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Bizarre Apex Legends hit reg issue makes player deal zero damage

Published: 26/Nov/2019 11:42

by Jacob Hale

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Apex Legends players have been left confused as they appear to get no bullet registration – despite the fact that you can hear and see the bullets hitting.

Hit registration has been somewhat of an issue in Apex Legends since its launch – although it’s usually absolutely fine, occasionally you’ll see a clip go missing in mind-blowing fashion and you can’t work out if you played badly, if your connection is poor, or if something sinister is occurring.

That’s exactly what happened to a Reddit user who posted a gameplay clip on November 25, simply asking the question of “what is this?” as they watched on in bemusement.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends offered some close competition to Fortnite upon release but struggled to keep it up over time.

Hit reg issues can normally be seen on the Apex Legends subreddit but this clip, posted by Styxvfx, has to take the cake.

Playing as Pathfinder, the player – who the comments suggest is an impressive Diamond in Ranked – manages to hip fire spray a clip into one player and knock them down, before chasing down their teammate.

The Bangalore that was left, though, wasn’t going to get taken down as easy as their teammate. Despite the blood splatters and the gun reg sounds, no damage is actually taken and the Pathfinder ends up getting eliminated.

Insane no hit reg what is this? from r/apexlegends

Obviously, the comments were largely in support of the player, asking how an entire magazine of bullets could possibly disappear like that despite clearly hitting the enemy on the replay.

Other commenters mocked the game being the source of the problem, while taking shots at the developers for “poor net coding.” Another decided to aim elsewhere, bringing popular Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect into the mix.

“That’s 20hz servers, poor net coding and the most greedy company in the business for you. At this rate, the game is merely a cheap arcade experience most of the time, a shame really,” one said.

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“This hit registration failed so hard I heard Dr Disrespect screaming,” added the other, referring to the Doc’s signature rage which has been taken up a notch with Apex.

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It’s likely the Apex Legends developers will be looking at this and figuring out what is going wrong and how to fix it, but this isn’t an entirely new issue as evidenced by the history of similar clips on the subreddit.

Whether they fix it or not, players are already starting to become disillusioned with Apex Legends – especially amid discussions around skill-based matchmaking in the game.

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Apex Legends Rampart buff would make her unbeatable in early fights

Published: 30/Nov/2020 12:12

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player has come up with an interesting buff concept for Rampart that would change her passive ability and immediately make her one of the best legends in the game.

When Rampart was first introduced at the start of Apex Legends Season 6, many fans raised eyebrows at her abilities – especially the mounted machine gun, Sheila, as it was something the game hadn’t seen before.

After her initial burst in popularity, the defensive legend has slowly slipped down the popularity standings. You’ll still see her in matches, of course, but she isn’t as well used as she previously was. 

That comes, in part, to the tweaks made to other leagues with the Season 7 update. Rampart wasn’t buffed as much as, say, Loba was and fans would like to see her given a boost – with some coming up with their own, interesting, concepts for a buff.

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Rampart’s arrival in Apex Legends was succesful right away, but she’s fallen away since.

The new idea of which comes from Reddit user Fetzenschaedl, who instead of changing of Ultimate or Tactical, instead focused on the character’s passive. 

In Fetzenschaedl’s idea for a buff, Rampart’s passive would go one of two ways. Firstly, she could extend her additional ammo carrying capacity to other types rather than just focusing on LMGs and Heavy ammo.

However, in the other part – and this is where it gets really interesting – the Redditor suggests that Rampart could be able to pick up a weapon that uses a hop-up, and have a hop-up attached right away. Say you drop in and pick up a Wingman right away, it would have either Skullpiercing Rounds or Quickdraw attachment right away. 

Just some ideas because her current passive is not that great from apexlegends

The latter might seem incredibly powerful, but in terms of Loba’s character, it does make sense. She is all about upgrading and modifying weapons, after all. 

Yet, it might be a little too powerful for Respawn’s liking, especially as it’d make Loba a supremely powerful early game character. So, we’ll just have to wait and see as to what changes they cook up themselves.