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Apex Legends match turns into chaos after map doesn’t load for anyone

Published: 11/Feb/2020 20:16

by Eli Becht

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Apex Legends Season 4 has introduced plenty of new content to the game, but with this update came some major bugs, such as one that didn’t load the ground for the entire lobby.

As players drop in for a chance to play with Revenant, they are doing so with the expectation that the map will load, and they’ll actually be able to experience the character properly.

However, these hopes flew out the window during one round as the ground completely failed to load, with all 60 players falling to the bottom of the map. From there, it became a battle of attrition as players didn’t have weapons to speak of, but wanted to survive as long as possible so they could come away with a win.

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Apex Legends Season 4 is out now.

Reddit user “Rockslider00” captured this moment playing out as the game became a glitched mess. Viewers got to see the entire squad drop to the bottom of the map, where they can spot a variety of colors as everyone in the abyss scrambled to stay alive.

Players did end up meleeing each other, which seems like it was a difficult feat to accomplish, considering player models could cover the entire screen thanks to the all the bugs.

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Players pointed out the map was Kings’ Canyon, which could have been the source of the issues, since the map isn’t actually in the game anymore.

This may have caused the game to bug out and fail to spawn anything in – but it’s really anyone’s guess as to what actually happened.

Kings Canyon landscape in Apex Legends
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Kings Canyon will never be fully gone.

At the very least, a hilarious moment came out of the video, and someone managed to pick up an easy win. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Rockslider, as the Redditor explained they died from the storm because they were slingshotted to the edge of the map.

For the time being, it’s not looking like this glitch is widespread, so it’s not something that should be worried about too much as players continue to grind through Season 4.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.