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Dr Disrespect puts “clunky” Apex Legends on blast after new lag issues

Published: 11/Feb/2020 7:27

by Isaac McIntyre


Dr Disrespect has had a long and storied love-hate relationship with Apex Legends, but it looks like his time with Respawn’s battle royale may be nearing its end, after lag issues plagued the Twitch star’s recent Season 4 stream.

Apex Legends has rolled out its new wave of content in Season 4, and while fans have been fairly happy with the new legend and weapons, and the huge change to the title’s usual map, performance issues have overshadowed them all.

Respawn rolled out a hotfix to combat some of these changes on Xbox on February 10, but it looks like they have been plaguing gamers across consoles, and not least of all the Doc, who exploded after a stuttering drop resulted in his death.

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All of Apex Season 4’s cool new features, including Revenant’s long-awaited arrival, have been overshadowed by the title’s ongoing performance issues.

The Two-Time was in the middle of playing Apex Legends as part of his Triple Threat challenge on February 10 when he was caught and killed by an enemy, all while stuttering through the early moments of the game.

Of course, in typical Dr Disrespect style, he exploded, taking aim at the well-documented performance issues that have arrived in Season 4.

“Get over there!” he yelled in frustration as he tried to jump over a wall multiple times, but was forced back by the stuttering of the server. After his fruitless jumps left him exposed to his opponent, and then killed, he let loose.

“I f**king hate this game, I really do!” he yelled, and added that the performance issues were the main reason he was struggling to enjoy Respawn’s character shooter. “It’s such a clunky mess! F**k man. Why would I land there?”

He finished off his rant by imitating the slow stutters of the server itself, slamming his fist into his hand. “The server, it’s just going like this—” he yelled, finishing his explosion with a mimicking flourish of slapping the back of his hand.

Funnily enough, it seemed like the only thing that calmed him down from his rant was the arrival of his wife. She sat beside him and asked him to keep it cool. “I need to finish the Triple Threat,” he agreed, and returned to the fight.

Unfortunately, there was only more gloom waiting for the streamer, as he dropped straight into another game, claiming to have “not lost a beat.” His next drop was equally as unlucky, however, as he copped another L seconds into the match.

The Doc’s explosive tirade was far from the only time he’s had a grievance with Apex in recent times either: just last week, the Two-Time Blockbuster video game champion found himself on the wrong end of audio issues too.

There’s every chance the star streamer may unload on the battle royale again sometime in the future too—he has admitted Apex “gets [him] more upset than any other game”—and next time he may not have his wife to calm him down.

And in the end, the Two-Time may not stick to Apex long after the Season 4 hype dies down again, but other players will, so fingers crossed Respawn takes notice of the performance issues across consoles, and pulls the trigger on more fixes.

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All gold loot locations on Olympus in Apex Legends

Published: 21/Nov/2020 11:05

by Connor Bennett


Gold items are a hot commodity in Apex Legends, and when it comes to Olympus, they are guaranteed to appear in three spots – but you might not always get what you want. 

It’s been a few weeks since Olympus joined the Apex Legends map rotation with the start of Season 7. Players have cemented their favorite drop spots, rotations, and items to use in that time as well.

Unlike its counterparts World’s Edge and Kings Canyon, the map in the sky doesn’t have any loot vaults or bunkers, so some players might assume that the loot isn’t as good on Olympus. Though, that’s not true.

There are some spots around the map where you can get some guaranteed gold weapons, similar to how Kings Canyon’s vaults operated. However, with these spots being accessible right from the drop, you should expect some company if you decide to head there.

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The Sentinel can be found as a gold weapon on Olympus.

Guaranteed Gold loot spots on Olympus in Apex Legends

In total, there are three spots around Olympus where you can get gold weapons. Unlike Kings Canyon’s bunkers, these spots don’t have a set weapon or item to find. Instead, they rotate what will be available on a game-by-game basis. 

These three spots are Oasis Cafe – which is a quick jump down the elevator shafts that sit inside the main Oasis location, Research Basin, and Elysium. 

Research Basin is, perhaps, the most contested drop of the three because you can rotate to Hammond Labs quickly, so watch out. Elysium has gold weapons that focus more on long-range fights, so you can grab one and quickly move on, rotating to somewhere like Grow Towers.

  • Oasis Cafe – Gold knockdown shield, Gold Havoc, Gold Alternator, Gold Wingman, Gold G7 Scout, Gold Sentinel
  • Research Basin – Gold Wingman, Gold G7 Scout, Gold barrel stabilizer 
  • Elysium – Gold knockdown shield, Gold Wingman, Gold Sentinel, Gold Armour
Map of the guranteed gold loot spots in Apex Legends Olympus map.
These are the three locations where you can find guaranteed gold loot.

As noted, the items at these spots will rotate on a game-by-game basis, so don’t get locked in on grabbing, say, a gold Alternator every game. It won’t happen. 

However, knowing that these spots will have, at least, some of the best loot in the game available from the start should give you a leg up on opponents if you get out alive. So, get out there and become an Apex Champion.