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Apex Legends fans think they’ve figured out Firing Range easter egg

Published: 2/Dec/2019 18:23

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends fans are frantically trying to figure out the hidden easter egg in the Firing Range and some players believe they have cracked the code.

Respawn developers have been telling fans about an easter egg in the Firing Range and since then, players have been hard at work trying to figure out what that is.

Some drastic measures have been taken, including some players finding out how to glitch out of the range completely, but developers have confirmed you won’t have to do that much to find the easter egg. In fact, they didn’t even know that was even possible.

Eagle-eyed fans have instead turned their attention to a loading screen and have noticed something interesting about the image.

The gun rack with the energy weapons was completely filled up weapons, leading many players to believe we’d be getting a chance to try out a new gun on the Firing Range before it actually releases into the live version.

This gun in question would be the Volt SMG, which has actually been datamined for quite a while now. Since it hasn’t actually be released into the game, it does seem very possible that it could end up appearing here.

Apex Legends hasn’t introduced a new weapon in this way so there’s no precedent for this happening, but it shouldn’t be brushed away on account of that.

Reddit user FrozenFroh posted an image of the loading screen and first introduced this theory.

In the Training Area loading screen, you can see 6 Energy Weapons on the stand, it’s very possible that the Easter Egg ends up letting you test the (datamined) Energy SMG Volt before the official release. from apexlegends

Nothing is confirmed by Respawn so take all of this with a grain of salt, but the devs did say the easter egg would be something simple. Anybody who is glitching out of the map or trying other off-the-wall ideas is thinking entirely too hard about the situation.

While it is simple, they do say it’s unlikely to happen by accident. This means to get this sixth gun to appear, if that’s indeed the easter egg, players will need to potentially do something with the weapon racks.

In a perfect world, Respawn would provide more hints, but given how many they have already dished out, it’s possible we won’t get any more.

As it stands right now, nobody has the confirmed solution fro Respawn, but it sounds like we’re getting a little bit closer.

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Classic Apex Legends care package bug is plaguing games on Olympus

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:19

by Joe Craven

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A classic Apex Legends care package bug has resurfaced in the ongoing Season 7, meaning it has now plagued every single one of the game’s maps – first Kings Canyon, then World’s Edge and now Olympus. 

A game as big and variable as Apex Legends was bound to be plagued by bugs from time to time, but players have grown increasingly frustrated with Respawn as more and more bugs not only affect gameplay, but return in multiple different seasons.

That is the case with this particular care package issue, which has previously surfaced on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge. Unfortunately, it has now made a return in Season 7 and Olympus, despite efforts from Respawn to patch it in the past.

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Lifeline might be a support legend, but her care packages can get teams out of tricky spots.

The glitch revolves around a care package spawning in a location slightly off the map’s customary boundaries. For example, it might be slightly below, on a couple of the large pipes that help to prop up the Olympus environment.

Pursuing the care package, which often contains top-tier loot, results in an instant death, as one Redditor unluckily found out.

Joking that they got ‘bamboozled’ by a care package, they hopped down below to take advantage of the loot on offer, only to be killed rapidly when hitting the area of the map the care package had nestled itself in.

i GOT BAMBOOZLED BY A CARE PACKAGE from apexlegends

It doesn’t appear to be an isolated incident either, unfortunately. Another Reddit user shared a YouTube clip entitled ‘It’s a Trap!’

The video shows off an almost identical death, as the allure of top-tier weaponry is enough to provide the player with an instant and immensely frustrating death.

Respawn have not yet responded to the issue, but we expect to see small adjustments made to stop the issues from occurring. For the time being, though, avoid going for care packages that look like they’re in dangerous locations.

For a full list of the bugs Respawn are investigating, you can check out their dedicated Apex Legends Trello board.