Caustic, one of Apex Legends’ most popular characters, may have been negatively affected by the fact that more players flock to Poison Heroes in Apex Legends Season 8 than usual.
Caustic is not traditionally one of the most popular heroes in battle royale games, but he is Apex Legend Season 8. With some new balance changes and recent updates taking effect, he is now the character with the highest win rate in games that lasted more than 20 minutes (to be honest, most of them are).
During the Reddit AMA held by Respawn to celebrate the release of Season 8 (named after Mayhem), a player outlined their dissatisfaction with the newly enhanced poisonous madman.
“I think that since the replacement of gasoline, teammates can participate in gasoline competitions without relative influence. In the past few months, a lot of unrealized potential has been quickly tapped,” Respawn’s real-time balance designer John Larson (John Larson) said. Response to the player who played his appeal.
It is undeniable that it is harsh and has the highest winning percentage in a game that lasts more than 20 minutes. Caustic plays a unique role in the defensive saga and can take offensive actions in certain situations. We must ensure that he is adjusted in a way that eliminates frustration without compromising the way the caustic is used.
“To make a long story short, we heard feedback from the community, [and] As a player, I think this is effective. The backup data shows that he is very capable and that he will get some attention in the near future. “
Don’t expect that Harsh will lose the area negation advantage of his defining role, but as the season approaches, maybe the damage his refueling causes to teammates and enemies may change.
That being said, the team is still studying the transition from shootouts to ability-based matches in Apex Legends. One player pointed out that at the end of the game, ability seemed to have surpassed action. Larson agreed: “As new characters are introduced, it is important that they occupy a unique design space. This opens the door to potentially disruptive synergy between legendary abilities.
“I have seen (and experienced myself) fragments of the chaotic ability-driven final game, and this is the problem we are actively working on.”
At that time, please look forward to major changes in Apex Legends Season 9.