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Apex Legends dev responds to “unplayable” console lag and freezing

Published: 9/Feb/2020 13:40 Updated: 9/Feb/2020 13:43

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends fans on consoles have been complaining of constant lagging and freezing during recent matches, prompting a response from developers at Respawn.

The launch of Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation gave the popular battle royale a fresh coat of paint in the form of a new legend, new weapons, and changes to the World’s Edge map.

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Respawn Entertainment also managed to address a number of big issues – with the level 500 crashing bug being rooted out, as well as the floating in mid-air error if a jumpmaster disconnects. Yet, despite that, it hasn’t been smooth sailing for console players, as many have been voicing their displeasure at how the game currently runs.

Revenant from Apex Legends standing and looking angry
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Revenant joined the cast of Apex Legends in season four but plenty of issues remain.

The problems were summed up by a post to the game’s subreddit by user tlawless001. Claiming that the battle royale had become “unplayable” on console, the Redditor showcased a number of clips from matches where they would find themself freezing, lagging, and stuttering around the map. 

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These issues can be pretty problematic, especially when diving into gunfights or trying to outrun a fast-paced zone. While issues with lagging and freezing may stem from internet connection issues, many players have reported that their connection isn’t a part of the issue.

The state of Apex right now. It is absolutely unplayable on console. Every single game it freezes and lags randomly. This is what I experience all the time from apexlegends

Some players who have suffered through problems on console pointed out similar issues, while also noting what else they’ve run into. “One game my whole squad died due to the game freezing for a bit then we died shortly after. A lot of frame loss too,” commented sourcreambeam.

A fix is coming for Apex Legends on console

Others pointed out that the developers have been taking feedback on board about the issues, with developer Josh Medina tweeting that a possible fix for the stuttering is in the works and could be released on Monday, February 10.

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Whether or not the planned Apex update will finally fix the issues that console players have been suffering though still remains to be seen.

Undoubtedly, fans will be hopeful that they can finally play games without worrying about constant stoppages sometime soon.

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How to get Apex Legends Champion Edition: Release date, price, skins

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:39

by Tanner Pierce

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The Apex Legends Champion Edition bundle is bringing a slew of skins, exclusive weapon charms, and more in Season 7. Here’s everything you need to know from the price to the release date.

Previous Apex Legends editions have included skins and cosmetics, plus Apex Coins. The Champion Edition goes a step further however, as it will unlock all the post-launch Legends leading up to Season 7.

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This is perfect if you’re just starting out in Apex Legends and want to get caught up, and it will also fit in nicely with the game’s release on new platforms like Switch and Steam later in the year.

Apex Legends Champion Edition price

The appropriately-titled Champion Edition, includes eight items, including some awesome skins, a weapon charm, and more, all for $39.99. While that is a pretty steep price compared to previous bundle editions, EA says what is included is worth $100, so relatively, this is a great deal.

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Players get a ton of content with the Champion Edition, including some extra character and weapon skins, free unlocks, and more.

Champion Edition content

Just by purchasing the bundle, players will have access to all legends that were released up to season 7 automatically, including the yet-to-be-announced legend coming with the aforementioned season. This means that if you’re a new player or you just haven’t played the game in a while, you won’t have to worry about grinding in order to unlock the Legends.

In addition to those free unlocks, the Champion Edition also includes seven legendary skins. Fans will be able to get their hands on skins for Legends and weapons:

  • 9 character unlocks (all Legends up to Season 7):
    • Caustic, Mirage, Octane, Wattson, Crypto, Revenant, Loba, Rampart, and the Season 7 Legend
  • 7 Exclusive Legendary items:
    • “Risen Queen” Wraith skin
    • “Forged Knight” Revenant skin
    • “Hallowed Spirit” Crypto skin
    • “Curse of the Awaken” Triple Take skin
    • “Slayer’s Lancer” Flatline skin
    • “Jaded Myth” Sentinel skin
    • “Emperor Nessy XIV” Gun Charm
  • 1,000 Apex Coins

Finally, players will also get a Golden Nessie weapon charm (based on the long-running Titanfall and Apex Easter egg), as well as 1,000 Apex Coins.

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Champion Edition Release Date

According to Respawn, the Champion Edition will release at the start of Season 7, which is set to start on November 10, 2020, if everything goes according to plan. This means that you only have to wait a month to get your hands on this bundle.

The bundle will be purchasable from both digital storefronts on PlayStation, Xbox and Origin, as well as retail stores in the form of a download card.