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Apex Legends dev gives update on the future of cross-platform play

Published: 9/Apr/2019 0:48 Updated: 9/Apr/2019 17:23

by Alan Bernal

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Ever since Apex Legends’ incredible February 4 release the community has been asking for cross-platform play to be integrated in the exciting battle royale.

Although the developers at Respawn Entertainment have been tight-lipped about upcoming elements they plan on introducing to their game, one dev offered an update to the highly requested feature.

Apex Legends’ Project Lead Drew McCoy sat down with WIRED to answer some of the game community’s most burning questions, including the status of cross-play among the different consoles.

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Even though McCoy admitted that he couldn’t comment on the specifics for “future features or content,” he did relieve some players by saying the company is aware of the growing demand for cross-play.

“Cross-play is something we really care about and are looking into,” McCoy said. “We know that people have friends on all sorts of platforms and that you really want to go to the arena and get some wins together, so stay tuned.”

Some fans will be disappointed by the response, but hearing an Apex developer speak on the topic in any capacity will be a godsend to most fans seeing how Respawn has offered little insight on where they stood since the game’s release.

(Timestamp at 6:12 for mobile viewers)

Best character in Apex Legends?

McCoy initially approached this fan question with a typical “there is no such thing as best character” line but gave into his personal favorite.

“Honestly, Lifeline is my favorite and my best,” McCoy said. “She has what I consider to be the most power ability with the care package, because I love loot.”

Lifeline has easily made her way at the top of numerous tier lists because of her Care Package. Her ability can dish out high tier loot at any part of a match and provide added bonuses with some clever tricks.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Respawn dev is particularly keen on Lifeline’s ability to call in loot at different times in a match.

Boodhound’s pet bird has a name!

The interview was a treasure trove of newly confirmed information, such as the name reveal for Bloodhound’s trusty avian companion.

Previously, the only thing that alluded Apex fans more than Bloodhound’s origins has been the name of the bird routinely seen with them.

“This might be a world’s first,” McCoy ramped up. “I have been informed that Bloodhound’s bird has a proper name of Arthur.”

Respawn EntertainmentThe identity of Bloodhound’s bird had been as mysterious as the Legend themself.

The Respawn developer revealed plenty of interesting tidbits for the game, making the video well worth a watch for any Apex Legends fan.

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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.