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Apex Legends community frustrated with increasing server shutdown errors

Published: 10/Feb/2020 23:26

by Alan Bernal


Community members are noticing a spike in server shutdowns across Apex Legends that are abruptly ending matches – and in some cases, ruining game-winning scenarios.

Following the recent launch of Season 4, players are noticing a rise in server shutdown errors even when they’re not suffering from any noticeable lag or connection issues that precede their match crashing.

Instead, these shutdowns seem to be happening at random, which is starting to frustrate some players, especially when the issue flairs up in Ranked Play, derailing important matches.

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People are noticing an increase in server shutdowns in Apex Legends Season 4.

In more than one instance, players have recorded clips of their gameplay to show how the glitch can come up without warning.

Reddit user ‘Switsphotos’ was just a few shots away from collecting a win when the error hit. The game was down to the last two squads, and they had just downed a Lifeline with Octane about to be dead in his tracks when the game disconnected.

These kinds of issues are making some players hesitant to get into a Ranked games at all since they don’t want anything to affect their climb in Season 4.

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“Freezes in selection screen, 5 min queue blocked -> code net, 10 min queue blocked, I’m literally just in normals now, I refuse to risk playing Ranked,” one user said about the issues.

Some players have already come across the error during their Ranked games, like Reddit user ‘AfroArabBliss,’ who was also down to the last two squads in their game when the glitch hit.

Fortunately, the user reported that there wasn’t any negative effect to their Rank, in fact, the game had even given them RP even though the match didn’t formally end.

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“It gave us RP,” AfroArabBliss explained when asked about the effects to his Rank points. “Nothing about loss forgiveness. It didn’t count as an abandon so that was good.”

This isn’t the only connectivity issue that’s been causing problems in Season 4. Across multiple platforms, Apex Legends has been hit with worsening conditions to its online ecosystem, with console players reporting “unplayable” console lag and freezing.

It seems like Respawn Entertainment have a few things to fix with their games, so players should expect some news on that front in the near future as the devs get a handle on the situation.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson


It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
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Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”