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Apex Legends March 26 Update: Patch notes – Hit-registration, audio fixes and more

Published: 26/Mar/2019 17:53 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 18:04

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have rolled out a new update for Apex Legends on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, addressing various issues which have been reported by players since the launch of Season 1.

The much anticipated Season 1: Wild Frontier went live on March 19, with a major update to Apex Legends, but in the changes some new issues cropped up, as well as some old problems that were recurring.

Respawn confirmed that they would be working to tackle three known issues: the 144 FPS cap on PC, the hit-registration issues, and various audio problems which players had complained about.

Respawn EntertainmentOctane was the first new legend added to Apex Legends, for Season 1.

There was also controversy ahead of the new update, as a Respawn developer commented that the team felt ‘bunny hopping’ should not be part of the game, and confirmed that they were looking to address it.

This caused a stir, as bunny hopping has been a divisive issue, with some claiming it increases the skill gap while others argue it’s an unintended mechanic that makes gameplay unfair.

Whatever the community opinion on it, Respawn have *[whatever they have done/not done add when update is out]*

Apex Legends March *[DATE]* Update – Full patch notes

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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.

Apex Legends Lifeline Cosplay
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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.