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Duos mode finally coming to Apex Legends for limited time

Published: 30/Oct/2019 17:10 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 17:38

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that a duos mode is finally coming to Apex Legends in Season 3, but only for a limited time.

Despite being locked to three-man squads since release, Respawn did add a solos mode back in Season 2, and the community absolutely loved it, but the mode also only available for a limited time, disappointing everyone when it was eventually removed.

In Season 3, the new Shadowfall LTM allows players to jump into a nighttime version of Kings Canyon, but it doesn’t provide the standard battle royale gameplay players love.

EA/RespawnApex has always had three-person teams – until now.

Despite solos being added and later removed, there has been no word from Respawn about the potential for a duos mode, until now, finally confirmed on October 30.

When are duos coming to Apex Legends?

The duos mode will be available in Apex Legends starting on November 5, 2019, confirmed via their official Twitter page.

Respawn haven’t given an exact end date for the mode yet, but we can expect it to last as least as long as solo mode did, around two weeks.

Players will be limited to two players a team, but you’ll still be able to solo queue, and have a random teammate join you.

With everyone limited to one teammate, it should create for some even more intense battles, and all the team-based abilities will still be useful, whereas they became fairly redundant in solo mode.

In solo mode, for example, the lobby was full of players using Wraith and Pathfinder, as they are likely the best legends for an individual player. In duos, however, legends like Lifeline will be much more useful.

Like solos, duos will not be a permanent mode in Apex Legends – for now.

Will solo and duo mode come back to Apex Legends?

Although fans are happy to see a duos mode added, it does raise the question of why Respawn are averse to adding these modes permanently.

When solo mode was added back in August, the developers stated that depending on feedback and players’ experience, they would consider adding it back later.

Players loved the solo mode and begged for it to be made permanent, as it provided a great alternative if you didn’t want to play with two random teammates every game. However, we’ve not heard any word on solo mode since then.

Perhaps once both solo and duos have been tested, Respawn may opt to add one back permanently or rotate the modes intermittently.

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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

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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.