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Apex Legends player claims victory just 49 seconds after match starts

Published: 18/Nov/2019 1:35

by Albert Petrosyan

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A player was able to earn a match victory in Apex Legends in less than a minute, thanks to a very odd glitch flaring up in the game.

How long a match can take to complete in Apex Legends often depends on several factors, such as the type and skill level of players in the game, where the Circles are on the map, and more.

While some matches can wrap up quicker than others, it would be unexpected to see a full game end in less than 10 minutes, let alone less than a single minute.

However, that was exactly what happened to Reddit user ‘MrE011,’ who got credited with a victory 49 seconds after loading into a Duos match.

They did not have to go through an entire lobby of enemy teams, which would have been an impossible feat to accomplish in that amount of time. Instead, due to a bug, there were only two teams in the lobby, one of them being the player.

49 second win! Weird glitch. Excuse the one sided commentary! from apexlegends

The gameplay footage above starts with the player flying down from the initial Dropship, with the top left player-count indicator showing that there were only two teams left alive on the map.

The player then descended into Refinery and began looting when suddenly the match stopped and the victory animation covered the screen: “You are the CHAMPION!”

Following that, the match summary popped up on the screen, confirming that the team had placed first with no kills, damage dealt, revives given, or respawns given, and a grand total survival time of 49 seconds.

Throughout the whole sequence, the incredulous player was stuck between confusion and laughter at what they were seeing: “Wait, what? It didn’t log me in. Yo, what the f**k happened? Oh, we are the champions. Why? What did we do?”

Respawn EntertainmentA glitch handed a match victory to an Apex Player who had only 49 seconds of survival time.

While what happened was obviously the result of something in the game going wrong, it’s not exactly clear what happened to the other team in that match, if there was even one.

Regardless, at the end of the day, the player will gladly take the victory and add it to their stats, knowing full well that they would never get another chance at such an easy and quick win.

As for the Duos limited-time mode, there is only a short period of time for players to enjoy it in Apex Legends, as Respawn will be taking it back out on November 19.

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Apex Legends drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 11:36

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… Unified at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.