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Apex Legends leaks reveal how upcoming private match feature will work

Published: 15/Jan/2020 1:32

by Alan Bernal

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The new event in Apex Legends loaded a ton of files for dataminers to explore, some of which gave a breakdown of how the anticipated Tournament Match system works.

Esports and casual players have been waiting for the devs to introduce more features in Apex Legends which Respawn are starting to deliver on all fronts.

With the release of the Grand Soirée event for the battle royale, there are tons of reasons to get hyped for the state of the game. Respawn included new LTMs, bug fixes and more, though there are other reasons to get hyped.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Tournament Mode gives Apex Legends tourney’s a powerful tool to organize games.

One of the new features that the update added was access to private matches and tournaments, but unless you’re an Apex partner, you’d still be in the dark about its functionality.

Dataminers ‘iLootGames’ and ‘That1MiningGuy’ took a peek into what appears to be the processes for how this new feature will function, leaking the info from back-end game files.

According to the backend files, a tournament can hold the standard 60 players per match, but it will also have rooms for up to five spectators. No XP or challenge progression will be earned in Tournament matches, but that’s to be expected.

via iLootGames Twitter

For those with permission to access the mode, they’ll have to use their Tournament Admin Code to create a match, with other players using their Tournament Participation Code to join it.

From within the Admin can decide if they want to give players permission to assign themselves to a team, or be assigned for them.

From there, team names can be edited and customized as they see fit.

via That1MiningGuy Twitter

via That1MiningGuy Twitter

Even though there aren’t any plans to release the Tournament Mode to the public as of yet, players now have a better picture of how the internal workings play out.

Respawn Entertainment have been playing catch-up with their battle royale since it became instantly popular following its February 2019 release.

Within months of Apex being on the market, the devs were bombarded with requests for bug fixes, improvements, and new features.

Voices were especially strong for the budding esports scene; players, orgs, and tournament organizers wanted the devs to implement tools within Apex that facilitated a competitive scene that was building off the already massive levels of hype the game had.

The response was slow, but at least Respawn are starting to pick up the pieces to provide a better experience for both casual and competitive environments.

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What is code:truck error in Apex Legends & how to fix it? Latest from EA

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:06

by Tanner Pierce

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After Apex Legends received its Holo-Day Bash update, many fans are reporting a brand new code:truck error that’s preventing them from entering the game. Here’s what you need to know about the odd server issue that everyone seems to be getting.

Earlier today, the Holo-Day Bash update went live for Apex Legends, which added in a slew of new content, including some skins and a brand new LTM.

Unbeknownst to players, it seems to have added something else to the game that’s causing a lot of people headaches as they try to log-in.

The Apex community is now reporting a new error code:truck when they attempt to log-in, which is causing some major issues and seems to be caused by the Holo-Day Bash update, although this part is a bit unclear. Here’s what you need to know about the error and if there’s anything that can be done to solve it.

What is the code:truck error in Apex Legends

According to the error messages seen by players, either the game itself or the player is “out of sync with the server.” What that actually means is anyone’s guess.

What we do know about code:truck is that it’s preventing people from logging into the game. It’s affecting a large number of people on all platforms, although the exact extent of this is unclear as of the time of this writing.

Hopefully more information will be available soon.

What can be done to fix the code:truck error?

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a surefire fix for the error. As of 7:10 EST on December 1, 2020, Electronic Arts and Respawn haven’t released a fix for the bug. That being said, they did comment on the error, saying they are looking into the problem.

Beyond that, however, we have no update as to what’s causing this error for some players, how extensive is the problem, and, most importantly, what the fix is for it.

Over on Reddit, some players are reporting on a few different fixes but none of the them are confirmed. One player reported that they were able to workaround the issue by changing the date and time on their PS4 and few others confirmed its success.

Hopefully a fix becomes available in the near future to avoid it spreading to other people, which would result in the amount of players logging into Apex Legends to plummet.