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Apex Legends challenge bug completely stops you playing the game

Published: 18/Feb/2020 13:18

by David Purcell

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Completing Apex Legends daily challenges should unlock rewards and allow for progression, but some players have reported that it can spark a “game logic” error that totally stops them from playing. 

Respawn Entertainment’s popular battle royale title has had millions of players jump into it since its shock release back in February 2019, with a number of bugs – as you would expect – cropping up after major updates.

Following the Season 4 patch, though, players appear to have found a slightly more confusing bug than most. Instead of being rewarded for completing daily challenges, some accounts are actually being locked out of the battle royale altogether.

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Apex Legends players can rank up faster by completing daily challenges – when they’re working properly.
 

For those who don’t know already, daily challenges are ready to complete in Apex Legends every day, with players often having to pick up eliminations at different places across the World’s Edge map in order to check them off.

It has been reported, though, that completing the daily missions close to the time that Respawn switches up the challenges can actually prevent the game from working as it should – with some players being hit with an error screen.

As seen in a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, from ROYALAYOR, the bug is causing the progression screen to look blank, not containing the information you would expect.

Hit the progression screen and this popped up, cannot play 🙁 on Xbox from apexlegends

This user experienced the problem on Xbox One, although other posters have suggested that this is a more widespread problem for the game.

Players on PlayStation 4 and PC have also experienced the bugged challenges, with one user sharing a potential fix for those playing on one platform. It’s unclear as to whether this works on console just yet. Mobstarr said: “It’s happening when you finish a daily while dailys get reset. For me a client restart helped and I was able to play again on PC.”

The likelihood of Respawn Entertainment picking this up on the subreddit is high, meaning a future fix should be on the way, although at the time of writing there is no mention of the bug on their Apex Tracker Trello board for future updates.

That could change, though, and many fans will be hoping it does. Challenges had previously not been tracking correctly, which features on the dev’s board, but there’s no mention of this specific error just yet. At the moment, some can’t even play the game.

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Apex Legends dev reveals plans to nerf Horizon in Season 8

Published: 13/Jan/2021 23:04

by Alan Bernal

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A developer from Respawn Entertainment has revealed more about the ways Horizon could get nerfed in Season 8 or beyond, as the newest Apex Legends coharacter has already overtaken all others in the win-rate category.

Horizon has been a delight to have in Apex Legends since her launch in Season 7. She’s had a strong presence in the battle royale that’s earned her a win rate that matches Wraith, but Respawn are going to be cautious with how they inevitably nerf the Gravitational Manipulator.

Admittedly, there is a multitude of ‘dials’ that Respawn can tweak with Horizon’s ability kit, but the studio is going to be careful not to ‘gut’ what makes her strong, according to Associate Live Balance Designer John ‘JayBiebs’ Larson.

“It’s safe to say (Horizon will) be getting nerfed,” JayBiebs said. “But how we do that is important… Looking at her tactical alone there are all sorts of dials we can turn including vertical lift speed, horizontal speed/acceleration, ejection speed/time, cool down, weapon accuracy, and the list goes on.”

While the devs can just turn the knob down on any of those factors, meaningful nerfs to Horizon will take testing and smart tinkering so that Respawn can stay “true to her design intent and how it feels to play as her.”

The idea is to bring down the outliers of her power while still letting players who have been experimenting or having fun with the Legend to retain playstyles they’ve discovered and had success with, JayBiebs said.

Respawn thinks that Horizon matching Wraith’s win-rate is a great thing for diversity among high-priority pick characters, but they have to keep her in check lest she becomes OP.

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Apex players have been loving how much flexibility Horizon provides in the way of mobility, crowd control, and maneuverability, especially in tight engagements.

Her kit is really fun in terms of how you navigate full-on team skirmishers or 1v1 duels, but Respawn don’t want Horizon players to get carried away with power. JayBiebs hasn’t said when the Apex Legends community can expect her nerfs to come through, but they’re sure to be meticulously tested before hitting the live servers.


Horizon is just one of several Legends that Respawn are planning on tweaking for Season 8; for a full breakdown of all the changes that have been discussed so far by any of the developers, make sure to check out our Apex Legends Season 8 buffs and nerfs page here.