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Apex Legends bug forces players to change characters and nobody knows why

Published: 9/Jul/2019 8:48

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends players have uncovered a new glitch that changes their selected legends moments before they are about to jump into a match. 

The highly-anticipated Apex Legends Season Two was finally released on July 2, adding plenty of new content to the battle royale title – including a new Legend and a ranked mode.

Despite all the positive additions, fans have been stumbling onto a number of new bugs and errors too – including one that will change your legend selection before you even have the chance to react. 

Respawn EntertainmentWattson was the newest legend added in Apex Legends Season 2.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user JumpFiction showcased a clip of himself and his friends waiting to jump into a match. Each player selected their Legends – a line-up of Caustic, Bangalore, and Wraith – before the squad moved on to the next loading screen, which shows tracked stats for each player. 

However, JumpFiction was left completely puzzled when his Caustic selection changed into Lifeline. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out to be a visual error as the Redditor ended up jumping into the game as the Medic, rendering him and his teammates pretty much speechless.

After JumpFiction’s video of the incident went viral on the subreddit, other fans stated that they had run into the same bug. “That has happened to me and no one believed me,” added one user.

Another, YogiSquatch, added that a similar thing had happened to them in a recent game – reverting their selection of Wraith to a default skin while also removing any unlocked skins for their weapons. Thankfully for the Redditor, their account had not been reset by Respawn but they had stumbled onto an annoying and bizarre glitch. 

Comment from discussion This is a new one….

While members of the Apex Legends development team do scour the subreddit for issues, none of them have responded to the new issue yet.

The team also set up a Trello page for major errors, allowing fans to see just what fixes and updates that they working on. This particular glitch has not been given a spot on their board so it’s unknown if they have picked up on it. 

It remains to be seen if the annoying bug becomes more widespread than a few of the noted cases, or if it’s a temporary bug that can be fixed without much issue.

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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 21:23

by Tanner Pierce


If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

New Olympus Preview LTM

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

The new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump into the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind. The first Ranked split will be on Olympus too, so if you’re a competitive player, this new LTM comes highly recommended.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously, that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.