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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Apex Legends & Respawn are failing to keep the attention of gamers

When Apex Legends launched it come out of the blue and quickly gained momentum across platforms, even knocking Fortnite if only briefly off of the top spot over on Twitch. Just as quickly as things took off it would now appear that Apex is faltering. For me seeing the lacklustre implementation of the battle pass and the complete lack of any exciting cosmetic items or rewards full stop spelt trouble in paradise.

After seeing the damning reports of staff burnout, over at companies such as Epic Games I would never condone making your staff unhappy to simply bring in more money. That said given the impressive results seen at launch, if Respawn didn’t have the resources needed to create new legends, weapons, maps and cosmetics they should have looked at bringing in some temporary staff. Given that the community has been asking for singles and duo’s this would have been a good place to start.

If we take a look over at the biggest battle royale game Fortnite they are continually making changes to maps, adding cosmetics and even adding new game modes, often for time limited periods which helps keep players engaged. I have to admit I am surprised at how little action Respawn has taken to capitalise on the breath taking launch. Outside of releasing one new weapon, one legend and the battle pass Respawn has done nothing of value. The battle pass lacked any substance that it should never have been released in the first place. I honestly think that even if Respawn comes back with some big updates the damage is done and Apex is destined to die a slow and painful death.

What would keep you playing or bring you back to Apex Legends. You can tell us your views and opinions in the comment section below.

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