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Apex Legends dev reveals plans to remove Low Profile from the game

After the well-received removal of Low Profile for Pathfinder, the developers plan to remove the passive in general.



Apex Legends plans to remove low profile

After a recent update that saw the removal of Low Profile for Pathfinder, Respawn Entertainment are now planning to remove the passive from all the legends that possess it.

Low Profile was introduced back in 2019 along with another passive perk for bigger Legends called Fortified. Low Profile essentially increases incoming damage by 5% to balance the advantage of smaller hitboxes, with fortified allowing larger hitboxes to take 15% less incoming damage.

These passive perks have remained in the game since their introduction, however, Low Profile has caused much more controversy than its counterpart.

Removal of Low Profile on Pathfinder

Originally introduced to help balance the more dominant Legends and prevent smaller hitboxes from dominating the game, the complaints about Low Profile began when it was added to Pathfinder. The developers listened to the community and in the most recent Chaos Theory patch, it was removed from Pathfinder’s passive abilities.

This update was well-received, with Pathfinder yet again being a more dominant Legend, however, this provoked the devs into planning this change for all Legends with the Low Profile passive. Developer Daniel Klein said says, “The goal is to remove it from every character in the game eventually,” showing their intentions moving forward.

Wraith mains have been calling for this change since the recent change to her hitbox, increasing it to help balancing. Perhaps, they updated her hitbox with the thought process of eventually removing Low Profile.

Low Profile is still on Wraith

Whatever the case, removing Low Profile would see previously dominant characters like Lifeline and Wraith thrive again, which is great for the game in general. Another character who many players don’t believe should have the Low Profile passive is Wattson.

Wattson is a defensive character, who doesn’t even seem like she has a smaller hitbox. In fact, she seems similar to the likes of Bangalore who is a DPS character with a speed increase passive when people are shooting at her. Wattson has no mobility abilities or passives so it is very odd that she has Low Profile.

Either way, Apex is constantly evolving and with an increasing player base. We’re sure the developers know what they are doing to help balance each Legend.

For more news and updates surround Apex Legends, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and the @TitanfalBlog.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends Mobile leak reveals exclusive new Legend “DJ”

New Apex Legends Mobile leaks are suggesting that a new exclusive Legend codenamed “DJ” is coming to the game soon.



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Apex Legends Mobile leaks have revealed code in the game’s files that hint at the next exclusive Legend coming to the mobile game.

Apex Legends Mobile is in its second season, which gave updates to World’s Edge, a brand-new battle pass, and the arrival of Loba from the main game.

Prior to launch, the Apex Legends Mobile devs promised exclusive content, and they delivered with Fade, the first mobile-exclusive Legend. Now, leaks are suggesting that another Mobile exclusive Legend is on the way, with code in the files referring to this character as “DJ.”

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New seasons are rolling out quickly for Apex Legends Mobile, as they only last one month. With that being said, leaks are already rolling in for the new content, including the next Legend to be added to the roster.

According to Apex Mobile Leaks, the next Legend is codenamed “DJ,” and will feature a “Hero Exclusive item” called the “Nebula Dog.”

The Nebula Dog could be one of the Legend’s abilities, as it looks like it could be released and set loose, running around and maybe blasting out distracting music.

This is just speculation, as currently, we don’t have much information regarding this leaked Legend, but the fact that the character is codenamed DJ and the leaked design of the Nebula Dog is similar to that of a speaker, we expect their kit and backstory to be based around music.

Further, it’s also unclear when this Legend will be arriving in the game, but it would make sense to see them in Season 3, which is only a couple of weeks away.

As more information is released about this new mobile-exclusive Legend we will be sure to cover it so stay tuned. For now, check out the size and requirements for the game.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends dev made secret map change in Season 13, bamboozling players

Apex Legends players have spotted a secret map change in Season 13 with a familiar landmark completely vanishing.



Olympus Docks POI in Apex Legends

Apex Legends players are shocked to see that a familiar Olympus landmark has completely vanished in Season 13.

Apex Legends has four maps in rotation, with Respawn typically giving one an overhaul each season. While Storm Point was the target for Season 13, bringing the Downed Beast POI and more, Olympus received the Lifeline’s Clinic Town Takeover as part of the Awakening Collection Event.

But that doesn’t seem to the only change, as players have spotted that something is different about Olympus that wasn’t mentioned in the patch notes.

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Reddit user ‘Cent7712′ spotted something different about Olympus’ Docks area, noticing an area where they “could have sworn there was a tower.” Apex players were quick to spot that there’s now just an empty platform where a crane used to be.

“They took my crane man,” mourned one player in the replies. “Can’t have sh*t on Olympus.” Another confused user asked: “Yo why would they get rid of that[?]”

While the in-game explanation is that the construction work has finally finished, user ‘GoTeamScotch’ has a theory on why Respawn decided to remove the crane. They explained that it used to be an out-of-bounds area and might have caused a lot of unnecessary confusion for players who thought they could get up to the top.

Others thought that it might have provided too much of an advantage. Even though there was an out-of-bounds timer, some felt that it gave an “unfair advantage to the people who had the mobility to get on top of the crane,” — especially in the final ring.

Respawn Entertainment haven’t explained why they decided to remove the crane, but it wouldn’t be the first change that went under the radar, with players spotting that one of Fragment’s buildings now has boarded-up windows.

Apex Legends Season 13 Ranked Split 2 has now gone live, so you can also check out what this means for Ranked play.

Image Credit: Respawn Entertainment / Jobye-Kyle Karmaker

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Apex Legends dev confirms fix for Ranked stream-sniping issues coming soon

The Apex Legends devs have confirmed a fix for the exploit allowing Bronze players to stream-snipe in high-Ranked lobbies.



Pathfinder aiming weapon in Apex Legends

Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that they’re currently working on a fix for the exploit that allows bronze Apex Legends accounts to stream-snipe players in high-Ranked lobbies. 

Apex Legends players have dealt with their fair share of cheaters using frustrating exploits, such as the recent one that allowed players on Xbox consoles to completely crash the game’s servers.

Another exploit that’s particularly irritating is one that lets newly-made bronze accounts to immediately get into high-ranked lobbies to stream-snipe players. Now, Respawn Entertainment have responded to this issue.

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In Ranked play, Apex Legends players have to play extremely well if they want to climb the ladder and access high-Ranked lobbies. However, cheaters were able to bypass this by using an exploit that lets them sneak into theses lobbies and take out the top players.

Pro player ‘HisWattson’ complained about this issue on Twitter, stating that it’s irritating to report cheaters only to encounter them again in different games. This caught the attention of the developers.

Apex’s Security lead Conor Ford confirmed that the devs are aware of the problem: “I can say that the bronze issue is currently being worked on as well so hopefully you won’t be seeing that soon.”

He didn’t provide any details about when exactly this fix will be implemented in the game, but it’s reassuring to know that Respawn Entertainment are aware of the problem and are currently looking into it.

This exploit allows previously-banned players to pop up and start causing problems in high-ranked lobbies. Hopefully, the Apex Legends update patch containing the fix for the exploit will arrive soon.

For more Apex Legends content, check out this crazy Apex Legends glitch that adds third-person mode to Season 13 as well as this leak claiming that the devs are increasing the level cap.

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