Apex Legends |OT2| Got An Official Thread Here, Level 2

cakely

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Oct 27, 2017
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I wonder why they stopped at 10. Why not add some that are "Complete 15 Daily Challenges" and "Complete 20"
I'm kind of glad they didn't. There are only 21 daily challenges available per week. Completing 20 would make putting a few hours in every day mandatory, and that would make the game feel a little more like a job and less like a fun game.

It doesn't help that some of the challenges are annoying to complete, and that there's no way to swap out a challenge you're assigned for a new one.
 

PunchDrunk28

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Oct 28, 2017
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I'm kind of glad they didn't. There are only 21 daily challenges available per week. Completing 20 would make putting a few hours in every day mandatory, and that would make the game feel a little more like a job and less like a fun game.

It doesn't help that some of the challenges are annoying to complete, and that there's no way to swap out a challenge you're assigned for a new one.

I get where you are coming from, and I agree, I would "feel" like I had to play more. But at the same time, some weeks when I could, it would be nice lol.


What I really don't like, and I don't know if they can fix this, is that the xp that you have left over after a week reset, disappears. Like, I played your game, gained this xp/stars, but since its a reset, that time I put in means nothing because it just goes away and I wasn't able to make it to a complete level before the reset.
 

Bauer91

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Oct 26, 2017
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I got a legendary from the last free battle pass apex pack, Bloodhound frame. :/ It's ridiculous that frames and finishers are legendary tier. That's why I'm getting crafting metals instead of the battle pass packs.
 

Xero

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Oct 25, 2017
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What I really don't like, and I don't know if they can fix this, is that the xp that you have left over after a week reset, disappears. Like, I played your game, gained this xp/stars, but since its a reset, that time I put in means nothing because it just goes away and I wasn't able to make it to a complete level before the reset.
This also bothers me. There should be Main Level, Season 2 Battle Pass Level and Battle Pass Tier. This way Season 2 Battle Pass Level would carry over the stars/xp you earned from week to week til you hit 100 of course.
 

cakely

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Oct 27, 2017
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What I really don't like, and I don't know if they can fix this, is that the xp that you have left over after a week reset, disappears. Like, I played your game, gained this xp/stars, but since its a reset, that time I put in means nothing because it just goes away and I wasn't able to make it to a complete level before the reset.
Yeah, I was wondering if my "leftover" XP / stars would just be wasted between weeks, and that is exactly what happened.

It's a bummer because those later levels take a significant amount of XP.
 

TP-DK

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Oct 28, 2017
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Denmark
Im so fucking sick of their server problems. Constantly we have issues getting into games, and a lot of time its not all of us who gets in. So much fun being the only one of 3 that gets into the game. And can I quit without losing points? Nope of course not, why would Respawn ever consider doing that.
 

InRainbows

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Oct 28, 2017
2,118
Im so fucking sick of their server problems. Constantly we have issues getting into games, and a lot of time its not all of us who gets in. So much fun being the only one of 3 that gets into the game. And can I quit without losing points? Nope of course not, why would Respawn ever consider doing that.
Since the introduction of season 2 I have connection code “leaf” every other round.

It’s unplayable.
 

o Tesseract

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Oct 28, 2017
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Since the introduction of season 2 I have connection code “leaf” every other round.

It’s unplayable.
Given that I'm level 18 in the BP and almost out of Gold rank I have to say that the usage of "unplayable" here is rather hyperbolic.

It's annoying, but all you have to do is press a button twice and you're back into the queue.
 
Oct 25, 2017
290
These server issues are embarrassing.
Given that I'm level 18 in the BP and almost out of Gold rank I have to say that the usage of "unplayable" here is rather hyperbolic.

It's annoying, but all you have to do is press a button twice and you're back into the queue.
If it happened once in a while I wouldn't care, but every second game, including times where it happens back to back to back, is beyond annoying.

I hope fixing this is priority #1 for them right now.
 

InRainbows

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Oct 28, 2017
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Given that I'm level 18 in the BP and almost out of Gold rank I have to say that the usage of "unplayable" here is rather hyperbolic.

It's annoying, but all you have to do is press a button twice and you're back into the queue.
Yeah who doesn’t love sitting through 3 fucking tries to get into a match when it worked flawlessly in season 1.

So that’s maybe 2-10 minutes of waiting compared to 15 seconds.

Not only that but my ps4 is now running hot on loading screens.

Now when you get booted it runs an endless loop of 9 tries to contact the servers. You have to quit the game and reboot the game.
 
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TP-DK

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Oct 28, 2017
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Given that I'm level 18 in the BP and almost out of Gold rank I have to say that the usage of "unplayable" here is rather hyperbolic.

It's annoying, but all you have to do is press a button twice and you're back into the queue.
Ahh so when I get into the game without my 2 teammates all we have to do is press a button twice? Good to know!
 

Tawpgun

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Oct 25, 2017
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Given that I'm level 18 in the BP and almost out of Gold rank I have to say that the usage of "unplayable" here is rather hyperbolic.

It's annoying, but all you have to do is press a button twice and you're back into the queue.
Isn't there like a 5 minute ban for quitting or do disconnects not count?
 

Keasar

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Oct 25, 2017
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Skövde, Sweden
The challenges are a nice addition but MAN do I fucking hate the ones that require kills and knockdowns, give me Damage so that it at least feels like I am slowly getting somewhere.

"Get 5 Knockdowns with Pistols" they ask.

Fucking pistols....
 

o Tesseract

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Oct 28, 2017
691
Isn't there like a 5 minute ban for quitting or do disconnects not count?
While they're working on server issues they removed the ban. That being said, their loss forgiveness is not working, and that definitely contributes to the issue being more problematic than it should be.

That being said, again -- the game is playable. There is just a nuisance of an issue that needs to be fixed. So, annoying, but not unplayable.

The challenges are a nice addition but MAN do I fucking hate the ones that require kills and knockdowns, give me Damage so that it at least feels like I am slowly getting somewhere.

"Get 5 Knockdowns with Pistols" they ask.

Fucking pistols....
The Wingman is a pistol. Also, the RE45 and P2020 shred with their respective hop ups. Running both of those guns with their respective hop ups is totally viable.
 

Keasar

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Oct 25, 2017
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Skövde, Sweden
The Wingman is a pistol. Also, the RE45 and P2020 shred with their respective hop ups. Running both of those guns with their respective hop ups is totally viable.
That assumes I can aim with those things. The Wingman and I are the worst combination cause it requires eagle eyed levels of aiming to actually hit with and the RE45 is one of the worst guns in the game.

No, they really should drop this bull with Knockdowns and Kills, damage you can at least slowly grind towards no matter the skill level. Better skilled players get their shit done faster. The same goes with "Kill/Knockdown at Location X", situational, annoying to get, it's bull. And it usually ends with me dead and nothing at all accomplished because of some arse with 5 million kills on their stat page.
 

Paper Wario

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Oct 27, 2017
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While they're working on server issues they removed the ban. That being said, their loss forgiveness is not working, and that definitely contributes to the issue being more problematic than it should be.

That being said, again -- the game is playable. There is just a nuisance of an issue that needs to be fixed. So, annoying, but not unplayable.


The Wingman is a pistol. Also, the RE45 and P2020 shred with their respective hop ups. Running both of those guns with their respective hop ups is totally viable.
Early game RE45 without a hop-up is pretty viable too IMO.
 

Aldi

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Oct 27, 2017
2,328
United Kingdom
I think I hold the world record for most loot bins opened without finding a body shield.

I opened about 15 in a match earlier and went through 4 buildings.

The Loot clusters in this game truly are shocking.
 

Karl2177

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think I hold the world record for most loot bins opened without finding a body shield.

I opened about 15 in a match earlier and went through 4 buildings.

The Loot clusters in this game truly are shocking.
Last night we had a game where we looted High Desert, The Pit, and the buildings/bins in between the 2 and only found 1 body shield among the 3 of us. The crazy thing was we almost wiped a squad that had 2 purples and a blue, but we could only get 1 down before we had to med up.
 

Aldi

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Oct 27, 2017
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Last night we had a game where we looted High Desert, The Pit, and the buildings/bins in between the 2 and only found 1 body shield among the 3 of us. The crazy thing was we almost wiped a squad that had 2 purples and a blue, but we could only get 1 down before we had to med up.
It sucks and it really puts me off playing the game, especially when you play the next round and you find half dozen blue ones in the same area.

Game won't let me play anyway, as it won't let me join my friend's party and when I do it won't let me ready up.

What a mess.
 

hippopotamus

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Oct 25, 2017
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The challenges are a nice addition but MAN do I fucking hate the ones that require kills and knockdowns, give me Damage so that it at least feels like I am slowly getting somewhere.

"Get 5 Knockdowns with Pistols" they ask.

Fucking pistols....
I suck at getting kills in this game, but I managed to wipe an entire squad with the re45 with no attachments a few days ago. The wingman is pretty much the only unusable pistol now.
 

5taquitos

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Oct 27, 2017
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Looks like damage done to downed players counts towards Damage challenges. Had a round where I started with 0/750 with Bloodhound, took down someone with 50 shield (150 total) and then thirsted them. My round total was 150 but my challenge total was 250 (we got wiped right after lol).
 

Peter

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Oct 25, 2017
1,302
I suck at getting kills in this game, but I managed to wipe an entire squad with the re45 with no attachments a few days ago. The wingman is pretty much the only unusable pistol now.
None of the nerfs touched what actually makes the wingman good. If you have decent aim it’s still probably the best weapon in the game. And if you get any of the extended mags it’s almost like the wingman was never nerfed to begin with.

In other news: I think that the location based challenges should be removed from the weekly pool as well. While they’re less problematic as weeklies since they can be completed at any point during the season, their existence still promotes bad gameplay. Plus, there will always be players who go for the weekly challenges as soon as they’re available, and at the end of the season when people are just trying to complete whatever they can as quickly as possible the location based challenges are going to be problematic regardless of them being weeklies.
 
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Rental

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Oct 28, 2017
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None of the nerfs touched what actually makes the wingman good. If you have decent aim it’s still probably the best weapon in the game. And if you get any of the extended mags it’s almost like the wingman was never nerfed to begin with.

In other news: I think that the location based challenges should be removed from the weekly pool as well. While they’re less problematic as weeklies since they can be completed at any point during the season, their existence still promotes bad gameplay. Plus, there will always be players who go for the weekly challenges as soon as they’re available, and at the end of the season when people are just trying to complete whatever they can as quickly as possible the location based challenges are going to be problematic regardless of them being weeklies.
It's good but far from the best gun in the game.
 

Salty AF

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Oct 30, 2017
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Watching Shroud play ranked is so ridiculously fun. I love how they shit their pants whenever they see another team because there's a very real possibility they'll get merked. This is better than watching Stranger Things.
 

Rental

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Oct 28, 2017
682
Watching Shroud play ranked is so ridiculously fun. I love how they shit their pants whenever they see another team because there's a very real possibility they'll get merked. This is better than watching Stranger Things.
Yep this ranked mode had been great! Shroud even commented on not running into as many cheaters as he expected as well. The competition for the streamers/regulars have been stiff. And seeing them in the same lobbies as other big name players are great as well and they seem to love it also.

I hope they host some tournaments with only people from within the tournament. Would be great to see.
 

Sande

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Oct 25, 2017
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None of the nerfs touched what actually makes the wingman good. If you have decent aim it’s still probably the best weapon in the game. And if you get any of the extended mags it’s almost like the wingman was never nerfed to begin with.

In other news: I think that the location based challenges should be removed from the weekly pool as well. While they’re less problematic as weeklies since they can be completed at any point during the season, their existence still promotes bad gameplay. Plus, there will always be players who go for the weekly challenges as soon as they’re available, and at the end of the season when people are just trying to complete whatever they can as quickly as possible the location based challenges are going to be problematic regardless of them being weeklies.
I think the nerfs addressed its issues nicely while keeping it powerful.

Fire rate: Wingman was too good at all ranges. Now it can't quite go toe to toe against the best close range weapons.
Cylinder size: Wingman used to destroy everything on drop because it essentially started with a blue mag. Now you gotta earn it like with other guns.

That's how you nerf. You don't destroy what makes a gun powerful, you target what makes it problematic for the meta.
 

Kentaro

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Rental

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Oct 28, 2017
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I think the nerfs addressed its issues nicely while keeping it powerful.

Fire rate: Wingman was too good at all ranges. Now it can't quite go toe to toe against the best close range weapons.
Cylinder size: Wingman used to destroy everything on drop because it essentially started with a blue mag. Now you gotta earn it like with other guns.

That's how you nerf. You don't destroy what makes a gun powerful, you target what makes it problematic for the meta.
And nobody is taking it long range over a longbow with skull piercer. Even saw viss running both earlier. He opted to keep skull on the long bow until he found a second skull piercer. You could easily transfer unless a battle appeared out of nowhere. A decent combo but there is way better options at close range than wingman.
 

Karl2177

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Oct 25, 2017
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Did they change the ship path algorithm? I feel like I'm getting a lot of launches that are on the edge of the map instead of mildly through the middle.
 

ryseing

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm enjoying ranked and the new battle pass leveling. It's exciting to log in every day and see the daily challenges. Actually bothered to buy this one since I didn't bother with S1.

Since the introduction of season 2 I have connection code “leaf” every other round.

It’s unplayable.
I've gotten it quite a bit and it is annoying the hell out of me.

Would love to have more people to play with

Psn: jorgejjvr
I think you played with me (bmc811) the other day. Sorry I was quiet- roommate was trying to sleep.
 

benj

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Oct 27, 2017
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And nobody is taking it long range over a longbow with skull piercer. Even saw viss running both earlier. He opted to keep skull on the long bow until he found a second skull piercer. You could easily transfer unless a battle appeared out of nowhere. A decent combo but there is way better options at close range than wingman.
are you saying that as a mark against it? I can't really tell. One of the Wingman's big strengths has always been its versatility—even if there are better weapons at close range and better weapons at long range, not much is as good at both. Even if you pair it with a dedicated long-range weapon like the Longbow, there's real value to having one weapon that can transition between close-range and mid-range stuff; like, EVA + Longbow has some awkward ranges/situations that a lot of players have trouble accounting for.
 

Chronospherics

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Oct 28, 2017
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Why didn’t you go back to try and rez your teammates? Not worth the effort?
1. They died in level 2 storm, I can't heal through that without a lot of heals.

2. Not worth the risk, they'd spawn with nothing and get immediately pushed.

Most realistic bet would be to try the 1 Vs 3 and not let them get thirsted but because of the storm position, it's not a realistic option. Even if I killed the 3 players, by the time I did, the storm would be on me and then you can't revive them because you can't pull a level 1 syringe before going down again.

You have to make the decision to push our pull out in a split second and often pulling out is the safest option.
 

jviggy43

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Oct 28, 2017
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Watching the top players in the game play on apex predator and final circles are literally 10 teams camping is starting to convince me they need to make some meta changes lol.