Apex Legends artwork showing off Pathfinder

If there was one thing that has annoyed me with Apex Legends' gameplay since day one, it would be the muzzle flash that occurs when using your weapon. For some of the slower-firing weapons it's not that big of a deal, but when you're trying to aim with the Spitfire or R99, it's practically impossible to even see your enemy after half a second has passed.

As such, I am ecstatic to announce that the newest System Override update has finally corrected this problem! Every single weapon besides shotguns and snipers, the ones that don't really suffer from the issue anyway, have had the intensity of their muzzle flash reduced by a significant margin - to the point where you can quite clearly see where your tracer rounds are going even on weapons like the R99!

Besides this lovely change, the update has also added a bunch of balance tweaks, as well as a new cosmetics-filled event to enjoy. Here's a brief trailer showcasing all of this in action:

It's also worth mentioning that the System Override update has also brought in Heirloom crafting. So instead of the whole Heirloom set dropping at once, you'll now be able to receive Heirloom shards that can be used to craft exactly the items you want. They still have the same drop rate as the previous Heirloom items so nothing is really changing in terms of rarity, but you'll at least have a bit more control over what you're getting.

You can read more about this update, as well as check out the full patch notes, over at the official website.