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Innovative Octane buff would perfectly counter Apex Legends’ Gibraltar

Published: 10/Mar/2020 17:47

by Kamil Malinowski

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An Apex Legends fan has created an amazing idea to improve Octane, focusing around the character’s Jump pads and how to make them prefectly counter Gibraltar. 

Octane has always been somewhat of a hot topic in Apex and unfortunately for him, not for the right reasons. Many players feel the Legend is underwhelming as he provides neither the survivability nor utility of others and fans of the character have been asking for some buffs for a long time.

The main issue that the Speedster faces is that his skills really aren’t up to par. Legends like Wraith and Gibraltar both have tools that help them stay alive, as well as a powerful utility ability for the whole team. Meanwhile, all Octane can really do is speed himself up a bit and place an underwhelming Jump pad. However, this amazing idea would solve all that and make him exceptionally powerful against Gibraltar. 

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Many Apex fans feel Octane is due for some buffs.

Apex Legends YouTuber MokeySniper has come up with an innovative solution that could propel the daredevil up the Legend ranks. One of the main issues he pointed out is the Jump pad, which has quite a few weaknesses.

“One of the key issues with the Jump pad is that once you step on it you’re locked into predictable movement. My first suggestion would be to give walking, sprinting, and sliding different flight paths, letting it be utilized differently depending on the surroundings.”

However, that’s not all. Mokey also suggested that the Jump pad should have an ‘overcharge’ perk, making it regenerate 25% shield every time it is touched. This would give players some survivability and regeneration, allowing for it to be used more confidently in a variety of situations. One of the best uses of this extra mobility would be the ability to out maneuver one Gibraltar – a slow legend with very powerful abilities. 

Additionally, it should give players double jump, allowing them to jump again and change directions and increase the distance traveled. This would make it a lot less predictable and open up a huge skill ceiling when using it.

Overall, these changes could be exactly what Octane needs and would definitely have a huge impact on the way he’s played. Fans of the Legend will be hoping something changes with him soon and this could be it.

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What is code:truck error in Apex Legends & how to fix it? Latest from EA

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:06

by Tanner Pierce

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After Apex Legends received its Holo-Day Bash update, many fans are reporting a brand new code:truck error that’s preventing them from entering the game. Here’s what you need to know about the odd server issue that everyone seems to be getting.

Earlier today, the Holo-Day Bash update went live for Apex Legends, which added in a slew of new content, including some skins and a brand new LTM.

Unbeknownst to players, it seems to have added something else to the game that’s causing a lot of people headaches as they try to log-in.

The Apex community is now reporting a new error code:truck when they attempt to log-in, which is causing some major issues and seems to be caused by the Holo-Day Bash update, although this part is a bit unclear. Here’s what you need to know about the error and if there’s anything that can be done to solve it.

What is the code:truck error in Apex Legends

According to the error messages seen by players, either the game itself or the player is “out of sync with the server.” What that actually means is anyone’s guess.

What we do know about code:truck is that it’s preventing people from logging into the game. It’s affecting a large number of people on all platforms, although the exact extent of this is unclear as of the time of this writing.

Hopefully more information will be available soon.

What can be done to fix the code:truck error?

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a surefire fix for the error. As of 7:10 EST on December 1, 2020, Electronic Arts and Respawn haven’t released a fix for the bug. That being said, they did comment on the error, saying they are looking into the problem.

Beyond that, however, we have no update as to what’s causing this error for some players, how extensive is the problem, and, most importantly, what the fix is for it.

Over on Reddit, some players are reporting on a few different fixes but none of the them are confirmed. One player reported that they were able to workaround the issue by changing the date and time on their PS4 and few others confirmed its success.

Hopefully a fix becomes available in the near future to avoid it spreading to other people, which would result in the amount of players logging into Apex Legends to plummet.