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How to play in $500,000 Apex Legends GS Summer Circuit: dates, format, more

Published: 27/May/2020 20:58

by Bill Cooney

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Respawn and EA have officially announced the Apex Legends Global Series Summer Circuit, which will pit some of the best players and squads from each global region against one another for the first time.

Over the last few months, the Apex Legends Online Tournaments have produced several leaderboard-topping teams for each region, and now the next level of the competition is finally here.

The ALGS Summer Circuit is a four-month series that will see these various regional powers battle it out for the first time head-to-head while vying for a spot in the September playoffs and a piece of the $500,000 prize pool.

ALGS Summer Circuit schedule

Since there will be fewer total teams for the Summer Circuit, EA has broken things up into four “Super Regional” groups: Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), North America and South America (Americas), Greater Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand (APAC South), Japan and Korea (APAC North).

There will be four Super Regional tournaments and one “Last Chance” Qualifier over the summer before playoffs begin in September.

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The full ALGS Summer Circuit Schedule.

The ALGS Summer Circuit schedule is as follows:

TOURNAMENT DATE TIMES
Super Regional 1 June 21 EMEA @ 5:45 PM BST

Americas @ 3:45 PM PDT

Super Regional 2 July 12 EMEA @ 5:45 PM BST

Americas @ 3:45 PM PDT

Super Regional 3 July 26 EMEA @ 5:45 PM BST

Americas @ 3:45 PM PDT

Super Regional 4 August 9 EMEA @ 5:45 PM BST

Americas @ 3:45 PM PDT

Last Chance Qualifiers August 16 Europe @ 5:45 PM BST

North America @ 3:45 PM PDT

Playoffs – Day 1 September 12 TBA
Playoffs – Day 2 September 13 TBA

All of the ALGS tournaments and playoffs will be streamed on Apex’s official YouTube and you can watch all the action live on the game’s official Twitch channel as well, which we’ve included below.

How to enter Apex Legends GS Summer Circuit

If you’re interested in signing up to compete, registration for the first Regional Stages begins on June 9. This phase of the competition begins on June 20 and is open to all eligible players who have achieved Gold IV Rank on PC, in Series 4 Split 1, by June 18. If you make the cut and want to test your stuff, you can register here.

The first-place playoff teams in the Americas and EMEA regions will each take home $36,000 in the Fall, while the top APAC squads will earn a cool $15,000. With that kind of money on the line, we’re looking forward to what should be an entertaining season of top-level competitive Apex.

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Classic Apex Legends care package bug is plaguing games on Olympus

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:19

by Joe Craven

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A classic Apex Legends care package bug has resurfaced in the ongoing Season 7, meaning it has now plagued every single one of the game’s maps – first Kings Canyon, then World’s Edge and now Olympus. 

A game as big and variable as Apex Legends was bound to be plagued by bugs from time to time, but players have grown increasingly frustrated with Respawn as more and more bugs not only affect gameplay, but return in multiple different seasons.

That is the case with this particular care package issue, which has previously surfaced on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge. Unfortunately, it has now made a return in Season 7 and Olympus, despite efforts from Respawn to patch it in the past.

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Lifeline might be a support legend, but her care packages can get teams out of tricky spots.

The glitch revolves around a care package spawning in a location slightly off the map’s customary boundaries. For example, it might be slightly below, on a couple of the large pipes that help to prop up the Olympus environment.

Pursuing the care package, which often contains top-tier loot, results in an instant death, as one Redditor unluckily found out.

Joking that they got ‘bamboozled’ by a care package, they hopped down below to take advantage of the loot on offer, only to be killed rapidly when hitting the area of the map the care package had nestled itself in.

i GOT BAMBOOZLED BY A CARE PACKAGE from apexlegends

It doesn’t appear to be an isolated incident either, unfortunately. Another Reddit user shared a YouTube clip entitled ‘It’s a Trap!’

The video shows off an almost identical death, as the allure of top-tier weaponry is enough to provide the player with an instant and immensely frustrating death.

Respawn have not yet responded to the issue, but we expect to see small adjustments made to stop the issues from occurring. For the time being, though, avoid going for care packages that look like they’re in dangerous locations.

For a full list of the bugs Respawn are investigating, you can check out their dedicated Apex Legends Trello board.