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Apex Legends bug fixes in Fight Night update: Mirage Decoys, Loba teleport, more

Published: 5/Jan/2021 12:55

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends’ Fight Night collection event update is swinging into town bringing new cosmetics, legends buffs, weapon changes, and a whole load of bug fixes as well.

Since the Iron Crown event back in Season 2, each Apex Legends season has had its own collection event at some point, bringing in new cosmetics, an heirloom, as well as a Town Takeover, and much more.

Season 7 is getting its collection event in the form of Fight Night – an event that focuses on Pathfinder – with the Forward Scout getting a boxing-themed area on the Olympus map. 

Respawn have already confirmed that the event will see some legend changes too, with both Rampart and Caustic being given slight buffs. On top of that, the devs are also rooting out a number of different bugs, too. 

Apex Legends Pathfinder Fight Night Event With Logo
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Pathfinder is the main character for the Fight Night event.

While there are some quality of life changes from Respawn in the patch notes, the bug fixes coming in the January 5th update focus solely on rooting out issues with the legends.

For example, on top of her cooldown buff, Rampart has two bugs being fixed – one where players were able to place her Sheila mini-gun while using the Phase Runner on Olympus, and another where the UI would look a little different after using her Sheila ultimate too. 

Mirage is also getting a bug fix where his decoys will make footsteps again, after players complained that they didn’t. Some players have actually viewed this change as a buff, but we’ll have to wait and see. 

Mirage decoy Apex Legends
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Mirage’s decoys can often leave enemies very confused in the heat of battle.

Not even legend will receive a bug fix, buff, or nerf, however. Only Bangalore, Bloodhound, Caustic, Crypto, Horizon, Loba, Rampart, Revenant, and Wraith will be tweaked in some way. 

If you want to check out the full patch notes for the Fight Night event, you can do so here. Otherwise, the full list of bug fixes are listed below. 

Apex Legends Fight Night bug fixes

Bloodhound

  • Fixed an issue with Bloodhound’s UI disappearing after interacting with Horizon’s Tactical.

Wraith

  • Fixed an issue with Wraith’s Portals getting destroyed by the Trident.

Bangalore

  • Fixed an issue with Bangalore’s missile passing through hatch doors when they are closed in Worlds Edge.

Mirage

  • Fixed an issue with Mirage’s decoys not making footstep sounds.

Crypto

  • Fixed an issue with Hack consuming two Vault keys if two keys were in Crypto’s inventory.
  • Fixed an issue with Hack getting stuck within the Trident when deployed as a passenger and the trident is on a ramp.

Revenant

  • Fixed an issue causing other players to teleport with Revenant if they punch Revenant when he has very little health.
  • Fixed an issue that didn’t allow Revenant to deploy the Death Totem while on the Trident.

Loba

  • Fixed a lot of windows in World’s Edge that prevented Loba’s bracelet from passing through.

Rampart

  • Fixed an issue that allowed Rampart to place Sheila while in the Phase Runner.
  • Fix an issue where UI elements stayed on screen after using Sheila.

Horizon

  • Fixed an issue with Horizon’s abilities not affecting Lifeline’s DOC and Crypto’s drone.
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Apex Legends drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 10:34

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… United at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.