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Apex Legends devs are removing a single tree because everyone hates it

Published: 12/Sep/2020 14:52 Updated: 12/Sep/2020 14:53

by Daniel Cleary

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Respawn developers have confirmed that they will be removing a single tree from Kings Canyon in-game, after it has left countless Apex Legends players frustrated over its position.

Kings Canyon was the first map available for Apex Legends players to try, but as the seasons have unfolded, the OG map has seen some major changes, such as the removal of Skulltown and the addition of different vault.

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However, one bizarre change that Apex players have been calling for Respawn to make on the classic map is the removal of a single tree, that has indirectly caused plenty of deaths because of its awkward position.

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Apex fans are calling for a tree near the new Salvage POI to be removed.

The tree, which is near the new “Salvage” point-of-interest in the southwest corner of the map, has been frustrating for quite a while, and Respawn has now finally revealed that they would be getting rid of it in a future update.

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Respawn’s decision to remove the frustrating tree was shared after Apex player u/kolkoin highlighted just how devastating it can be in-game, running away from a fight before getting hilariously stuck between the tree and the wall.

“Respawn devs please remove this tree,” kolkoin pleaded, claiming it has affected plenty of Apex fans since it was added, “this tree has caused so many tragedies it’s not even funny.”

Respawn devs please remove this tree. This tree has caused so many tragedies its not even funny. from apexlegends

Apex Legends dev Absurdist responded to the post noting that “it will be done,” although it may take a short while before it is removed in-game.

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“It might be a little bit before this gets in to live,” they explained, thanking the player for pointing out “pain points” like this on the map and added that it could help guide their future map changes.

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Respawn dev Absurdist’s response.

Apex Producer Josh Medina seemingly also commented on the tree being removed, suggesting that a ‘fix’ for it has already been prepared ahead of the next update.

While it is still unclear just when the tree will be removed from the live version of the game, Apex players can rest assured knowing that it won’t be much longer until the map is clear of this hazard.

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How does Apex Legends crossplay beta work?

Published: 1/Oct/2020 19:40 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 20:06

by Tanner Pierce

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After being promised a few months back, crossplay is finally coming to Apex Legends in beta form. Here’s everything you need to know about the new feature, including how it works, how to disable it, and more.

At one point, many people thought that playing an online game with your friends on another console was a pipe dream. Now, in 2020, thanks to a combination of modern technology and mega corporations deciding to play nicely with each other, crossplay is slowly but surely becoming the norm across many titles in the gaming industry.

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One major title that didn’t have the feature for the longest time, though, was Apex Legends. Fortunately, in June 2020 during EA Play, the developers announced that this would be changing, and that crossplay would be coming to the battle royale game in the near future. Now, Electronic Arts and Respawn have released details about the feature. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

First, it’s only releasing as a beta, for the Aftermarket Collection event. This is so Respawn can text all the features before implementing it fully, along with the Steam and Switch release. For now, cross-play is only between PS4, Xbox One, and Origin.

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How to add friends on other platforms

Finding people to play with on other platforms is relatively easy. All you have to do is open the friends menu, click the Find Friend option and search for their name.The game will automatically look for any player matching that name on any system.

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Simply search your friends on all platforms to find them.

How to enable/disable crossplay

Crossplay is automatically enabled, so if you don’t have to do anything right off the bat if you want to play with people on other platforms. But what if you don’t want to participate in the beta? What if you didn’t originally but now you want to try it out?

The option to enable and disable crossplay is found in the settings menu. This creates the possibility of longer wait times, as you’re effectively restricting the pool of players that the game can search. Still, the option is there if you want it.

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Apex Crossplay settings
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The ability to enable and disable crossplay will be in the settings menu, but it’s enabled by default.

Can PC players play with console players?

By default, PC players will only be matched with PC players in normal matchmaking, while console players will only be matched with console players.

That being said, consoles can still play with PC should they so desire it, but they have to be in a party together before they start matchmaking. After that, the game will include PC players in the pool to search from.

Given the fact that this is a beta, this can obviously change in time for the full release. However, this is currently how it’s set up.

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Is cross-progression enabled for the game?

While this is something that’s being considered by Respawn, the feature is not enabled in Apex Legends currently, so if you want to play on another console, you won’t have any of your items that you previously unlocked.

Respawn say that cross-progression is a “valuable” feature, but will take about it during the Steam launch later this year.

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All in all, this seems like a great beta and a chance to get feedback from the community. As previously mentioned, given the fact that this is a beta, things can obviously change and be tweaked but for right now, this is a good start.