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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 drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 11:36

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… Unified at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.