An Apex Legends developer has indicated that a big change is coming to the game, with the Hemlok burst rifle possibly getting nerfed in the near future.
When season 7 was launched in November, there were a number of changes in balancing and weapon adjustment. L-STAR and Havoc received buffs, while Hemlok and Triple Take were nerfed – although there is still a common belief that Hemlok is a little too powerful.
While the recoil was increased in the season 7 update, and the headshot multiplier was reduced, players still find themselves wiped out by AR, especially when it is completely stacked out.
After little YouTuber and Apex Legends content creator SoaR Kobi said that the Hemlok meta “must go”
This hemlock meta MUST go, it will not be a mood to be mopped by 3 stacked hemlock gold 1s, top for one second and be fried 😅
– SoaR Kobi 🖤🕊 (@SoaRKobi) December 23, 2020
While there has been plenty of discussion about Hemlok’s condition in recent months, and it has received nerves at the time, there is still a lot of belief that it needs to bring down a stick or two to keep up with the other Apex Legends. assault rifles.
After another streamer tagged Respawn producer Josh Medina in Kobi’s tweet, and asked if he “got us” fixing the Hemlok meta, Medina’s answer was short but very clear.
“Yessir,” he told NoobKingSmith, suggesting that another Hemlok nerf is on the way, and that it could solve the problem once and for all.
– Josh Medina (@lowkeydbjosh) December 23, 2020
Of course, weapon balancing at this level must be very difficult, so hopefully we will not see Hemlok nerfed in the ground, but brought more in line with the rest of the class, and we do not fall into the hands of a Hemlok as much.
It is unclear when this nerve can potentially occur. The tweet suggests it’s coming, so it may be coming soon, but the season 8 update is not expected until early February.
Whether nerf will come before then is a mystery, but the players hope so.