Apex Legends Friendly Fire Explained

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Developers have to be really careful about abilities that do friendly fire when designing multiplayer games. While friendly fire can make players more cautious and tactical, it can also lead to trolling and griefing. This is never fun. Luckily, Respawn Entertainment did a fantastic job designing friendly fire in Apex.

There is no friendly fire damage in Apex Legends. Friendly gunfire doesn’t deal damage to allies and special abilities such as Bangalore’s ultimate, for example, also don’t deal any damage. Abilities that usually do AoE (area of effect) damage will cause teammates to become slow or disoriented. It’s also important to mention that players can do damage only to themselves by using grenades and other explosives.

The fact that Apex Legends doesn’t feature friendly fire opens up the way for some cool tactics. Keep reading to find out more.

Does Apex Have Friendly Fire?

Being one of the most popular games in the world, it should come as no surprise to find out that Apex Legends is developed by a massive team that knows how to create a great game. Respawn Entertainment innovated the world of BRs (battle royales) with cool features and mechanics. One of the ground-breaking mechanics was the removal of friendly fire and the implementation of ultimates that disorient teammates.

I also wrote a guide that goes over the friendly fire mechanics in Valorant. You might want to check it out if you like playing the game.

Gunfire will not hurt teammates in Apex Legends. Neither will special abilities or ultimates that are designed to deal damage. The cool thing about the lack of friendly fire in Apex is the fact that players don’t have to worry about shooting in their teammate’s direction. That’s not all! Since there is no friendly fire, players can use cool tactics such as sticking an arc star on a teammate and having them run into a room filled with enemies who will get stunned.

Does Bangalore’s ULT Hurt Teammates?

Bangalore is one of the most popular characters in Apex Legends and you are guaranteed to see at least one in every match. Bangalore’s ultimate is feared by enemies because it does AoE damage. However, it doesn’t do any damage to teammates, but they should also make sure to move out of the AoE because they will be slowed and disoriented.