Apex Legends

Apex Legends data miners debunk World’s Edge night map ‘leak’

Published: 1/Aug/2020 15:12

by Joe Craven

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It looks like the rumors swirling about a nighttime version of World’s Edge coming to Apex Legends are unwarranted, as the image of what it would look like appears to simply be a bug or a fake.

Fans have grown accustomed battle royale maps changing frequently, and in Apex, the inception of new seasons brings plenty of map changes, and sometimes even new maps.

The World’s Edge map came at the beginning of Season 3, replacing Kings Canyon, although both maps are now rotated.

World's Edge Epicenter is a key part of the map
Respawn Entertainment
World’s Edge in Apex Legends.

There is already a nighttime variant of Kings Canyon, but fans have been left in the dark (pun intended) over the chances of a night World’s Edge. That is, until a strange glitch emerged, described by the Redditor who found it as “blue and darker” than the normal map.

Many speculated that the bug was accidentally revealing an early look at a Season 6 World’s Edge variant, but a host of leakers have now had their say.

Reliable leaker Biast12 was among those to cast doubt on the glitch, explaining: “Time to clarify, this is not a night map. A night version needs a .rpak file for the map, and we don’t have that – it’s 100% fake/fan-made/a bug”.

He confirmed that the only night variant map in the game’s files is for Kings Canyon – a variant we already have.

Biast’s words were echoed by fellow data miner Shrugtal: “This is either a really good fake or some obscure bug… Impossible to switch to a map that doesn’t exist mid-respawn. Doubt it means anything for WE After Dark”.

So, there you have it. If Respawn are indeed working on a night variant of World’s Edge, it doesn’t appear to be in the game’s files yet.

There have even been rumors of another new map coming to Apex Legends in the near future which, if true, would be far higher up Respawn’s priority list.

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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.