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Apex Legends accused of “stealing” design for Season 2 Caustic skin

Published: 9/Jun/2019 19:39 Updated: 9/Jun/2019 21:21

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends received a lot of praise for their Season 2 reveal at EA Play 2019, but it wasn’t all good, as some fans believe the new Caustic skin might have been lifted from another design.

Adding skins into battle royale titles is a very simple way to monetize them, as seen with Epic Games and Fortnite Battle Royale. Apex Legends is trying to do a better job of implementing that but it looks like they have found themselves in a bit of hot water.

The new Caustic skin that was revealed at EA Play might have been inspired by an artist’s creation, with some similarities pointed out by fans.

RedditAre these skins eerily similar?

Did Respawn steal the skin?

It’s impossible to know the exact intentions of the developers when things like this happen, but some fans, and even the artist themselves have highlighted the likeness.

Reddit user Dingdongdelongwong posted a side-by-side of the two images to show their similarities. The mask and crown are pretty hard to ignore in this case, leading many fans to argue Respawn just lifted the design from here and incorporated it into the new skin.

Ivan King, the designer of the mask and crown look, also tweeted to Respawn to ask for an explanation.

Neither Respawn or EA have commented on the design at the time of writing.

When does Season 2 begin?

Apex Legends Season 2 starts July 2 and with it comes the new Battle Pass, a ranked mode, the new L-Star SMG and a new Legend in Wattson.

This means fans still have a roughly a month to wait for the new content so they’ll have to sit tight and continue grinding out Season 1 in the meantime.

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What is code:truck error in Apex Legends & how to fix it? Latest from EA

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:06

by Tanner Pierce

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After Apex Legends received its Holo-Day Bash update, many fans are reporting a brand new code:truck error that’s preventing them from entering the game. Here’s what you need to know about the odd server issue that everyone seems to be getting.

Earlier today, the Holo-Day Bash update went live for Apex Legends, which added in a slew of new content, including some skins and a brand new LTM.

Unbeknownst to players, it seems to have added something else to the game that’s causing a lot of people headaches as they try to log-in.

The Apex community is now reporting a new error code:truck when they attempt to log-in, which is causing some major issues and seems to be caused by the Holo-Day Bash update, although this part is a bit unclear. Here’s what you need to know about the error and if there’s anything that can be done to solve it.

What is the code:truck error in Apex Legends

According to the error messages seen by players, either the game itself or the player is “out of sync with the server.” What that actually means is anyone’s guess.

What we do know about code:truck is that it’s preventing people from logging into the game. It’s affecting a large number of people on all platforms, although the exact extent of this is unclear as of the time of this writing.

Hopefully more information will be available soon.

What can be done to fix the code:truck error?

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a surefire fix for the error. As of 7:10 EST on December 1, 2020, Electronic Arts and Respawn haven’t released a fix for the bug. That being said, they did comment on the error, saying they are looking into the problem.

Beyond that, however, we have no update as to what’s causing this error for some players, how extensive is the problem, and, most importantly, what the fix is for it.

Over on Reddit, some players are reporting on a few different fixes but none of the them are confirmed. One player reported that they were able to workaround the issue by changing the date and time on their PS4 and few others confirmed its success.

Hopefully a fix becomes available in the near future to avoid it spreading to other people, which would result in the amount of players logging into Apex Legends to plummet.