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“Game-breaking” Apex Legends bug stops players from looting deathboxes

Published: 14/May/2020 22:45 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:33

by Alan Bernal


The Season 5 update for Apex Legends introduced a bug that players are referring to as “game-breaking” since it prevents them from looting deathboxes and items captured by Loba’s ultimate ability.

Players across consoles are reportedly unable to pick up items from stashes while using the ‘Ninja’ layout of their controller’s button scheme. It’s unknown if a similar issue is affecting PC users with controllers, but Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players are experiencing the problem.

After a skirmish, swiftly sifting through deathboxes to restock on munitions or upgrade your arsenal is essential for staying one step ahead in a fight. But that process gets deterred when the game stops you from picking up items in the first place.

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Some Apex Legends players aren’t able to loot from deathboxes.

Instead, players like Reddit user ‘KillerIcyGH’ are inadvertently pinging the item that they want instead of taking out of the drop down menu for the stashes.

The same can be said for Loba’s ‘Black Market Boutique’ ultimate that keeps the High Society Thief from rightfully claiming what her ability gathered.

“For people who don’t know,” user ‘peishaf’ said. “Since Season 5 there is a bug through which one can no longer loot deathboxes, you can only ping loot.”

There’s been numerous threads on the topic posted in the Apex Legends subreddit as more players encounter the problem.

Please fix this On xbox if you play on Ninja controls A is ping and when I go in this or in dead body’s I cannot pick anything up it only pings PLEASE FIX THIS It will not let me pick it up no matter what I do from apexlegends

While the Respawn developers would be quick to resolve this issue, in the meantime, crafty users have been looking for temporary workarounds until the problem is patched.

“The workaround,” user ‘zoganshero’ explained. “For now, you can actually customize your button layout, and by using the down button on the dpad for pings, you can default to using a to pick up items.”

Now this might pose a problem for Mirage players, but until Respawn come through with a proper fix, you’ll have to pick your poison on which button gets remapped.

At this point in the game’s lifecycle there will be people who have their button layout refined and perfected. But players who regularly opt into the Ninja layout will have to contend with the fix.

Looting from fallen opponents is a fundamental feature in any battle royale, so the workaround will just have to hold over until the Apex Legends devs can mend the issue.

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What is code:truck error in Apex Legends & how to fix it? Latest from EA

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:06

by Tanner Pierce


After Apex Legends received its Holo-Day Bash update, many fans are reporting a brand new code:truck error that’s preventing them from entering the game. Here’s what you need to know about the odd server issue that everyone seems to be getting.

Earlier today, the Holo-Day Bash update went live for Apex Legends, which added in a slew of new content, including some skins and a brand new LTM.

Unbeknownst to players, it seems to have added something else to the game that’s causing a lot of people headaches as they try to log-in.

The Apex community is now reporting a new error code:truck when they attempt to log-in, which is causing some major issues and seems to be caused by the Holo-Day Bash update, although this part is a bit unclear. Here’s what you need to know about the error and if there’s anything that can be done to solve it.

What is the code:truck error in Apex Legends

According to the error messages seen by players, either the game itself or the player is “out of sync with the server.” What that actually means is anyone’s guess.

What we do know about code:truck is that it’s preventing people from logging into the game. It’s affecting a large number of people on all platforms, although the exact extent of this is unclear as of the time of this writing.

Hopefully more information will be available soon.

What can be done to fix the code:truck error?

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a surefire fix for the error. As of 7:10 EST on December 1, 2020, Electronic Arts and Respawn haven’t released a fix for the bug. That being said, they did comment on the error, saying they are looking into the problem.

Beyond that, however, we have no update as to what’s causing this error for some players, how extensive is the problem, and, most importantly, what the fix is for it.

Over on Reddit, some players are reporting on a few different fixes but none of the them are confirmed. One player reported that they were able to workaround the issue by changing the date and time on their PS4 and few others confirmed its success.

Hopefully a fix becomes available in the near future to avoid it spreading to other people, which would result in the amount of players logging into Apex Legends to plummet.