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Strange Apex Legends glitch allows players to change characters mid-game

Published: 7/Dec/2019 21:03 Updated: 7/Dec/2019 23:26

by Bill Cooney

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A new glitch in Apex Legends is apparently allowing players to switch which legend they’re playing as in the middle of a match.

Apex Legends is supposed to lock players into a certain character after the hero select screen – it’s not like Overwatch where you can change heroes whenever you want.

That’s why a new glitch making the rounds has caught so many people off guard because it seems to allow players to switch legends in the middle of a match.

A video of the bug was posted to YouTube by Apex Legends leaker and dataminer iLootGames, who very clearly seems to be switching heroes during an Apex Legends match.

But it looks like only the legend’s appearance switches, not their abilities. For instance, when iLootGames is Mirage, they still have Mirage’s abilities when they switch to Caustic or Lifeline’s skin.

But just because the glitch doesn’t grant players the ability to switch abilities along with skins, it doesn’t make it any less confusing or potentially game-breaking.

Abilities being used by a legend they shouldn’t be would throw any player for a loop, and seriously affect how you approach each fight.

For instance, if you know you’re going up against a Gibraltar, you probably wouldn’t expect him to bust out some Pathfinder grapples or put down a Wraith portal.

The bug could be particularly deadly with Mirage, since player’s don’t expect decoys from any hero except him. So you could be unloading on what seems like a real Wattson, and not realize until it’s too late.

Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsWhy choose one legend when you could play them all?

iLootGames didn’t share how to pull off the glitch but it definitely is possible, at least until Respawn releases a fix or patch for the exploit.

It definitely seems like something Respawn would want to fix sooner rather than later unless they want a bunch of heroes running around bamboozling when they shouldn’t be.

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Apex Legends players want “throwback weekends” with old versions of maps

Published: 5/Dec/2020 22:33

by Julian Young

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After getting to experience a previous version of World’s Edge in the Winter Express LTM, Apex Legends players want Respawn to introduce “throwback” releases of the game’s maps for them to enjoy.

With Apex Legends’ Holo-Day Bash event in full swing, players have gotten a chance to experience the fan-favorite Winter Express limited-time mode once again, which is set on an older version of World’s Edge.

That version of the map is no longer available in the rotation, of course, but after getting another taste of it in the LTM, the Apex community is asking the developers for more.

“Respawn should give us ‘Throwback Weekends,’ a weekend where a previous iteration of a map is in rotation all weekend long,” Reddit user u/NizzyDeniro suggested.”

Respawn should give us "Throwback Weekends". A Weekend where a Previous Iteration of a Map is in rotation all Weekend long. from apexlegends

Basically, the fan is asking the devs to create a new rotation available on weekends, called “Throwback Weekends,” each one featuring a version of Kings Canyon or World Edge from previous seasons.

Since its launch in February of 2019, both maps have undergone various flurries of changes over the past two years, with numerous popular landing spots and points of interest being revamped, or in some cases, completely removed.

The original Capital City on World’s Edge and Skull Town on Kings Canyon are just examples of iconic locations that players want to enjoy again but can’t because they’re not in the maps’ current iterations. Some players even suggested bringing back content from the original Apex Legends release, with one user saying “Can I get a season 0 Kings Canyon please.”

Apex Legends Kings Canyon Skull Town
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Players want Respawn to bring back old versions of the game’s maps, like Season 0 King’s Canyon.

The post has been well-received, amassing almost 20,000 upvotes as well as hundreds of replies expressing support of the idea. While some expressed doubts on whether this is feasible due to issues of file size and other considerations, the community seems to be overwhelmingly on-board with the suggestion.

One user pointed out that bringing back old maps could help the player base, saying “I think it will bring lots of people online too. Can you imagine Season 3 Cap City now with the new legends?”

The idea could also benefit newer players: “I just started playing the middle of last season. I would love to go back and get to play some of the old maps,” a user said in reply to the concept.

Unfortunately, no one from Respawn has commented or replied to this request yet, despite its growing popularity, so there’s no indication this is in the devs’ plans for now.