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Annoying Apex Legends bug is completely ruining Octane’s ultimate

Published: 26/May/2020 9:59 Updated: 27/May/2020 4:41

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have uncovered a strange new bug that is making Octane’s Launch Pad ultimate pretty useless and stopping them from jumping huge distances.

Ever since Apex Legends season five got underway, Octane, who introduced to the roster of characters back in season one, has encountered a few problems – mainly with his Launch Pad ultimate ability.

Fans have revealed how Mirage’s decoy can be used to get rid of jump pads – both in the wild and at the Gauntlet. However, there is a new problem that has begun cropping up that is preventing players from getting some huge airtime by using the pads.

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Octane usually gets serious vert when he hits his jump pads.

The issue was pointed out by Reddit user PeeceePingu, who had been trying to use the Launch Pad to jump across the map by The Broken Coast. As it happened, the Redditor’s hopes of completing the daredevil jump were dashed.  

As they started to get a boost from the jump pad before coming back down to earth – almost as if the game didn’t register that the pad was there after the fact. As a result of this, instead of jumping across the gaping chasm, PeeceePingu was dropped off the side of the map and quickly eliminated from the game. 

I haven’t seen any post on this jump pad glitch, but damn is it annoying. from apexlegends

Upon seeing the problem, other players noted that they’d run into the same thing – with some going as far as swearing off using Octane in the battle royale until the problem is fixed.

Another player, Kalhmeras96, suggested that the new issue might be location-based as they claimed it has happened to them a few times in the same area. Though, others noted that it has happened elsewhere too.

Respawn recently revealed that the adrenaline junkie, alongside Lifeline, is under consideration for a rework moving forward. So, we could see changes to his abilities anyway.

However, players will be hoping that the developers can get this new problem addressed before they give the legend any major surgery. Yet, it remains to be seen if they can get it figured out anytime soon.

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Apex Legends Horizon actor reveals bizarre way she helped make Season 7

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:48

by Jacob Hale

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The voice actor behind Apex Legends’ newest character, Horizon, has revealed the bizarre conditions in which she provided the voice, and it’s crazy to see where our favorite Scot came from.

Horizon was introduced to Apex Legends in Season 7, bringing a new set of abilities to the game, alongside new map Olympus.

The Gravitational Manipulator has been an instant hit with fans, so much so that we actually ranked her as one of the best legends in the game in our Season 7 tier list, behind only Wraith, Gibraltar and Bloodhound.

So, for such a fantastic character, Apex fans might expect a large-budget, Hollywood-esque production to get her voice lines and general character perfect… but that wasn’t the case.

Horizon Apex Legends Season 7
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Horizon has been an instant hit in Apex Legends.

Season 7 launched on November 4, 2020, and after letting the dust settle a bit, Horizon voice actor Elle Newlands shared a brilliant video from when she was recording for the character.

Clearly excited, this is about as 2020 as it gets, as Newlands was confined to a tiny closet to get her work done.

“I had to capture this for posterity,” she started excitedly. “I just stepped out of my closet, it’s July 17, I’m in Los Angeles in a 2-foot by 3-foot closet where I have my little recording booth, and I just recorded facial recognition and voiceover for Season 7 of Apex Legends, and I’m the voice of Horizon… Aah!”

Clarifying that it was for the Season 7 trailer, Elle said she is “so excited” to be in the game, calling the fact that she’s doing it all from home “amazing.”

It goes without saying that it is amazing what Elle and the wider Respawn crew have managed to pull off, in her own words, to “keep the entertainment flowing” despite all the issues the world has been facing in 2020.

If this can be done in a 2x3ft closet in someone’s home, we can’t imagine the possibilities for characters in the future of Apex.