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Apex Legends exploit lets Wraith reload weapons while in the Void

Published: 17/Mar/2020 12:13

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have uncovered a new bug that allows Wraith to reload weapons while using her void ability, by simply using some accurate timing. 

As she is one of the most popular characters in Apex Legends, you can expect to see plenty of Wraith’s running around while you’re playing the battle royale. The interdimensional skirmisher has some pretty powerful abilities, but she has presented a few challenges in the past.

Players have discovered issues where she could have no cooldown on the Into The Void ability, and even survive outside the ring without taking any damage. Respawn Entertainment has addressed a few of these problems, but a new one could soon rear its head.

Wraith in Apex Legends
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Wraith is one of the most popular characters in Apex Legends.

The new bug was showcased on the Apex Legends subreddit by user Rem-ember_to_flame who demonstrated that, when timed right, Wraith could start running into her void while reloading a weapon, stop the void run, and then be ready to fight.

As the timing needs to be spot on, the Redditor showed that it isn’t an exploit that players can pull off once and keep repeating, as they failed on their first attempt before then being able to reload a Peacekeeper.

There didn’t appear to be any sort of delay in being able to use the shotgun either, as once it was reloaded, the player was able to get some shots off on one of the game’s training dummies.

If you time the void ability just after portal, you can cancel ult and reload your guns in the void. from apexlegends

With Wraith meant to be having her hands full with conjuring up the void, she shouldn’t be able to hold a weapon – nevermind being able to reload one. 

Thankfully, though, it appears as if she is unable to actually shoot a weapon while inside her ability – even though that wouldn’t matter all that much anyway.

With the post gaining traction on the subreddit, and the developers being pretty active in posting, it remains to be seen if they are aware of the new problem.

If they are, or once they are anyway, it probably won’t take them all that long to rectify the issue and have Wraith back to her normal self. 

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When is Apex Legends coming to Steam? Release date, cross-play, more

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:48 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:51

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment has finally announced the release date for when Apex Legends is coming to Steam, meaning that PC players no longer have to rely solely on EA’s own Origin launcher to boot up the title.

EA has teamed up with Steam, bringing their EA Play service to the platform. You can also now buy Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and FIFA 21 on Steam too. It was only a matter of time until Apex joined the lineup.

However, the Apex release is now on its way, after it was initially expected to drop on Steam at the same time as Apex’s launch on Nintendo Switch, as well as the introduction of cross-play.

EA Play on Steam
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EA’s subscription service, EA Play, is now available through Steam.

When is Apex Legends coming to Steam?

After plenty of leaks and rumors about the big release, Respawn finally confirmed on October 23  that Apex Legends is coming to Steam on November 4, along with the release of Season 7.

“Apex Legends is officially coming to Steam when Season 7 launches on November 4, 2020,” they revealed in a blog post.

EA first teased a partnership with Steam on October 25, when they tweeted out a video of an EA-emblazoned mug with steam coming out of the top of it.

This doesn’t mean that EA games will no longer be available on Origin, instead they will also be available on Steam with players able to play with friends on either launcher.

EA/Apex LegendsPlayers on all platforms will be able to with and against each other in Apex Legends.

Exclusive Steam cosmetics for Apex Legends

As a reward for players coming to Apex Legends on Steam, three exclusive weapon charms will be available. The charms themselves are related to Valve games Portal and Half-Life.

Three steam weapon charms for Apex Legends
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The charms all have some inspiration from Valve games.

Apex Legends on mobile?

EA previously confirmed that they were working on a mobile version of Apex legends, but have gone quiet since. The Nintendo Switch release has now also been delayed until a later date.

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

Apex Legends Cross-play

Cross-platform play was confirmed during EA Play in June, and was expected to release at the same time as the Steam and Nintendo Switch versions, “when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play.”

It was also confirmed, in the October 23 announcement, that PC players on Origin can switch to Steam and keep their account progress on the other launcher.

“If you’ve previously been playing on Origin, feel free to give it a spin on Steam,” Respawn Game Director Chad Grenier added, “all your account progression and unlocks will carry over between the two platforms. ”

EA stopped selling new games through Steam several years ago, instead choosing to run games through their own platform, Origin. This return allows them to reach a wider player-base.

Apex Legends has been a resounding success for EA. It reached 50 million players worldwide in just 28 days, challenging Epic Games’ global phenomenon Fortnite.