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Frustrating Apex Legends gunfight shows how bad internet can help players

Published: 7/Sep/2019 22:00 Updated: 8/Sep/2019 1:11

by Alan Bernal

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Experienced Apex Legends players use every tool at their disposal to get the upper hand against their opponents, but sometimes getting countered with bad internet can be extremely effective.

Respawn Entertainment introduced Apex Legends to players on February 4. Since then fans have been loving the fast-paced fights, the effect that different Legends have on a battle, and a lot more.

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There are various elements to consider when trying to win out in a gunfight, but when coming face-to-face with a player who is massively lagging, some players are left defenseless to stuttering character models.

Lagging Apex Legends players need a nerf

In a Reddit post, user ‘OwenOnReddit’ demonstrated a huge flaw in the game that essentially “punished” them for having a steady connection to the Apex Legends servers.

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“Good ping, 0 packet loss on my end,” the user wrote. “Why am I being punished for my enemies playing on toaster WiFi?”

Playing as an Octane in the long corridors of Bunker, the user can be seen retreating to heal up after taking a huge shot. Moments later, an opposing Octane barged into the room looking to finish off the player.

Respawn EntertainmentTerrible lag could actually give some players a better chance to win in fights.

Standing behind the doorway, the foe seemed to have overlooked the hiding player. As OwenOnReddit was lining up a clean shot with the Peacekeeper, the opponent instantly transports away from the crosshairs.

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The bizarre moment shows the lagging player completely untouched from what should have been a point-blank shot. Then they were able to catch OwenOnReddit completely off-guard, leading to a frustrating elimination.

Good ping, 0 packet loss on my end. Why am I being punished for my enemies playing on toaster WiFi? from r/apexlegends

Other players who watched the clip were equally tilted from the moment. Apex Legends doesn’t have the best netcode, and its caused a lot of problems for its players.

But the video convinced a lot of people that there needs to be a worthwhile fix implemented to stop the problem.

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“I wish more devs would implement high ping kicks in their games instead of thinking these players should be allowed to ruin the experience for everyone else,” one user wrote.

These unfortunate moments have been seen in the past, which is leaving some players holding their breaths for a problem to the solution.

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Apex Legends update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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