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Frustrating Apex Legends shield swap bug leaves players vulnerable

Published: 20/Jan/2020 20:17

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends players are getting left defenseless from an apparent glitch when trying to quickly swap out Body Armors – and it’s starting to cause some headaches on World’s Edge.

The Grand Soiree event is in full swing with the occasion bringing in tons of skins, new LTMs, as well as buffs that has some characters shining for the first time in a long while, but the Apex experience is still lacking in some regards.

Players are coming across bugs throughout their matches in the Apex Games, some of which have the potential to influence their run at a Champions screen should it affect them.

Octane in Worlds Edge on Apex legends
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Looks like a bug is making it hard for some Apex Legends players to swap out armor in the heat of battle.

That happened to be the case for Reddit user ‘JEFFTRIB’ who was having a spot of trouble switching out his tattered Body Armor in a desperate situation.

The player and his team were in a heated battle against another squad, and after knocking down an enemy Mirage, JEFFTRIB was on the lookout for fresh armor to continue the fight.

But on two occasions, the player tried to swap out to a Common Body Shield but noticed that the gear wouldn’t stick.

I’ve seen a lot of posts on the respawn/revive bugs, but what a bout the shield swap one? Am I the only one who gets this a lot?? from apexlegends

“I’ve seen a lot of posts on the respawn/revive bugs, but what about the shield swap one?” they said. “Am I the only one who gets this a lot?”

Some players were saying that it looks as if the player simply “double tapped armor swap and went back to blue by accident,” which would make a ton of sense in the heat of battle.

But more members of the Apex community chimed in with their accounts for the same bug cropping up in their matches.

Apex Legends body armor not swapping
JEFFTRIB via Reddit
Even though it looked like the Apex Legends player swapped armors, they still had a hold on their broken blue shield.

“Happened to me last night,” user ‘mason_sol’ said. “Running for my life, keep getting little hits, try to swap out for a fresh blue, looks like it did but then doesn’t? Same as your video, fortunately I lived and found cells.”

It seems like a few members have come across the glitch themselves, and are also hoping for a fix from the devs soon.

Respawn Entertainment has been picking up the pace on the turn-around for fixing these issues like they did with the revive issues in the game, so it might not be long before the devs look into this one.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson


It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”