Apex Legends Dev Says No Plans To Buff The Mozambique, Will “Keep Enjoying The Memes”
Apex Legends has been lauded for its all around excellent battle royale gameplay, from the game’s slick, buttery smooth traversal movements to the fairly balanced weapon options. Note that I said fairly balanced. We’ve all had that game where we’ve dropped into a hot zone, scrambled to find some kind of weapon, and ended up with a Mozambique Shotgun instead. Said shotgun is considered a rather bottom of the barrel weapon, dealing paltry amounts of damage and featuring a tiny three-round magazine. Many players have been asking for a buff of some kind for the Mozambique, but developer Respawn Entertainment seems to like it just the way it is.
In a recent Reddit check in by the developer, one Redditor asked senior designer Sean Slayback if the team had any plans to make any changes to the Mozambique Shotgun. Slayback’s response was short but decidedly brutal, stating that the “Current plan is to keep enjoying the memes.” Ouch.
Slayback thankfully offered a tip when using the gun, reminding users that Mozambique is a slang term for an execution. Shooting someone with two bullets in the chest and one in the head is essentially “sending them to Mozambique,” and the weapon’s spray pattern is in fact designed so that two of the bullets hit center mass, while the third bullet flies a little higher. “Remember that [aiming down the sights] chokes the spread down which makes it easier to hit that pattern,” Slayback wrote. “2 to the chest, 1 to the head.”
The advice certainly seems sound, though I’m not sure if it’ll stop players from continuing to ignore Mozambiques as they make their way across Kings Canyon. Thankfully Respawn is continuing to respond to player feedback, so here’s hoping that if the pistol shotgun still doesn’t get any love, they’ll consider making a change.
Apex Legends is now available free-to-play for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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