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Clever Apex Legends trick keeps you alive longer when you’re downed

Published: 14/Jun/2020 1:52 Updated: 15/Jun/2020 4:11

by Alan Bernal


Getting downed in Apex Legends has a stacking effect against a player’s ‘bleed out’ timer that makes it harder to survive in the later stages of the game – luckily, there’s a way to reset it.

After being knocked a few times, people might notice that the game isn’t as forgiving with the bleed out meter. The first couple of times a player needs a revive, teammates can casually stroll to pick their ally up, maybe even take their time if need be.

That doesn’t necessarily happen after the third and fourth time where the countdown starts diminishing at a rapid pace, forcing teams to choose between finishing the current fight or picking up their squadmate before it’s too late.

But user ‘iFragFamilys’ found a simple way of resetting that timer. Like most tricks in Apex, this one is severely situational, but it’s an easy way to forgive early-game mistakes if they resulted in being downed.

“If you have the opportunity, reset your timer by suiciding and having a squadmate revive you,” iFragFamilys said. “It takes 30 seconds to fully revive someone.”

A reminder for people who go down 2-3 times. Each time you’re down the timer gets cut in half (60->30->15->5 seconds). If you have the opportunity, reset your timer by suiciding and having a squad mate revive you. It takes 30 seconds to fully revive someone. from apexuniversity

They noted how the downed timer starts at 60 seconds. In a battle royale where action can happen at break-neck speeds, this is a good cushion of time to prioritize the enemy and not have to worry about reviving your friend.

But every down after cuts that time in half. This will gradually make the cooldown reduce to 30 seconds, 15 seconds, and eventually down to only five.

Navigating between two opponents and having a teammate with only five seconds to be revived critically limits your options in a fight.

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A downed teammate becomes more for of a liability after two or three revives.

This method is obviously more applicable towards those who aren’t exactly top-tier, since higher level players don’t usually get knocked enough for the cooldown timer to have that significant of a reduction.

That said, if you find yourself in a situation where you’ve been downed a couple of times early on, it’s just better to finish yourself off in-game and get brought back because, as the Redditor explains, it can get to the point where the latter takes less time than just constantly getting picked back up.

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What is code:truck error in Apex Legends & how to fix it? Latest from EA

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:06

by Tanner Pierce


After Apex Legends received its Holo-Day Bash update, many fans are reporting a brand new code:truck error that’s preventing them from entering the game. Here’s what you need to know about the odd server issue that everyone seems to be getting.

Earlier today, the Holo-Day Bash update went live for Apex Legends, which added in a slew of new content, including some skins and a brand new LTM.

Unbeknownst to players, it seems to have added something else to the game that’s causing a lot of people headaches as they try to log-in.

The Apex community is now reporting a new error code:truck when they attempt to log-in, which is causing some major issues and seems to be caused by the Holo-Day Bash update, although this part is a bit unclear. Here’s what you need to know about the error and if there’s anything that can be done to solve it.

What is the code:truck error in Apex Legends

According to the error messages seen by players, either the game itself or the player is “out of sync with the server.” What that actually means is anyone’s guess.

What we do know about code:truck is that it’s preventing people from logging into the game. It’s affecting a large number of people on all platforms, although the exact extent of this is unclear as of the time of this writing.

Hopefully more information will be available soon.

What can be done to fix the code:truck error?

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a surefire fix for the error. As of 7:10 EST on December 1, 2020, Electronic Arts and Respawn haven’t released a fix for the bug. That being said, they did comment on the error, saying they are looking into the problem.

Beyond that, however, we have no update as to what’s causing this error for some players, how extensive is the problem, and, most importantly, what the fix is for it.

Over on Reddit, some players are reporting on a few different fixes but none of the them are confirmed. One player reported that they were able to workaround the issue by changing the date and time on their PS4 and few others confirmed its success.

Hopefully a fix becomes available in the near future to avoid it spreading to other people, which would result in the amount of players logging into Apex Legends to plummet.