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Apex Legends plagued by ANOTHER frustrating error code

Published: 21/Jul/2019 19:02 Updated: 21/Jul/2019 19:56

by Brent Koepp

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Apex Legends players have come across another annoying error following the ongoing and still unfixed ‘code:leaf’ drama.

While no multiplayer game is without its glitches and errors, Apex Legends has recently seen a string of issues that has left players frustrated.

Due to the complexity of these kind of games, developers often use special code names for each error, so that they are easier to suss out what’s specifically caused it. But these names often leave players wondering what the error actually is.

‘Wheel’ the constant error codes ever be fixed?

After being kicked to the menu with a server time out, players are being fronted with a new error called “code:wheel”, fresh off the frustration of the infamous ‘code:leaf’ fiasco

Players began reporting the error on Reddit recently, as they frustratingly tried to figure out what’s causing it. “Conspiracy theory: they simply changed the word leaf to wheel while they’re still coming up for a fix for it.” user ‘Rumtumjack’ theorized one one of the many posts about the issue.

This is different, code wheel. Whats this even mean? from r/apexlegends

Not all players are letting their frustrations get to them and have instead decided to have fun with it instead. A Reddit user by the name of ‘Unclaimed_income‘ made a post mocking the error code. “Should I spin my Ps4 until it works again?” the caption reads.

In their post, they also added a spinning wheel gif to the Error screen, as wheels have often been used for loading or errors in software, such as Apple’s infamous pinwheel of death on its products. 

Why is Apex Legends so buggy lately?

The new error code comes fresh off the ‘healing cancel bug’, as well as Mastiff not counting towards challenges. Players are also frustrated with the ongoing muzzle flash issue.

The problem with the flash is that people are unable to see their enemy, as its effects are so large that it blinds players when in battle.

Hopefully these ongoing bugs and errors get resolved soon, as Respawn seem to be actively trying to address them as quickly as it can.

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Apex Legends clamps down on teamers ruining ranked play

Published: 4/Dec/2020 2:00 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 2:03

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment have banned top-ranked Apex Legends players on Xbox who were found ‘teaming’ in the competitive playlist, extending the devs’ hard-line approach to cheaters.

Teamers have been prevalent in Apex since the game’s launch. While the war against cheaters has been ongoing, Respawn have shown they’re not afraid to swing the ban hammer once reports start to get out of hand.

For the people who have poured hundreds of hours into the battle royale to reach some of the highest echelons of the Rank ladder, the devs won’t think twice about banning you if you’re caught obstructing Apex’s competitive integrity.

Respawn security team member Conor ‘Hideouts’ Ford has been slamming cheaters of all types with hardware bans, among others, and let over a dozen players know they had their last day on their respective Apex accounts.

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Teamers in Apex Legends have been a problem since before Season 1.

“To the 14 Xbox players who were teaming in high-level Ranked, I hope your time off is more fulfilling and well spent than what you were doing in Apex lol,” Hideouts said.

For those unaware, teaming is the simple act of coordinating with people outside of your squad. While there isn’t any third-party software or extra application in use that cheat detection would pick up, it’s still highly against the framework of a battle royale.

People have teamed since the start of the game to complete challenges, unlock prestigious rewards, and secure incredibly easy wins to add to their record.

If there was ever a doubt that teaming with your friends would result in a ban, Hideouts and co. spare no bans if they get a report with evidence to the infraction.

As Season 7 ramps up through its holiday festivities, Respawn have been really keen on cleaning up the game from every kind of cheater under the sun.

Whether you’re trying to be slick and get away with some light cheating or broadcasting your errant ways on Twitch, the Apex devs have a pretty solid record of tracking down people violating the rules.

As long as Apex Legends has cheaters, the devs will continue to be active in community threads and direct Cheater Report channels to sift out the bad actors.