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Apex Legends: Respawn responds to game-breaking sliding accuracy bug

Published: 6/Jun/2019 7:13 Updated: 6/Jun/2019 7:37

by Joe O'Brien

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Respawn Entertainment have responded to an Apex Legends bug that reduces weapon accuracy while sliding.

The latest patch for the game arrived on June 4, and introduced the new Legendary Hunt Limited Time Mode. Unfortunately, the update also seems to have come with a number of bugs.

The most notable of those bugs is an issue that significantly reduces weapon accuracy while sliding,  which shroud considered such a major problem that he won’t be returning to Apex until it’s fixed, describing the game as “ruined”.

Though there wasn’t any mention of such a change to the moving accuracy in the patch notes, some players were concerned that this might have been a deliberate design choice by Respawn rather than just a bug.

Fortunately, Respawn community manager Jayfresh has released a list of known bugs that have appeared since the patch that they’re working on fixing, and listed as one of them is “accuracy while sliding and ADS”.

One of the deliberate changes in the update was a change to game configs, which allow players to set commands that adjust game settings, designed to stop players from using such settings to gain a competitive advantage. For some players, however, their configs were designed simply to improve game performance, and these commands will soon be reinstated.

Jayfresh also offered an explanation of the new red symbols that sometimes appear in the upper-right corner, which highlight exactly what’s happening when network-related issues are occurring in game.

Respawn EntertainmentEach symbol signifies a particular network issue.

The full list of known bugs can be seen below. Jayfresh did not give an estimate on how long each will take to fix, but players can at least be assured that these issues are being worked on.

THE KNOWN ISSUES POST 1.2 PATCH

  • Havoc and Devotion base ammo reduced.
    • This was an unintentional change that will be reverted.
  • Skydiving from a Jump Tower “nerf”.
  • Mirage clones sometimes appearing behind the player and die prematurely.
  • Ability to switch from localized voice overs to English.
    • Players will be able to switch language back to English in Season 2.
  • Deathbox loot ordering.
    • Working on a fix for the next client patch.
  • Can’t ping with the “Ninja” controller preset in inventory or deathboxes.
  • Legend models not showing up in banners at the end of match screen.
  • Changing game configs.
  • Octane jump pad sound issue.
  • Script errors.
  • Issues with controller / key bindings.
  • Accuracy while sliding and ADS.
  • Server slow down / datacenter mismatching /general network performance.
  • Changing game configs.
    • The intent of the change was to remove the ability to modify the game to get a competitive advantage. We hear the feedback that some commands are now gone for players that used them to make their game more stable or performant. We’ll follow up more on this next week.
  • Caustic
    • Gas damaging players through walls.
    • Being able to drop endless gas traps.
  • Texture not showing when looking down 2X site.
  • Mystery inventory slot.
    • You all will have to wait to see what we have planned for that.
  • Players appearing invisible during a match.
  • Grappling as Pathfinder with no weapon out no longer draws a weapon after grappling.
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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.