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Apex Legends devs respond to game-breaking ledge glitch

Published: 30/Nov/2019 10:33 Updated: 30/Nov/2019 10:36

by Andy Williams

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Respawn Entertainment have responded to an absurd glitch in Apex Legends which traps players on a ledge in World’s Edge. 

Apex Legends has been a huge success since its release at the beginning of the year. After innovating the battle royale genre with brand new in-game features, Respawn have had to tackle a host of bugs that have affected their player-base since the get-go.

From bullet registration issues (due to Apex Legends’ netcode issues) to map glitches that make World’s Edge disappear, the battle royale has had its fair share of bugs to deal with in recent times. 

EA.World’s Edge has seen plenty of bugs since it release in Season 3.

Despite all of Respawn’s efforts to overcome the plethora of issues, more appear to be surfacing as patches continue to be rolled out. 

Reddit user, Ryoteck, has posted their discovery of another map-related bug, which appears to trap players within a confined place near ‘The Epicenter’ on World’s Edge.  

Posted to the Apex Legends subreddit, the player was trapped on an icy ledge with no means of escape. After trying to crouch-walk their way out of the invisible tunnel that appeared to have formed around them, they’re seemingly barricaded in.

You can get stuck on this ledge. If it wasn’t for Pathy I wouldn’t have made it out from apexlegends

Luckily, their teammate (who was running Pathfinder) was able to scale the frozen rockface and melee their teammate out of the ledge, propelling them to the ground. 

However, should the squad have opted for another Legend other than the friendly MRVN robot, they would have been left in a sticky situation. 

Since the squad were in an endgame scenario in a ranked match, the stakes were higher. An Apex Legends developer under the alias ‘Monsterclip’ responded in less than three hours of the post going live, stating: “We’ll fix! Thanks.”

Since The Epicenter has a varied terrain, another user commented: “There are actually a lot of spots you can’t get out off at the epicenter without the robofriend,” issuing more of a reason for the issue to be resolved sooner rather than later. 

Plenty of Reddit users praised Respawn’s effort to interact with the battle royale’s official subreddit, in the hope that continued moderation will increase the turnaround time on fixing these pesky bugs. 

At the time of writing, no notes have been added to the official Apex Legends Tracker, meaning that the issue is still yet hit Respawn’s radar and make through the official channels.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.