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Apex Legends FPS drops: Players angry as update causes performance issues

Published: 21/Sep/2019 20:17 Updated: 21/Sep/2019 20:43

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players have been experiencing major frames-per-second (FPS) drops in their matches, possibly linked to an anti-cheat update for the game.

Respawn Entertainment is working to get its battle royale to the best possible state before the start of Season 3 Meltdown, which could introduce Crypto among various changes in the Kings Canyon landscape.

But leading up to the next chapter for Apex Legends, PC players are reporting “a huge drop in performance” which has been causing headaches and frustrations among some members of the game’s community.

Respawn EntertainmentIt wouldn’t be Crypto causing the frame drops that some Apex Legends players are reporting.

Players have been noticing the spike in performance issues since a mid-September patch, while others believe that the problems could be linked to either the game’s anti-cheat measures or new in-game Crypto features.

“It looks like some people playing on PC, including myself, are experiencing a huge drop in performance since (September) 19th,” Reddit user ‘n0_video’ said. “Some say it’s from the anti-cheat, others say it’s from the new update that added the Crypto stuff.”

In some cases, players are reporting not being able to get results better than 45 FPS.

But even more strange is that the problem seems to be flickering periodically for some, as they’ll go days without any issue before being hit with the problems again.

Respawn EntertainmentFPS issues are ruining the Apex Legends experience for some players.

“It happened right after the patch and then it went away after 2~ days without me doing anything at all,” one user said. “Now it’s back, I can’t get more than 45 FPS in some zones when I’m usually at 85 FPS everywhere.”

Even in deserted parts of the Kings Canyon map where there isn’t much action happening, people are finding it difficult to keep their game from stuttering.

“When the server melts, it does a sort of slow-mo stutter that can vary in severity,” another player said. “The last two days it has been low key stuttering all the time, in a very minor way, but people I play with have noticed too.”

As of yet there’s no word on what could be causing the problem, but the Apex Legends devs are sure to look for a fix soon with Season 3 Meltdown on the horizon.

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Apex Legends leaks hints at vehicles coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:36 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 15:00

by Jacob Hale

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Some new leaked animations in Apex Legends are potentially hinting at vehicles coming to the popular battle royale title in Season 7.

As far as battle royale games go, Apex Legends is one of the last that doesn’t offer players vehicles for faster rotation and to hit different areas of the map quicker. The likes of Warzone and Fortnite have had vehicles for mobility for a long time at this point, while Apex players haven’t had that opportunity.

That said, always looking for ways to offer fans something fresh and exciting in the game, the Apex devs appear to be following suit, if recent leaks are anything to go by.

On top of a weapon charm, some new animations definitely look to prove that we’re getting vehicles sooner rather than later.

As shared by renowned dataminer Shrugtal on Twitter, the Ride Share charm has two passenger seats alongside the driver’s seat, and it’s a hover vehicle.

That’s not all, though: he found some new animations that all but confirm the existence of vehicles in the Apex Games.

As you can see in this tweet below, there are animations in the 6.1 patch for a driver and passenger hovering while seated — perfectly fitting for a Hover Vehicle.

As many people have pointed out, the current Apex Legends maps, World’s Edge and Kings Canyon, are a fair share smaller than maps in other battle royale titles, so vehicles may not be as fitting in the game as they are in others. One common theory is that the vehicles may be on rails, similar to the train, rather than being drivable for players to freely traverse the map.

However, the new Olympus map has been speculated about for months now, so it is absolutely possible that they come into the game purely for that — also suggesting that Olympus will be the game’s biggest map yet.

Right now, we can’t confirm for absolute certainty that this means vehicles will be coming to the game, and we should never take leaks as gospel, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see this happen. The big question is how it all plays out.