Wraith has undergone a series of adjustments in Apex Legends, leading players to complain she’s been nerfed too much. A developer responded giving a detailed explanation of why Wraith needs to be nerfed.
Wraith has been one of the strongest legends in Apex since its release in 2019. This agile character can create portals to quickly transport her teammates and even become invulnerable to damage for a short period.
The developers at Respawn have had a hard time balancing Wraith, as even after several nerfs, she has still been the most picked character in Season 7.
In The Third Party: An Apex Legends Podcast, senior game designer Daniel Klein said they are looking at adjusting Wraith further by increasing her hitbox for Season 8. This has led to players fearing she’ll be nerfed too far.
In a Reddit post, user ‘QuickScopeDash10‘ criticized Respawn for continuing to weaken Wraith. Her abilities have taken a hit several times, so a further adjustment to her hitbox would be too much. Although being a Wraith main since day one, the user continued to say that they might have to change legends in Season 8.
John Larson, a Live Balance Designer at Respawn, gave a lengthy response to the Reddit post. Although the majority of the original comment was removed, the rest was posted later on.
Larson began by saying almost a third of his kills in Apex are with Wraith, so “to all the sweaty wraith mains out there, I have your back.”
“Wraith’s kit has been nerfed and tweaked more than any other legend’s, but her win rate and encounter win rate has remained an anomaly,” he continued. “The common argument is that mechanically gifted players are drawn to her kit, but when we filter by skill brackets (rank, average damage, you name it) she’s still head and shoulders above everyone.”
In another comment, Larson compared Wraith to Pathfinder, who has also undergone several changes. He said that Pathfinder’s equipment nerf was too much, but he is in a much better place after the hitbox adjustment. Additional hitbox fine-tuning could be a necessary change for the character.
When balancing Wraith, she can’t be so much better than the other legends, but she still needs to be fun to play. “Feeling good is the number one balancing metric in my book, more so than quantitative data points,” he said.
So as not to nerf Wraith so much she’s no longer fun, he teased that they might have to take Wraith out of the game for a season.
When did Apex Legends come out?
Apex Legends has become one of the most popular battle royale games in the world, but when did it first release?
Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royales in the world, but when did it come out? Here’s everything you need to know about the game’s original release date.
From PUBG to Fortnite, Apex Legends to Warzone, the battle royale genre has truly dominated the gaming scene for the last five years. In fact, the mode has become so important to shooters that games that launch without one are viewed as missing a vital component.
Each battle royale brings its own spin to the genre, capturing the imagination of players looking for new experiences. For Fortnite, building set it apart from its opponents, while Warzone’s use of class loadouts made it different from anything else on the market.
For Apex Legends, the use of characters with special and unique abilities meant that nothing else on the market could match its high-octane action, and unsurprisingly, thousands still jump on and play years after its launch. But when did Apex Legends actually release?
When did Apex Legends release?
Apex Legends released on February 4, 2019, and was available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
Since then, the developers have released next-gen versions of the game for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, offering upgraded graphics and performance thanks to the power of the new consoles.
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Developers Respawn Entertainment also targeted the portable gaming market too, releasing Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2021.
When did Apex Legends Mobile come out?
Apex Legends Mobile was released on May 17, 2022, and is available on both iOS and Android devices.
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After finding huge success on consoles and PC, Respawn decided it was time to let Apex players fight victories wherever they are. The game was first released in a limited number of regions but is available worldwide now.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes: Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg, bug fixes, more
Apex Legends has a brand-new 1.99 patch which brings bug fixes and new interactive Easter Egg for Lifeline’s Clinic.
Respawn Entertainment have dropped a new patch for Apex Legends Season 13, which includes a variety of changes and even interactive objects for Lifeline’s Town Takeover.
The Apex Legends 1.99 patch is small, but for those who are interested, here are the patch notes for the update.
Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg
This patch is very small, and Respawn Entertainment haven’t actually revealed patch notes for what the update actually brought to the game. However, thanks to dataminer Kralindo, we have information on what the update has done.
One of the most interesting changes in the patch is the addition of interactive objects in Lifeline’s Town Takeover.
In Lifeline’s Clinic, players can now play the drums, guitar, and more. Interacting with these objects will play audio, which is a little Easter Egg for Lifeline’s previous occupation as a punk band drummer, hence her drum sticks Heirloom.
Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes
Although there are no official patch notes for the Apex Legends 1.99 patch, luckily Kralindo has gone through the game’s code and figured out some of the changes.
There may be more changes server-side, but here are all the changes Kralindo managed to see:
- Some small Newcastle tactical changes, most likely bug fixes
- Lifeline town takeover interactive objects activated
- 500 Apex Coins enabled in the store (via playlist)
- Really small change for the Replicator
That’s all for the Apex Legends Season 13 1.99 patch. For more, check out how the ranked reset works.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 13 pick rates
Apex Legends Season 13 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 13 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?
Season 13 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 13 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?
Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many popular streamers such as NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect continuing to support the game, Apex has grown expeditiously.
Let’s take a look at how the new Legend has shaken up the roster by looking at the current Legend pick rates in Season 13, which provides an idea of who the most popular Legends are.
Apex Legends Season 13 pick rate ranked list
This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored.
Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 13 ranked, as of June 30, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:
- Octane – 11.4%
- Wraith – 10.2%
- Valkyrie – 10%
- Pathfinder – 9.5%
- Bloodhound – 8.4%
- Horizon – 6.1%
- Lifeline – 4.9%
- Bangalore – 4.6%
- Ash – 3.9%
- Fuse – 3.6%
- Loba – 3.3%
- Caustic – 3.2%
- Seer – 3%
- Mirage – 2.8%
- Gibraltar – 2.5%
- Wattson – 2.4%
- Rampart – 2.4%
- Revenant – 2.2%
- Newcastle – 2%
- Mad Maggie – 1.7%
- Crypto – 1.7%
Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 13
5. Bloodhound – 8.4%
Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 13.
Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 8.4%. They are easily the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends, thanks to their tracking tools and incredible skills, plus, their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.
4. Pathfinder – 9.5%
Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 9.5%, and counting, for quite some time now.
As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation. He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result.
3. Valkyrie – 10%
Despite getting some nerfs, Valkyrie is in the top 5 Legend pick rates for Season 13 with 10%, as she is the movement Queen. Her Jetpack Passive allows players to escape any kind of situation, which is crucial for survivability.
As well as her Passive, her Skyward Dive Ultimate is also great for mobility. This ability is the best rotational tool in all of Apex Legends, as it allows her and the team to relocate from a bad position or situation, into a good one.
Lastly, Valkyrie’s Tactical is also extremely useful for being aggressive and getting enemies out of camping spots, so long as you have enough room above you to launch the Missile Swarm.
2. Wraith – 10.2%
Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number two spot with a 10.2% pick rate in Season 13.
Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan favorite in Apex Legends Season 13.
1. Octane – 11.4% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 13
With an 11.4% pick rate, the speed demon takes the number one spot, continuing his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 13, fluctuating between the top two places.
Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away.
But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.
That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 13. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, altering the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.
We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks and don’t forget to check out our guide on the best Legends to choose in Season 13.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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