In case you’ve performed Apex Legends within the final month or so, you’ve most likely observed a large uptick in Seer gamers in your lobbies. It’s not simply you. Seer went from one of many least-played legends within the sport in April and Could to a gradual top-10 decide for gamers in July, in accordance with Apex Legends Standing. That is very true in ranked the upper rank you might be. Seer gamers are Platinum III on common within the sport. Within the forged of Apex, solely Horizon enjoys the next common rank amongst her gamers than Seer.
It got here as a shock to many gamers who’ve had their heals and revives canceled advert nauseam over the previous a number of weeks that amongst the sweeping modifications to legends and weapons coming in season 14, Seer made it by means of the patch notes fully untouched.
Seer’s presence has been felt most closely within the sport’s professional scene as of late. Since FURIA used him to such nice impact on the ALGS Championship, most groups have experimented with dropping Gibraltar from their crew compositions and choosing up Seer.
The change from a defensive defend character to a recon character that may present flawless info on the enemy’s whereabouts and cancel heals and revives has led to a way more attack-heavy meta—and likewise loads of visible litter.
Whereas it’s puzzling to see Gibraltar get an oblique nerf whereas he’s actively falling out of favor, with Mad Maggie’s Wrecking Ball now destroying the Dome of Safety, and Seer not receiving any nerfs in any respect, it’s probably because of the time constraints for transport patches like these. FURIA’s HisWattson, the participant maybe most liable for the present Seer craze, defined this course of on stream after studying by means of the patch notes.
Seer not receiving a nerf on this patch doesn’t essentially imply that nobody at Respawn thinks he wants a nerf. It simply signifies that the sudden surge in reputation got here too near the start of the brand new season for the devs to adequately tackle it and stability him accordingly. The same state of affairs has occurred with different legends whose decide charges surge, partly due to them getting into the professional meta, proper as Respawn was about to buff the legend resulting from a beforehand low utilization fee.
Whereas this isn’t a assure that Seer will get a nerf, it appears pretty probably given what number of various things his talents can do and the way fashionable he has grow to be. It’ll simply take extra time because the devs sift by means of how the brand new legend meta shakes out in season 14 and determine easy methods to stability him with out sending his decide fee plummeting, which is what occurred quickly after his authentic huge nerf in season 10.
Meaning gamers will simply should be affected person. That’s troublesome at the most effective of occasions, however with season 14 starting tomorrow, it shouldn’t be too lengthy of a wait.