After an Apex Legends fan asked if Respawn would consider adding new character animations, Respawn’s Design Director explained how it would be unnecessary work.
Since its launch in 2019, Apex Legends has been consistently updated with new maps, Legends, weapons, and more. We’re now in the game’s seventh season, which has brought the new Olympus map, Legend Horizon, and joinable clubs.
Respawn Entertainment are known for their dialogue with the community, where senior developers often reply to requests, bug reports, and complaints. They will give a detailed explanation as to why something may or may not be added to the game.
On a Twitter thread about game development, Respawn Design Director Jason McCord replied to a fan’s request to add more character select animations to the game.
New Legend animations won’t be coming
When you select a Legend before a match begins, they will have a little animation. There is currently only one animation for each Legend, which can get repetitive after significant playtime.
“Any idea to update the animations in character select screen,” the fan asked. “It’s the same thing we see again and again… and it should be updated!”
McCord responded, explaining why that won’t happen.
“Cool new animations would be fun to look at, but wouldn’t change anything significantly,” said McCord. It would “take away people like [Moy Parra, Principle Animator] from working on new stuff.”
“[Game development] is often about these tradeoffs,” McCord concluded. “I’m sure you’d rather want a new Legend than new character select anims.”
With the developers hard at work on the upcoming seasons, the animators won’t have the time or resources to create new animations. Respawn needs to prioritize what’s important, and adding new character select animations is so far down on the list it will probably never get added to the game.
Apex Legends Game Director Chad Grenier recently revealed there will be major surprises coming in Season 9, so expect exciting updates in future seasons.
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Apex Legends teams hilariously play volleyball in-game with Cargo Bots
Some Apex Legends players went viral after starting a game of Volleyball with Octane’s Jump Pad and a few Cargo Bots.
A few Apex Legends fans stopped a match to play a game of Volleyball with Octane’s Jump Pad and a few Cargo Bots. This led to some hilarious results, and the clip has gone viral in the Apex community.
Apex Legends is known for its massive maps which serve as large-scale playgrounds for you to explore. Through this, you can discover brand new combat strategies, hiding spots, and tricks to practice. Alternatively, you can just mess around.
Players have been discovering fun activities to pass the time in the Battle Royale ever since it first launched. We’ve seen various creative endeavors from fans, and now a new one has been found; playing volleyball with Cargo Bots.
Teams play Cargo Bot volleyball in Apex Legends
They were able to get their hands on a grounded Cargo Bot and rolled it all the way up to a spot where they had set up a makeshift Volleyball court. This consisted of Octane’s jump pads, and they would use them with Pathfinder’s zipline.
As time passed, even more players came across this and decided to join in on the fun. Rather than messing things up for everyone, they picked up on the rules and played the game. The clip gets even funnier as more people get involved.
Eventually, someone tried to ruin the fun by shooting up the players. However, they didn’t let this ruin their resolve and continued playing as the circle got even closer. They only stopped once the area became too small to stand in.
At that point, you can predict what happened next. Everybody started shooting at each other and using their Ultimate abilities, which led to mass chaos and mayhem. Sadly, this was inevitable as the shrinking circle incites conflict.
Despite that, this was still a hilarious moment of different players coming together to have dumb fun. This is why you should play Apex Legends creatively since you can discover other neat tricks when messing around.
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Apex Legends Season 8 Trailer shows new Fuse legend and abilities
Apex Legends Season 8 shows us some new content coming to the game, including new legend Fuse and map changes.
The newest Apex Legends Season 8 Trailer shows us some new content coming up for the game’s newest content season, titled “Mayhem”.
This season we will see the introduction of the new legend, Fuse, who has been teased for quite some time now. Alongside this new legend also comes huge map changes. Here’s the rundown.
New Legend – Fuse
Fuse is an explosives focused Legend, with a kit that seems to not disappoint. According to the trailer, Fuse is seen throwing his own unique grenades, which look very similar to a grenade model leaked earlier this month. If that same leak is true, then the grenades are called “Projectile Grenades” and his ultimate is called “Firebomb”.
As a character, Fuse seems to be a sarcastic and energetic Legend, so his personality will mesh right into the current Apex Legends cast.
King’s Canyon Changes
Map changes also appear to be on the horizon for Season 8. During the trailer, a large explosion sends a shockwave throughout King’s Canyon, causing havoc to the entire map, taking down landmasses and buildings.
We can expect the new update to bring a large map overhaul, consisting mostly of already existing, but destroyed areas. Hopefully, this update will also bring us new locations, or even secrets hidden beneath the map. This may also remove some bodies of water scattered across the map, so it’s sure to be an exciting change.
You can view the full season 8 trailer here.
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Apex Legends trick makes grenades explode upon landing
There is an Apex Legends trick that you can use in order to make grenades explode immediately when they reach your target.
You can dish out a ton of damage by throwing grenades in Apex Legends, but there’s a technique that you can use to catch your enemies completely by surprise, especially at long-range.
There is a wide variety of weapons and throwables available to you when playing Apex Legends. Each of them suits different combat situations, and grenades are perfect for dealing explosive damage to enemies from a distance.
If your throwing arm is strong, you can dish out a lot of pain to your foes. A well-thrown grenade is difficult to dodge due to its quick ignition time, and you can use a neat trick to achieve that from a distance.
This technique makes the grenade explode immediately upon landing which makes the blast unavoidable, and you can do this when throwing them at long-range.
Apex Legends grenade trick makes them unavoidable at long-range
Reddit user EddygCPA posted a thread to the Apex University subreddit, where they showed how you can throw grenades with such accuracy that they explode on landing. At the time of writing, this thread and has over 3500 upvotes.
This trick involves aiming directly upwards when throwing a grenade at long-range. You can then adjust the angle so that it lands on your opponents from above, and then immediately explodes.
You would not be able to achieve the same effect if you aimed directly at your enemies, since they would see it coming, and immediately try getting out of its way. Making use of the trick will grant you the element of surprise.
You can improve your chances of success when using this technique by putting in some time at the Firing Range to practice your grenade throwing. This trick is ideal for catching other players by surprise the next time you throw a grenade.
There are plenty of other tricks that you can discover, which is why you’re encouraged to play the battle royale as creatively as you can. Recently, some players found a technique to counter door-campers by experimenting with Horizon’s abilities.
With Apex Legends Season 8 set to launch on February 2, we will have even more opportunities to find new tricks in the game. Once we find some, we’ll be sure to update you.
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