A new patch for Respawn’s Apex Legends is now live across all platforms, and with it comes a whole host of bug-fixes and a stern look at balances in the game.
Spoiler alert: it’s great news if you prefer to play as either of the game’s large rig characters – Gibraltar and Pathfinder.
The post explains: “For character balance, we look at a combination of things: pick rate, win rate, and character v. character matchup win rate among other metrics, and, of course, player feedback.
“The results between the 5 small and medium rig characters have been positive – they are all in a safe band of relatively equal power.
“Our large rig characters, however, are underpowered and their natural size appears to be a large contributor. We’re planning on adjusting the size of the large character hitboxes to better fit the model.
“If these changes are insufficient to bring these characters in line, we’re also considering a range of other changes such as natural damage reduction as well as individual kit power tweaks. Because many of these changes are significant, we want to make sure they are heavily tested before they go live, in the event they are necessary…
“Overall, we want to try to increase the power level of the large rig characters, before we consider large nerfs to everyone else. While we’ve made small adjustments, we’re hopeful that increasing the power of large rigs is healthier than nerfing everyone else.”
The news comes hot off the back of people complaining that the large rig characters are easier to hit because of their size, yet have the same size hitboxes as the more lithe characters.
As for the launch of Season One and battle passes, it looks like there’s nothing confirmed for now.
“We still have work to do to get everything ready for prime time and won’t be talking about it yet. There are a lot of moving parts and coordination that go into big announcements and launches like this so please be patient,” says the post.
Guess we’ll keep waiting!
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