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Apex Legends players find perfect way to introduce Titans into the game

Published: 13/Mar/2019 21:39 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 22:02

by Vincent Genova

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Apex Legends has launched to massive success with only one game mode, but some fans would like to see even more options, including an AI controlled event on the map.

For a game that takes place in the Titanfall universe, there is one huge (literally) element missing from Apex Legends, the Titans.

In an attempt to fix the lack of Titans, a redditor suggested an AI controlled Scorch Titan could be dropped on the Apex map.

Stupid suggestion #210, drop an NPC Scorch Titan somewhere in the map at game start and let it Rampage until destroyed by the players from r/apexlegends

The post was originally made as a “stupid suggestion,” but the community quickly took to the idea and some wanted to see it as a special event.

Players then gave some ideas on how the Titan would integrate into the game.

“[After killing it], have the cockpit open and reveal the pilot’s Gold Deathbox with randomly generated loot,” said one player.

Respawn, the makers of Titanfall and Apex Legends, have frequently commented on the game’s lack of giant robots.

“The Titans in Titanfall 1 and 2 were meant to be a power fantasy – you’re supposed to think ‘alright, I can call it in, I can power it up and feel like a bad-ass for a little while,” Respawn’s Lead Producer Drew McCoy told Eurogamer. But the idea didn’t translate to battle royale, “So we were prototyping that [in Apex] and they were a power-up, and that was really detrimental to a battle royale… If we ever balanced a Titan down to where they were not a destructive force on the match – it was like betraying that power fantasy – it was not worth it.”

Titanfall’s Titans have yet to make an appearance in Apex Legends.

Mackey McCandlish, Design Director at Respawn, further explained why Titans are not a great fit in battle royale. “It didn’t feel fair to go up against a Titan in the last circle if you hadn’t had a chance to find a Titan,” McCandlish told VentureBeat. “It felt more like something was happening to you. The inherent competitive fairness of battle royale was threatened.”

“It didn’t feel fair to go up against a Titan in the last circle if you hadn’t had a chance to find a Titan.”

An AI controlled Scorch Titan would not conflict with Respawn’s design goals in Apex Legends however, since no player is gaining an advantage by piloting the robot.

With plans to continually update Apex, it is possible Respawn will bring along new game modes and events to the popular battle royale title. Titanfall fans will keep hoping the iconic Titans will be a part of it.

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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.