An Apex Legends developer explained the new icon appearing in the weapon HUD. As Redditor Own_Tale_3860 pointed out, sometimes your current weapon will have a new icon in the top-right corner of the box. The replies that followed were quite humorous: “It turns your character into Bob Ross” or “It reminds you to always turn brushes clockwise, never counterclockwise.”
Finally, Respawn Entertainment employee rspn_exgeniar provided an answer to the riddle.
“I love all the wrong answers. To the OP’s questions: You took a weapon that another player skinned with their own preference. Clicking this button will allow you to reset the weapon’s skin to your own.”
And everything makes perfect sense. Picking up other players’ weapons always kept that player’s skin. Most of the community just assumed it would always be like this. However, Respawn has been working on a fix. So if you hate the currently attached skin or prefer something different, players can switch to their favorite attached skin by clicking the button.
Most likely, you will not be able to return to the opponent’s skin after clicking the button. So make sure you want that.
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