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Apex Legends devs confirm fix for Revenant & Pathfinder damage exploit

Published: 10/Jul/2020 10:33 Updated: 10/Jul/2020 10:34

by Joe Craven

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Respawn Entertainment have confirmed that Revenant and Pathfinder taking reduced damage from Caustic’s ultimate ability is in fact an exploit, and that they are working towards a fix in Apex Legends. 

When it comes to the Ultimate Abilities featured in Apex Legends, it’s hard to find one more frustrating than Caustic’s Nox Gas Grenades. They can be detonated by Caustic with very little risk to his health, and deal significant damage to enemy players.

However, recent weeks have seen players discover that certain characters – namely Revenant and Pathfinder – take reduced damage from Caustic’s Nox Gas Grenades.

Caustic in Apex Legends.
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Caustic in Apex Legends.

This fueled speculation in the Apex community that it was an intentional mechanic, perhaps because of Pathfinder and Revenant being less human than some of their fellow legends.

However, Respawn have now confirmed via their Apex Legends Trello board that the reduced damage taken by Revenant and Pathfinder is an exploit, and is not an intentional game mechanic.

The exploit has been listed as being investigated, simply described as: “Both Pathfinder and Revy take less damage when in Caustic’s Nox gas.” It seems then, that the issues do not just affect Caustic’s Ultimate, but also his Tactical Gas Traps.

Respawn Trello Card

With Respawn now investigating the issue, Apex Legends players can expect a patch in the coming weeks. There is no confirmed date for the fix, but it seems to be a fairly minor bug so it shouldn’t take the experienced developers too long to find a patch.

Other issues Respawn are investigating surround Loba’s Tactical and Wraith’s portal. It goes to show the extent to which they want to minimize bugs in Season 5, and keep Apex Legends as smooth as possible.

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.