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Bizarre Apex Legends bug turns game into fist fight with no map

Published: 13/Jan/2020 10:13

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have uncovered a strange new bug that gets rid of the World’s Edge map and throws their legends into a mapless fist fight for the ages.

Even though it launched to much fanfare back in February of 2019 and looked set to be the ‘Fortnite killer,’ Apex Legends has had plenty of issues to go along with its success.

Respawn Entertainment’s foray into the battle royale market is currently into its third season of seasonal content, with the fourth right around the corner. While players are looking forward to getting back into the King’s Canyon map that they came to know and love, a brand new bug has seen the game struggle to load World’s Edge and place players onto a strange floating surface – all while making it seem like there is a normal match in progress.

Respawn EntertainmentUnfortunately for some players, getting their feet onto World’s Edge hasn’t exactly been plain sailing.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user AnonymousBnS showcased a clip from a recent game where the map failed to load in. While this has been an issue in season three – with players being sucked to the ground and killed, or greeted with hypnotic lights – this bug let them play.

However, instead of picking a landing spot and grabbing loot, the match became a brawl to end all brawls, as every legend immediately set about throwing a barrage of melee attacks. 

What made it even stranger, though, are the incredibly disorientating lines that appeared on the screen. It’s not just the fact that the game isn’t working as planned, but that if you want to partake in the strange fun, you might end up feeling a bit sick afterwards.

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Even though it looked pretty insane, fellow players who laid their eyes upon the clip recognized that it might actually be fun to experience at least once.

“Omg this looks like fun though,” commented user essjane. Another, a Redditor by the name of SLonoed, added: “Can we have this as a next game mod?” 

However, not everyone was as enthusiastic about playing on the mapless setting, with other players reporting that they’d run into a similar bug, but instead of fist fighting, they were left to continually fly around in circles.

Of course, the battle royale isn’t supposed to be played like this at all, but seeing as it’s cropping up a good bit, it’s worth noting that Respawn hasn’t yet launched a fix. It remains to be seen if they do address the issue or if its something that will have to wait until the new season.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.