A recent Apex Legends update has targeted colorblind support for direct hit markers and reticle colors are on the way.
Taking to Twitter yesterday, Respawn Entertainment’s senior experience designer Justin Masse announced that an update went live for Apex Legends on July 20, 2021. This update introduced color blind for direct hit colors, something that wasn’t supported in the game before. They also acknowledge that there’s more work to be done with this feature, so we can likely expect to see more support added over time.
However, Masse also clarifies that the team is aware that some players were using these modes to change reticle color and that the update “has negatively impacted them.” A larger fix is reportedly on the way to allow players to change reticle colors to a preset selection, Hopefully, with the teased focus on color blind support and recognizing reticle issues, Apex Legends will have a vast array of colorblind support soon. And just in time too as a new Legend is on the way.
We’re aware that some players were using these modes to change the reticle color and this update has negatively impacted them. We’re working on a more global fix to allow you to change the color of the reticle to a preset selection of colors. Sit tight, more on that soon.🟥🟨🟦🟩— Justin Masse (@JustinMasse) July 20, 2021
Additionally, one user informed Masse that in one of the most recent previous updates, when using Apex Legends’ trinatopia colorblind mode enemy armor colors aren’t consistent, originally showing armor as gold but now appearing as blue or purple. Masse confirmed the gold coloring was a bug that the studio wanted to hotfix and that what’s available in the game now are “colorblind friendly alternatives for red.” However, it seems a fair few members in the community are calling for gold to come back.
Apex Legends is due to enter its new season on August 3 where a new Legend, Seer, will be introduced to the game.