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Apex Legends hitboxes: Which characters are hardest to hit?

Published: 25/Feb/2019 14:02 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 10:12

by Connor Bennett

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One Apex Legends fan has gone out of their way to give other players an accurate idea of the current hitboxes – following recent frustrations surrounding the differences with the current eight unique in-game characters.

Apex Legends has swept across the gaming world since its surprising release on February 4, with over 25 million players playing the title within the first two weeks of its launch – yet, the hit-boxes of characters have caused quite a stir among players recently. 

Despite all the praise, some fans are still having trouble getting to grips with the Legends and their different shapes and sizes – which affects what part of them will take damage depending on how they’ve been sized by the game’s developers.

Respawn Entertainment have already addressed concerns about the recent potential ‘broken hitboxes’ but YouTuber SookieSpy has now demonstrated the differences between each Legend and their hitbox size. 

Respawn EntertainmentEach player is different.

SookieSpy demonstrated just how he was able to draw up accurate representations of each legend by shooting around them from a distance to see what hit and what didn’t. It may have taken a few hours, but the YouTuber was able to give other players an accurate idea of what to target. 

However, the YouTuber also explained that a character’s hitbox can change based on the animation they’re in. The Legends have in-game idle animations for when they are, indeed, idle – where they may nod their head, fold or just move their arms anyway. The hitboxes change to cover the whole body in these moments.

He also explained that any sort of baggy clothing, hair or items hanging off the character isn’t a part of the hitboxes for most of them, but it is for some.

However, he didn’t reveal which Legends have different hitboxes for their items or their clothing but did state that players can’t shoot Caustic’s gas trap in hopes of finding an explosive kill.

SookieSpyAccurate hit-boxes for each Apex Legend.

Respawn properly addressed concerns about certain character hitboxes in the March 6 patch – which saw significant changes made to the popular Wingman and Mozambique weapons.

It was also announced in the patch notes that with the start of Apex Legends’ season one, the start date of which is still unknown, there will be hitbox size reductions and optimizations for Caustic, Pathfinder and Gibraltar. 

EAGibraltar is set for a huge hitbox overhaul with the start of season one.

Touching on the current hitbox problem for the legends, Respawn explained: “Our goal is to be able to have characters with different rig sizes, hitboxes and ability kits, and still have each character be roughly equal in power level, win rate and viability of pick.”

“Overall, we want to try to increase the power level of the large rig characters, before we consider large nerfs to everyone else,” they added. “While we’ve made small adjustments, we’re hopeful that increasing the power of large rigs is healthier than nerfing everyone else.”

While fans may not have a date for when the season one changes will be implemented, they can take solace in the fact that Respawn is listening to concerns and actively making changes based on that feedback. 

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How to fix Apex Legends code 100 error on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

Published: 18/Jan/2021 1:20 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 1:30

by Connor Bennett

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Despite being around for a while now, the infamous code 100 error continues to cause problems in Apex Legends and we’ve got all the info you need to address it.

What is the code 100 error in Apex Legends?

The Code 100 Error has been annoying Apex Legends players since early 2020; the error relates to players being unable to ‘complete their EA Account sign in,’ which is particularly annoying for players as EA have not yet noted the issues, much less acknowledged that they have their own fix coming.

Players have come up with a temporary fix of their own, with the remedy being pretty much the same regardless of whether you play the popular title on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation. You can find the fix for each respective platform below.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesThe Code 100 error is stopping Apex Legends players from helping teammates as Lifeline.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on Xbox One & Series X/S

The temporary fix, which has been a success for most players, revolves around being able to change your DNS [Domain Name System] server to a public DNS service, which has its own numbered code.

To make the fix work on Xbox, go into your network settings and tweak a few things:

  1. Go to Settings – Network, Advanced Settings, DNS Settings
  2. Change DNS settings to the following:
  3. Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
  4. Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4
  5. Save settings and return to Apex Legends

You may have to restart the game for the updated settings to make a change.

Windows CentralThe network settings for Xbox One are slightly tucked away – but you’ll be back playing Apex in no time.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PS4 & PS5

Again, fixing the error on either PlayStation console is pretty similar to Xbox but there are a couple more steps to follow:

  1. Go to Settings » Network » Set Up Internet Connection.
  2. Select which connection you use – be it WiFi or LAN Cable
  3. Select ‘custom’ and enter the following settings:
    • IP Address Settings: Automatic
    • DHCP Host Name: Do Not Specify
    • DNS Settings: Manual
    • Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
    • Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4
    • MTU Settings: Automatic
    • Proxy Server: Do Not Use

Save these settings and then return to your home screen.  Like on Xbox, you may have to close the Apex Legends application and start it up again for the changes to take effect.

Respawn EntertainmentThe code 100 error has been affecting Apex Legends players for a few days

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PC

The good news is that there is a fix for code 100 on PC, the bad news is that it takes a bit longer to do that on console. That said, if you follow these steps, you should be able to bypass the error.

  1. On PC, hit the Win + R keys together, opening the command box
  2. There, type in ncpa.cpl and wait for ‘Network Connections’ to appear
  3. On Network Connections, head to the internet connection you operate on and right-click it
  4. Once that right-click menu open, select properties
  5. After the properties menu opens, find Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select properties – which is towards the bottom right-hand side of the box
  6. There, select ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ and type in:
  7.  Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
  8. Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4
  9. Once done, select OK in the bottom right-hand corner. Once the box disappears, restart your PC and allow the changes to take place.

So, there you have it, that’s how you fix the Code 100 Error on old-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as PC.

Last updated January 17, 2021, at 5:30 PM EST.