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Apex Legends Season 4 hitbox guide shows how broken Octane is

Published: 20/Mar/2020 11:17

by Jacob Hale

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An Apex Legends Season 4 hitbox guide shows how big or small some characters hitboxes are – and proves that Octane is actually pretty broken.

Season 4 of Apex Legends was released on February 4, bringing with it a new character in Revenant, a new weapon and some map changes to keep the game feeling fresh and exciting.

Now, a player named GamingMerchant has created a hitbox guide that shows just how big – or small – some characters are, and one character in particular definitely raises some eyebrows.

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Octane is a fairly popular character, but may lose some fans after this.

As expected, the biggest is Gibraltar, who takes up a whopping 203,396 pixels – over 30% bigger than the second biggest Legend, Caustic, who clocks in at 150,224 pixels.

The third biggest is Revenant at 146,946 followed by Mirage at 141,089. On the other end of the scale, Wraith is the only character to not reach 100,000 pixels, at just 95,997 – less than half the size of Gibraltar. Above her are the likes of Bangalore and Pathfinder, who are still relatively small in comparison to the likes of Gibby and Caustic.

However, one thing the guide shows is how broken Octane is, with a hitbox that encapsulates not only his character model but also a concerning area surrounding the head that is quite clearly not supposed to be a part of the character.

As evidenced in a video GamingMerchant posted to Twitter, you see that often, you can hit Octane around the outside of his head despite the fact that you’re clearly not scoped in on the character model.

He seems to be the only character suffering from this issue in such a way, as all the others’ hitboxes seem relatively tight to their bodies, so it definitely makes us question why Octane is affected in this way.

Some users suggested that this might be due to the size of some of the helmets he wears, making his character model bigger as a result, though this hasn’t been confirmed.

Players who primarily use Octane will be looking at their favorite character with a little more caution now, and we might see a drop-off in players using him since this evidence has come to light.

It’s unclear yet what exactly the reason is, but if Respawn Entertainment sees this they might want to address it sooner rather than later.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

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Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.