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Apex Legends players blast devs for major sound bugs

Published: 6/Sep/2019 1:11 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 1:44

by Alan Bernal

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A large wave of backlash from the Apex Legends community is targeting the devs for consistent audio issues found throughout the game, particularly with character footsteps.

Respawn Entertainment unloaded a ton of content to their players with the release of the Voidwalker patch. Even though the update had bug fixes packaged with it, it still didn’t take care of problems a lot of players would love to have seen fixed.

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While the second Town Takeover event for Apex Legends has been a terrific success with a ton of players so far, some fans still want the spotlight focused on the burgeoning issues plaguing the game.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers have been experiencing surprise eliminations because of muted footsteps.

In a September 5 Reddit post, user ‘catchthirtythree33’ posted a comprehensive plea to the devs to prioritize the audio issues that are only “getting worse.”

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“Footstep audio is so come and go now, it used to be a problem, now it’s just a joke Respawn,” the user said. “It’s broken, I love this game, I play with a tonne of people, and watch a lot of streamers playing Apex. It’s happening to everyone (at least people who have played the game long enough to notice).”

The user said that the issues are “rage inducing” since they lead to untimely deaths that could easily be avoided if the sound queues worked as intended.

“It’s a real rage inducing experience to die when you spin around to someone literally walking or running at you less than 3 meters away shooting you to death,” they said.

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Players then started to add video examples from their games that perfectly showcase instances of missing or muted footsteps from the matches they’ve played.

In fact, the thread might have indirectly pushed for some change. Hours after the post gained traction in the Apex Legends subreddit, the dev’s Trello card for the audio issues changed from being under the “Quality of Life Features” to being classified as a “General Bug.”

The devs were already working hard on a fix before the thread was posted, but some fans were relieved to at least see activity being done toward the problem.

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Apex Legends has been plagued by audio issues since Season 1 and even before, so hopefully the next major patch update will have good news on this front.

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Apex Legends update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends 1.48 hotfix update has dropped and will hopefully address the troublesome Pathfinder bug that some people have encountered, while cleaning up a few more issues that Respawn noticed.

As the next phase of the battle royale takes shape in Season 6, there’s been a fair few changes to Legends across the board. However, even when the meta is going smoothly, problematic glitches tend to appear at the worst times.

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Respawn dropped three bug fixes in the 1.48 patch, containing solutions for recurring issues dealing with Crypto’s EMP ultimate ability, Pathy’s Grapple, as well as the HUD elements that can sometimes get in the way of each other.

These have all been widely reported by the Apex community, who now hope it’ll be the last time they’ll have to put up with it in their matches.

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The Pathfinder shoulder bug blocked a portion of the screen after using the grapple.

Pathfinder’s shoulder bug

Apex players should be able to use Pathfinder’s Grapple Hook without hesitating, now that Respawn have launched a fix to the shoulder bug that would cover the screen.

His animation for the Tactical Ability can sometimes cause the screen to get clogged up by his shoulder. This would leave players frustrated seeing as they couldn’t relieve the situation by any means.

But the devs think they resolved the issue on their end, though players were already saying the update didn’t really fix the problem.

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Crypto EMP weapon bug

While the Pathfinder bug interrupted people’s line of sight, Crypto’s EMP bug indirectly disabled the Surveillance Expert’s ability to use a gun.

Respawn said they’ve fixed an issue where “Crypto was unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode.”

This would obvious create a ton of problems for people trying to create a play with the EMP, making it a high-priority target for the devs to resolve.

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Finally, the studio changed up the HUD elements a bit, since they saw that the ‘Performance Display’ would sometimes overlap with the Kill/Assists on the screen.

The hotfix patch will hopefully give players an easier time navigating in the Arena. While it’s a relatively small patch, check out the notes below, courtesy of Respawn.

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Apex Legends 1.48 patch notes

  • Pathfinder’s shoulder staying in view after using grapple
  • Crypto unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode
  • Moved Performance Display so it doesn’t overlap with Kill/Assists HUD element in Ranked