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Apex Legends bug reveals why World’s Edge map can be your biggest enemy

Published: 21/Oct/2019 4:22 Updated: 21/Oct/2019 4:37

by Brad Norton

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Balloons in Apex Legends can often be a great way to evade danger or simply used to launch yourself across the map. As one unlucky player discovered however, they can also lead to your demise.

Released on October 1, Season Three of Apex Legends saw the introduction of a wide array of brand new content. From a new Legend in the form of Crypto, to the implementation of World’s Edge, players of the FPS Battle Royale have been provided with a heap of additions to try and master.

The new map features secret loot vaults and speeding trains, yet one extremely unfortunate player managed to ignore all of the flashy scenery and get themselves eliminated in hilarious fashion.

In an October 20 clip, Apex Legends player ‘SheGo808’ made it through until there were only 31 players on the map, even racking up two eliminations in the process.

Attempting to get back in close proximity with their squad, the player utilized a nearby balloon for some speedy traveling. Little did they know that the landing point would soon lead to their downfall.

Sailing by one of the enormous in-game banners that promoted a bounty for that specific match, the Crypto player glided right inside of the steel structure holding the advertisement in place. 

Upon landing, they were all but trapped. Unable to jump and mantle their way back out, the game essentially froze the player in place. All the while, the out of bounds siren was buzzing and counting down without fail. In a 30 second window that felt like an eternity, they were eliminated and kicked out of the match.

Elaborating on the extremely unfortunate clip, the player explained how the game “was forcing me to stay there.” As though invisible walls were keeping them encased in the confines of the structure. 

“There’s one part you see my hands moving, trying to run in the middle, but it wouldn’t let me move,” they continued. 

This terrain bug is seemingly an oversight that could hopefully be patched out in the very near future. That or Respawn Entertainment could simply place more invisible walls around the structure as to ensure that no one will be losing games in there ever again.

Not the first crazy bug to be discovered in the latest update, players have been left defenseless due to a new game-breaking glitch that stops Legends from picking up certain loot.

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Apex Legends dev responds to complaints about “recycled” LTMs

Published: 2/Dec/2020 15:49

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends developer has responded to players’ complaints about bringing back old LTMs (limited-time modes), rather than adding new ones. His candid response shed some light on why Respawn continues to “recycle” LTMs and the effort that goes into perfecting them.

The debate surrounding Respawn’s continued use of recycled LTMs is not a new one. Certain members of the Apex community continue to voice their issue with the lack of all-new LTMs being added to the game.

Although there are have been numerous different limited-time modes since Apex released in 2019, Respawn brings back fan-favorites such as Armed & Dangerous and Always be Closing on a regular basis.

Although these modes are generally well-liked, some have assumed that they are recycled as a low effort means of adding ‘new’ content. However, senior game designer Daniel Klien has explained the team’s thinking.

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‘Winter Express’ is the LTM returning with the Holo-Day Bash event.

Apex dev responds to complaints of “recycled” LTMs

Complaints surrounding LTMs on the Holo-Day Bash announcement thread led to a response from the dev. A number of players had expressed their disappointment that ‘Winter Express’ was just another “recycled” mode.

But, the game designer outlined the amount of effort that had gone into perfecting and reworking the ‘Winter Express’ mode: “between the supply ships and the new stations and a LOT of behind the scenes changes to reduce downtime it feels so much better to me.”

Despite the response, this only led to comments stating that ‘Winter Express’ was still a recycled LTM and that no new content had been added.

This led to an extremely candid statement from the developer that revealed the exact reason Respawn choose to bring back fan-favorite LTMs: “Real talk… everyone ASKS for game modes but looking at our numbers, it doesn’t seem like people play them nearly enough for us to put in the amount of effort required to make a new mode.”

This certainly offers some context to the debate surrounding “recycled” LTMs. If the player numbers don’t justify the resources needed to make a new LTM,  then why would Respawn continue to produce them?

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LTMs are popular for a short period of time before players head back to the main modes.

It’s often difficult for developers to grasp what content a player base is looking for. Although social media can be a good indicator, it often only represents those who shout loudest, rather than the entire community.

Respawn devs remain very active and engage with players about issues, so feedback should always be encouraged.