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Game-breaking knockdown glitch continues to plague Apex Legends, even in Season 2

Published: 3/Jul/2019 21:55 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 3:21

by Albert Petrosyan

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Apex Legends continues to be haunted by a severe glitch that is affecting players who get knocked down by enemies during combat. 

While the launch of the highly anticipated Season 2 of Apex Legends introduced a lot of new content and major changes to the popular battle royale, it did not do a great job at fixing some of the game’s biggest issues.

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There continue to exist glitches, bugs, and exploits, some of which have the potential of really affecting gameplay in a negative way.

One such glitch is allowing players who get knocked down by enemies to continue to fire their weapon, which is obviously not what’s supposed to happen when a player gets shot down.

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The video below, posted by Reddit user ‘Slive111,’ shows this glitch in full effect, as the player is able to fire his weapon and inflict damage on an enemy despite bleeding out on the floor. 

What’s really astonishing about this glitch, aside from that fact that it’s clearly game-breaking, is that it’s actually been around for nearly as long as the game has.

The issue was first discovered by players mid-February, shortly after the game’s release, followed several weeks later by popular Twitch streamer Timthetatman coming across the glitch himself, and losing his mind in the process.

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What’s more, the developers at Respawn Entertainment haven’t ever really discussed this issue, so its cause remains unclear.

One Reddit user, however, commented on the post above that that cause has to do with “the timing of an animation lining up perfectly with you getting downed,” although that still doesn’t explain why it hasn’t been fixed yet. 

GamepressurePlayers who get knocked in Apex Legends are only ever supposed to be able to use Knockdown Shields, and nothing else.

Apex Legends Season 2 now available

After months of hype, the second season of Apex Legends finally launched on July 2, adding the brand new Legend Wattson, introducing several major changes to the Kings Canyon map, implementing buffs and nerfs to a variety of weapons, and more.

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Season 2 is now available for free on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

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Horizon officially revealed in Apex Legends via new Season 7 teasers

Published: 14/Oct/2020 0:40 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 0:47

by Alan Bernal

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A new round of teasers for Apex Legends Season 7 has officially revealed a character named Horizon, as Respawn starts to wind up the hype for the next era in the battle royale.

The studio introduced a ‘monitor’ in the Firing Range which served as a terminal that played a video featuring someone talking off-screen. After completing all the challenges handed to you, the monitor officially introduces Dr. Mary Somers, also called Horizon.

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That was a strong indication that Respawn could have Horizon queued up to be the Season 7 Legend, especially since she says “see ya real soon, darlins.” About a month out from the next season is about the time that the devs like to whet their fans’ appetites for new content.

Now we have a clear picture of who to expect to play in the Games soon. By how she introduced herself, it also sounds like Horizon and her crew will be making a major splash in Apex Legends whenever they finally debut.

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“All that data you’ve provided us will come in handy… when we face ya in the Games,” Horizon said, after the player completed all of the challenges.

The same day as the teaser released in Apex, Respawn also announced the Championship Edition of the game that will be coming in Season 7. In that trailer, we see the silhouette of the next Legend for the game, which could very well be Horizon.

Earlier in October, dataminer ‘Biast’ found the challenges and the teaser that players are finding today. Horizon’s badge was also previewed in these leaks, with the image of her face and prominent goggles.

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Horizon was also listed as an Offensive-type Legend in another slate of leaks that listed six other characters that were rumored for Apex.

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It should be noted that the order of the characters in that leak suggested she was still four Legend releases away from coming to Apex, but that obviously wouldn’t be the case if she arrives in Season 7.

While the in-game teaser has made Horizon an official character in Apex, fans should still wait to see if she turns out to be an Offensive Legend.

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These teasers usually leaves people with more questions than they answer, but everything should be more clear when Season 7 launches in Apex Legends.