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Glitched “hole” in Apex Legends lets players get under World’s Edge map

Published: 21/Jan/2020 19:30

by Eli Becht

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A pair of Apex Legends players have discovered a serious glitch that allows access to the underbelly of the World’s Edge map.

We’ve seen players find ways to get underneath the map in Apex Legends before, but it usually hasn’t been as simple as jumping into actual openings in the ground.

One player and their friend came across an entrance to the bottom of the map near the Thermal Station, and it appears to be available to anyone without the need to exploit anything.

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Players can get under the map easily.

The two climbed behind a few rocks and looked down at a deep hole underground. They decided to dive in to see where it took them, and to their surprise, it led the players to an area beneath the entire map.

Fortunately for the other competitors, their time down there was short-lived, as after a short period of exploration, they eventually were killed by the game.

My friend and I found this hole near thermal station from apexlegends

They didn’t get a chance to look up and shoot other players in their clip, so it’s tough to know if you could actually deal any real damage from this spot. Of course, it could end up being a strategic area to get into if the circle ever manages to close there.

Players under the map have a much easier time traversing harsh terrain, mainly because there aren’t many structures to block players in the “upside down,” so they might be able to find a safe spot and camp it out for an easy victory.

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The new Apex Legends season introduced a whole new map.

This glitch does have the potential to become a major problem down the road if it ends up being abused. For the time being at least, there doesn’t appear to be much of a reason to go down the veritable rabbit hole, outside of merely checking it out once or twice.

If players can figure out how to survive for a long time underneath the map while walking around, then there might be some issues the developers must consider.

From the looks of things, all it’ll take is a few more rocks to cover up this mysterious hole, so it might be worth keeping an eye on this spot to see if Respawn decide to fix it without telling anyone first.

With Season 4 presumably just around the corner, this could end up being one of the changes that come with that patch.

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Apex Legends dev defends Wraith nerfs coming in Season 8

Published: 28/Nov/2020 15:32

by Joe Craven

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John Larson, Live Balance Designer at Respawn Entertainment, has defended the changes Wraith is set to undergo in Apex Legends Season 8, following comments from Daniel Klein. 

Balancing legends has long been a contentious topic in the Apex Legends community, with mains of various characters keen to see buffs. The admission, for example, that Mirage will never be a top-tier character irked many of the legend’s biggest fans.

The focus of the community is currently on Wraith, the Interdimensional Skirmisher who has long been in the upper-echelons of Apex Legends. However, comments from developer Daniel Klein about Respawn’s efforts to get Wraith “under control” in Season 8 led many to believe that she is set for significant nerfs. Unsurprisingly, this caused considerable discussion among Wraith players – and those sick of coming up against her.

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Wraith looks set for a nerf in Apex Legends Season 8.

His comments generally revolved around fixing Wraith’s hitbox – rather than nerfing her equipment to any greater degree. However, many believe she has been nerfed enough and further weakening is not the correct response.

Redditor ‘QuikScopeDash’ is one who took this stance, joking that they would main Crypto because Wraith has been nerfed so significantly.

This prompted a lengthy reply from John Larson, a Live Balance Designer at Respawn. He prefixed his comment by explaining that he is a Wraith main and wants her to remain viable.

“Wraith’s kit has been nerfed and tweaked more than any other legend’s, but her win rate and encounter win rate has remained an anomaly,” Larson said. “The common argument is that mechanically gifted players are drawn to her kit, but when we filter by skill brackets (rank, average damage, you name it) she’s still head and shoulders above everyone. So what does this mean?”

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Larson’s reply on Reddit.

Issues with Reddit moderation resulted in large portions of Larson’s comment being removed, but his point remained clear. Despite the various nerfs Wraith and her kit have suffered, her stats suggest she is still performing incredibly well.

He went on to compare Wraith with Pathfinder, explaining that “we never want to nerf legends to the point where they lose their identity.”

Many fear Wraith is approaching that point, and want the Voidwalker to remain as powerful as she’s always been.