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Apex Legends servers down? Players report outages on May 26

Published: 26/May/2020 18:34

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends players have reported another major server outage on May 26, as connection issues have cropped up on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

There have already been a handful of outages since the launch of Season 5 on May 12, which have resulted in long waiting times to get into matches, or being stuck at the main menu, unable to search for a game at all.

Affected areas include major cities across the United States and various European countries, including England, France, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands.

These issues began in the morning in the United States and early evening in Europe, around 10 AM PT / 6 PM BST. This is a similar time to the previous major outage on May 12.

Most players are experiencing problems with server connection, meaning it could be a widespread problem with EA servers.

The official Apex Legends status page on the EA Help website hasn’t updated to indicate that there are any issues, so we’re still waiting to hear from EA or Respawn Entertainment regarding these connectivity problems.

Typically, the server crashes will last no longer than an hour or so, so if you’re waiting to play a few games, just sit tight, as the fix is usually pretty fast.

The server outage happened almost exactly when the new Pathfinder Edition bundle was made available on all platforms, but this is most likely just a coincidence.

EA Help haven’t yet acknowledged the server issues, but we will update you as soon as progress is made.

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Classic Apex Legends care package bug is plaguing games on Olympus

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:19

by Joe Craven


A classic Apex Legends care package bug has resurfaced in the ongoing Season 7, meaning it has now plagued every single one of the game’s maps – first Kings Canyon, then World’s Edge and now Olympus. 

A game as big and variable as Apex Legends was bound to be plagued by bugs from time to time, but players have grown increasingly frustrated with Respawn as more and more bugs not only affect gameplay, but return in multiple different seasons.

That is the case with this particular care package issue, which has previously surfaced on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge. Unfortunately, it has now made a return in Season 7 and Olympus, despite efforts from Respawn to patch it in the past.

Apex Legends Lifeline Cosplay
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Lifeline might be a support legend, but her care packages can get teams out of tricky spots.

The glitch revolves around a care package spawning in a location slightly off the map’s customary boundaries. For example, it might be slightly below, on a couple of the large pipes that help to prop up the Olympus environment.

Pursuing the care package, which often contains top-tier loot, results in an instant death, as one Redditor unluckily found out.

Joking that they got ‘bamboozled’ by a care package, they hopped down below to take advantage of the loot on offer, only to be killed rapidly when hitting the area of the map the care package had nestled itself in.


It doesn’t appear to be an isolated incident either, unfortunately. Another Reddit user shared a YouTube clip entitled ‘It’s a Trap!’

The video shows off an almost identical death, as the allure of top-tier weaponry is enough to provide the player with an instant and immensely frustrating death.

Respawn have not yet responded to the issue, but we expect to see small adjustments made to stop the issues from occurring. For the time being, though, avoid going for care packages that look like they’re in dangerous locations.

For a full list of the bugs Respawn are investigating, you can check out their dedicated Apex Legends Trello board.