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Apex Legends player exploits hideout glitch during Preseason Invitational

Published: 15/Sep/2019 1:20 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 1:45

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends Preseason Invitational got a bit awkward when a contestant was able to dodge point-blank gunfire by taking shelter in a glitched spot.

Players are used to the various bugs hindering a typical match in Apex Legends match, but it was strange to see it present on the big stage where there’s money on the line.

Respawn Entertainment has been ramping up the competitive landscape of their battle royale with the $500,000 prize Preseason Invitational in Poland. Even though the competition has been delivering great moments, there was a strange setback in the action during a heated battle.

Respawn EntertainmentAudiences and casters alike were baffled during the Preseason Invitational.

During the second day of play on September 14, Team Reciprocity (REC) made a strong push against a team held up in Canyons. But Rec bit off more than they could chew, leading to two members of the team quickly being downed.

As the last player alive, Joseph ‘Frexs’ Sanchez was hunkered in between foliage and a boulder, which prevented SUCCUBUS (SCBS) to finish him and his team off.

More teams were pushing SCBS while the focus was still divided on the last remaining REC player in the glitched hideout.

One of their players could be heard saying “Guys come here. Guys, come here! Come here! Kill this guy with me,” as he struggled to finish off the team.

The tournament casters were equally confused after seeing the “sneaky spot” preventing any shot from going through, and the stream promptly cut to another team.

An invisible wall like this was previously seen on the Supply Ship, where players would jump up on a certain platform, preventing them from getting damaged.

Even though it took all three SCBS players to spam fire the last remaining player, they were eventually able to completely take out REC from the game.

As hilarious as it is to see such a glaring glitch during a pro competition, problems like these could present unintended implications for contestants. For example, in this case, SCBS had to give up ground on the incoming attackers just to focus all their attention on the glitched player.

Respawn have been cleaning up their game from a lot of bugs, and it seems like this one might be up on their list since it was highlighted for everyone to see during the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational.

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Apex Legends Season 7 start date moved forward one week

Published: 21/Oct/2020 22:40 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 23:55

by Tanner Pierce

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After an initial leak and then a change with the Season 6 Battle Pass, it appears that the start date for Apex Legends’ Season 7 start date has been moved up by a week.

Although not officially announced yet by Respawn Entertainment, all indications seem to be pointing to Season 7 kicking off a week earlier than had been originally scheduled.

According to the in-game Battle Pass menu, S7 was initially set to start on November 10, which made sense given the length of a standard Apex Legends season. Now, prominent data-miner ‘Shrugtal’ leaked updated game code that showed the date being changed to November 4.

Following Shrugtal’s tweet, Apex’s Battle Pass menu was adjusted to show that, as of October 21, there were only 14 days left remaining in S6, rather than the 21 that had been displayed earlier the same day.

This all but confirms the date change, which Respawn have not yet explained, although it could be because S6 had been delayed by a week, so this could be the devs wanting to keep subsequent seasons right on schedule rather than all of them also starting a week later.

While this change fixes that issue and also means Apex fans will be able to access Season 7’s content a week earlier, at the same time, they’ll have a week less than originally anticipated to experience everything that Season 6 has to offer.

It makes more sense now that the annual Fight or Fright Halloween-themed event, which starts October 22, is wrapping up on November 3, just in time for the new season to launch.

This change also helps to explain why Respawn have been so teaser-happy recently, putting out voice recordings almost on a daily basis hinting at what’s coming to their prized battle royale in its seventh chapter.

While we don’t know what these recordings mean just yet, since they all seem to be pieces of a larger puzzle, there’s no doubt that the Apex community is getting excited again over that familiarly awesome feeling of new content on the way.

S7 is set to introduce a brand new legend named Horizon and is also expected to add a new machine gun called Predator, although the latter has yet to be confirmed. Of course, players will also have a new battle pass full of content to jump into.

For more information, leaks, and what else to expect, make sure to check out our Apex Legends Season 7 hub here.

This article was written with contributions from Albert Petrosyan.