Apex Legends

Apex Legends Fan Makes Concept for Dual-Wielding Guns

An Apex Legends player has suggested a new feature that would introduce dual-wielding into the game for the first time.
An Apex Legends player has suggested a new feature that would introduce dual-wielding into the game for the first time. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Outside of Apex Legends, the ability to go in guns blazing akimbo-style has long been a staple of blockbuster shooting games.

From Halo, to Overwatch and Call of Duty: Warzone, dual-wielding pistols have consistently shown their value in adding a new dimension to the gunplay, allowing players who love to stay on the move rush in, deal tremendous damage and get out often unscathed.

Although dual wielding in Apex Legends has been a recurring request of its community throughout its first two years of ongoing success, one eager player has come up with an idea to perhaps finally get the wheels rolling.

A concept that's generated a lot of buzz in the Apex Legends subreddit in the past few days, Reddit user u/Gibon378 mocked up an idea that would introduce dual-wielding into the game for the first time.

With the thread titled, "Hop-Up idea - Dual Wielding," u/Gibon378 also included a visual for the feature concept.

A Dual Wielding Hop-Up attachment for one-handed guns could be implemented pretty easily.
A Dual Wielding Hop-Up attachment for one-handed guns could be implemented pretty easily. / Photo courtesy of u/Gibon378

With over 3.4k upvotes and 310 comments at the time of writing, it's clear that a lot of players have an opinion on bringing dual-wielding into Apex Legends.

Some believe that making dual-wielding a Hop-Up that players would have to combine with two picked-up guns is simply too much of a hassle.

Others think that relying on a Hop-Up to make certain existing guns more viable is not the right way for Respawn Entertainment devs to go.

"I mean P20 does 18 per shot so obviously they would need to lower the damage," u/SlightStrategy wrote. "I'm kinda on the fence about more hop-ups though. There's a good amount of them just polluting the loot pool."

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

For more on Apex Legends, feel free to check out our coverage of another fan-made concept that could make shield swapping easier.