It looks like Apex Legends won’t be getting a hard counter to any of the legends who can scan enemies anytime soon. Though the meta of Respawn’s battle royale has favored squads that have at least one recon legend–particularly Bloodhound and Valkyrie–Apex Legends live balance designer John Larson isn’t for putting in an “anti-scan legend” to outright counter that strategy.
“Not thrilled about the idea of an anti-scan legend,” Larson posted on Twitter. “Mostly because in a scan meta, now the counter is tied to a specific legend, which limits options.”
In Apex Legends, there are a lot of different types of scans. Bloodhound, Crypto, and Seer can all use their tactical abilities to reveal the positions of enemies and traps, and Bloodhound and Seer can also passively track enemies through their passive abilities. Seer can scan and reveal the location of all enemies within a select space with his ultimate ability, Exhibit, as well.