Apex Legends

Apex Legends players slam muzzle flash issues with mock “solution”

Published: 22/Dec/2019 23:50 Updated: 10/Jan/2020 9:12

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends players have been complaining about muzzle flash in the game for months, and now some have gone to extreme lengths to try and get rid of the annoying effects.

Respawn removed the ability to turn off muzzle flash in a July 2019 update, and Apex players quickly complained that it made it almost impossible to see what they were aiming at, especially at lower frames-per-second.

Even though there were numerous complaints about the change, Respawn has kept muzzle flash in the game, which has driven some players to look for extreme solutions.

Reddit user Ozqo submitted their own fix as “the muzzle flash fix that’s quickly gaining popularity,” and based on the number of upvotes the post has, they may be on to something.

“Go into the video settings of Apex Legends, select “disable ambient occlusion” then press alt+f4,” Ozqo explained. “Uninstall Apex and never play again. So far after doing this, I’ve had no issues with muzzle flash.”

The muzzle flash fix that’s quickly gaining popularity from apexlegends

Obviously this solution isn’t practical for those who actually still want to play Apex Legends, but it does give a funny look at how the community feels about the invasive effects.

As we said before, plenty of Apex players and streamers have complained about losing the ability to turn muzzle flash off, but so far Respawn hasn’t added it back.

But besides muzzle flash, the other big issue Apex Legends players have with the game right now is the skill-based matchmaking system.

EA.Players are often finding themselves grinding versus higher-ranked opponents in casual play due to SBMM.

Players have come up with an unorthodox solution for the SBMM complaints as well, and it doesn’t rely on uninstalling the game to work.

Respawn devs have defended their decision to implement SBMM in the past, but with fans becoming increasingly upset over the matchmaking system, it wouldn’t be surprising to see some changes made to it in the future.

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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.