xQc isn’t impressed with Apex Legends' Founder’s Pack - Dexerto
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xQc isn’t impressed with Apex Legends’ Founder’s Pack

Published: 4/Feb/2019 23:07 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 23:28

by Bill Cooney

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Respawn Entertainment released their new, free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends on Febraury 4, so streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel decided to try the new game out.

xQc started downloading the game just after the reveal trailer at 12 PM PST, and decided to watch some gameplay with viewers while waiting.

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While watching a YouTube video of Apex gameplay, xQc decided to take the opportunity to pose for a thumbnail to make it easier on the people who make his YouTube videos.

Eventually the streamer loaded up the game to check out the new title’s offerings, but was immediately disappointed in what he got out of the $40 Founder’s Edition.

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“Founder’s skin, ooh, that’s terrible,” xQc remarked. “Founder’s skin, that’s horrid.”

“Is this real?” The streamer asked as he looked for more. “Well there goes my $40. Holy shit, GabeN would be proud.”

After finally making it into a game, xQc seemed to have a pretty good time, even if he wasn’t getting one win after another.

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Only xQc knows how long he’ll be playing Apex for, but he said he was pretty excited to be around for the launch of the game.

Apex Legends is free to play and was released on February 4 for Playstation 4, Xbox One and on PC in the Origin store.

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Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.

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As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.

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Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.

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