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EA servers down? Apex Legends & FIFA players reporting outages

Published: 30/Aug/2020 15:33

by Eli Becht


Players across all EA titles, including FIFA 20 and Apex Legends, are reporting problems logging in on August 30.

Anybody looking to log into Apex Legends, FIFA 20, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and just about every other EA game are currently running into many issues that are blocking them from playing games. Fans quickly voiced their concerns on social media, and the developers confirmed they are looking into the issues.

The official EA Help site has acknowledged the server problems, confirming they’re working on a fix.

“In the meantime, you might not be able to connect to online modes, buy games on Origin or log in to your account,” the message reads.

Down Detector showed massive spikes in players reporting crashes on games like Apex Legends.

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There’s never a good time for game servers to go down, but considering the stay at home orders across major regions of the globe, this is certainly one of the least ideal times. At least you can rest easy knowing that you’re not alone in your problems.

Currently, the issue is plaguing players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, so there’s nobody safe from the problems.

During the previous crash in February, FIFA disabled the creation of matches for the duration of the outage, to prevent any disconnects.

We will keep you up to date with the server status for EA games, as well as any messages from EA’s support team.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.