A new update for Apex Legends on March 23 has introduced some changes to the heat shield while Respawn continues to tamper with Battle Royale’s latest item.
The first is first, Respawn has put the Heat Shields back in the regular loot pool in both regular and ranked playlists, so players can actually find the survival element back in the game.
But they’ve been getting a little nervous since the last time Apex Legends players got to use them, with devs making changes to how players can heal within their radius.
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Heat Shield Update
There was no significant downtime for the latest update to Apex Legends, but it will unlock the Heat Shields since they were disabled in ranked and private matches on March 12.
However, along with several repairs since they were disabled, Heat Shields have become nerfed and will no longer have rapid healing while in the item’s protective dome.
While the passive was given to the item to help players heal, while avoiding the dreaded ticks that came from being outside the zone, there have been other uses that Respawn can respond to.
Apex Legends players found the Heat Shields’ passives extremely helpful in the late game situations, but the devs have done away with it since their return.
Share clips of why it’s a bad idea to turn this on ranked. Share clips about why you turn this on in a ranked way. Curious to see how Heat Shield affects the game … I have some theories. Remember that we have many rings we can turn to balance. https://t.co/dPiX4um4j3
– John Larson | JayBiebs (@RSPN_JayBiebs) March 23, 2021
“It’s a bad idea to share clips about why you turn this on ranking. Sharing clips about why you turn this on in Rank is a good idea. Curious to see how Heat Shield affects gaming, ”said Associate Live Balance Designer John ‘JayBiebs’ Larson after the note was released. “I have some theories. Remember that we have many rings we can turn to balance. “
As one of the latest mechanics introduced in Apex, Respawn will monitor the situation more to understand where the best solutions can be made.
Be sure to check out the full details on the March 23rd update of Apex Legends below.
- Heat Shields returns to the regular swap pool in regular and ranked playlists.
- No Fast-heal entrance sign has been removed from Heat Shields
- Wrench Minor map tweaks to prevent players from getting stuck in King’s Canyon