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Apex Legends devs respond to frustrating ‘shooting while downed’ glitch

Published: 10/Apr/2020 11:07

by Daniel Cleary


Respawn developers have responded after a bizarre glitch, which allows players to shoot opponents while they are downed, was uncovered in Apex Legends.

Following the release of the Old Ways Event on April 7, players have been eager to experience all of the new content that was added in the last update, such as the return of Kings Canyon to the permanent map rotation.

During fans’ return to the old map, one player uncovered a strange glitch which allowed them to keep their gun out after being knocked by an enemy squad.

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Players have uncovered a strange bug with Revenant’s tactical ability in Apex Legends.

The unusual glitch was seemingly caused by them using Revenant’s tactical ability just as the character’s health dropped below zero.

The downed player was able to fire some shots towards the opponents after being downed and, although they did not get the revenge kill, it could still pose some problems for others who might encounter this glitch.

“I popped my tactical as Revenant and was downed at the same time and was able to fire while still down!” u/LovelyxAngel explained, calling for it to be shared with Apex Legends devs.

I popped my tactical as Revenant and was downed at the same time and was able to fire while still down! Please let the devs find this! from apexlegends

After the post picked up some traction on the Apex Legends subreddit, Respawn dev ‘RSPN_Hideouts’ responded and let players know that they are aware of the glitch and working towards a fix.

“I got you brudda, thank you!” they replied, later revealing that they were also working on of the bizarre Mirage glitch that has been instantly self-reviving downed opponents.

Respawn devs have revealed they are tackling the major Apex Legends bugs.

This is not the first time that an Apex Legends bug has allowed players to fire back after being knocked, as fans had found a similar glitch a few months prior which also had the capability to change the course of a match.

However, with Respawn now working on removing many of these game-breaking issues, fans are hopeful that they won’t have to worry about such circumstances happening for much longer.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

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Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.