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Apex Legends players find another hidden easter egg in Firing Range

Published: 10/Jun/2020 15:27

by Calum Patterson

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The Firing Range in Apex Legends is seemingly full of nifty little teasers and easter eggs for players to find, and now in Season 5, more are still cropping up.

Not long after Apex first released, players found a toy ‘Nessy’ and toy dog in the practice area, and later discovered you could even go into third-person mode.

Now, another easter egg has been uncovered, but it looks like it might not be in its final form just yet. Anyone can see this in-game, if you want to check it out for yourself.

The firing range in Apex Legends
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There’s a handful of quirky teasers in the Firing Range.

By simply approaching the targets in the range, you’ll see a small QR code is visible, which you’ll then need to scan with your smartphone. Simply open up your camera, and hold it over the code.

For now, this code will then direct you to the homepage of Respawn’s website, showing you latest news from what the studio is working on.

For now, there’s nothing more to see than that, which at first you might think is a little disappointing.

There is RQ code on the shooting targets at the firing range. If you scan it, it takes you to Respawn Official Website. from r/apexlegends

But, Respawn always have something up their sleeves, and now we know that they can use the QR codes in-game, it may be a new way for them to tease content coming to the game in a cryptic way.

Other developers have used similar tricks to this in the past. Call of Duty devs have used QR codes to release teasers for upcoming entries in the series, for example.

Eagle-eyed Apex players will now be on the hunt for more codes in the future, and there may even be some in the game already that haven’t been found yet.

To view and scan QR codes, you only need a smartphone, so they’re an easily accessible way to share information discreetly, useful for dropping small teasers and building up some hype.

For now, though, the Firing Range code just takes you to their homepage. We can only hope they have other plans for this feature down the line.

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:31

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.