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“Invisible wall” bug on Apex Legends map costs player the win

Published: 2/Nov/2019 18:43 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 19:24

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends has a history of strange bugs throughout its short lifespan, but an untimely discovery of an invisible wall glitch couldn’t have appeared at a worse moment for one player.

Respawn Entertainment is now in its third season for its popular battle royale title. While the game has vastly improved since launch, there are still moments when players find bizarre bugs that can hinder their Apex Legends experience.

Ever since players were shipped off to World’s Edge (the new location of the Apex Games), users sometimes find that the new locale has its fair share of glitches to be ironed out.

Invisible wall has immediate effects

In a Reddit post, user ‘SayHiToB0b’ highlighted a strange slip up from the Respawn devs, as it seems they left an extra bit of obstruction out in the open – catching the player completely off guard.

In a dire situation, the player was trying to evade an attacking Bloodhound. Playing as Wraith, they had a ton of escape options at their disposal, but they weren’t counting on being stopped in their tracks.

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As the fourth round was just starting, the player was relying on a bit of trickery to evade the attacking enemy. After seemingly outrunning the Bloodhound, they wanted to jump down over the cliff the had just scaled.

It was here that they came into contact with an invisible wall, noting that it wasn’t only stopping them from advancing – it was pushing them back.

“Lost my 4K badge to an invisible wall,” SayHiToB0b said before detailing the bug’s effect on their game. “The wall is pushing me towards him instead of letting me fall down.”

Respawn EntertainmentWith no where to go, the player was stuck between an opponent and and invisible wall.

Even though it looked as if they could have easily walked off the ledge, the video shows their character model moving in the first person POV – but they’re not advancing forward.

Instead, without the ability to go forward, the player was forced to turn around and face the Technological Tracker, which led to a quick elimination.

With only three squads left in the game – and SayHiToB0b registering almost four thousand damage done by the time they were eliminated – they must have felt that a good chance at winning a match was taken away from them.

In either case, a bug this obvious would be something at the top of the list for Respawn to quickly patch out, seeing as it could lead to unfortunate situations.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.