Maybe it’s because I’ve only played a bit of Fortnite and the only PUBG experience I’ve had is watching the GB crew get smoked 90% of the time with the occasional B&B views, but I really enjoy the longer TTK in this game with all the healing and armor.
I haven’t reached 100% internalization with the positioning and situational awareness that’s different in the BR genre considering its scale compared to other FPSes, but because of the instinct and somewhat competent aim I’ve developed through playing a ton of Overwatch, I can still hold my own in firefights. That’s led me to surviving for longer, and as a relative newbie to the genre, it’s made me want to play more instead of getting frustrated by the not-so-unusual experience in other BR games like PUBG where tactically unsound moves get you killed ASAP with not much recourse.
It’s not like you can just go guns blazing out in the open field either, since you will still be punished for that.
I think the TTK encourages team shooting, at least on the level of skill I’m at where I’m no headshot wizard, and whatever reinforces the idea of having teams coordinate better is good i. my book. I’ve pulled off flanks resulting in a full squad kill thanks to my team engaging in frontline exchanges while I circle around enemies!
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had moments where I got the drop on someone and felt like I emptied a full clip on them only for them to turn around and drop me soon after. Of course, that happens because their squadmate gets alerted and fires back with them.
But I’m fine with the trade-off where I have those occasional frustrating moments for the adrenaline-pumping pitched battles that have a back-and-forth dynamic and allows for clutch comebacks and hero plays because of all the ways to recover armor and health. The hero abilities also can be great equalizers against those teens and hardcore gamers with their lightning fast reaction times and pixel perfect precision!
PUBG can be the milsim where hunting tactics reign supreme. Let Apex Legends be the somewhat arcade-y, explode-y game show experience!