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Bizzare Apex Legends Replicator bug traps players into certain death

Published: 11/Sep/2020 12:14

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends players have uncovered an unusual bug that traps them into the Replicator and can lead to their death if the circle is closing in. 

Prior to the start of Apex Legends Season 6, Respawn revealed that they would be introducing a crafting system to the battle royale. While this worried some players, it hasn’t quite gone the way of Fortnite and building cover for yourself.


Instead, players collect crafting materials and then use the Replicators dotted around the map to craft a weapon, some ammo, a health kit, or even a hop-up if they need it. 

As the season has gone on, crafting has proven to be a popular addition to the game, but it appears as if some players have also found problems with the Replicators that is trapping them and leading to death. 

A materials extractor in Apex Legends
Crafting has become a pretty big part of Apex Legends.

Apex Legends player STRADD838 posted a clip of themselves from a recent game where they were unable to escape the clutches of the replicator as the circle was closing in. 

The Redditor was sat looking at the screen as if the Replicator was loading up to show them their crafting options but they unable to do anything. As a result, because they couldn’t leave, the circle closed in on them and ticked away at their health. 

Given that they had nowhere to go – unless they wanted to quit the game – STRADD838 was left to be eliminated from the game thanks to the unusual bug. Though, to add insult to injury, they also lost a handful of ranking points in the process.


Replicator glitched and I got stuck in this screen until the zone eventually closed and killed me. I lost 12 points thanks to this. from apexlegends

Given that it can be pretty game-breaking, Respawn might have to get this problem sorted out before it has the chance to become more widespread. 

The devs did, finally, address the problems surrounding the Knockdown Shields and Wraith’s portal so they are on top of things. We’ll just have to keep on the Replicator problem.

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How does Apex Legends crossplay beta work?

Published: 1/Oct/2020 19:40 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 20:06

by Tanner Pierce


After being promised a few months back, crossplay is finally coming to Apex Legends in beta form. Here’s everything you need to know about the new feature, including how it works, how to disable it, and more.

At one point, many people thought that playing an online game with your friends on another console was a pipe dream. Now, in 2020, thanks to a combination of modern technology and mega corporations deciding to play nicely with each other, crossplay is slowly but surely becoming the norm across many titles in the gaming industry.


One major title that didn’t have the feature for the longest time, though, was Apex Legends. Fortunately, in June 2020 during EA Play, the developers announced that this would be changing, and that crossplay would be coming to the battle royale game in the near future. Now, Electronic Arts and Respawn have released details about the feature. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

First, it’s only releasing as a beta, for the Aftermarket Collection event. This is so Respawn can text all the features before implementing it fully, along with the Steam and Switch release. For now, cross-play is only between PS4, Xbox One, and Origin.


How to add friends on other platforms

Finding people to play with on other platforms is relatively easy. All you have to do is open the friends menu, click the Find Friend option and search for their name.The game will automatically look for any player matching that name on any system.

Add friends apex crossplay
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Simply search your friends on all platforms to find them.

How to enable/disable crossplay

Crossplay is automatically enabled, so if you don’t have to do anything right off the bat if you want to play with people on other platforms. But what if you don’t want to participate in the beta? What if you didn’t originally but now you want to try it out?

The option to enable and disable crossplay is found in the settings menu. This creates the possibility of longer wait times, as you’re effectively restricting the pool of players that the game can search. Still, the option is there if you want it.

Apex Crossplay settings
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The ability to enable and disable crossplay will be in the settings menu, but it’s enabled by default.

Can PC players play with console players?

By default, PC players will only be matched with PC players in normal matchmaking, while console players will only be matched with console players.

That being said, consoles can still play with PC should they so desire it, but they have to be in a party together before they start matchmaking. After that, the game will include PC players in the pool to search from.

Given the fact that this is a beta, this can obviously change in time for the full release. However, this is currently how it’s set up.


Is cross-progression enabled for the game?

While this is something that’s being considered by Respawn, the feature is not enabled in Apex Legends currently, so if you want to play on another console, you won’t have any of your items that you previously unlocked.

Respawn say that cross-progression is a “valuable” feature, but will take about it during the Steam launch later this year.


All in all, this seems like a great beta and a chance to get feedback from the community. As previously mentioned, given the fact that this is a beta, things can obviously change and be tweaked but for right now, this is a good start.