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Apex Legends Players Discuss Mad Maggie Buffs After Dismal Pick Rate in Launch Season

One eagle-eyed player noticed Mad Maggie is having a rough time finding her footing with Apex Legends players in her inaugural season.
One eagle-eyed player noticed Mad Maggie is having a rough time finding her footing with Apex Legends players in her inaugural season. / Photo by Respawn Entertainment

One eagle-eyed player noticed Mad Maggie is having a rough time finding her footing with Apex Legends players in her inaugural season.

Reddit user Particle_Cannon recently posted on the Apex Legends subreddit with an interesting question. In their post published on Friday, April 22, they drew attention to an unfortunate reality for the game's latest addition to the roster: Mad Maggie. In her inaugural season, her pick rate — a common measure of popularity within the community — has come to rest at a dismal 2.2%. This leaves her tied with Wattson and Crypto for 3rd least popular legend to date. With this in mind, they asked the following:

"What changes to her kit do you think would make her a more viable pick?"

Apex Legends Players Discuss Mad Maggie Buffs

This appears to be a hot topic within the community as the post has over 830 comments at the time of writing. In the replies, users spotlit several problems they noticed while playing Mad Maggie including her tactical, passive, sound effects, and more.

The biggest problem, however? According to the comments, it's her ultimate.

"Her ult is really lackluster. the speed boost is negligible, it never really disrupts a team etc. I think if they just re-work her ult, she can potentially see more play as an offensive legend," flirtmcdudes wrote.

"Her tactical and especially her ultimate needs a buff. The wrecking ball shouldn’t explode early, but rather knock into people dealing similar effects and damage before its eventual explosion." IndianaGamesYT wrote, "Then maybe she could be invulnerable or take less damage from her own abilities, because too often her drill or ball backfires when hard pushing enemies (which is her main play style)."

Hato_no_Kami wrote, "With how random her ult is, it's quite dangerous to use it at all when it can stun her. Seen it happen to my team mates way too many times."

Time will tell if Respawn Entertainment takes some of these suggestions to heart.