Heat Shields have been in Apex Legends for a while now, but some players think a change is needed regarding their availability in the battle royale.
Some players want Respawn Entertainment to change how Heat Shields are available in the battle royale in Season 14 of Apex Legends, causing a debate among community members. While gamers have enjoyed parts of the latest seasonal content in Apex Legends, some changes to the game have been controversial, such as changes to the way the ring closes. This new idea from the community regarding Heat Shields aims at addressing that specific problem.
Among the alterations to Apex Legends that happened at the start of Season 14, the changes to how the ring closes were some of the most divisive. Essentially, the ring begins to shrink much faster than before, meaning that teams on the outskirts of the map must start moving towards the safe zone much sooner if they want to avoid taking damage. However, one fan thinks that they have figured out a way to combat these problems and improve the quality of the loot pool at the same time.
The conversation started on Reddit after a user named Necro_SG created a post in which they proposed that Heat Shields in Apex Legends should be removed from ground loot. Instead, they suggested that all players should start with them when dropping into a new match. By doing this, the Reddit user hoped to rectify two issues facing the battle royale. First, they reasoned that removing Heat Shields from the loot pool would make other items and weapons more common. Second, this would make the recent ring changes more manageable.
After offering up this intriguing suggestion to members of the Apex Legends community, numerous gamers have weighed in. Some seemed to like these changes to Heat Shields, with the post receiving more than 1.7K upvotes in only a day. However, not everyone was in agreement as the idea managed to stir up a significant debate in the comments section.
While a number of players responded favorably to this proposed change to Heat Shields in Apex Legends, many were more skeptical. One gamer pointed out that it could cause more squads to respawn their teammates outside the ring. However, they admitted they were unsure whether that would make a positive or negative difference. Beyond that, some said they were concerned that this would cause some teams to camp outside the safe zone, as each squad of three would spawn with six Heat Shields. In addition, other gamers claimed that the changes to the ring at the start of Season 14 were good and did not need to be altered.
It will be interesting to see if Respawn Entertainment decides to do anything regarding how Heat Shields are available in Apex Legends. It appears that only time will tell if a rework of the loot pool or changes to the ring will happen in the coming months.
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