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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

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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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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.