An Apex Legends dev explained the reason why the team avoids fan-made content. And once you hear it, things should make sense.
While responding to a Tweet, Apex Legends writer Tom Casiello, shared his thoughts on the matter of responding to fan-made content.
"I’d love to read all about the Legends you’ve created. Their backstories, their abilities, their nationalities... but I don’t. I can’t," explained Casiello. "There are only so many ideas, and if I accidentally stumble into a character someone else thinks they created and I stole from them, then they can sue me.”
If they avoid reading the fanfiction, or Legend ideas and abilities, then they won't run the chance of copyright issues. As much as we love to see fanmade content, Respawn Entertainment needs to protect itself and its employees, which means avoiding the content at all costs.
You and I may love an ability change or a lore idea from the community, but fully expect it to stay that way. There won't be a crossover piece any time soon.