21 Jul 2021 4:19 PM +00:00

Apex Legends Players Frustrated With Flesh Damage Colour Update

Respawn's FPS title is forever changing and with Apex Legends Season 10 on the way the team are constantly finding ways to improve the game. You can keep up to date with all the changes with the most recent Apex Legends patch notes.

As the games industry grows, developers are making a real effort to make their titles as accessible as possible for those who may be disadvantaged using the default settings and UIs. This is brilliant and a step in the right direction, though when it comes to Apex Legends specifically it's caused some players to voice frustrations with a recent update.

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Apex Legends Flesh Damage Colour Update

Yesterday Apex Legend's Justin Masse, senior experience designer, released the below tweet announcing an update that intended to support colour blind players further.

Though this was great news for those that use this setting for legitimate reasons, others who use it for different reasons weren't too pleased.

Many players who aren't colour blind use these settings, either because they prefer the colours or for a different reticle colour, so far Apex Legends has no form of customisation in regards to this.

The main issue that this produced was a change in the colour of flesh damage. The team had been experimenting with other colours, starting with a yellow but decided to settle on a purple tone, unfortunately it's a little too similar to purple shields.

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Many players have taken to Twitter to voice their frustration with many stating they have to entirely rely on audio cues, which if you're a regular player you'll know is not reliable.

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Although this may seem like people who aren't colour blind complaining about a setting not meant for them, plenty of those who are colour blind have run into the same issues.

On the plus side, Masse went on to comment on the reticle issues and announced they will be releasing a fix that will allow players to choose from a preset selection of colours, a common wish from many in the community.

Hopefully, Respawn will rectify the situation but for now, it looks like we'll have to suck it up. In the meantime do what I'm doing and consume all of the Seer content you possibly can!

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