Apex Legends

Apex Legends Fan Has a Fix to Make Shield Swaps Easier

An Apex Legends fan has devised the perfect fix to make picking up broken Evo Shields a thing of the past.
An Apex Legends fan has devised the perfect fix to make picking up broken Evo Shields a thing of the past. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

One of the most unique gameplay aspects that has long made Apex Legends stand out in its genre is shield swapping.

In the heat of the moment, it cannot be overstated how drastic it can be if even just one player in a fight goes from zero to 100 in shields... that is unless they are unfortunate enough to pick up another depleted chest piece. Thankfully, an Apex Legends player appears to have gained momentum from the community in finding a solution for this fate-defining predicament.

While most players appear to be content with the state of evo shields in Apex Legends at the moment after a Respawn Entertainment dev gauged the community for feedback, this simple quality of life adjustment has been getting a seemingly unanimous thumbs up on the battle royale's subreddit.

A concept that is simple, yet could be effective, Reddit user u/BloonH8TR mocked up a simple fix that would make distinguishing depleted dropper armor a lot easier for players.

With the thread titled, "What if cracked/depleted Evo Shields stopped glowing to indicate they have no shield left? A small QoL change," u/BloonH8TR also included a visual for the feature concept.

A visual change for broken evo shields could be implemented pretty easily.
A visual change for broken evo shields could be implemented pretty easily. / Photo courtesy of u/BloonH8TR

With over 18.6k upvotes and 455 comments at the time of writing, there certainly is a lot of buzz that this fan's concept could make shield swapping decisions much less of a hassle.

Apex Legends' first Season 9 update is expected at the end of June.

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