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EA confirms new details for long-awaited Apex Legends mobile release

Published: 31/Jan/2020 6:49

by Isaac McIntyre

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The release of a mobile version of Respawn’s flagship battle royale title Apex Legends is coming ever closer, with new details on the development of the handheld title revealed by EA in their third-quarter earnings call.

Rumblings of a portable version of Apex Legends first began during Season 2. The news was met with a wave of excitement by players who love to game on the move, but EA and Respawn Entertainment made it clear there was no official release date.

Now, the title’s publishers have confirmed in their Q3 report that they are working with a Chinese partner to “create a mobile Apex Legends that will be released globally,” as first reported by industry insider and analyst Daniel Ahmad.

Playing Apex Legends on an iPhone
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EA and Respawn have now officially confirmed that Apex Legends mobile is full steam ahead.

What this means is that it’s full steam ahead for the awaited mobile launch, after months of being left in the dark — with Electronic Arts locking down a publishing partner, the ball is well and truly rolling for portable gamers.

“Rolling mobile out in China, you need to have a partner, and we’re, as we’ve said in the prepared remarks today, working with a partner there. We’re very excited about the opportunity,” EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen confirmed.

Jorgensen, who fielded a series of investor questions during a post-conference Q&A session, also confirmed that the same Chinese partner had been locked into preparing a global release for Apex Legends mobile.

Playing Apex Legends on an android phone
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Apex Legends fans have been asking for a mobile release since the battle royale first released last year.

Developer locked, but no release date — yet

While that’s good news, EA has yet to deliver a proper release date, likely considering it’s so early in the partnership with the unnamed developer. Jorgensen added that there was “more to come on that in terms of timing” soon.

This isn’t the first time EA has turned to Chinese developers to bring to life mobile versions of their flagship titles either. The American gaming company published FIFA Online 4 and Need for Speed Online with Chinese conglomerate Tencent.

Tencent also owns Riot Games, who have developed titles like League of Legends and Legends of Runterra. The Chinese company also helms the biggest mobile title on the planet, Arena of Valor, and recently partnered with Activision to create a massively popular mobile version of FPS franchise Call of Duty.

Is Apex Legends coming to Nintendo Switch soon?

While all of this is fantastic news for mobile and tablet fanatics, there’s one set of players who were once again left out in the cold: Nintendo Switch gamers.

Respawn developer Drew McCoy confirmed back in April last year that Switch users should “stay tuned for the future” in regards to a potential move to the Nintendo console. EA’s Q3 call from this week seems to have damned those rumors, however.

According to Ahmed, the publishers revealed they were “pleased” with how well the Switch has been performing, and said they were “looking to put more games on the platform,” but added those releases wouldn’t be coming any time soon.

Playing Apex Legends on the Nintendo Switch
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It looks like rumors of an Apex Legends release coming to Nintendo Switch may have been off the mark.

For now, Apex Legends fans may have to make do with playing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, as Season 4 appears on the horizon.

In the new season, titled ‘Assimilation,’ players will be able to get their hands on new legend, the deadly robot Revenant, as well as a strange new Sentinel sniper rifle, an updated Battle Pass, refreshed ranked play, and “big map changes.”

Season 4 launches Tuesday, February 4.

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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.