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Apex Legends Season 4 map changes – Planet Harvester, Survey Camp, more

Published: 4/Feb/2020 22:15 Updated: 4/Feb/2020 22:35

by Albert Petrosyan

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Apex Legends developers Respawn Entertainment made some major map changes to World’s Edge in Season 4: Assimilation, such as adding the new Planet Harvester, Survey Camp, splitting Capitol City in two, and more.

Apex Legends Season 4 finally launched on February 4 after weeks of anticipation, and it came as part of a massive update that made changes to all facets of the battle royale.

As expected, there were some huge changes made to the World’s Edge map, and Respawn even released a separate blog post explaining why they decided to make such alterations.

Two new points of interest were added – the giant Planet Harvester at the heart of the map and a smaller, less central location called Survey Camp.

In addition, Capitol City, the biggest location in Season 3, was actually split into two separate zones called Fragment East and Fragment West.

A full breakdown of all these major map changes can be found below, based on the information provided in the official Season 4 map updates blog post from Respawn.

The Planet Harvester

Respawn EntertainmentThe Planet Harvester is the biggest new addition to the Apex Legends map in Season 4.

Probably the biggest new addition to World’s Edge is The Planet Harvester, which is a gigantic metal mining facility located at the heart of the map.

It features a constant beam of red light that goes into the sky, which players will be able to use “for a better sense of directionality and understanding of the center of the map.”

The gigantic structure has numerous levels that teams will be able to engage each other on, and Respawn have apparently designed it to keep fights “largely self-contained,” so that third parties are “a little more predictable and hopefully easier to defend against.”

Capitol City split in two – Fragment East and Fragment West

Respawn EntertainmentCapitol City is split in two, forming two zones called Fragment East and Fragment West.

The presence of The Planet Harvester has apparently caused the map’s lava faults to rupture and split Capitol City into two separate zones called Fragment East and Fragment West, separated by a giant fissure.

The reason why Respawn chose to make this change is that Capitol City is known to be a hot-drop location and teams who land there are often victimized by third parties. Now, the only way to get from one zone to the other is to take the provided zipline, fallen skyscraper bridge, or use Pathfinder’s or Octane’s Ultimate Ability.

Initially, the large fissure was designed to eliminate players who happen to fall into it. However, Respawn decided that was too harsh and added a new feature called Updraft, which is heated, pressurized air that slowly lifts anyone who falls into the giant crack.

In order to avoid players using the Updraft as a bailout during gunfights, they’ve made it so anyone who falls in will take 25 damage and “travel slowly, in third person; you are essentially a flying loot piñata for any nearby enemy players.”

Survey Camp and Weapon Racks

Respawn EntertainmentSurvey Camp will also be a new POI in Apex Legends Season 4, located between Epicenter and Skyhook.

Survey Camp is one of the new POIs in Season 4, located in the snowy area between Epicenter and Skyhook.

Respawn explain that the idea behind this new location was to “relieve the pressure of locations like Capitol City, Refinery and Epicenter, and create some potentially new rotations, like moving through the train tunnel to get to Skyhook.”

Because Survey Camp might appear too small to be an appealing landing spot in terms of loot, the devs have spiced it up a bit with new Weapon Racks, similar to the ones found in the Firing Range training area.

These racks will contain guaranteed weapons at the start of every match, giving players an extra incentive to land there instead of the more hot-drop locations.

Respawn EntertainmentSurvey Camp features new guaranteed Weapon Racks that will serve as an incentive for players to land there.

While these are all of the major map changes made for Season 4, there could very well be other smaller and minor updates to World’s Edge which players will have to discover for themselves after getting to explore for a bit.

Apex Legends Season 4 is now available for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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What is code:truck error in Apex Legends & how to fix it? Latest from EA

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:06

by Tanner Pierce

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After Apex Legends received its Holo-Day Bash update, many fans are reporting a brand new code:truck error that’s preventing them from entering the game. Here’s what you need to know about the odd server issue that everyone seems to be getting.

Earlier today, the Holo-Day Bash update went live for Apex Legends, which added in a slew of new content, including some skins and a brand new LTM.

Unbeknownst to players, it seems to have added something else to the game that’s causing a lot of people headaches as they try to log-in.

The Apex community is now reporting a new error code:truck when they attempt to log-in, which is causing some major issues and seems to be caused by the Holo-Day Bash update, although this part is a bit unclear. Here’s what you need to know about the error and if there’s anything that can be done to solve it.

What is the code:truck error in Apex Legends

According to the error messages seen by players, either the game itself or the player is “out of sync with the server.” What that actually means is anyone’s guess.

What we do know about code:truck is that it’s preventing people from logging into the game. It’s affecting a large number of people on all platforms, although the exact extent of this is unclear as of the time of this writing.

Hopefully more information will be available soon.

What can be done to fix the code:truck error?

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a surefire fix for the error. As of 7:10 EST on December 1, 2020, Electronic Arts and Respawn haven’t released a fix for the bug. That being said, they did comment on the error, saying they are looking into the problem.

Beyond that, however, we have no update as to what’s causing this error for some players, how extensive is the problem, and, most importantly, what the fix is for it.

Over on Reddit, some players are reporting on a few different fixes but none of the them are confirmed. One player reported that they were able to workaround the issue by changing the date and time on their PS4 and few others confirmed its success.

Hopefully a fix becomes available in the near future to avoid it spreading to other people, which would result in the amount of players logging into Apex Legends to plummet.