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How to fix Apex Legends treasure pack loading glitch

Published: 16/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 16/Nov/2020 16:02

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends players have run into an infuriating bug with the treasure packs that it sticking them in an infinite loading screen. However, there are some temporary solutions.

Back at the start of Apex Legends Season 6, treasure packs were introduced as a way to spice up the battle pass and give players something to come back and search for every single day. 

As a result, the packs that pop out of supply bins, have become a key part of Apex games as you don’t want to miss out and fall behind on the complete set – meaning you miss out on some cosmetics.

However, in Season 7, the treasure packs have caused a major issue for some players as they’ve become trapped in infinite loading following the end of a match.

An Apex Legends treasure pack
Treasure Packs were introduced in Apex Legends season 6, and now they’ve caused quite a headache.

PC workarounds for Apex Legends treasure pack glitch

Now, being stuck in an infinite loading screen might sound like a terrifying and game-breaking bug, however, some players have found temporary workarounds that should get the job done for now.

On PC, some players have had success with verifying game files, quitting out of Apex and restarting it, as well as changing the server and even deleting a save folder on their PC. 

However, there is no specific one size fits all workaround as of writing for PC players. You’ll likely have to try one or two of the temporary fixes to see if they work for you. 

  • Try verifying your game files on Steam or Origin
  • Try an Alt + F4 quit and reload of Apex
  • Change your selected server in the Apex menu’s
  • Delete a ‘save’ folder within your Apex files

How to get around Apex Legends treasure pack glitch on console

On the flip side, console players have found simpler workarounds, but the infinite loading screen does still flash up in the meantime. 

Players have success with simply spamming the buttons they would normally use to back out of the loading screen and then ready up for a game. Some have reported that it does take a minute or two but if you can hear the ready up sound of the menu, you’re golden. 

Players have also had some success with changing their server of choice too. If you don’t know how to do so, you find a guide for that here

Treasure Pack Infinite Loop Bug from apexlegends

Comments from EA Support members of the EA Forums have suggested that an update was recently rolled out to address this issue but players have reported that it’s still happening.

Ultimately, it will be up to Respawn to fix, and only they know what’s causing the issue so, hopefully, it won’t be all that long before the problem is consigned to a growing list of fixed issues.

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Apex Legends dev defends Wraith nerfs coming in Season 8

Published: 28/Nov/2020 15:32

by Joe Craven


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.

Wraith with a gun smiling in APex Legends
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?”

John Larson comment Wraith nerf Respawn
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.