After listening to the feedback from the community, it seems like Respawn is finally making changes to the Gold Knockdown Shields in Apex Legends.
Having the proper gear may determine whether you win or lose most of the time. As a result, each player instantly looks for these gears after landing on the ground. Each gear has its own set of perks and benefits. On the other hand, the gold gears are the ones that make the most impact because of their special abilities.
The level 4 Knockdown Shield, also known as the Gold Knockdown Shield, is one of those special gold items. Gold Knockdown Shield enables players to resurrect themselves without the assistance of teammates, which can determine a squad’s fate in a tough ranked match.
Gold Knockdown Shields are supposed to be some of the rarest items to find in the matches. However, since the Armory update in Storm Point, these level 4 Knockdown Shields have become commonly available, and almost every team has one or more of those in the last circles, which should not be typical.
Gold Knockdown Shield Nerf
As Gold Knockdowns have become too common in the game, many players, including most pros such as Imperialhal and Albralelie, have voiced their concerns. They also asked Respawn to either remove or nerf them to bring balance to the game, especially the ranked matches.
Recently, a Respawn developer named John Larson finally responded to all the feedback on Twitter. He said, “Self-rez feedback heard loud and clear,” suggesting that a nerf or tweak is coming for Gold Knockdowns pretty soon.”
However, he did not mention anything regarding the actual changes that Respawn will bring to the Gold Knockdowns in the game. But judging by the tweet, the nerf might affect the ability to “Self Res” in the game.
Update: In Season 14, Respawn made a huge rework to Gold Knockdown Shields. Instead of the self-revive feature, Respawn added the Guardian Angel perk for Gold Knockdown Shields.