Apex Legends’ latest character Mad Maggie has been pretty underwhelming following her official debut.
Respawn entered the highly competitive battle royale market with Apex Legends, a spin-off game based on their Titanfall franchise. Despite tough competition from PUBG and Fortnite, Respawn managed to attract a massive dedicated player base.
Polished FPS mechanics paired with strong first-person shooter fundamentals made this game an instant hit among the player base. On top of that, this game was free-to-play, meaning there was no barrier to entry.
To help with player retention, Respawn releases seasonal content featuring new legends, maps, game modes, skins, etc. Mad Maggie, the newest character in the current legend lineup, received a mixed reception from the player base.
Mad Maggie is not the top pick
Following her official launch into the Apex games, she quickly fell from the top chart within a very short period of time. Based on past legend releases, it is evident that the Apex Legends community highly favors characters with any sort of movement mechanics.
Every legend with any movement tech or invincibility has been really sought after by the player base. Legends like Wraith, Octane, Valkyrie, Pathfinder, and more have been well received upon release. On the other side of the aisle, the new legend Mad Maggie, who has a bit disjointed tool kit, fell from grace rather quickly.
Why Mad Maggie didn’t click for Apex Legends players
One Apex Legends fan came up with a clear explanation on why Mad Maggie’s pick rate was poor following her official debut.
Mad Maggie has a disjointed kit
Her tactical and passive thrive in enclosed spaces, yet her ultimate is a movement-focused tool for open spaces, meaning she lacks focus.
Mad Maggie’s kit isn’t very flashy
She has a similar aesthetic to fuse and a relatively balanced kit, so she is not that pleasing to the eyes.
The general Apex Legends community has grown bored of the same old “recon-assault hybrid” legends that they have been getting recently, which is evident as Seer also fell from his top sport after the nerf.
Mad Maggie’s kit doesn’t add much new
Her passive is a scan, and her ultimate is just another movement tech like Octane, Valkyrie, or Ash. In short, aside from her tactical, she does not bring anything too revolutionary.