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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. 

Revenant Apex Legends Silence bug
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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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Apex Legends Chaos Theory event: Caustic Town Takeover, Leaks, heirloom

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:43

by Calum Patterson


Apex Legends Season 8 event, Chaos Theory, is expected to release in March, and will launch alongside the release of Apex on Nintendo Switch. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including release date, leaks, rumors and even an heirloom to be expected.

When is Chaos Theory event in Apex Legends?

The event is expected to start on March 11, just a couple days after the Switch release for Apex Legends, on March 9. This will follow the conclusion of the Anniversary Collection event on March 3, after it was extended by a week.

Events typically last between two and three weeks, so expect a similar time frame for Chaos Theory.

Despite no official announcement yet, we know it will be called Chaos Theory after Target revealed it early on their Nintendo Switch Champion Edition listing.

Caustic Town Takeover

Respawn have been teasing the next Town Takeover, expected to be for Caustic, in-game. The first teaser dropped on February 23.

The Town Takeover will be at Water Treatment on Kings Canyon, but we will have to wait until Respawn do a full reveal to see what it looks like.

Caustic in Apex Legends
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Caustic is next up for a Town Takeover in Apex Legends

Bangalore Heirloom

Bangalore is the only original launch Legend who hasn’t received an heirloom yet, and all signs point to her being next up.

Numerous leaks from data miners have found what Bangalore’s heirloom will be, so you can check it out here if you don’t mind the spoiler.

The Anniversary Collection event provides the opportunity to get 150 heirloom shards, so if you’re a Bangalore main, you might want to hold on to those shards for a bit.

Bangalore in war paint in apex Legends
Bangalore is the only original launch Legend without an heirloom – yet.

Chaos Theory event skins

We don’t yet have any images of the skins coming in the event, but data miners have narrowed down which Legends we can expect some new cosmetics for specifically.

Thanks to reliable leaker Biast12, the expected event skins are for the following characters:


  • Caustic
  • Crypto
  • Gibraltar
  • Loba
  • Rampart
  • Revenant
  • Wattson


  • Octane
  • Caustic
  • Wattson

There are also files for numerous recolors for past event skins, but we’re not sure yet if these will be available during the Chaos Theory event, or separately.

That’s everything we know so far about the Chaos Theory event, though there are still a lot of details unknown. We’ll keep you updated on everything right here, and on Twitter @TitanfallBlog.

For more Apex Legends Season 8 tips and tricks check out our guides below:
30-30 Repeater guide | All legend buffs and nerfs | All weapon buffs and nerfs | Fuse guide | What is in the Season 8 battle pass? | Season 8 Patch notes | How to open explosive holds | Spitfire guide | R99 guide | Mastiff guide | When is Apex for Switch out?