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Apex Legends players find silliest way to cut match loading times

Published: 27/Jul/2020 10:00 Updated: 27/Jul/2020 12:06

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends players have got a few ‘tips’ that could help you cut right through any long loading times and jump right into a game. Though, they might not be all that serious and helpful. 

Just like every other online game, Apex Legends can sometimes suffer from super long loading times. This usually comes from there being a limited number of players on in your area or because you’re trying to populate a lobby with Apex Predator and diamond ranks. 

Obviously, some players will sit for 20 to 30 minutes in the hopes of finding a match but others will simply pack up and load up another game from their library.

But, if you find yourself waiting for far too long to find a session but really want to play Apex, there are a few hilarious ‘tricks’ that you can use to find your way into a game. 

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Long load times can really annoy Apex players.

The tip comes courtesy of a number of Reddit users who believe that if you’re ever suffering from a long load time, you just have to mess with customizing your character, opening the challenges menu, or open an Apex Pack.

That’s right, if you cut away from the main loading screen itself, your wait should be over and you should be sent right into a match. Sounds simple enough, but is it really all that truthful?

Well, not really. It’s just a bit of a joke, a placebo effect if you will.

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Strangely enough, there isn’t really an explanation for why this ‘method’ seems to have so much success, but if you try it out for yourself, you might just think that you’ve solved all of Apex’s wait time problems in a flash. 

Obviously, if you’re in a part of the world that has a limited number of players at a certain time, you probably will have some matchmaking issues but for the most part, there aren’t really any serious ways to cut down on wait times. You just have to pray that the server gods are on your side. 

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Respawn looking at options for Apex Legends Cross-Progression

Published: 24/Oct/2020 10:28

by Joe Craven


Respawn have confirmed they are considering their options for Apex Legends cross-platform progression ahead of the game’s launch on Steam on November 4. 

After months of waiting, Apex Legends fans are finally getting ready for their favorite battle royale to be made playable on Steam. EA’s partnership with the company sees their EA Play service moving over to Steam, meaning a host of titles will become available.

The Apex Legends launch on Steam – confirmed to be coming on November 4 – will also coincide with the launch of cross-play. This means that lobbies will no longer be platform exclusive, but it has also raised some questions about cross-platform progression.

Players who have been playing on Origin will be able switch back and forth with ease: “If you’ve previously been playing on Origin,” the post in the Steam Community said, “you can easily switch back and forth with Steam—all your account progression and unlocks will carry over between the two platforms.”

However, some players began to question the ability to switch between platforms and still maintain progression. In other words, if you play on multiple platforms, can you merge progression across them all under one account. Players who have purchased skins on one account, for example, may be forced to purchase them again if cross-progression is not enabled.

Respawn’s Game Director Chad Grenier was on hand to reply, saying: “It’s something we are very passionate about, and we’re looking at our options available. Much harder post-launch since users may have multiple accounts to merge or use. Easier with Steam because it’s at launch. We’ll give an update when we have something to talk about.”

Respawn director on RedditGrenier says they’re looking at all the options to make it happen.

In short, it seems like cross-progression between console and PC won’t be available as soon as the game’s Steam launch, but it certainly sounds fairly high on Respawn’s ‘to-do’ list.

As Grenier said, it is much harder to add a feature a couple of years down the line that it is to add the feature into the launch of the game on a new platform. Apex fans will have to wait and see how this one plays out.