Apex Legends Season 14: Self-Revive Is Finally Being Eliminated
In Season 14, one of the most controversial pieces of loot in Apex Legends will be removed. Respawn Entertainment revealed that the Gold Knockdown Shield’s self-revival ability would be removed from Apex Legends’ next season during a preview. The Gold Knockdown Shield, instead, will let you revive allies with bonus health and shields. This is the same effect we have on the Gold Backpack, but it is getting a noticeable change. The Legendary Backpack’s new ability, “Guardian Angel,” allows users to add one big heal to their inventory slots. This means you can now carry three Shield Batteries, three Med-Kits, and two Pheonix Kits in each inventory slot instead of the usual amount. This basically means that you will be a walking pharmacy for your fellow squad mates.
This ability was a major problem in Ranked mode, and many people are still unsure why it has been removed. The self-revive allowed teams to outlive their opponents and gain better placement. It caused frustration for both casual and competitive players, who had to worry about how they would kill every enemy they encountered. This vaulted self revive should make it easier to focus on fights as you don’t have to worry about your enemy running off to safety.
This will make it easier for Newcastle to have the right gear. Newcastle players used to want both a Knockdown shield and a Gold Backpack. They were the most useful. Players using the Guardian Angel ability on the Knockdown Shield will now only require this piece of equipment to make the most of their passive. The Gold Backpack will be great for legends and allow them to keep additional meds for themselves or their team. This will free up inventory space for Ultimate Accelerants or grenades. The Evo Shield and Gold Helmet will not be modified this season. Only the Backpack and Knockdown Shield have been altered.