Today, Apex Legends developer released patch 1.2 of the game. The new update marks the start of the game’s first limited time mode called The Legendary Hunt. In addition to the cosmetics, patch 1.2 brings numerous quality of life changes and bug fixes to the class-based battle royale. While the patch notes were filled with tweaks and changes, one new addition wasn’t included. It didn’t take fans to figure out that the Mozambique received a new weapon swap animation, have a look:
By this point, nearly everyone in the gaming community has played or heard of Apex Legends. When the game launched back in February, it caught the eyes of every gamer and was the talk of the town. Like all online multiplayer games, Apex Legends had to deal with weapon balancing. It didn’t take long for Respawn to tweak the Wingman, which was arguably the game’s strongest weapon, but the same couldn’t be said for the Mozambique.
Over three months after its launch, the three-round shotgun pistol is still Apex Legends’ weakest weapon. Until today, the weapon didn’t receive any change, visual or otherwise. Today’s update makes the Mozambique the first and only weapon to feature an animation for swapping off.
When swapping to a weapon on the ground, the player simply drops the currently equipped weapon. However, when the Mozambique is equipped, the player now throws the weapon away. Note that this is only a visual change, and the gun will simply drop to the ground like any other weapon would.
Respawn has previously stated that the Mozambique is a intentionally at the “bottom of the power curve.” It’s possible that the weapon will be buffed in the future, but for now, it will remain an “early game, better-than-melee, but-gotta-upgrade-out-of-ASAP” weapon. It’s great to see the developers actively engage with the community, even if it just for laughs.