Every season, Apex Legends offers a new playable legend, adding to the variety of the game. Balancing these new characters can prove challenging for Respawn Entertainment, but the developer is constantly tweaking the game to keep things fair. However, not everyone is happy with the game’s current Legend lineup, including Nicholas “Nickmercs” Kolcheff. During a recent stream, Nickmercs made known their displeasure with Horizon, the legend introduced in season 7. Nickmercs called Horizon “the worst video game character”, while arguing that she should be removed from the game altogether. competitive due to the strength of his Ultimate.
“They need to get her out. She’s awful. [Her Ultimate is] horrible, it’s incoherent, it’s weird. It goes through the walls, that’s not it. It’s meta, she has to go – I hate her. OK? If I hate her, she has to go, that’s all,” Nickmercs said.
Respawn has nerfed Horizon’s abilities in the past, and it’s possible the team could do so again, if fans feel it as strongly as Nickmercs does. The developer has previously said that it looks closely at pick rate and other factors when determining whether or not a character should be nerfed. Sometimes a high pick rate can be attributed to a character’s novelty, but if a large number of players are picking the same Legend, it could mean the character is overpowered.
For now, fans will just have to wait and see how things turn out! Apex Legends Season 13 is set to kick off this week, adding a new legend, Newcastle. Adding Newcastle could upset the pick rate significantly, but we’ll just have to wait and see how things play out!
Apex Legends is currently available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo Switch. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.
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