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Frustrating Apex Legends chat glitch is ruining matches

Published: 13/Mar/2020 11:49

by Kamil Malinowski

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A new glitch has been discovered on the console version of Apex Legends, causing the game to crash when players use the text-to-speech chat option. 

Apex Legends has recently seen a ton of changes, with the all-new System Override event bringing in Legend changes, fresh loot, and a whole load of bug fixes.

However, despite overall improvements to the game, Apex is plagued with yet another bug. Usually, the bugs quite small and don’t really affect gameplay, but this time the glitch is literally ending players’ games.

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Apex Legends recently introduced Evo Shields as a new way to armor up in the System Override event.

Fans have discovered that using the text-to-speech option in the chat can crash the game, both for the user and their teammates. This was reported by multiple Reddit users on March 12 and seems to only affect the console version.

A user named policht was one of the first to bring up the issue, citing that the game has crashed both when he and his teammates used text-to-speech. Others soon confirmed that this was also happening to them, with all the complaints coming from console players.

There is some variance with the bug as some users have noted that a player will occasionally not crash, but it is still a huge issue as it abruptly ends games and stops a common way of communication. 

Bug: Anytime someone uses text to speech it kicks off players from r/apexlegends

Using text chat crashes the game XBOX from r/apexlegends

MASSIVE Console chat glitch from r/apexlegends

Currently, no one has figured out a fix for the glitch, meaning that it’s probably best to avoid using the feature and warning other players against using it as well.

However, there’s no doubt that Respawn are already aware of the problem and working on a solution, which will hopefully come soon.

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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.