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Final circles in Apex Legends’ Diamond Rank are insane

Published: 15/Jul/2019 18:35 Updated: 15/Jul/2019 19:09

by Alan Bernal


Players have been grinding games in Apex Legends since the long-awaited Ranked Leagues launched on July 2, and a look into the final circle of a typical Diamond match reveals the insanity that can quickly take over the battlefield.

While players have been loving Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale, before Ranked Leagues released, matches were largely unsatisfying either because opponents weren’t challenging enough or a lack of incentive to win made playing with randoms the wrong kind of hectic.


But since players of different caliber and skills can now be placed in proper tiers, high ranked players are noticing a change of the quality when jumping into King’s Canyon, especially in the endgame.

Respawn EntertainmentThe final circles in high-ranked Apex Legends games aren’t for the squeamish.

In a Reddit post, user ‘The-SadShaman’ shared his view of the final circle in a Diamond ranked match which perfectly shows the madness that can develop in a server filled with battle-hardened Legends.


With only one other teammate in a circle filled with five squads, The-SadShaman can be seen looting up before the circle closed in once again to a suffocating degree.

Then the “Ring Closing” banner popped up on the screen, forcing the players left alive to make their move to the smaller zone.

Stuck between a zone and a Caustic Nox Trap, the player had to book it to keep their team’s hopes alive, leaving his Pathfinder to die in the zone.


The game quickly turned into a 1v1v1v1 as the sole representatives of four squads were looking for ways to outwit the others.

Respawn EntertainmentLooks like players in Diamond rank make every move count, or else it could cost them their match.

Pressing the issue, The-SadShaman had to hold their nerve as they worked to finish off a bunkered Caustic while taking shots from Gibraltar in the opposite direction high above a catwalk.

After finishing off Caustic, the player went around the corner for cover just to find a battered Octane healing up. Using the last shots in their Alternator’s clip, the player fired a barrage of gunfire that made the Octane retreat into the zone, ending his game.


That’s when the final boss Gibraltar laid down his Defensive Bombardment, making it hard to see and heal for the final engagement.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers were fighting for every inch in the final circle.

But The-SadShaman was able to make him out as he dropped down, forcing the player to stop their Med Kit and take a shot at ending the game.


The-SadShaman was able to come away with a Champion screen, but the gameplay shown has been resonating with a lot of Apex Legends players because of how intense the game can really be.

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Apex Legends update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal


The Apex Legends 1.48 hotfix update has dropped and will hopefully address the troublesome Pathfinder bug that some people have encountered, while cleaning up a few more issues that Respawn noticed.

As the next phase of the battle royale takes shape in Season 6, there’s been a fair few changes to Legends across the board. However, even when the meta is going smoothly, problematic glitches tend to appear at the worst times.


Respawn dropped three bug fixes in the 1.48 patch, containing solutions for recurring issues dealing with Crypto’s EMP ultimate ability, Pathy’s Grapple, as well as the HUD elements that can sometimes get in the way of each other.

These have all been widely reported by the Apex community, who now hope it’ll be the last time they’ll have to put up with it in their matches.

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The Pathfinder shoulder bug blocked a portion of the screen after using the grapple.

Pathfinder’s shoulder bug

Apex players should be able to use Pathfinder’s Grapple Hook without hesitating, now that Respawn have launched a fix to the shoulder bug that would cover the screen.

His animation for the Tactical Ability can sometimes cause the screen to get clogged up by his shoulder. This would leave players frustrated seeing as they couldn’t relieve the situation by any means.

But the devs think they resolved the issue on their end, though players were already saying the update didn’t really fix the problem.


Crypto EMP weapon bug

While the Pathfinder bug interrupted people’s line of sight, Crypto’s EMP bug indirectly disabled the Surveillance Expert’s ability to use a gun.

Respawn said they’ve fixed an issue where “Crypto was unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode.”

This would obvious create a ton of problems for people trying to create a play with the EMP, making it a high-priority target for the devs to resolve.


Finally, the studio changed up the HUD elements a bit, since they saw that the ‘Performance Display’ would sometimes overlap with the Kill/Assists on the screen.

The hotfix patch will hopefully give players an easier time navigating in the Arena. While it’s a relatively small patch, check out the notes below, courtesy of Respawn.


Apex Legends 1.48 patch notes

  • Pathfinder’s shoulder staying in view after using grapple
  • Crypto unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode
  • Moved Performance Display so it doesn’t overlap with Kill/Assists HUD element in Ranked