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Frustrating Apex Legends chat glitch is ruining matches

Published: 13/Mar/2020 11:49

by Kamil Malinowski


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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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary


An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.