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A game-changing Apex Legends bug blocks players’ vision while aiming

Published: 6/Mar/2019 8:22 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 9:25

by Joe O'Brien

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A visual bug in Apex Legends prevents players from being able to see when aiming down sights.

When this bug occurs, players aiming down the sights of their weapon will find the majority of their screen blocked by what appears to be the back end of the gun being shown extremely close to the camera.

Fortunately, this bug does seem to be limited to a rather particular set of circumstances. Apex player u/onebigtaco discovered that it only occurred for them while using Caustic with the “Sixth Sense” Legendary skin.

Furthermore, the bug doesn’t appear to occur on all weapons or even with all attachments. In u/onebigtaco’s case, it happened only while using the Prowler, and only with a 1X HOLO sight attached.

The bug seems limited to the Prowler SMG.

Using another weapon, or simply taking the sight off the gun, seems to fix the issue.

Caustic’s legendary skin “Sixth Sense” has a game breaking visual bug… from r/apexlegends

It’s unclear exactly what set of circumstances produce this bug. It seems largely limited to the Prowler, although the Legend and skin being used also seems to affect it. It’s unclear how much different sights may also impact the bug.

It should therefore be relatively easy to avoid, given that changing one of several potential variables should prevent it from occurring.

If you really must use the Prowler with a sight of some kind while playing as Caustic, however, it’s worth checking the ADS for this bug before you get into a gun-fight and adjusting accordingly to fix it.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

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Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.