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How to play Duos mode in Apex Legends

Published: 5/Nov/2019 15:14 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 15:31

by Connor Bennett

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Respawn Entertainment are finally giving fans what they want – a duos mode in Apex Legends. So, here’s what you need to know about playing it.

One thing that sets Apex Legends apart from it’s rivals in Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Call of Duty: Blackout is the fact that the game is, really, only playable as a trio. 

There have been ways to play as a solo player, with a catch of course, as well as duos, but they’ve never struck around for too long. However, with the Fight or Fright event coming to an end, something must take the place of the Shadowfall limited-time mode, and it will be duos. So, how will you be able to play?

Respawn Entertainment / EAApex games are usually competed in by teams of three.

Quite simply, once the update for Apex Legends goes live at around 7PM GMT/11AM PT/2PM EST, and 8PM CET, the duos mode should be able as a selectable playlist. 

This means that once your download has finished, hop into Apex Legends, grab your wingman, and select the Duos game type. From there, you’ll have one person to watch your back inside World’s Edge – unless you select Mirage, then you’ll have a few decoys as well.

How long the mode will last as a playlist, however, remains to be seen as Respawn have been coy about the length of time that it will be available.

In their annoucement tweet, the developers simply noted that it would be for a limited time, so players will have to wait until they say it’s coming to a close before they start heading back into trios lobbies.

While duos mode has been a highly-requested feature, the wait for it’s permanent addition – alongside a solo mode – rumbles on. 

Respawn have noted in the past that they would be judging how the community reacts to limited-time modes when making a decision over what stays and goes in multiplayer, so another positive reaction this time around could see it stay for a little while yet. 

Until then, though, make sure you and your duo partner of choosing are ready to become Apex Champions during this limited run.

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Apex Legends fixes annoying Rampart & Treasure Pack bugs in Dec 1 patch

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends devs have rolled out fixes for frustrating Season 7 bugs that makes players face an infinite loading screen and a separate glitch causing Rampart’s turret not to stick to the Trident.

Treasure packs returned to Apex for Season 7, as a way to keep the battle pass interesting and give players something to come back and search for every single day, if you don’t get trapped, that is.

The packs have become a significant part of Apex matches since players don’t want to miss one and fall behind on completing the set and miss out on some cosmetics.

For some though, the packs have caused major issues during Season 7 though, as a bug would randomly lock them in a loading screen.

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

That wasn’t all throwing players off. Rampart mains also found that, while it was advertised in the Season 7 trailer, the legend’s turret wouldn’t always stick to the new Trident vehicles.

Both of these bugs have definitely been getting under players’ skin, but the good news is Respawn have rolled out a fix for both issues that will hopefully put an end to the incoveniences.

“As an FYI, we’ve deployed a small patch to re-enable the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident as well as provide a fix for players who are getting stuck on certain menu pages,” Apex wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1.

This means that once you log in following the update, treasure packs should no longer get you caught in a loop, and Rampart can once again fire Sheila atop the Trident.

Previous reports claimed that another update had been rolled out to try and fix the treasure pack glitch already, but if you’ve been on Apex’s Reddit recently you’ll see still numerous posts of people still encountering it, and a similar issue with getting stuck on the main loading screen as well.

Despite a few bumps like this along the way, Season 7 has generally been well-received by the Apex community, so hopefully, this patch takes care of these issues for good and let us get back to playing.