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Apex Legends players claim Lifeline is “useless” after update

Published: 8/Apr/2020 22:52 Updated: 9/Apr/2020 8:58

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends players are concerned that the recent Old Ways Lore event update made Lifeline “useless,” despite getting a new Passive ability involving Blue Bins.

Even though the Combat Medic was once regarded as a top tier Legend in the battle royale, nerfs to her abilities along with overarching changes to the game actually dragged down her viability compared to other characters.

The April 7 patch “buffed” the Legend with a new Passive that allows her to search through specially-marked Blue Bins for additional health items, weapon attachments, and knockdown shields that others don’t have access to.

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Changes to Apex Legends have been taking away from the Combat Medic’s effectiveness.

However, this was overshadowed by another change – a nerf to Low Profile. A few Legends have this Passive, including Lifeline, which makes them more difficult to hit. To balance that, any damage that is taken gets increased by 5%.

In the Old Ways update, Respawn adjusted this ability so that limb shots on Low Profile characters “now deal as much damage as body shots.”

Needless to say, this tweak makes Lifeline susceptible to taking a lot more damage, and, as a result, players are concerned that the cons of using her now outweigh the pros.

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Lifeline was given a Blue Bins passive in Apex Legends’s Old Ways Lore event update.

“My least favorite part of these changes is that they are moving Lifeline from being a ‘Combat Medic’ to being a supplier of utility to her teammates,” Reddit user ‘StupidEnclave’ said. “At this point, her sole purpose is to make sure the teammates can fight, not yourself.”

What’s more – the buffs given to other Legends over the past few updates, like Gibraltar, have further pulled Lifeline down the pecking order.

“I made the switch from Lifeline to [Gibraltar] this season and haven’t looked back,” user ‘MrNiceDude’ said. “I’m actually a better healer now, I can res faster, protect from all angles [as opposed to Lifeline’s shield wall], and heal the whole team quicker… Lifeline is now useless and it makes me sad.”

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Some Apex Legends players feel that Gibraltar actually does Lifeline’s job better than she does.

The other Legends who have Low Profile – Wraith, Pathfinder, and Wattson – all have either a way to escape or defend themselves, so this change doesn’t impact them as much as Lifeline.

Wraith has her Into the Void tactical ability, Pathfinder can swing away with grappling hooks and ziplines, and even Wattson can at least wall off opponents and negate grenades.

Lifelife has D.O.C. and a Care Package, neither of which can help her from getting bursted down in a pinch, which can be even more deadly following the update.

It remains to be seen whether Respawn will consider this community feedback and give the Combat Medic a boost in the next patch. Until then, you’re probably better off not using her.

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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.