The Peacekeeper has been a staple in Apex Legends since the launch of the game. It’s no secret is also has been one of the top weapons in the game. Since Season 3 has debuted in Apex Legends, the Peacekeeper has had some very questionable buffs. This has caused an uproar in the community asking for the weapon to be nerfed or removed from the game. As of the 22nd of November Apex Legends finally rolled out a nerf for the Peacekeeper.
Head’s up, Legends. We’ve just pushed a balance adjustment to the peacekeeper that does the following:
🔹Increased rechamber time: 1.1 -> 1.2
🔹Decreased head shot multiplier: 1.5 -> 1.25 pic.twitter.com/HsljjPZ4JC
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) November 22, 2019
This nerf to the Peacekeeper is something the community has been asking for since the weapon had its most recent buffs. These buffs made the Peacekeeper feel overpowered and almost uncounterable. Casual players and Pros alike voiced their opinions on the Peacekeeper calling it ‘broken’. Many clips on YouTube and Twitch show players and their frustration playing against the Peacekeeper. Most of the time players would be downed by one shot from the Peacekeeper with low/mid-tier gear however there are instances where players with high-tier gear would suffer the damage of the Peacekeeper.
Even with the nerf patch that was just deployed players and pros alike are still displeased with the patch.
revert pellet size
you have access to SO much free feedback and consulting by competitive and pro players that can prevent awful mistakes like this from happening, we’re all happy to help
please utilize us
— Liquid Mendo (@Mendo) November 22, 2019
But if you lower the damage, and the speed and you take the pellet size back down, then the PC kinda sucks. So try this out, but the best solution is going to be bringing the HS and the speed back to normal, but taking the pellet size back to where it was or just down.
— Rogue (@TTrebb) November 22, 2019
As always this is a step in the right direction for Apex Legends. The devs do monitor the issues the community is facing or are suggesting. We can only assume after a few weeks of data the devs will look at what is next for the Peacekeeper. Are you happy with the nerf or do you think there needs to be more done to the Peacekeeper?