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Apex Legends developer responds to strange Arc Star glitch

Published: 8/Sep/2019 17:13 Updated: 8/Sep/2019 17:16

by Eli Becht

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A perplexing ARC star Apex Legends glitch that seemingly bounced off an enemy’s Voidwalker skin was addressed by a Respawn Entertainment developer.

The Apex Legends Voidwalker event is currently in full swing and players are grinding out the challenges and earning rewards as they go.

While there’s undoubtedly a lot of excitement surrounding it, there are still some nagging issues impacting the game that have been around since the launch back in February.

EAWraith is the topic of another glitch.

In fact, one fan even jokingly accused the new Wraith Voidwalker skin of being pay-to-win after an Arc star appeared to deflect off the model.

Reddit user OneWingedHawk_ uploaded a clip of the incident in question and in the slow-motion version, you can clearly see the grenade come into contact with the enemy to no effect.

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As it turns out, it sounds like the glitch might have to do with the server issues than it does with the skin itself.

Redditor bobotraite explained what the player sees in-game may not always be what the servers see. When the server updated, it saw the grenade hit the box, causing the Arc star to look like it deflected off the skin.

“On the client it hits wraith but on the server it misses and hits the bin,” he wrote. “The weird path it makes is the client interpolating between where it thinks the arc star is, and where the server says it actually is.”

Respawn dev RaymeCV agreed with the explanation, saying that while he’s not one of the experts, he believes bobotraite is “completely correct.”

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Apex Legends has had minor problems like this since launch. While the majority of them won’t have an extreme impact on whether you win or lose, they are still annoying to run into.

The developers have a Trello page set up where players are able to report bugs like this. So if you come across any of them, be sure to let Respawn know so they can add it to the list.

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Apex Legends dev responds to Winter Express ‘crush’ bug

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:19

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends developer has responded to a frustrating bug that is crushing players in corners in the Winter Express LTM. 

With the holiday season fast approaching, game developers across the globe are racing to get their updates in so that players can celebrate while also playing their favorite games. In the case of Respawn, the Apex Legends dev have brought back the Holo-Day Bash event as well as the Winter Express LTM. 

The popular limited-time mode is pretty simple, with players battling in tight spaces, and with random loadouts, to take control of the train that used to chug around World’s Edge. 

While it is incredibly fun, there are a few issues cropping up – with the biggest one, this time around, seeing players being crushed when they go near certain corners or interact with a teammate. 

EAThe Winter Express LTM provides a new element to squad-on-squad combat.

Anyone who likes to get their teammates a friendly punch will have noticed the issue, but Apex Legends player blinnddd was confused at first – asking if it was a bug or an intended consequence of getting their teammate a tap. 

Plenty of players quickly responded to say it was an issue before Daniel Klein – a Senior Game Designer at Respawn – chimed in to confirm it’s a problem, but it’s not exactly a simple one to get ironed out. 

“F**king moving geo 🙁 Yeah, it’s a bug, but not an easy one to fix, he commented shortly after the post went up on the Apex Legends subreddit. “Hope that was in the grace period!”

Additionally, the problem has been flagged on Respawn’s public Trello board of Apex Legends issues, but it’s purely in the investigating phase for now. 

The Holo-Day bash event, and the Winter Express LTM, are set to run until January 4, so there is plenty of time to get it straightened out, but as Klein notes, its not an easy one. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.