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Apex Legends pros Ace & Mohr left furious after bizarre “invincible” bug

Published: 7/Jan/2020 2:18 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 2:20

by Alan Bernal

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NRG’s Apex Legends pro squad of Brandon ‘Ace’ Winn, Marshall ‘Mohr’ Mohr, and Joseph ‘Frexs’ Sanchez were stunned after coming across a series of bugs that ultimately led to a bizarre ‘invincibility’ glitch.

The competitive teams are all preparing for the start of 2020’s Apex Legends Global Series, and NRG have a bit more grinding to do to refine their play with newcomer Frexs after the sudden retirement of Colby ‘dizzy’ Meadows.

But practice was cut short in a match of the Apex Games after Mohr was wedged in the corner of the room. He had taken a Wraith Portal back from looting, but it seems like the character model got irreversibly stuck on his way back.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers encounter bugs in Apex Legends a lot, but those glitches get even more crucial in competitive settings.

A tried-and-true method for stuck battle royale players has been to knock yourself down and relying on a teammate to pick you back up, but that didn’t work either.

Mohr was taken aback by the glitch since his Gibraltar wasn’t bleeding out, as intended in the game.

So not only was he cemented in place in the corner, he couldn’t get revived from his squadmates, and was invincible to the effects of bleeding out.

Soon after, the team realized that Mohr’s character could actually die; though that was little consolation since the final circles didn’t have a Respawn Beacon in it.

The trifecta of bad tidings meant that a favorable game quickly turned into a nightmare scenario since even if he had been successfully killed, there wasn’t a chance to get back to a healthy three-man squad.

Scrimming against some of the best teams in the Apex landscape, the glitches made it hard for NRG to practice their mid-late game approach in the match.

Mohr TwitchMohr stuck between a bug and a hard place, being unable to move from his spot even when downed.

After letting their botched situation sink in, Mohr was astonished of the bug, quipping that Apex really was “esports ready.”

The critique should be noted though, since Apex players have a long list of game-breaking or unfathomable bugs appear in their matches that would be detrimental in an official competitive match.

With the headlining Global Series kicking off later in 2020, it’ll be interesting to see what actions Respawn takes to make sure the game runs smoothly for the league.

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.