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Apex Legends Black Friday Octane skin features game-breaking visual bug

Published: 28/Nov/2019 4:04 Updated: 28/Nov/2019 16:15

by Brad Norton

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Respawn Entertainment only just released the Black Friday update for Apex Legends on November 26 and dedicated players are already uncovering ridiculous issues with the new cosmetic items.

The first-ever Black Friday celebration in Apex Legends has been met with much frustration due to a rather lackluster refresh of the in-game store.

With only two new character skins accessible throughout the limited-time event, players were quick to voice their displeasure. Serving as the cherry on top of the controversial situation however, a newly discovered bug with one of the cosmetic items has even the most dedicated players on-edge.

Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsThe Apex Legends Black Friday sale is only accessible until December 5.
 

Available until November 30, a brand-new Legendary Octane skin titled ‘Laughing Fool,’ has the eccentric character dressed up as a jester of sorts. With a red and black costume lined with golden fabric and a complete mask to boot, there’s no denying that the purchasable item is impressively detailed.

Unfortunately, a new game-breaking bug stems from the use of this jester outfit as numerous Apex Legends players have been sharing their hassles with the skin that costs 1,800 Apex Coins or the equivalent of just under $20.

While the golden trimming may look fantastic from afar, the intricate costume actually obscures a nearly half of the screen when aiming down sights with Octane.

Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsA look at the Black Friday Octane skin that costs 1,800 Apex Coins.
 

Supposedly the visual bug is triggered when utilizing a Prowler with a Holo Sight equipped. Being an SMG, this weapon can be top of the line when put to use by a highly mobile character such as Octane, however until this new glitch is patched, players may want to steer clear of the weapon or the new skin altogether.

Obscuring roughly half of the screen, the new costume overlays everything in sight, even the reticle of the weapon itself.

Not only will the combination of items and cosmetics obscure your line of sight in the midst of combat, but it can also block your vision on nearby loot as well. Making it one of the more damaging bugs in recent Apex history.

Octane’s new joker skin. Aiming down sights was bugged for this game. Prowler with Holo sight. from apexlegends

Fortunately, the issue can be completely avoided by simply not equipping the flashy new skin. If you do want to flex with the new item in-game however, just be sure to avoid equipping the Prowler and a Holo Sight at all costs.

You can get a full rundown on the Black Friday update and subsequent community outrage here.

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.