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Apex Legends weapon skin hides secret Pathfinder Easter Egg

Published: 25/Mar/2019 8:49 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 9:09

by Joe O'Brien

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Apex Legends players have noticed an amusing Easter Egg on one of the game’s weapon skins.

Most of Apex Legends’ weapon skins seem to simply be aesthetic designs rather than having any deeper meaning, but one – the PAL 9000 skin for the Peacekeeper shotgun – seems to have a distinct Pathfinder theme.

On first glance the connection to Pathfinder isn’t hard to notice, as the gun bears the same smiley faces that Pathfinder himself typically sports on his chest screen.

It turns out, however, that the connection might have a slightly darker undertone, as players have realized that above the weapon’s trigger there are two lines of actual binary code which translate to “Kill Pathfinder”.

u/ciementiniseThe words “Kill Pathfinder” are engraved on the Peacekeeper skin in binary.

While the content of the binary code is clear, the tone isn’t quite so obvious. Fans have debated whether the tag is instructing wielders of the weapon to kill Pathfinder, or whether it’s Pathfinder’s weapon and he’s named it “Kill”, or left a reminder of what it’s for adorned to the gun.

The smiley faces on the PAL 9000 skin are certainly reminiscent of Pathfinder, so perhaps it does in fact belong to him. Or maybe it’s not lore-related at all, and simply an Easter Egg left by a developer who was getting tired of working on the overly-enthusiastic robot.

This isn’t the first Easter Egg that’s been discovered in Apex Legends. Respawn have continued their long-running inclusion of little “Nessie” figurines in their games, and if players can find and shoot all of them in a single match they unlock yet another hidden Easter Egg. Meanwhile, a memorial to a developer’s dog can also be found in a corner of Market.

Given Respawn’s clear propensity for leaving hidden Easter Eggs for players to discover, it’s entirely possible that more remain unknown at this time, waiting to be uncovered by inquisitive players.

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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.