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Apex Legends Revenant bug makes silence cancel friendly abilities

Published: 11/Jul/2020 1:15

by Bill Cooney

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A strange new bug in Apex legends is apparently causing Revenant’s Silence ability to cancel out allies’ abilities, as well as those of enemies, and it’s throwing players for a serious loop.

Normally, Revenant’s Silence damages and prevents enemy players from using abilities for 10 seconds after the projectile is thrown – but apparently it can also do the same to allies, which definitely isn’t supposed to happen.

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Apex Legends villain Revenant plays a big role in this week's Broken Ghost event mission.
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Revenant is supposed to be a villain in Apex Legends, but this bug is a step too far, even for him.

As we mentioned, Silence is Revenant’s Tactical ability that deals 10 damage and disables all enemy tactical and ultimate abilities for 10 seconds if they’re inside the cloud.

It’s not supposed to affect teammates, but new clips showing it doing exactly that have begun to pop up on social media – meaning that Revenant might be just as dangerous to his teammates as everyone else.

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Friendly Revenant silence cancels Lifeline’s drone ress – bug? intended? from apexlegends

As you can see in the clip above, Lifeline’s rez seems to be going fine at first, and Wattson is on her way back to the world of the living – until the friendly Revenant throws his Silence in, which cancels the revive.

Normally, friendly players on the same team are able to run through the cloud created by Silence and still use abilities, so this seems to be a strange interaction with Lifeline’s Drone, rather than Revenant being broken.

In fact, multiple abilities have been proven to cancel out the drone while still not directly affecting allies otherwise, such as Banglore’s smoke, Caustic’s traps and even Crypto’s Drone if it gets too close.

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Lifeline reviving teammate in Apex Legends.
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Lifeline’s Drone is a sensitive little robot, apparently it needs plenty of space to work.

It’s currently unknown whether or not Revenant’s Silence will cancel out any other allied abilities, but we would strongly suggest playing it safe when your teammate decides to throw it out.

Several players have suggested that Lifeline’s Drone and Revenant’s abilities behave this way to prevent either legend from being too OP during a fight, but it does seem strange that only certain abilities appear to be affected.

Whatever is going on, hopefully Respawn either addresses these potentially bugged interactions, or at least explains why they’re working like this soon, otherwise we might have to go back to only playing Gibraltar.

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Shroud says Apex Legends is still the best BR despite one major issue

Published: 9/Oct/2020 12:32

by Jacob Hale

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Twitch streamer and FPS extraordinaire Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has mastered any shooter that comes his way, but believes Apex Legends is still the best battle royale, despite having one key issue with it.

Throughout the game’s existence, shroud has frequently had an on/off relationship with it, at times clearly in love with it before falling back on other games to keep things fresh.

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This is somewhat dissimilar to a lot of the top streamers, who will stick to one game almost permanently until something new comes out, as we’ve seen with the likes of Fortnite and Warzone.

As more of a variety streamer, shroud likes to share the love, but has now returned to the Apex grind once again.

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Aftermarket brought a number of changes to Apex Legends including a new LTM, Caustic heirloom, Legend balancing, and more.

During an October 8 Twitch stream, shroud was asked if he’s enjoying grinding Respawn’s battle royale once again — and he clearly was.

“Apex is, by far, still the best BR,” he said, clearly not even entertaining the idea that there’s any better on the market. That’s not to say he thinks it’s perfect though, and did mention what his main gripe with the game was.

“I don’t want to ruin their work or anything, but people expect updates faster, and they don’t deliver it that quickly. But Apex is still the best BR, regardless of their speed of content.”

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Shroud also goes on to mention that he’s really enjoying the new Flashpoint LTM, which sees healing items removed in favor of healing “zones,” where you can go to regen both health and shields.

Clearly, shroud is loving life on Apex once again since the start of the Aftermarket event, and if updates came a little quicker we could maybe see the former CS pro make it his main game on a more permanent basis.