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Titanfall BR ‘Apex Legends’ potentially to be announced at Super Bowl

Published: 3/Feb/2019 16:09 Updated: 3/Feb/2019 16:22

by Calum Patterson

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According to industry insiders, the rumored ‘Apex Legends’ game – a battle royale set in the Titanfall universe – will be announced via an advertisement the 2019 Super Bowl.

Apex Legends has still not been confirmed by Respawn Entertainment or EA, but it seems all but certain that it will be announced by Monday, February 4.

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Not least does the URL ‘playapex.com‘ redirect to EA’s homepage, numerous reports all state the same timeline, with the free to play game announced and playable on Monday.

EA/Respawn EntertainmentThe Titanfall battle royale will reportedly not feature Titans.

Popular streamers, including Dr Disrespect, shroud and Gotaga, are said to have attended a play test of the game in Los Angeles, and one streamer (remaining anonymous) gave it a glowing review.

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On February 3, a number of reports claim that the Super Bowl will be chosen for the big announcement.

Games industry analyst Daniel Ahmed, via Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, says from “what he has heard”, an announcement for Apex Legends will take place at the Super Bowl. Kotaku’s Jason Schreier reported that it would “perhaps” be announced during or around the big match.

Running a promotion during the Super Bowl would be massive exposure for the game, although at great expense – presumably no issue with backing from EA.

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EA also have BioWare’s Anthem releasing later in February, so perhaps there will be promotion for both titles, if they have in fact paid for an ad slot during the Super Bowl.

We will keep this story updated as more details about the rumored Apex Legends announcement and release become available. It is believed to be coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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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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