Apex Legends - A Titanfall Battle Royale

They didn't increase the bonus battle pass XP per legend pool today; I hope it's not their intention to make the grind worse as you get to the end.

I did get a nice win tonight including the final kill, though, so I'm happy.

Anyone on the Xbox One? This has been my downtime game lately, friend me up.

Edit: gt thestarsarehigh

General Crespin wrote:

Anyone on the Xbox One? This has been my downtime game lately, friend me up.

Edit: gt thestarsarehigh

I am. Haven't played in several days, but I'll be back. Still have to finish the Battle Pass.

I kind of hate Apex but yet play it out of other BR's because of features. Actual game play I enjoy it far less than PUBG/Blackout. However, the quality of life features with the resurrect system and the attachments switching automatically are really hard to give up.

Right now I'm 50/50 with this and PUBG. They are two very different games so it's a nice balance. I love the gameplay of Apex a lot more but the fun shenanigans in PUBG are unmatched. The looting and movement system is still garbage though.

I just want more from Apex. Right now it's still fun but it's getting stale. Like Escher though, I always come back because it's so damn well made.

I actually reinstalled PUBG played one game and was like yeah can't do this lol. The movement feels too bleh.

Tempest wrote:

Right now I'm 50/50 with this and PUBG. They are two very different games so it's a nice balance. I love the gameplay of Apex a lot more but the fun shenanigans in PUBG are unmatched. The looting and movement system is still garbage though.

I just want more from Apex. Right now it's still fun but it's getting stale. Like Escher though, I always come back because it's so damn well made.

To be fair, this is nothing new for Respawn. People recognize how awesome the game is, but are left wanting something... more. It's the reason the Titanfall games struggled. They were amazing, but the player bases dried up pretty quick.

I'm still playing most nights on PC. Generally 9-10 or so, Eastern.

Eh, most people dried up on Titan fall in 2-3 weeks. Apex had a good 2-3 month reign lol.

Yeah I burned out on all BR, ie Apex, PUBG, Firestorm, blackout. Of the bunch, Apex had best quality of life features as others mentioned.

I played Titanfall 1 for almost 2 years on and off

Minotaar wrote:

I played Titanfall 1 for almost 2 years on and off

i think Splatoon 1 was the reason I stopped playing TF1. They both scratched the whole well polished shooter with new movement mechanics and such feel, and I had already felt like I got my fun out of it. I really do miss playing the TF games. Having them on Origin is probably that one tiny barrier keeping me from reinstalling. I've thought about it many times, too. It makes no sense that Origin would matter, but there it is. Maybe if I get more into using this 3rd party launcher I've got, it will make the barrier disappear.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
General Crespin wrote:

Anyone on the Xbox One? This has been my downtime game lately, friend me up.

Edit: gt thestarsarehigh

I am. Haven't played in several days, but I'll be back. Still have to finish the Battle Pass.

Stuck in the hospital for a few days with the boy this week but I usually run with Fed and would love to round out the party for sweet bonus exp (doubt I’ll finish this battle pass at this sad rate). Should be on Thursday PM.

WizardM0de wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
General Crespin wrote:

Anyone on the Xbox One? This has been my downtime game lately, friend me up.

Edit: gt thestarsarehigh

I am. Haven't played in several days, but I'll be back. Still have to finish the Battle Pass.

Stuck in the hospital for a few days with the boy this week but I usually run with Fed and would love to round out the party for sweet bonus exp (doubt I’ll finish this battle pass at this sad rate). Should be on Thursday PM.

Good to know! I have told my wife to expect no lovin' on Thursday!

General Crespin wrote:

Anyone on the Xbox One? This has been my downtime game lately, friend me up.

Edit: gt thestarsarehigh

I am, GWJRoo on Xbox.

I play at pretty different times than Fedaykin (He's on TX time, and I am...8 hours later...)

In other news, I got Battle Pass level 86 and revealed my LEGENDARY ITEM.

I was guessing it would be a skin for Mozambique, P2020, or something for the only legend I never play, Gibraltar.

And it was....

Spoiler:

A badass....Legendary Gibraltar skin.

I'm dying...

In other, other news, I usually play with two guys I've met through Apex on Xbox who are amazing, play many more hours than me, and so I often feel a bit carried, although I save the day now and then.

The other day I played with some random level 100+ people...and carrier them, was the kill leader, and scored more kills than I ever do with my two friends who are better...consistently.

So...it's all relative, I guess.

Roo wrote:

In other news, I got Battle Pass level 86 and revealed my LEGENDARY ITEM.

I was guessing it would be a skin for Mozambique, P2020, or something for the only legend I never play, Gibraltar.

And it was....

Spoiler:

A badass....Legendary Gibraltar skin.

I'm dying...

In other, other news, I usually play with two guys I've met through Apex on Xbox who are amazing, play many more hours than me, and so I often feel a bit carried, although I save the day now and then.

The other day I played with some random level 100+ people...and carrier them, was the kill leader, and scored more kills than I ever do with my two friends who are better...consistently.

So...it's all relative, I guess. :)

Yep.. I was playing with a random once, he had over 2600 kills (I have just over 200 on Pathfinder, over 300 total) and he ran off in his own.. so I followed after I grabbed some gear, and arrived just in time to see him get annihilated by another squad without doing any damage, after which my sister and I mopped up the same squad and went on to place second overall. Probably I should have respawned him, but .. nahh..

The elite queue sounds fun

If the event skins though are any sign of whats to come... They've totally gone backwards with their style teams. The whole jungle/undead motif has been ugly AF...

I actually dig the skins they show in the release.
Really like the removal of badges and stat trackers from the BP

Yeah this looks like a move in the right direction. I need to fire the game back up.

ranalin wrote:

The elite queue sounds fun

Really? I couldn't see any reward for it, what's the appeal?

The upcoming limited event and season 2 both sound promising. I'm over 100 on the Battle Pass now, and imho it takes too long. Hopefully they're serious about reducing the grind period, in addition to quests, double XP, and bonus levels once a day.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
ranalin wrote:

The elite queue sounds fun

Really? I couldn't see any reward for it, what's the appeal?

Knowing your not rofl stomping new guys. They still don't have decent stat tracking, but i'd say our top 5 finishes are around 70-80% of our games played. If we can keep that up in that queue would be cool.

I like what I see, including the skins. Shows more willingness to make things look different.

ranalin wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
ranalin wrote:

The elite queue sounds fun

Really? I couldn't see any reward for it, what's the appeal?

Knowing your not rofl stomping new guys. They still don't have decent stat tracking, but i'd say our top 5 finishes are around 70-80% of our games played. If we can keep that up in that queue would be cool.

You may be interested to know that, in the comments of the reddit thread, Respawn have said there will be badge trackers for Elite Top 5 streaks - one for your current streak, one for your best streak ever.

Everything they have planned for next Tuesday and Season 2 is sounding really, really good. I am super thrilled that cosmetic rewards are improving, but I'm also quite ready to hear about how the map is changing for s2, and the next legend (presumably Watson). The game is super fun and has been since day one, but it needs some freshening up.

Sounds interesting. Those new skins are hideous to me, but whatevs.

Patch dropped last night. Patch notes here. Had a good time with a couple goodjers. Got a few top 5 places to get into the elite queue where we topped out at I think #10, and even a Champion (sadly, I went down at the very end, ruining the chance at a badge for no downs.

Here's what I think are the highlights.

Highlights of the patch:
Apex Elite Queue June 4 – July 2

Make it to the Top 5 in any match, and earn your way into a select queue full of Top 5 winners. Then prove you’re the best of the best by taking them all down!

The queue is optional. You can choose to play in the regular playlist at any time.
The Ring closes faster and damage for out of bounds has been increased.
Earn character specific badges that track Elite game wins.

Battle Pass Bonus XP June 4 – June 18

Earn an entire Battle Pass level when you finish in the Top 5 in any match (once per day).

Double XP Weekend Friday June 7 at 10:00 a.m. PT – Monday June 10 at 10:00 a.m. PT

Score double level XP and Battle Pass XP all weekend long! Does not include the Battle Pass level earned from finishing in the Top 5 each day.

Added loot:

Thunderdome has had some small changes to loot placement, mostly around moving loose loot into bins for more visibility on where the loot is.
The Pit has about 2x the loot in it
Repulsor has loot bins added to the west side of the area, on top of the trapezoid buildings.
Some loot added to the underground pit in the small town in Shattered Forest.
Improved skydiving so it should feel more responsive and smooth.
Thermite grenades now cause damage to doors.
Caustic barrels can now be triggered or disabled by friendly teammates.
Added cooldown [.5 seconds] before you can reuse the last zipline you were on.
Pathfinder’s Grapple now has a blue crosshair indicator that will appear when the Grapple is in range of objects it can connect to.
We've reverted the behavior of "Holster Weapons" so pressing that button while your melee weapon is out will no longer bring out your last primary weapon.
Added ability to fully customize button layout for controllers.

I was able to pick angles yesterday that kept the speed locked between 147.6-147.8 multiple times.

You also can start accelerating straight down without that delay it used to do.

That delay on ziplines sucks.

I haven't found any of the changes to be improving my experience so far. That may have something to do with more people playing, however, so we'll have to see.