Apex Legends bug causes Shroud to miss out on thousands from MrBeast during charity stream - Dexerto
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Apex Legends bug causes Shroud to miss out on thousands from MrBeast during charity stream

Published: 25/Mar/2019 23:27 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 23:55

by Eli Becht

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YouTuber Apex Legends session but things did not go according to plan.

If you’re even a casual viewer of YouTube and Twitch chances are you know who MrBeast is.

MrBeast is very well known in the community for donating large amounts of money to charity and smaller Twitch streamers, but he also hooks up the big streamers too.

Twitch superstar shroud was given a challenge by MrBeast during his stream on March 25 where $5,000 was up for grabs for each kill he secured in Apex Legends.

Shroud was more than up to the task as he’s one of the best players Apex Legends has to offer, despite his elbow injury.

shroud and MrBeast meet for the first time

While shroud and MrBeast knew of each other before, this was actually the first time the two have met in person.

MrBeast was there to create a sponsored Apex Legends video with shroud but in true MrBeast fashion, he offered a challenge to shroud that would result in him making lots of money for a charity of his choice.

Apex Legends picked a bad time to crash

In the midst of a match where shroud had already earned $30,000 to a charity, the game randomly crashed, causing him to officially ‘lose’ the challenge.

“Oh no, is this real?” shroud asked. “Did that really just happen? Oh no, I was at 30 grand.”

It was definitely not an ideal time for the game to crash as he likely would’ve been able to get a lot more money from that match in particular.

Luckily, MrBeast was a good sport about it all and still decided to support shroud’s charity.

If you’re ever looking to raise money for charity through someone playing video games, shroud is always a good bet.

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Apex Legends devs considering different buff ideas for Loba

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:12

by Joe Craven

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Daniel Klein, lead game designer at Respawn Entertainment, has suggested that a Loba buff could come soon to Apex Legends, but that the High Society Thief is currently in a “pretty good” spot. 

Added back in Season 5, Loba has perhaps had less of an impact on the Apex Legends meta than some of her counterparts. She’s not necessarily underpowered, but it’s hard to really class her as a game-changing legend in Apex’s Season 7 meta.

The buff to Black Market Boutique enabled her to become a significant contributor to her teams, pulling her out of the dwindling period she found herself in during Season 6.

However, her relative mediocrity when compared to some of the game’s stronger characters – Wraith, Gibraltar, and Bloodhound – has naturally led to her fans asking for a buff.

Apex Legends Cosplay Loba
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Loba has one of the biggest personalities in Apex Legends, even if she’s not one of the best legends.

One Redditor, ‘ApexFan12′, suggested a small Loba buff to Daniel Klein, Respawn’s Lead Game Designer. Klein can be found frequently active on Reddit, interacting and replying with fans of the battle royale.

“You know how Pathfinder’s cooldown is based on how far he goes,” the Redditor said, “I was wondering if there’s any way you can do the same thing with Loba, where her tactical cooldown is based on how far her bracelet goes… There’s been many times where I’ve accidentally thrown it right in front of me and then have to wait 30 seconds for it to recharge.”

The suggestion seemed to appeal to Klein, who replied: “Definitely could do that! Could also just shave off time in general. I think the animations pre and post use could also do with some tightening. Thing is, she’s pretty good right now. Will let her rest for a patch or two.”

Reddit conversation between Daniel Klein about Loba
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Klein’s response and the Redditor’s suggestion, in full.

Responding to another user about simply making the bracelet travel faster in the air, Klein described that buff as a “last resort”.

“It would require some work on the visual effect to make it look good and it has the highest risk of negatively impacting combat legibility,” he said. “Point taken on the beautiful arrival animation; maybe most of our shortening needs to be in the taking off animation. Like I said though, this is experimental stuff we’re still play-testing and there’s a good chance we won’t ship it if it’s not healthy for the game.”

Daniel Klein response on Reddit over Loba buff
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Daniel Klein’s response to other Loba buff suggestions.

Klein’s comment that they are going to “let her rest” suggests that the change, if it comes at all, will likely drop after Season 8’s inception. It’s fair to wait and see how Loba is affected by the introduction of Fuse and the balancing adjustments that will come with the launch of a new season.

Barring any delays, Season 8 is set to drop in Apex Legends on February 2.