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Apex Legends dev reveals biggest benefit to new Lifeline rework

Published: 20/Jun/2020 10:41

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Jason McCord has confirmed that Lifeline will be able to revive two players at once after her rework goes live in-game.

At the recent EA Play event, Respawn Entertainment dropped a slew of Apex Legends news – including the long-awaited announcement of crossplay, the all-new Lost Treasures event, the arrival of Apex on Steam, and a rework to Lifeline’s abilities

The Combat Medic has been a Legend that players have been begging to see improved, and in the new teaser, it showed that her D.O.C. Heal Drone was reviving a teammate while she continued fighting with a gang of enemies. That sent some fans’ imaginations running wild, dreaming of pulling off two separate revives at once.

An image of Lifeline reviving Bangalore in Apex Legends.
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Lifeline has been one of Apex Legends’ most popular characters since its launch way back in February 2019.

Plenty of fans put the question to McCord to Twitter, simply by asking something along the lines of, ‘will Lifeline be able to revive two players at once?’ One with the D.O.C. Heal Drone and one by her going over and reviving them as normal?

Well, the Design Director of Apex Legends, confirmed that would, indeed, be the case following Lifeline’s update. He responded to one fan with a simple “Yup!” Though, he didn’t confirm anything else about her changes from the follow-up questions. 

With the support Legend being able to revive two teammates at once, it’s not out of the question that one could take a little bit longer than the other – or, even, one wouldn’t have her protective shield as normal. 

But, Lifeline is meant to be a support Legend after all – the only of her kind – and so it wouldn’t be surprising if the revives are just as fast and backed up by the shield.

Whichever way Respawn decides to balance it, we’ll find out when they reveal their full patch notes for the Lost Treasures event, which is set to launch on Tuesday, June 23 and run through July 7. There are also changes in the offing for Octane, so there could also be a few slight buffs and nerfs for a wider selection of Legends.

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Apex Legends devs respond to game-breaking Rampart Minigun bug

Published: 20/Nov/2020 10:17

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends devs Respawn Entertainment have taken away Rampart’s ability to place her minigun on the Trident vehicle due to a new issue, but there’s no telling when it’ll be back. 

With the start of Apex Legends Season 7, Respawn Entertainment added a new legend in the form of Horizon and also whisked players away to a new map – the highly anticipated setting of Olympus. 

The new map, which has become quite popular with players already, has enough unique features to stand out from Kings Canyon and World’s Edge – with the most noticeable change being the introduction of the Trident vehicles.

These hovercrafts, which can fit three players at once, are scattered around the map and allow you to get from point A to B quickly, while players are also able to use certain abilities on-the-go. The most useful of which is Rampart’s minigun, which makes the vehicle incredibly deadly. However, there is a bit of a problem with it.  

Apex Legends Trident
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Players appear to have uncovered several bugs surrounding the vehicles introduced in Season 7.

Instead of being able to use the Ultimate ability on the back of a Trident as normal, players have found, since November 19, that trying to place the minigun on the vehicle will completely crash their game.

Numerous complaints were made on Twitter, the EA forums, and the Apex Legends subreddit, with the devs springing into action a few hours later. 

“Hey folks, as an FYI, we are currently disabling the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident in order to fix an error, the devs tweeted. “We’ll let you know when you can go ham again once things are fixed.”

As of writing, on November 20, Rampart’s ability is still unusable on the Trident, and there’s no telling when the devs will get the change pushed out. 

Seeing as it’s probably just a bit of rogue code, they’ll likely send a server-side update live, so you probably won’t need to download anything once the time comes. Though, we’ll keep you posted with any breaking news and updates.