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Bizarre Apex Legends bug leaves players knocked forever

Published: 20/May/2020 6:33

by Brad Norton

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Apex Legends players have been trapped by a quirky new glitch that leaves them stuck in a knocked-state for the rest of the match.

While Season 5 may have introduced an assortment of new content, the latest major update to Respawn’s battle royale also came with its fair share of bugs.

From inconsistent hit registration to awkward movement glitches, the developers are well aware and working on a number of critical issues already. However, a brand new bug might shoot to the top of their list as players are being knocked down permanently following the recent update.

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Not even Lifeline could help support teammates stuck in this glitch.

With only 13 squads left standing in a May 19 match, Reddit user ‘mapleleafbot’ was well on the way to a win. Before long, disaster struck and they were knocked to the ground. Nothing out of the ordinary, they simply lost a gunfight.

As soon as they were revived, however, they were unable to properly get back in the fight. Their weapons were unusable and they weren’t able to move at a regular pace. All they could do was stand around and trigger a flimsy Common Knockdown Shield.

Got knocked, and then this happened after my res… from apexlegends

There’s no telling what exactly brought about this bizarre issue. It could be a one in a million animation glitch. Perhaps network latency played a role. Without comment from the developers it’s impossible to gauge.

Playing as Season 5 Legend, Loba, there’s even a chance that the new character might have been the cause.

Eventually, they were taken out of the match by an opposing squad. Unable to put up a fight, their run came to an unfortunate conclusion. 

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Could the issue be tied to the new Legend?

While there’s no clear way of avoiding the issue until a new patch is released, it could be around for quite some time.

Respawn developers recently listed a batch of critical issues in focus for the next update. The revive glitch is yet to appear on their radar. 

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Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer reveals Fuse abilities and destroyed Kings Canyon

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have given a first look at the new Legend Fuse and his abilities in action, plus the obliteration of Kings Canyon, in the Apex Legends Season 8 Launch trailer.

Fuse, real name Walter Fitzroy is the eighth post-launch Legend to join the Apex games, bringing the total to 16 – double what the game had at launch.

As his name implies, his abilities are all about explosives, and he’s a blow-it-up-first, ask questions later, type character. Hailing from Salvo – a new planet we’ve only just found out about – he’s also bringing a new weapon with him, the 30-30 repeater.

The launch trailer, released on January 21, gives us our first look at two key parts of the upcoming season: Fuse’s ability kit, and the new-look Kings Canyon.

Season 8 Launch Trailer

 

Fuse abilities in Apex Legends

Although not completely explained, this trailer gives us a look at Fuse using his abilities, which he’ll have in the Apex games.

His ultimate, which was already teased in-game, sees him drop a mortar-like bomb, which then explodes into flames, damaging anyone nearby.

We can also see him launch grenades from his arm, which will be his tactical ability.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm.

Kings Canyon

Salvo’s unification with the Syndicate was meant to be a joyous occasion, but Fuse’s old friends are certainly not happy about – and decided to crash the party.

This has left Kings Canyon in ruins – ready for a new Season of massive map changes. Respawn have become experts at weaving the game’s lore into actual gameplay, and this is just another example of that.

In the trailer, it appears that Artillery and Slum Lakes have both been destroyed, but we may have to wait until the gameplay trailer to see the full extent of the damage.

Season 8 launches on consoles, PC, and possibly Nintendo Switch, on February 2.