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Apex Legends caster reveals most popular locations for final circles

Published: 11/Nov/2019 9:37 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 10:00

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends caster has uncovered the most popular final circles for the battle royale’s debut season on World’s Edge. 

After Respawn Entertainment launched Apex Legends back in February, battle royale fans were dropped into King’s Canyon – a completely different backdrop to what they’ve experienced in recent games. 

As the game moved on to season three, the map that many had come to know and love was replaced by World’s Edge, a setting that blends winter, deadly fire, and an apocalyptic residential zone into a perfect mix. 

Yet, with the unpredictable nature of battle royale titles, thanks to the RNG (random number generator) factor, it’s quite difficult to decide on a location that’s worth hiding out in until the end.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends Season 3 introduced World’s Edge alongside Crypto and the Charge Rifle.

The RNG makes it so no two games are ever really the same, but some repetitive final circles do crop up. In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user Lrktl compiled the final zones from 150 scrimmage games to find out if the game favors one location over another.

In their research, the Argentine Apex caster noted that during professional practice games, circles near Capitol City and Thermal Station lead the way when it comes to the end game with 18 and 19 respectively.

Twitter: lrktlLrtkl compiled the data from 150 Apex Legends matches to produce this heat map.

In contrast, a popular landing spot like The Trainyard didn’t quite match them, recording 8 nearby final circles during the 150 sample games.

What is quite interesting, too, is that 42 of the zones touched the train tracks that circle the map either ever so slightly or completely engulfing the track. Finishing up there may have seemed out of bounds for some players, but it appears as if that isn’t the case.

Now, while a pattern may have emerged from ltrkl’s data, the RNG nature of Apex means that you aren’t guaranteed to drop into your next game and finish up near Capitol City immediately.

Your best hope of winning is still landing where you want, grabbing some loot, taking down enemies, and just adjusting to what the game gives you. 

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Apex Legends fixes annoying Rampart & Treasure Pack bugs in Dec 1 patch

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends devs have rolled out fixes for frustrating Season 7 bugs that makes players face an infinite loading screen and a separate glitch causing Rampart’s turret not to stick to the Trident.

Treasure packs returned to Apex for Season 7, as a way to keep the battle pass interesting and give players something to come back and search for every single day, if you don’t get trapped, that is.

The packs have become a significant part of Apex matches since players don’t want to miss one and fall behind on completing the set and miss out on some cosmetics.

For some though, the packs have caused major issues during Season 7 though, as a bug would randomly lock them in a loading screen.

An Apex Legends treasure pack
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Treasure Packs were introduced in Apex Legends season 6, and now they’ve caused quite the headache.

That wasn’t all throwing players off. Rampart mains also found that, while it was advertised in the Season 7 trailer, the legend’s turret wouldn’t always stick to the new Trident vehicles.

Both of these bugs have definitely been getting under players’ skin, but the good news is Respawn have rolled out a fix for both issues that will hopefully put an end to the incoveniences.

“As an FYI, we’ve deployed a small patch to re-enable the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident as well as provide a fix for players who are getting stuck on certain menu pages,” Apex wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1.

This means that once you log in following the update, treasure packs should no longer get you caught in a loop, and Rampart can once again fire Sheila atop the Trident.

Previous reports claimed that another update had been rolled out to try and fix the treasure pack glitch already, but if you’ve been on Apex’s Reddit recently you’ll see still numerous posts of people still encountering it, and a similar issue with getting stuck on the main loading screen as well.

Despite a few bumps like this along the way, Season 7 has generally been well-received by the Apex community, so hopefully, this patch takes care of these issues for good and let us get back to playing.