Free Talk Weekend | December 31st, 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/12/31 08:00 ID: rsov5k

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2 : Anonymous2021/12/31 12:56 ID: hqodbni

I get not wanting to hot drop, I am fine with it. That said if in pubs the squad is still at the same poi we landed after 5 mins and I've given you a loba ult, I'm going to run off and do my own thing because if we're gonna get rolled by the first squad we meet, I might as well make it sooner rather than later.

ID: hqoyp93

I don't even wait 5 minutes. 2 is enough. Good players will loot quickly and rotate, the bad ones take ages. They're the same kind of players who only move when the zone is about to burn them.

ID: hqprv8u

The key is to let your enemies do your looting for you

ID: hqoqj8m

There is a point, a very noticeable point where we need to stop looting and move into circle or find someone. But many of my teammates want to open every single box

3 : Anonymous2021/12/31 10:13 ID: hqo0fpu

legends! i wish you all a great start into 2022. altho i see a bit of a toxic shift in the playerbase, i made a lot of friends in the ring this year. cheers to all of you, i could not wish for a better game during all these lockdowns. cheers to all of you!

…and please give us back olympus

4 : Anonymous2021/12/31 15:53 ID: hqoyfm4

Matchmaking sucks ill have one good game where every enemy is a bot then the next 6 games are die on drop if you have to reverse boost just to get a decent game thats annoying

5 : Anonymous2021/12/31 13:50 ID: hqoiwb8

PLEASE sort the mf rubber banding on console. It’s an absolute joke and makes the round unplayable

ID: hqokomu

It's been really bad since train left. Really unstable

6 : Anonymous2021/12/31 14:16 ID: hqolufa

I have a Serious case of Kings Canyon withdrawal symptoms Ia.k.a nostalgia

7 : Anonymous2021/12/31 17:40 ID: hqpe3iy

I normally don’t use the Rampage, or LMGs in general. I started using the Rampage for some challenges and this gun is ridiculous lmao. I should not be able to just obliterate people like this lol. This gun is a menace to society.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/31 08:44 ID: hqntsyy

I can't stand the prowlers. Nothing gets me salty like getting third partied by those things

9 : Anonymous2021/12/31 12:28 ID: hqoauiu

put premades into their own lobbies and let solos enjoy the game again, thanks

ID: hqoyw9x

But those dogshit 3-stacks need some food so they can keep buying $20 skins for respoon.

10 : Anonymous2021/12/31 11:17 ID: hqo56km

Reminder that sound is beyond broken

11 : Anonymous2021/12/31 15:29 ID: hqov594

This season is gonna be my least played in a couple seasons and it’s because there’s only one playable pubs map (Worlds Edge). I never want the rotation to be just SP and 1 other map again.

ID: hqovwcf

I so agree with this. These two maps have gotten so boring and the game would be so much more fun if all four were in rotation

12 : Anonymous2021/12/31 09:09 ID: hqnvq63

When are the updates for max level cap and cross progression coming? I heard it was delayed

ID: hqog78y

Max level cap will come when they have enough trash tier loot released to make sure you never get anything of value from the level cap increase.

ID: hqnzmut

Not worth the wait

13 : Anonymous2021/12/31 11:03 ID: hqo44if

yo anyone know how to fix rubber banding? some games its 100% rubber banding and some games it only happens when I jump; jumping forward and getting pulled back mid-jump

14 : Anonymous2021/12/31 14:00 ID: hqok17u

What's with the rampage out shooting the spitfire? What's the point of putting the spitfire in the care package?

ID: hqomlun

Spitfire is much better than uncharged rampage

15 : Anonymous2021/12/31 08:26 ID: hqnse5d

Anyone else not a fan of the new map. I just got back on the game recently and it’s made my games so slow. Constantly having to navigate around mountains

ID: hqox2oo

Respawn maps are as follows:

World's "Fragment" Edge King's "Third-party" Canyon Olympus aka choke point central Storm "Verticality Simulator" Point
ID: hqnyxx9

It’s good for ranked, bad for pubs.

16 : Anonymous2021/12/31 12:23 ID: hqoaet4

The Tokyo servers are so good for ranked. Only one time did my teammates drop on East Frag and they were speaking English.

You can feel how the Japanese are kinder, less toxic and more team-orientated.

ID: hqoeb4q

Japanese ppl are next level in terms of behavior. I play in SEA originally which was already a far cry from the toxicity of the west but Japan is just a wonderful place to play. I've been playing in Tokyo servers for 2 1/2 years now and have had less toxicity than I do playing in western servers daily in another more relaxed game - that means, on a daily basis americans breaks toxicity record held by Japanese for 2 years plus. It's insane.

ID: hqp33tk

Who knew that a collectivistic society would fare better at empathy and teamwork over an individualistic Western one?

17 : Anonymous2021/12/31 16:58 ID: hqp7rml

Anyone else hitting lots no regs lately? I know I'm not going crazy because I've had it happen literally infront of me. Just seems like it's been happening a lot this season

18 : Anonymous2021/12/31 11:27 ID: hqo5wl1


19 : Anonymous2021/12/31 20:24 ID: hqq1yuu

Where is the Olympus map? I am new to the game and want to try it.

Also why are there so few maps in this game?

20 : Anonymous2021/12/31 20:33 ID: hqq35ly

Why is the main menu lagging?

21 : Anonymous2021/12/31 21:00 ID: hqq71li

New to APEX, why did my squadmates leave downed enemies without knockdown shields to just limp around for a while? Are there reasons I'm not supposed to kill them right away? Is there any etiquette like letting the person who downed someone kill them also?

ID: hqq8aui

Usually it’s to focus on the people that are still alive and finish the fight. There are definitely many times that if you get distracted shooting the downed people that the live ones will revenge kill you.

A good time to kill downed enemies (called “thirsting”) is when your shield gets fried in the fight and you know you have time to kill them. Then you should kill them quickly, go into their box, and swap to their shield, as it will be full. This is a good habit to get into, especially at the end of a fight. Shield empty? Take one from the squad you just killed in case you get third partied.

22 : Anonymous2021/12/31 21:44 ID: hqqd35n

If you're playing ranked, either play with full squad or solo but jesus fucking christ do not bring your hardstuck gold/plat friend with you in plat/diamond lobbies, as if solo ranking isn't hard enough.

Also I wish you could play any maps on pubs. Olympus was so much fun. Storm point isn't.

23 : Anonymous2021/12/31 21:52 ID: hqqe8p1

I have no problems with the prowlers but when I have 5 swarming me with a gibby trying to third party me that’s fucking bullshit as fuck!

24 : Anonymous2021/12/31 21:55 ID: hqqen0n

I played a match yesterday where my team saw an enemy group looting some supply cans in late game. They didn't see us so we did what you do, but when we shot at them our snipers accidentally targeted the same guy. So this Octane player got double blasted by me and another guy wielding a charged sentinel and the kraber. Both shots connected and it made us feel powerful and ugly to demolish this man. I don't know where else to brag about this but a 10/10 experience, I'd fucking do it again

25 : Anonymous2021/12/31 12:11 ID: hqo9de1

Everyone working on audio at Respawn should be shitcanned, these people should be working in fast food or retail.

26 : Anonymous2021/12/31 14:57 ID: hqoqvdw

I hit Plat pretty early this split so there's still been a bunch of diamond/masters/Preds in the lobbies.

Let me tell you, the amount of people at the higher levels that are ACTUALLY looking for a 30-30 is absolutely shocking.

ID: hqpcx8g

I find it very good to start with like the Havoc. In fact it's pretty strong mid game also. It's an aggressive gun like the Havoc. Late game would require a hell a lot of skill to progress and be agressivw with it and not get outgunned. You might have to choose the fight a bit more carefully.

27 : Anonymous2021/12/31 08:38 ID: hqntbqm

As I solo, I've had a lot of success with crypto in ranked. Sure having your team go 2v3 is bad but his constant scanning ( distraction) and ult ( which I think need a bit of a buff) makes it quite favourable for your team but only if they are good lol.

I play quite aggressive with him so I'm never far away too, few times my team fail I'm able to get the clutch anyway. I think slight buffs, like quicker activation of the drone and it being faster would be quite good. Obviously having it follow or being able to direct it would be cool but maybe op.

Also, I know the "off the grid" meme here but boy does crypto really love saying it alot haha.

Basically, I like crypto, if you have a decent team only. Getting 30 or more points almost every game with him.

ID: hqoannh

As a Crypto main, my fav thing is simply scanning banners to see how many squads are around. My teammates just behave a lot better and avoid doing stupid shit.

ID: hqnzpnd

Had a couple cryptos on my team tonight and things went great.

28 : Anonymous2021/12/31 14:22 ID: hqoml41

Game went to shit. Characters like bloodhound remove skill gaps and have been meta for half of the games life. Comp apex has a gibby on every team and most pred teams. Every season they over buff a weapon or two in order to change the meta I stead of actually trying to balance weapons. Audio and servers have been shit since day 1. Matchmaking has been predatory since the end of season 3. Then the cherry on top is release a map where half the map is an incline, giving some teams in fights an advantage just for landing in a different spot. There also is t enough loot at locations, so dogshit players can get lucky by la ding on the only guns and armor and killing better players on drop. Oh and then in their infinite wisdom they made ranked even more of a grind for top tier players, while lower skilled players can rank up faster by stream sniping one good team and then camping behind caustic barrels for the remained of the game. I’ve put a couple thousand hours into this game since the first week and haven’t touched it since the second or third day of S11.

I keep coming here hoping to see changes that are meaningful, but instead see people rating each other’s arena load outs, figuring out which character people want to party with, complaints about people complaining, posts about how wraith and octane teammates are bad, who gets the gold backpack for the millionth time, and fan art. It’s fucking sad to see and you should all be embarrassed by the state of this sub. If you actually focused your efforts on ways to improve the game the 1.8 million members of this sub might actually be able to make a change, but instead it’s a bunch of children pleading for swimsuit skins and fighting over correct pronouns for bloodhound.

ID: hqp1vta

it’s a bunch of children pleading for swimsuit skins and fighting over correct pronouns for bloodhound.

This subreddit has always been and will always be catered towards the casual playerbase. This is the largest Apex community on the web, and top players (let's consider Diamond+) make up less than 5% of the total playerbase. A lot of them don't even come on reddit because the content posted here doesn't appeal to them, which is fine.

The game has stagnated so apart from the first couple weeks of a new season, there's not much to talk about after that. Collection Events are recycled garbage at this point, with no new LTMs, overpriced cosmetics and an heirloom that only appeals to whales and the people who main that legend.

ID: hqp445x

Yep and this is the problem. I get that games need to appeal to casuals, but balancing a game so that casuals have a better chance of killing a top tier player is horrible. This is why loot is sparse and some guns are way op. It’s easy to land on a flatline and purple armor and kill a pred with a bique and white armor after scanning them with bloodhound. It’s also easy to endlessly shoot an lsta

/rampage/devotion (listing current and previous broken weapons) and eventually get a kill. Back in S1 the joke for the spitfire was to hold down fire and then you wipe the lobby. That was all you had to do because 60 bullets dealing like 20 damage each was insane. Cater to casuals with cosmetics and hardcore players with solid balancing of weapons and characters. Then fix the damn problems that have been plaguing the game since day 1 with their billions of dollars of revenue instead of taking massive year end bonuses.

29 : Anonymous2021/12/31 12:24 ID: hqoagks

Oh man do you all know the moment you want to create some space to heal up and you want to run away, and at the moment you want to slide you get shot, and you just crouch, making you a sitting target with a shoot me sign on your back. Its a perfectly fine feature, but man in that moment its so annoying

ID: hqoegif

Shouldn’t be happening to a Caustic. Him n Gibby don’t get slowed, yknow? Also a tip, in this situation try jumping into a crouch slide it will be less likely to give you a dead slide.

30 : Anonymous2021/12/31 13:59 ID: hqojvkn

I bought this Henrietta deal in store. 20 packs is not bad for this price. However what I got is not that exciting.

I got 3 legendaries total and 4 epics. The problem here is that the loot pool is absolutely overloaded. OK I got prowler legendary. Which I already have two from this BP and two from previous seasons. And I got another mirage legendary. I dont really play him much and in any case I already had 4 legendary mirage skins (with recolors)

Yet I could have use legendary skins for fuze and ash. So it seems now the only good thing coming from normal boxes (ie not event) is crafting mats. it effectively costs double in mats but you have a choice

In the first year of apex it was more or less OK but now there are too many legends and too many weapons in the pool. And they keep adding more lol

31 : Anonymous2021/12/31 16:18 ID: hqp1vhc

the number of games I'm loading into with only one teammate or afk teammates is too damn high


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