Apex Legends

Apex Legends Pro Complains About Lack of Sight Outside Ring

Vision outside the play area can be obscured in the extreme.
Vision outside the play area can be obscured in the extreme. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment/EA, via PVPX

Professional Apex Legends competitor Jamison "PVPX" Moore highlighted a controversial design decision in the game Friday, prompting a response from developers at studio Respawn Entertainment.

PVPX began the conversation by posting a screenshot of gameplay in which he and his teammates were outside the play area fighting another team. The screenshot is hard to parse, as the ring adds plenty of visual distortion to the view of any player who stands in it for any amount of time — but that distortion may be beyond what's reasonable.

PVPX says there are three enemies on the screen in the photo he posted, but it's all but impossible to see any of them in the screenshot. He said the issue was a persistent one, and shared a screenshot of a similar situation from November 2020.

It's hard to say if this degree of distortion is intentional or the result of a bug, but Apex Legends producer Josh Medina replied to PVPX's tweet asking another member of the development team, developer support "pav," to investigate the phenomenon. Pav said they had already submitted a ticket to do just that.

No fix has yet been announced.