Cosmetic weapon skin, from Apex Legends, is "pay to win," and he vows to improve ironsights

Cosmetic weapon skin, from Apex Legends, is "pay to win," and he vows to improve ironsights

Respawn, an Apex Legends developer, has crushed the Heat Sink skin iron sights and says it is "improving the competitiveness of iron sights now and in the future."

In an update on the game''s official website (via Reddit), Respawn responded to players'' reports that some of the battle royale''s weapon skins provided an unfair competitive advantage when aiming down targets.

"Competitive integrity is and will always be a core pillar for Apex Legends," Respawn said. "As part of that, our standard iron sights are designed to encourage gamers to loot for improved optics. We also believe that skins shouldn''t be a factor in the sights functionality.

"During Season 4, we released the reactive skin for the VK-47 Flatline rifle, and a few players commented that the Aim Down Sights (ADS) felt superior to any other skin available."

The Flatline''s Heat Sink skin has been altered to give visibility, as the original version''s "side fins" have "larger blindspots than intended."

"We believe that acquiring gun skins in Apex Legends should help you strengthen your abilities and not because of perceived disadvantages," one expert writes. "You kill me, you''re better. I kill you, you''re better," says the author. "We hope players who own these skins will appreciate these improvements and support us as we strive to keep Apex Legends enjoyable and fair."

The whole community has been mulling the changes, with one player stating: "It''m sorry about this change ''because that''s my favourite skin on my favourite pistol, but man at least this will stop the community chanting "pay to win!?" for every Flatline skin. Lookms like this is gonna be good for the game in the long run."

For a better look at Season 14 of Apex Legends - during which Respawn set a new peak player count of 500,000+ concurrent players - check out our guide here.

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