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Hilarious Apex Legends bug turns characters into “frogs” when downed

Published: 30/Jun/2020 23:03

by Bill Cooney

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A new Apex Legends bug that’s been popping up allows characters to continue moving quickly and even jump after they get downed, and while it might not be extremely useful, it’s completely hilarious.

Normally, being downed in Apex means crawling around slowly and hiding behind your Knockdown Shield while you hope for a teammate to come over and pick you up.

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However, a new bug has surfaced that lets you move and hop around just fine while knocked. One instance shows Lifeline, despite being downed, still able to move and even jump around like a frog as her teammate follows behind.

When Lifelined jump up, the animation freezes the model for a second, making her look more like Mario and Luigi’s cousin or something of that sort, rather than an Apex Legends character.

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But it’s not just Lifeline that can be affected by the glitch. In the comments, users reported they had seen similar bugs happen with Wraith and even Gibraltar, who, appropriately enough, was able to continue using his Knockdown Shield while zooming around as well.

Even though you are able to move around quicker and jump, you’re still downed and thus don’t have access to weapons or abilities. So, while entertaining, it’s probably still worth having your teammates pull you up (unless they’re too busy giggling at the frog-like animation).

But, that’s not to say it’s completely useless. If you do get downed away from your teammates, you could use the additional mobility to hide in a spot an enemy might not be expecting, like a small corner or crevice away from where you were initially attacked.

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This glitch won’t save you from being humiliated by a finisher, though.

As for how to avoid this glitch, there’s really no foolproof way other than avoiding getting knocked completely, which is the ultimate goal anyway.

Since that’s a tall order for most players, just making sure your squad is sticking together and watching each other’s backs and that should keep this glitch limited to being just a hilarious little distraction when it does happen.

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Respawn confirm capped FPS for Apex Legends on next-gen consoles

Published: 9/Oct/2020 22:41

by Bill Cooney

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Apex fans looking forward to a possible FPS boost when the game heads to next-gen consoles have been left disappointed after devs from Respawn confirmed that upgrade wasn’t going to happen.

FPS means “frames per second” and represents how many times your screen refreshes over a second. Generally, the rule for most games is higher FPS = smoother movement and graphics in-game.

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Both the Series X and PS5 will be able to support games up to 120 FPS, double the amount from the previous generation of consoles, but not all games will be able to take advantage.

Unfortunately, while Apex will be coming to both next-gen machines, it doesn’t seem like Respawn will be able to increase the frames players can achieve.

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Replying to a user on Twitter who inquired about the 60 FPS lock, Respawn dev Jason McCord confirmed Apex would be staying where it was so that everyone could continue playing, no matter what system they’re on.

“Locking the game on consoles lets us give a more consistent framerate for the lower end machines,” McCord explained. “If we uncapped it, you’d see much bigger spikes and valleys, and the game would feel worse.”

That’s not to say that Apex won’t perform better with new hardware though, framerate drops have been an almost constant complaint amongst players since the game was released, but it’s thought that the PS5 and Xbox Series X should do a much better job of keeping things at consistent 60 FPS.

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In fact if Apex is able to keep framerate drops from happening, we’d wager being able to keep things going at a steady 60 frames a second would be a significantly more noticeable upgrade for many players than making it able to go all the way up to 120.

All that being said Respawn’s battle royale is still doing quite well with a loyal community of fans, and it will look to keep things going as players eventually start to move to new consoles to play through Season 7.