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Unusual Apex Legends bug makes Bloodhound scans completely useless

Published: 30/Jan/2021 11:07

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have been running into a problem with Bloodhound’s scan ability where it doesn’t show any enemy players, even if you stand right next to them. 

With each different legend having their own unique abilities, Apex Legends stands out from the battle royale crowd. Though, there are times when those abilities end up being a problem. 

Sometimes, Respawn Entertainment will tweak an ability and either make it too strong or too weak compared to other characters. And other times, they just don’t work as intended, and can ruin a match for players.

The developers have been addressing these issues whenever they pop up, but now, Bloodhound’s Eye of the Allfather tactical has run into a few issues and looks to be completely broken. 

Bloodhound skin in Apex Legends with Twitch Prime logo
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Bloodhound has been a staple of Apex Legends since its release back in February of 2019.

Ahead of the ALGS Winter event, a number of professional Apex Legends players voiced their concerns about broken abilities – pointing out that Bloodhound’s tactical simply doesn’t work. 

“This is the game we play competitively, Bloodhound scan directly on a full team, nobody shows on scan,” tweeted NRG’s Chris ‘sweetdreams’ Sexton. “Absolutely unacceptable. Happens lots of times too.”

As sweetdreams shows, his team used a scan right at the same team as an enemy team that’s within range of being found. However, they don’t show up, and he gets caught out by the opponents hiding under a rock. 

TSM’s Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen also tweeted about the issue, noting that there also bugs with Gibraltar’s and Casutic’s ultimates not working either and simply disappearing. 

None of these issues have cropped up on Respawn’s public Trello board, where they show what problems are being looked into. Nor have they been mentioned for any planned fixes in the Season 8 patch notes – although full patch notes haven’t been released yet.

There’s no telling if the issues will be addressed soon with a hotfix, or if players will have to battle on until the next update. But, hopefully, Respawn will get it all ironed out.

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First Caustic Town Takeover teaser appears in Apex Legends

Published: 24/Feb/2021 2:00

by Alan Bernal

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A teaser for Caustic’s Town Takeover in Apex Legends has appeared on Kings Canyon, giving players a mixed bag of hype and dread for what the Toxic Trapper’s event will play like.

Respawn likes to give their Legends a turn in the spotlight with Town Takeovers that transform a point of interest (POI) in the battle royale to emulate a given character. We’ve seen ones for Octane, Mirage, and Bloodhound, just to name a few.

As the studio makes its way through their catalogue of Legends, there’s always an atmosphere of renewed excitement for who will get the next Town Takeover going into a season.

If previous leaks are to be believed, Season 8’s Town Takeover is centered around Caustic and plenty of teasers should be in the game soon.

Apex Legends Caustic Town Takeover teasers

Apex Legends’ loading screen shows Caustic walking then stopping to overlook the Crash Site location on Kings Canyon. This updated animation came out on February 23, the same day that the Apex data mining community expected to see it.

In early February, a schedule for ‘s08_tt_teaser_phases’ was leaked which pointed to Tuesday the 23rd as the first date people should expect to find the opening teaser.

As it turns out, not only were players greeted with the new loading screen, but some matches are actually rendering a Caustic on the Apex Arena.

Reddit user ‘kittycakekats’ posted a video that shows the character in the same place that he’s seen in the loading screen, only you can’t interact with him.

Went to where caustic is in the loading screen hint, caustic is there?! My friend couldn’t see him. [email protected] take over from apexlegends

Nothing else about the in-game Caustic model suggests there are other teasers or easter eggs to find, but it’s fueling the hype for a Town Takeover all the same.

With all of the discussion going around the Legend, there’s people excited to see what a Caustic Town Takeover would play like. However, players that aren’t loving how strong he is at the moment are dreading to see how toxic the event will be.

According to the schedule, we can expect the next in-game teaser to appear on Feb. 25, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that one too.