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Apex Legends dev responds to bizarre Bloodhound Ultimate bug

Published: 12/Apr/2020 10:58

by Andy Williams

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A Respawn developer has responded to the peculiar glitch where Bloodhound’s ‘Beast of the Hunt’ Ultimate cancels while shooting at a Mirage decoy – and a fix appears imminent!

Bloodhound’s Town Takeover brought with it a plethora of changes to Apex Legends, including bringing Kings Canyon back into rotation alongside permanently adding a ‘Duos’ mode.

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However, the Old Ways event update also brought a series of issues to the battle royale — including a glitch which cancels Bloodhound’s Ultimate when shooting at a Mirage decoy.

Lifeline in Apex Legends.
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The Old Ways event update also nerfed Lifeline’s ‘Low Profile’ Passive Ability.

While the premise of the Beast of the Hunt is to track down your enemies, shooting at a decoy is a waste of the precious 35 seconds in which your senses are enhanced.

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Nonetheless, Respawn has recognized the severity of the bug (especially since the event revolves around Bloodhound) and a developer has responded to a complaint on the Apex Legends subreddit, acknowledging that a fix is inbound for their Ultimate.

“That does look annoying. Right when it gets canceled you can see a red icon pop up on the upper right corner, near your kill feed. That’s likely either the packet loss or prediction error icon,” the dev revealed.

This is so annoying!, my beast of the hunt got cancelled from apexlegends

It appears that after digging a little deeper, the cause of the issue was the latter (prediction error) which, according to the dev is essentially “a game logic error causing a misprediction.”

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Per their comment, the team is aware of the issue and a “fix is forthcoming in the next server update.”

Comment on the Apex Legends subreddit post.

Whether or not Respawn will be looking to address the numerous other issues, such as the Devotion’s new ‘back-breaking’ recoil pattern and Lifeline’s pointless ‘buff’ remains to be seen. Of course, Mirage’s game-breaking self-revive bug will likely be at the top of Respawn snag list before the aforementioned ‘minor’ bugs receive a hotfix.

Bloodhound mains will be happy to hear that their Legend’s Ult will be as good as new when the patch is released (although there is no precise ETA on when that will be).

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:21

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 

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The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

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Octane in Apex Legends
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Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

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  1. Place an Octane jump pad
  2. Melee attack right before stepping onto the pad
  3. Take a bounce up and down like a trampoline
  4. Double jump off to new heights

As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.