Apex Legends Developer Surrounded by Criticism as Twitterati Fails to Understand a Joke

Published 05/17/2021, 11:27 AM EDT


Twitter is a funny place where one can find all kinds of people waiting to give their opinion. However, often many users end up taking offense to what others have to say. An Apex Legends developer recently came under the crosshair of many in the Twitterati after his attempt at cracking a joke online.

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Someone posted an image of the poster from the blockbuster movie John Wick where Keanu Reeves was surrounded by countless weapons. In the caption, the user asked people for all their opinions that might land them in a situation similar to that in the image. Naturally, the Apex Legends developer wanted to join in on the fun.

Respawn Entertainment recently buffed Wraith, making it one of the best legends in Season 9. Wraith finally made the meta after a couple of seasons. Therefore, not many players would want it to receive yet another nerf. Clearly, talking about nerfing Wraith would have made for the perfect response to the tweet.

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Apex Legends developer jokes about nerfing Wraith

Jason McCord, the Design Director at Respawn, currently working on Apex, came up with the perfect gaming opinion that would set fans off. He said that the Apex Legends team is thinking about nerfing Wraith after the recent buff. Given the context of the tweet he was replying to, almost everyone would understand that Jason was joking.

Surprisingly, the developer received hundreds of replies and DMs on Twitter calling him out. Apex Legends players actually thought that Respawn will be nerfing Wraith once again. Unfortunately, Jason had to issue another clarification tweet explaining how he was clearly joking.

Hilariously enough, at least Jason’s tweet achieved the purpose it was meant to. The developer actually felt like he was John Wick from the image as he was suddenly in the crosshair of hundreds of Apex players.

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Following his clarification, it is safe to say that Wraith is going to remain one of the best legends in the ongoing season. Moreover, the legend’s new prowess has impressed fans so much that the developers will think twice before nerfing Wraith anytime in the near future.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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