explained why the CAR should be put on the back-burner and the VOLT energy SMG (another newly leaked weapon) added instead.

Respawn EntertainmentThe CAR SMG as it was in Titanfall 2.

Is the new CAR SMG worth adding in Apex Legends?

One Reddit user, ‘_J3W3LS_,’ didn’t want the CAR added because it would add to an already “oversaturated” pool of weapons that use the same ammo.

“What ammo type, light?” the user wrote. “It would probably be a better R-301 and worse R-99 in an already oversaturated ammo type. Add the VOLT as an energy SMG before the CAR surely.”

“I agree,” ‘QRIO44’ replied. “When adding guns, they need to consider ways to change up the meta too, and if a gun is too much like the R-301 or R-99, it’ll be an underwhelming addition.”

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers are concerned that the new CAR SMG would be too similar to the already-powerful R-99.

User ‘Omsk_Camill’ wrote a rather long spiel for why it would not be a good idea to add the CAR, as there are already too many weapons that have a similar function.

“We already have Alternator, R-99 and RE-45, which is for all intents and purposes R-99, but worse,” he explained. “Why does CAR need to exist when those three guns are already present in the game? What niche will it occupy?”

“I’d rather have Volt in the SMG class, or some other high-dps, slow-projectile energy weapon, basically L-Star lite, but common. Or something more exotic, like a low-damage high-firerate large-magazine light ammo LMG. Anything that has not been added already.”

No matter which side of the fence you’re on regarding the CAR, there’s no doubt that this debate about whether or not it should be added is an interesting one.

There are certainly plenty of players who would rather it not be added, which could be why developers Respawn Entertainment haven’t been so keen on constantly introducing new weapons into their game.

Only time will tell whether or not the CAR, or VOLT for that matter, will be added in Apex Legends, and these comments could very well help Respawn make their decision moving forward.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney


Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
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The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
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This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
Respawn Entertainment
These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
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Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.