While it may seem hard to believe, Apex Legends season 11 has already been available for over a week. From the new Legend Ash to the versatile CAR SMG, players have new options on offer as they dive onto the battlefield. Among the content introduced, perhaps the highlight of this season is the new map, Storm Point.
With a tropical island setting, Storm Point changes things considerably compared to the other maps found in Apex Legends. As well as being the largest map to date, it features wildlife locations that allow players to battle marauders and spiders for better loot. As well as adding wildlife hotspots, Storm Point opts for Gravity Canyons over the traditional Jump Towers found on the other maps. While many people like the new look and features of the tropical island map, some have complained about a lack of coverage in certain areas and problems with the final circles. This prompted Apex Legends level designer Rodney Reece to ask players to submit videos and screenshots highlighting issues with the map.
Following this request for comment from the community last week, it appears that the developers at Respawn Entertainment have listened to concerned fans. Recently, it was revealed that changes were taking place on the Storm Point map. In a tweet sent on November 10, Reece detailed the upcoming changes. According to the developer, the end circle locations are being adjusted to promote better endings. In addition, he noted that final circles “should never end at wildlife locations or buildings.” If this happens, it is a bug that should be reported to the developers.
There are also cover adjustments throughout the map. Things like rocks that are now larger to provide more cover, some areas (particularly around the edges of Barometer) have new cover, and more in general around chokes.
— Rodney Reece (@RodneyReece7) November 11, 2021
The developer told fans that the changes would be covered as well. According to Reece, the barricades and rocks are being modified on the Storm Point map, specifically in the area around Barometer. The goal is to enlarge many rocks “to provide more cover.” And while developers add additional coverage across the map, they are concentrating on locations close to choke points.
In addition to listing some of the changes planned in an upcoming update, Reece thanked fans for submitting their feedback. He noted that screenshots and videos submitted by players helped diagnose various issues with the new map. Additionally, he said that an Apex Legends update focused on fixing Storm Point can be expected “long before the season ends.”
In addition to the changes to the new map, fans have been clamoring for fixes for buggy footstep audio in Apex Legends. While it’s unclear if this new update could include a fix for these issues, fans can be hopeful to hear that the developers seem to be listening to feedback from the community. As Respawn prepares this patch for the game, it will be interesting to see the extent of these changes and how they play out in the battle royale.
Apex Legends is available now for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.