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Instant revive bug in Apex Legends hurts players more than it helps

Published: 8/Nov/2019 0:32 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 1:09

by Alan Bernal

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A bug in Apex Legends is letting people instantly bypass the long wait that it takes to get revived, but players are finding that it actually does more harm than good.

Respawn Entertainment have added a swarm of content to their battle royale since the launch of Season 3. From the new map and Legend packaged with the launch of Season 3 to the Fight or Fright holiday Shadowfall LTM that took over the Halloween weeks.

Now players are diving into the long-requested Duos LTM that’s delivering fast-paced action in concise spurts, as there’s less clutter on the battlefield with two-player squads.

Better off dead if you can’t loot

Twitch streamer ‘Leovanthy’ was in a heated firefight with another duo, when he went all-in on the enemy squad. Even though he managed to take one player out, he was quickly traded soon after.

Luckily, their duo was able to pick up the slack and finish off the remaining foe. It was then when their teammate came to pick up the downed streamer, but it didn’t take as long as it should.

It seems like the teammate just barely tapped the revive button, and the streamer was instantly revived.

While it seems like they were able to catch a lucky break since they didn’t have to wait the six-odd seconds out in the open to get Leovanthy back up, it ended up bugging the rest of the match for the streamer.

Not only did the streamer say that they couldn’t “hear” they also attempted to loot the death boxes of the fallen enemies to no avail.

After the glitched revive, streamer Leovanthy didn’t even get pop-up notifications to let them loot the death boxes.

Thinking on their feet, they threw a Thermite Grenade underneath them to see if getting knocked down again would fix the issues but they were actually instantly taken out.

Unfortunately, the bug’s effects didn’t stop there. A little while later, their teammate was able to bring them back via a Respawn Beacon but the issues persisted.

The glitch apparently didn’t let their character ‘Interact’ with elements in the game, which prevented the streamer from picking up weapons or looting death boxes.

A bug as detrimental as this could cause headaches for a lot of players, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Respawn looks to patch it out sooner than later.

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 17/Nov/2020 18:21

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4. These dates haven’t been confirmed by Respawn yet, but reliable data-miner Shrugtal has provided the early schedule.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop, which have already been leaked by data miners. For a complete look at all the bundles and skins, check out our full post here.

Thanks to Biast12, we can see an early showcase of all the bundles that will be dropping during the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

How the mode will change for 2020’s version isn’t known yet, but there’s set to be “improvements.”