Apex Legends

Apex Legends bug breaks Octane’s double jump in the worst way

Published: 15/Sep/2020 20:45

by Alan Bernal

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An Apex Legends bug in Season 6 is breaking Octane’s double jump, giving the character an infinite amount of extra hops that actually keeps him grounded to the map more than anything.

After using the Adrenaline Junkie’s Launch Pad ultimate ability, there are times when the game can glitch that prevents players from getting a complete double jump off. The bug can randomly affect Octane’s jumps, which repeats the issue once it is encountered.

Normally, when the character uses one, they’ll have a prompt to press the jump key again to get a second leap in mid-air. There are unique sound bites accompanied by using the ultimate that can be heard while the glitch is activated.

Like user ‘Fish_Smell_Bad’ showcased in their clip, when the bug comes online there seems to be an indefinite amount of double jumps that can be ‘activated’ but not necessarily used.

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The Octane glitch botches his double jump, and it could be linked to packet loss.

“This bug only happens sometimes when you take a pad, but other players can not see it,” they wrote. “It’s new in S6 and very annoying but not too game breaking. And to my knowledge it has nothing to do with ping.”

Debunking the bug’s connection to ping was prompted by other users linking the glitch to server issues or the like. Although some believe that the problem stems from an initial disruption with packet loss while using a Launch Pad.

“I’ve noticed it happens when you go jump as you hit the pad while there’s a bit of packet loss. Nothing to do with ping,” one user wrote.

I’m posting this here because someone else posted about the same bug but with very wrong information. This bug only happens sometimes when you take a pad, but other player can not see it. It’s new in S6 and very annoying but not too game breaking. And to my knowledge it has nothing to do with ping. from apexlegends

In the clip, every time the person goes for the jump and activates the bug, a connection issue icon can be seen in the top right of the HUD.

Additionally, the presence of the glitch could put Octane players in an awkward predicament with their teammates since Fish_Smell_Bad’s squad said that they couldn’t hear the bugged sound queues.

Clearly this is something that could really disrupt a match, and it would be something that Respawn could look into if it starts to affect more Octane players who have to contend with the bug at random.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.