Apex Legends: Pro Suggests A Nerf for Lifeline’s Ability

Published 09/26/2020, 11:22 AM EDT

Apex Legends Season 6 has been progressing pretty smoothly so far. The season brought some interesting features in the form of a new legend, weapon, and other exciting changes. Apart from a few minor issues, the game has kept players glued to their gaming chairs.

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Respawn has been listening to player feedback and has responded quickly with updates when required. Alongside the addition of Rampart, several legends received their share of balancing acts in Season 6. This has made the games more intense and raised the competition on the battlefield. However, some legends can still feel a little unbalanced at times.

Recently, Nokokopuffs, a pro Apex player, spoke about changes he feels are necessary for Lifeline. Last season, Lifeline had received a game-changing buff that gave her the ability to revive downed teammates by deploying D.O.C, while being able to move freely and defend. The pro player has suggested a nerf for Lifeline’s ability to resurrect.

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According to Nokokopuffs, Lifeline is the only legend in the game that can reward players even if they make bad plays. In a tweet, Christian “Nokokopuffs” Feliciano proposed a cooldown for Lifeline’s revive and asked fans, who feel the legend doesn’t need a nerf, to provide three valid reasons.

He further explained how one Lifeline’s current revive mechanic facilitates multiple resurrections spontaneously. The gameplay in ranked or competitive games is undoubtedly different from regular matches. Therefore, Nokokopuffs suggests an instant first revive, and then a 5-second cooldown for subsequent revives.

Lifeline undoubtedly plays the role of the ultimate support in Apex. Utilizing her various abilities, she can not only bring back teammates from the brink of death but also provide them with high-tier loot and additional utility. Moreover, the buff she had received last season expanded her teamwork capabilities and fulfilled her ‘Combat Medic’ tag.

While a brief cooldown for Lifeline’s revival capabilities seems plausible to some, others believe that the support legend is well-balanced already. This is because Lifeline’s abilities only come in clutch when teammates are down, and the squad is about to get rushed.

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Due to the diverse roster of legends in the game, the opinions vary in the Apex community. It’s good to see the players engage in discussions about the changes they want in the game they love. Ultimately, it is up to the devs to consider whether Lifeline deserves a buff or nerf. For now, fans have to wait and watch.

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Souhardya Biswas

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Souhardya Biswas is an eSports writer for EssentiallySports. He joined the organisation in 2020, wanting to explore the sphere of professional eSports journalism. His passion for gaming started with titles like GTA San Andreas, Far Cry 2, Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 09, eventually developing an interest in Battle Royale games like PUBG and Apex Legends.

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