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How to fix Apex Legends crash during character select

Published: 14/Nov/2019 11:35 Updated: 14/Nov/2019 11:36

by Matt Porter


Apex Legends players who play on PC have been running into a strange issue which sees the game crash during the character select stage, but one fan has found a temporary fix that should avoid it momentarily.

For over a week, players have been suffering from a glitch that sees game crashes if your teammates move their mouse over selected heroes while picking their own Legend, kicking players out of matches and forcing them to restart their game.

Now, it appears that one Apex Legends fan has discovered a temporary way to solve this issue, while Respawn Entertainment hopefully work on a solution to the frustrating bug.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers who try to select their characters are seeing their game crash.

How to avoid Apex Legends crash while choosing characters

According to a post on the EA forums, player Saltyfighter has found a way to escape these annoying crashes while playing the game, and it involves not looking at the game while character selection is underway.

According to the player, if you press the Alt’ and ‘Tab’ buttons on your keyboard and change the focus to another window, such as an internet browser or your home screen, you will be able to remain in the game.

The player states that while his teammate was crashing at least once every three games before, using this trick allowed him to play over 20 games consecutively without the game ending prematurely.

EAThe suggestion was posted on the EA forums.

Saltyfighter suggests that you stay tabbed out of the game for the entirety of the character selection, and return once you hear the dropship moving over the map, which should allow you to jump into a match with no issues.

Unfortunately, this means you will be at the will of Apex Legends as to which character you will end up with, as you won’t be able to see the character selection screen to choose. It should at least give you the opportunity to play matches rather than watch the game crash though, for those who are desperate to be named Apex Champion.

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Smart Apex Legends trick gives Horizon OP movement speed

Published: 17/Nov/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends players have got an interesting use for Horizon’s Gravity Lift tactical ability that could help her become a pain to deal with in tight spaces.

After all the rumors and speculation about Valk, Horizon joined the Apex Legends party with the start of Season 7, giving players the chance to tweak their playstyle thanks to her abilities. 

Her ultimate, the Black Hole is the star of the show as it gives Horizon and her teammates the chance to suck enemies towards them with a mini black hole, resulting in free damage and kills as the enemies struggle to crawl away from it. 

As for Horizon’s tactical, the Gravity Lift, it might bear a resemblance to Octane’s launch pad – given that you can use it to jump to higher spots. However, it might be more powerful if you need to outplay an enemy while in a tight space.

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Season 7 also introduced Horizon to the roster of Legends in the game.

As Reddit user loseryeet shows, instead of using the Gravity Lift to propel yourself to another spot, it’s actually better to use the air strafe speed boost that you get from it to outplay an opponent. 

If you toss the Gravity Lift down under, say one of the floating homes at Estates or Gardens, you can simply use the floor above you to control your movement instead of blasting off into the sky. 

It might be a quite situational tip, given that you’d need to be in a part of the map where your head can pretty much hit a roof of a floor, but the speed boost you get – as seen in loseryeet’s video – is pretty great and can leave your opponents bamboozled. 

Quite niche, but trap yourself under a building with horizons tactical for insane strafe speeds from apexuniversity

As situational as it is, you will still need to have some solid movement skills in your back pocket, otherwise, you’ll go flying off to one side and give your enemy a chance to win the gunfight. 

If you manage to master the situational tip, you’ll definitely get a leg up on some foes, plus, you’ll be able to look out for it if someone tries to use it against you.