HisWattson recently called for a nerfing of the Digital Threat Optic in Apex Legends as community frustration reaches boiling point.
Apex Legends Season 18 may be an improvement over Season 17, but the current meta is not without its flaws. Although Respawn Entertainment released a long list of weapon buffs and nerfs in the Apex Legends: Resurrection patch notes, a few overpowered weapons and accessories still dominate the game, including the Digital Threat section.
Digital Threat Optics in Apex Legends are Legendary Optics that outline enemies in a red silhouette.
What makes a Digital Threat scope particularly broken is its ability to highlight enemies even through smoke and gas. Players might think their legend is obscured by smoke, but someone with a digital threat scale can still see it.
Former Apex Legends professional player Jacob “HisWattson” McMillin commented
HisWattson Posted“The digital threat is low counterplay and you don’t know it.” [opponents] hold one until they’ve already shot half of their magazine at you.” He continued: “Very frustrating to be accidentally beamed through a smoke, especially early in the game.”
The Apex Legends community shares its opinion in the replies and expresses its dissatisfaction with the attachment.
HisWattson further suggests the following solution: “Add a laser when viewing (similar to Vantage Ult). The digital threat can be toggled on/off similar to 1-2x. This will add more counterplay to your initial spray. “
Respawn Entertainment has not yet commented on this, but it is unlikely that they will remove the Digital Threat Optic. Instead, they could consider HisWattson’s suggestion or find another way to weaken the bond.
The upcoming Halloween event in Apex Legends could be the perfect time to release a new patch to try out some improvements.