Apex Legends

Major Apex Legends weapon pick-up bug is leaving players defenseless

Published: 17/Oct/2019 21:02 Updated: 17/Oct/2019 23:52

by Alan Bernal

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A strange glitch in Apex Legends is preventing players from picking up weapons that spawn in Supply Bins, and there might not be an easy solution to solve it.

There’s no doubt that the community largely love Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale but a lot of people can sometimes be left with a sour taste in their mouth while playing due to various bugs that tend to make an appearance.

Since its February 4 launch, Apex Legends has been marred with bugs in the game’s core mechanics, glitches concerning different Legends or their abilities, and even more troubling are problems with its connection to players.

Respawn EntertainmentIt seems like there’s a problem with how some Supply Bins spawn loot.

In a Reddit post, user ‘tlawless001’ highlighted a strange situation in which they had priority on a couple of Supply Bins. But they came up empty handed for a weapon, while a trailing Octane managed to find a gun where there initially wasn’t one.

“Respawn, please fix this,” the user said. “I can’t count how many times I’ve died because I ‘pick up’ a gun only for it to reappear in the box for an enemy to grab.”

Other people started chiming in, saying that they encountered something similar to what the clip was showing.

“I hate this,” user ‘tyh200’ said. “You hear the noise of the gun being equipped and everything. Very confusing when the gun disappears from your hands and you can’t shoot the person next to you.”

While players would obviously appreciate a permanent fix to the problem, it seems like the answer might not be as straightforward as some would hope.

Respawn, please fix this. I can’t count how many times I’ve died because I “pick up” a gun only for it to reappear in the box for an enemy to grab. from r/apexlegends

Popular belief is that this has to do with the game’s lag compensation which gives players of different internet quality a chance to compete with each other.

“You’re asking them to drop the lag compensation,” user ‘iseetrolledpeople’ said. “Making the game unplayable for those with s**t internet. It won’t happen and it kills me knowing that having a good internet hinders you in modern FPS games.”

There’s been a ton of problems with Apex Legends netcode which could be the source for these kind of issues.

It seems like the glitch has affected a lot of players throughout the game’s lifespan, so it’ll be interesting to see how Respawn patch the problem to finally resolve the issue.

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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.