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Frustrating Apex Legends looting bug is ruining Ranked matches

Published: 23/Mar/2020 16:29

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have been encountering a new bug that is preventing them from finishing matches in ranked mode and costing them Ranked Points.

After calls upon calls for a ranked mode from fans, Respawn Entertainment introduced the additional mode back in season two – giving fans the chance to pit their skills against some of the best players around.

As the game has been updated and the new seasons have been introduced, the ranked mode has evolved – adding splits and even the return of Kings Canyon in Season 4. However, a new problem has begun rearing its head that is preventing players from finishing their matches and costing them some valuable Ranked Points.

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Ranked matches have become a proving ground for Apex Legends fans.

Reddit user Bayareavuln shed some light on the issue with a video from a recent game of theirs showing what exactly is the matter. As the Redditor attempted to grab a medkit from a supply bin, they found themselves unable to do so despite multiple attempts. 

After a few seconds, their game crashed and an error message appeared on screen before the players were sent back to the pre-game lobby. Once there, the post-match summary appeared and showed that they’d suffered a loss of Ranked Points for exiting early, though it was no fault of their own. 

Anyone who’s played ranked and has experienced this, I now feel your pain from apexlegends

Bayareavuln hasn’t been alone in suffering the issues though, as other Redditors noted that they’d fallen victim to it. “Happened to me 5 times this season, always late game too,” commented thecroman.

Another, fas_ierai, added: “This happened to me. Last squad in a 200 point game I was beyond pissed and instantly closed the application.” 

With players in the thread calling on Respawn to get a fix in place for the new error, they’ll be hoping that it is addressed sooner rather than later.

Though the developers have been active on the subreddit in the past, they haven’t responded to the post in question so it remains to be seen as to whether or not they are aware of it.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

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Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.