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Apex Legends players uncover frustrating new looting bug

Published: 22/Apr/2019 20:32 Updated: 22/Apr/2019 20:58

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends demands players to be quick and meaningful in their decisions when a firefight breaks out, but a recurring bug is throwing a wrench in a lot of players’ matches leading some to beg for a fix.

Respawn Entertainment’s launch for their battle royale was met with an incredibly enthusiastic fan base that grew to insane numbers in a matter of weeks. But now that community is starting to feel burgeoning growing pains in the title that is starting to affecting players.

In a Reddit post, user ‘Simpleyfaded’ linked a video of him in a heated warzone that he was managing quite well until a routine loot pickup made a bug showed up resulting in a quick exit from the game.

Respawn EntertainmentThe bug isn’t about what players are finding in Loot Boxes, it’s about what’s not showing up.

A bug in the Loot Boxes

Just as Simpleyfaded was finishing up a downed opponent, he went rummaging through their loot to pick up some armor.

Though some players pointed to Simpleyfaded looting out in the open with weapons sounding off nearby as their first mistake, all would’ve gone according to plan if the game didn’t decide to stall the Body Armor’s appearance inside the Loot Box.

Even though everything from the eliminated enemy’s weapons to attachments were readily available to loot, it took the armor a full two seconds to show up on the list of items.

Delayed Armor spawn in Loot Boxes is literally killing me. from r/apexlegends

How bad is the bug?

While the bug doesn’t break the game at its seams, the two second (sometimes more) pause to wait for the armor can heavily swing someone’s game as seen in the video.

In this one example Simpleyfaded wasn’t contemplating which loadout would be best to equip from the eliminated player’s stash. All they wanted was some armor to move on with the next battle.

In waiting for the armor to show up, a Gibraltar no less was able to get the jump on Simpleyfaded, instantly taking them out of the game.

Respawn Entertainment via GameCrateIt sucks when the one thing you want to loot takes its time loading up to take.

The bug has been making its rounds in the Apex Legends community, even though Simpleyfaded was on Xbox other players noted the bug occuring on PlayStation and even PC.

Apex Legends players have been noticing Armor delays happening more and more, so it’ll be interesting to see if Respawn Entertainment addresses the issue soon.

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Apex Legends cosplayer takes Horizon outfit to new heights

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:13

by Joe Craven


An Apex Legends cosplayer has stunned fans of Respawn’s BR by bringing Horizon to life, ensuring the Season 7 legend has never looked so real. 

The Apex Legends community has an incredible connection with Respawn’s source material, regularly sharing artwork, videos and cosplays inspired by the world and characters.

Horizon cosplays are obviously still fairly new, given that the Scottish legend was only added with Season 7. The Gravitational Manipulator has brought new levels of verticality to the Olympus map, thanks to her Gravity Lift, Spacewalk and Black Hole abilities.

As far as aesthetics go, Horizon is known for her spacesuit theme. Her iconic ginger hair protrudes out the top of her suit. It’s an awesome look, simultaneously cool and terrifying to see coming towards you in-game.

Horizon driving a vehicle in Season 7 trailer
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Horizon’s abilities give incredible movement options.

One cosplayer, though, took on the challenge and, with some incredible skill, came out looking exactly like the legend herself.

Sosenka (@itlookslikekilled on Instagram) shared her Horizon look on December 4, stunning her followers and the Apex community alike. She has previously shared a Loba cosplay, but many agreed that her Horizon look was even more impressive.

The white suit is complete to perfection, with the goggles and arm bands even down to a tee. At the time of writing, it sits at just shy of 9,000 likes.


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The look was so good that it even drew the attention of Elle Newlands – the voice actress behind the Season 7 legend.

She said: “I stan, you stan, we all stan for the #Horizon Cosplay Queen!” 

Horizon, despite being fairly new to the game, has taken well to the Olympus map, currently sitting in our A-Tier in our legend rankings. Her pick rates are fairly high, and abilities incredibly useful. Cosplays as good as this only make us want to use her more.