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Apex Legends player pulls off one in a million Octane clutch

Published: 1/Apr/2019 9:13 Updated: 1/Apr/2019 9:35

by David Purcell

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Octane is still fairly new to Apex Legends but has quickly rose in popularity already, as his abilities have proved to be very useful in the endgame time and time again. However, this unbelievable clutch play might be the best yet. 

How to unlock Octane in Apex Legends

The game’s newest legend, which was added to the battle royale title with the launch of the Season 1 Battle Pass on March 19, can only be unlocked by purchasing it with in-game currency – 12,000 Legend tokens or 750 Apex coins. 

While many players might have saved their cash and continued to play with the base legends, those who forked out for Octane are starting to see a lot of bang for their buck. 

Respawn EntertainmentHere’s more evidence that Octane’s jump pad can prove to be a deadly tool in Apex Legends.

A truly one in a million play

In fact, one player has been able to use the character to pull off an unbelievable play to win a game, using Octane. In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user YearOfTheRisingSun shows an epic play that utterly bamboozled other players into gifting the gamer a victory – and the tactics behind the victory were very simple, too. 

As the circle closes in and players start to become frantic in the latter stages, the player used Octane’s jump pad to pick up a triple kill in the most remarkable of circumstances. 

I won the game with a jump pad triple kill after both of my teammates quit! Can’t believe my last ditch effort panned out! from r/apexlegends

The way it played out

The clip, above, shows players from the same team rushing towards the zone to stay alive, unaware that the eventual winner, playing as Octane, had planted a jump pad right in the center. 

So, as they reached the middle to stay alive, three players were spring-boarded not only outside the circle, but right into the water as well – with the tactic eliminating them instantly.  

“I won the game with a jump pad triple kill after both of my teammates quit!” the user said. “Can’t believe my last ditch effort panned out!”

Respawn EntertainmentThis Octane play was insane, but how did it happen?

How did it happen? 

There are a number of factors that make this clip extremely unlikely to happen on a regular basis, so let’s take a look at three things that made this in insane victory come to fruition. 

  1. Awareness – In the latter stages of a battle royale game, if you can see that you’re going to be the only team reaching the circle, you have to look around and scout out enemies outside the zone. That didn’t happen here as the winner just waited above the action, completely unnoticed. 
  2. Direction – Where the jump pad was placed was smart, but it wasn’t its placement alone that caused the win. The final team all came from the east, meaning that as they stepped onto the pad, they continued to move in the same direction and right off the map. Perhaps if they came from the side, they wouldn’t have been eliminated – making this an extremely lucky victory. 
  3. High ground – To have the opportunity to have some high ground on your opponents with seconds remaining in the match is a huge bonus for any player. Of course, it was the jump pad that finished it, but having the chance to see everything play out from a distance gave the player the advantage and the results were astonishing. 
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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.