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Apex Legends devs reveal issues they’re working on in Season 5

Published: 16/May/2020 13:19

by Calum Patterson

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Season 5 has given Apex Legends a fresh lease of life, but the developers are also aware of a handful of bugs, glitches, and errors that have cropped up since the big update. Here’s everything they’ve confirmed they’re working on for future patches.

Even on day one of the new update, the developers at Respawn were rolling out small hotfixes to repair bugs that appeared right away.

One of the biggest complaints in the new season has faulty hit registration, meaning that player’s accurate shots are not being counted as hits. A hotfix was rolled out for this too, though it’s unclear if it’s totally solved yet.

There have also been glitches with both Revenant and Mirage, which Respawn are aware of and working on. For Revenant, he will be stopped mid-way through reviving a teammate, if his death protection wears off while in the revive animation.

And for Mirage, who received a beefy upgrade this season, a bizarre glitch is causing his decoys to fly straight up if the player jumps repeatedly.

Known issues in Apex Legends Season 5

  • Buzzing noise heard during gameplay
  • Reconnect issues
  • Ninja controller layout broken
  • Revenant revive bug
  • Mirage decoys flying high
  • Loading screens/music packs not selecting (PS4)

Reconnect was an important feature added for Season 5, and one that players were relieved to finally see added for Ranked play. It means you can jump right back into a match if you get disconnected for some reason, avoiding the abandonment penalty/loss of RP.

But, there are some nasty bugs with the reconnect feature, which see players coming back with no HUD, or in some cases unable to loot.

The Ninja layout for controller players has also been causing a similar issue, stopping players from being able to loot at all in some instances.

Server error screen in Apex Legends
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If you disconnect during a Ranked match you can now reconnect, but it’s a buggy feature currently.

Finally, there is an issue with an apparent ‘buzzing’ noise being heard while in a match, and some players have also reported unpleasant ‘audio pops’. This is also on Respawn’s radar.

It’s unknown when a fix for these issues will be in place, but at least Respawn are aware of them. This isn’t an exhaustive list of all known bugs either, but you can see them in full on the Apex legends Trello board.

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Apex Legends hidden message reveals Mirage is related to Titanfall 2 characters

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53

by Julian Young

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A secret lore drop found on the Mirage Voyage – brought back by Respawn in the lead-up to Season 8 – has revealed a close connection between the Holographic Trickster and two characters from Titanfall 2.

In a surprise move on January 15, Respawn threw the original Apex Legends’ map – Kings Canyon – back into the rotation for the first time in Season 7. This version of Kings Canyon features the Mirage Voyage airship, hovering over the remains of Skulltown.

While pro players and content creators largely criticized Kings Canyon in Season 6 – leading to its absence from the rotation in Season 7 – the announcement was met with support from the community, including praise for bringing the Mirage Voyage to Kings Canyon for the first time.

The airship is not the only new addition in Kings Canyon. A hidden voice message on a phone revealed a connection between the game’s loveable jokester Mirage and two characters from Respawn’s previous franchise: Titanfall 2.

Titanfall 2 6-4 Droz Davis Selfie
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A hidden voice message has revealed that Mirage is the nephew of two Titanfall 2 characters: Davis and Droz.

The message from Evelyn Witt – Mirage’s mother – begins with an imitation of Kuben Blisk (another Titanfall 2 character with ties to Apex Legends), then switches to a more personal tone. Evelyn covers a range of topics, including her on-going struggle with what appears to be dementia.

Halfway through the message, she drops a bombshell when mentioning two of Mirage’s uncles, Droz and Davis. Titanfall 2 fans will already be familiar with those characters: both were members of ‘The 6-4’ mercenary group and helped Jack Cooper defeat Titanfall 2’s antagonists, the IMC.

Evelyn also says that her brothers would “always make me laugh, like Elliot.” Fans of Droz and Davis will certainly remember their funny banter during Titanfall 2’s mission ‘The Ark’, and it appears the two mercs passed their sense of humor down to their nephew Elliot.

Some Apex Legends players have already gone back and found other connections between the pair and Mirage. In a short clip posted to Reddit by ‘u/R0NiR’, Davis and Droz can be seen taking a selfie during a Titanfall 2 scene, something Mirage fans will be very familiar with seeing.

Mirage’s Uncles Droz and Davis ! They are from Titanfall 2 ! Now We Know Where His Sense Of Humor Comes From 😀 from apexlegends

This is far from the first tangible connection between Apex Legends and Titanfall 2, which share the same in-game universe. Previous hints from Respawn include a Jack Cooper crossover, Bloodhound concept art, and appearances from Titanfall 2 characters like the simulacrum Ash.

Respawn has previously shut down rumors regarding the development of a Titanfall 3, to the disappointment of many fans. Despite no confirmed plans for a new Titanfall installment, the Apex Legends developer continues to tease fans with new tie-ins between the two franchises.