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Bizarre Apex Legends glitch is giving characters different abilities

Published: 4/Nov/2019 9:04 Updated: 4/Nov/2019 9:28

by Matt Porter

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A strange Apex Legends glitch is switching Passive, Tactical, and Ultimate Abilities between characters, leaving fans of the battle royale title scratching their heads.

One of the things that sets Apex Legends apart from other games in the battle royale genre are the Legends themselves, who each come with their own backstory, design, and abilities that can give players an edge over their opponents in sticky situations.

Each Legend has specific abilities that only then can use, but a new glitch discovered in the game is creating some strange mashups between characters.

Mirage and Octane switched abilities in a strange glitch.

In a clip uploaded to the Apex Legends subreddit by /u/martinezqta, the player shows off his screen which indicates that they chose Octane, a speedy character best used to zoom around the map in search of opponents.

Confusingly though, the bottom-right corner shows the ability of a different character in Mirage, and when the player activates their Tactical Ability, Mirage’s Psyche Out is triggered instead of Stim which is supposed to be Octane’s ability.

Perhaps even stranger is the fact that even though it’s Mirage’s ability, it was a holograph of Octane who appeared, with the player showing off the bizarre image in the video.

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While this glitch is definitely confusing, some fans of the Respawn-developed game have stated that this could be a fun limited-time mode, where players spawn in with no clue about which character’s abilities they will be able to use in their match. 

Some believe that this could also be the start of a new Apex Legends in-game event, although there are no leaks or announcements that support this theory at the moment. 

Respawn have yet to address this issue, with no word on whether they will be issuing a fix for this in the near future or are actively investigating it at this moment.

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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.