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Apex Legends devs respond to another major sound glitch

Published: 13/Sep/2019 15:18 Updated: 13/Sep/2019 15:50

by Matt Porter

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Apex Legends developers Respawn Entertainment have finally addressed a major sound issue that has been plaguing the game and making it impossible for players to hear their opponents.

Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royale titles in the world, and since its release back in February 2019, has suffered from very few major bugs that ruin the experience for those who choose to hop into King’s Canyon.

One massive issue that has plagued the game has been to do with audio issues. Players have regularly complained that footstep audio “comes and goes,” while in a Reddit post on September 12, /u/Fadenkreuzjohn explained that they were unable to hear any noises that came from directly in front or behind them.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers are complaining that they can’t hear sounds directly in front or behind them.

In the post, /u/Fadenkreuzjohn wrote: “Since I downloaded an update for Apex today, it seems like my sound in-game is bugged. I do not hear anything behind me, and directly in front of me. I have to turn about 15 degrees to the left or right to hear sound in front of me, which then sounds like it comes from a 90-degree angle either left or right (of me.)”

The player confirmed that he had checked his sound drivers and audio settings too, but was having no luck.

Audio Problem No Sound behind/in front from r/apexlegends

Thankfully, Respawn has addressed the issue, with Community Manager Garza_RSPN assuring those frustrated that he will be passing on the post to their audio team, as it has been a “really big issue” and the post will help them to “nail this issue down.”

“Every single piece of info, no matter how small, does go a long way. Cheers, and thank you!”

Some commenters have even found a way to fix it themselves, with many claiming that reverting the Windows Update from September 10 was solving the problem on their end, although Respawn intends to fix it on the client-side so others don’t have to do the same.

The developers were unable to provide a timeline on a possible fix, but the fact that they are aware and already working on it should bode well for a patch in the near future.

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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.