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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

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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.

Revive glitch is the most crucial problem right now, it needs an urgent fix from apexlegends

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 drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 10:34

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… United at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.