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Apex Legends devs respond to Dropship instant death issues in Season 4

Published: 5/Feb/2020 21:01

by Albert Petrosyan


Respawn Entertainment have acknowledged a major issue with Apex Legends Season 4’s new Planet Harvester location on the World’s Edge map, which is causing players to die while still in the Dropship.

As expected, there was a lot of hype surrounding the highly-anticipated launch of Season 4: Assimilation, which added a slew of new content and made major changes to the battle royale.


One of those changes included the addition of the Planet Harvester point of interest, a massive, multi-level mining facility located at the heart of the map.

Respawn EntertainmentPlanet Harvester is the biggest new addition to the World’s Edge map in Apex Legends Season 4.

One of the distinct features of the Planet Harvester is the red beam that protrudes from the station and can be seen from the entire island, something which Respawn hope will “give players a better sense of direction and understanding of the center of the map.”


Unfortunately, this function has proved to be much more of a nuisance than what it’s worth, and is the cause of one of Season 4’s first major issues.

Whenever the initial Dropship’s flight path happens to go through the beam, players who are still on the aircraft as it crosses the light suffer instant death.

Respawn’s response to Dropship instant death problem

Needless to say, this issue is pretty annoying because it can impact matches right from the start, effectively forcing players to jump from the ship earlier than they would like just to avoid dying.


Shortly after this was brought to the forefront by players on social media and Reddit, a card acknowledging the matter was added to the official Apex Legends Trello page.

It’s currently labeled as ‘Investigating,’ so there’s no time-table on when this problem will get fixed, but at least Respawn have responded to it and are looking for a solution.

It’s definitely unfortunate that this issue exists, because it has taken away from an otherwise well-received set of changes to the World’s Edge map.


The Apex Legends community seems to have mostly regarded these map tweaks positively, especially considering how Respawn have worked to diffuse some of the more hotly-contested drops.

Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation is now available for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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How to get free Apex Legends Lifeline skin with Prime Gaming

Published: 16/Oct/2020 18:13 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 18:19

by Daniel Cleary


Respawn has released yet another Apex Legends skin in October for players with Prime Gaming (previously known as Twitch Prime) and Lifeline is the latest character to receive an exclusive cosmetic. Here’s what you’ll need to claim it.

Teasers for Apex Legends Season 7 are now starting to ramp up, following the reveal of a new character Horizon in the Firing Range, and players are eager to see just what Respawn has in-store next.


However, with a few weeks left until Season 6 comes to a close, there is still plenty of new content and cosmetics being released for fans of the battle royale to experience.

The latest season has already delivered two new Prime Gaming skins, one for the new Legend Rampart and one for Bloodhound, but Respawn has revealed they will be releasing one more for Lifeline.


When will the Lifeline skin be available?

The new Lifeline skin will be available to all Prime Gaming users, starting from October 16, and it has been titled “Pastel Dreams.”

The new cosmetic item is more colorful than some of the other skins in the medic’s collection and it features a mix of blue, yellow, and pink on her classic outfit.

Here’s what you have to do to unlock this exclusive skin in-game.


How to unlock Lifeline’s new skin with Prime Gaming

  1. Register or log in to a Twitch account with an active Prime Gaming subscription.
  2. Visit the Apex Legends section on Amazon’s Prime Gaming website.
  3. Simply press on the Claim Now button above the Pastel dreams skin.
  4. If your EA account has not yet been linked to your Twitch account, you will be prompted to do so.
  5. Once your accounts have been linked, the item will be claimed and added to your in-game inventory in Apex Legends.

Prime Gaming pastel dreams lifeline skin

So, there you have it, once you follow all of those steps you should be able to access the new lifeline skin the next time you log-in.

It is worth noting that Bloodhound’s ‘Will of the Allfather’ skin is also currently available for those who have not claimed him yet, but as these Prime Gaming skins are only available for a limited time period, it is worth unlocking them sooner rather than later.