Recently, Respawn Entertainment pushed an Apex Legends Update. At first, it came out as a surprise, but the necessity seemed quite vital. The update has arrived for a reason. That is to balance the gameplay by nerfing the spawns of probably one of the better Shotguns in the game, the Mastiff.
This update was announced by the official Apex Legends Twitter Profile, which confirms the integrity of the changes.
Heads up, Legends! This morning, we pushed through a small fix that addressed the following:
🔸Mastiff spawn rates have been lowered
🔸Gibraltar ability text updated to correctly reflect the new 12s duration on his shield
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) May 27, 2020
The Mastiff is a Shotgun that uses unique ammo and deals a solid amount of damage. The power of the Mastiff, combined with the increased spawn rate, the Mastiff was obstructing a fair play environment. It takes N/A to reload an empty magazine and 1.03s per shell if you have some ammo already in the gun.