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Respawn confirm Apex Legends fix for frustrating revive and respawn bugs

Published: 16/Jan/2020 0:14 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 3:54

by Alan Bernal


Update – January 15, 7:30 PM: Hours after complaints circulated online surrounding frustrating bugs in Apex Legends, developers at Respawn Entertainment issued a fix to remedy the issues at hand.

The “quick server patch” came in direct response to “the bug where actions like sprinting, reviving teammates, and respawning teammates would cancel or restart when holding down the button to execute.”

Earlier – January 15, 4:15 PM: Players are coming across a bug in Apex Legends that’s stopping them from getting a timely revive from the Legendary Knockdown Shield, which is starting to cost people games.

The Grand Soiree event in Apex Legends has a lot of people loading into the game again, but some are finding that the new patch brought in strange glitches affecting different elements in the title, such as Respawn beacons and more.

Probably the worst time to find out you’ve been impacted by one of those bugs is in the middle of a heated battle, which is basically the only time people need to use the Resurrection ability from the gold Knockdown Shield.

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The Legendary Knockdown shields have the ability to self-resurrect, but a bug is stopping players from doing that.

That’s been the case for a lot of players sounding off on Reddit user ‘VlauderLauder’s thread about the revive glitch and its sporadic appearance in games.

“Revive glitch is the most crucial problem right now, it needs an urgent fix,” one user said.

In the attached clip, a match is down to the last four squads, and the Pathfinder is using the self revive while the circle is closing in. The progress bar goes over just 50% full when it resets, making the player start from scratch.

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By the time the Pathfinder finally picked themselves up, they saw their two teammates go down right in front of them. The glitch managed to prevent the player from getting up sooner, and was quickly eliminated moments later.

While this looked like a simple input error of some kind, more players started to file in, claiming that the exact same thing happened to them in their games.

“OMG, I knew I wasn’t going crazy! This crap literally cost me a game today…” user ‘KuribohKutie’ wrote. “I even deleted and re-downloaded the game. This update f**ked my s**t up, man.”

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The bug can be detrimental, especially when cutting it close in a fight.

It’s not only happening with the knockdown shields, either: players are also reporting the bugs’ appearance when a teammate is trying to revive them.

“Yeah I ran into that myself trying to revive my mate,” user ‘OutlawedKiller’ said. “I kept telling him I wasn’t playing it was the game and he left the game.”

With players getting back into the swing of the Grand Soiree event, they’re looking to Respawn to fix the revive glitches that are popping up at random times.

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal


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.