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Jakenbake slams EA over “unplayable” Apex Legends servers

Published: 20/Feb/2020 20:51 Updated: 20/Feb/2020 21:02

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch streamer ‘JakenbakeLIVE’ was bewildered at the state of Apex Legends’s servers before calling out EA and Respawn Entertainment to fix the burgeoning problem.

The Apex Legends community has been vocal about issues regarding numerous bugs and microtransactions since the launch of the game – but a prominent recurring dilemma among players has been the faulty servers hindering gameplay across regions.

Analysis and breakdowns of the game’s netcode in the past revealed how lackluster the backend for Apex Legends can be, something Jakenbake experienced firsthand during his stream.

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Apex Legends has been a massive hit for EA and Respawn, but major fixes throughout the game are still being asked for by the community.

The Diamond 4 ranked player has seen a ton of action in the four months he’s been playing Apex, but a series of unfortunate connection issues prompted him to pop off on the publisher and developers of the popular BR.

“This is single-handedly the worst lag I’ve ever experienced, and this isn’t lag on my end,” he claimed. “This is server bulls**t packet loss. EA, Respawn, get your s**t together. You literally have a community of people that play this game. Streamers and content creators that carry the s**t out of your player base.”

After looking to change his server from the available list in his nearby regions, the streamer didn’t see many options with better conditions.

He went on to give a passionate tirade on the “simple things” that pros and community members have been asking from the devs, which haven’t yet come to pass.

“For how long have [Respawn and EA] listened to the pros and content creators complain about the simple things that need to be fixed?” he continued. “And how long have they been ignored?”

He called on the professional teams and players attending the $500,000 Apex Legends Global Series Major in Arlington, Texas on March 13 to show up without mouse and keyboards, and refuse to enter the Esports Stadium until Respawn fixes their game.

While there might have been a comedic element to his speech, it comes from an honest place: In his time getting to know pro players and seeing the complaints of the community, Jake thinks EA and Respawn should “fix [Apex Legends’s problems] before hosting a tournament” for it.

Prior to addressing the Apex community, Jake got into a match riddled with questionable packet loss, players popping in and out of frames, and bizarre animations with his weapons. The game with his friends before that was unceremoniously ended by a second group of hackers he had come across that night.

Jakenbake briefly became the megaphone for the Apex Legends community, aiming his discontent with the state of the game toward the developers in hopes that major fixes come sooner than later.

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Apex Legends leaks hints at vehicles coming in Season 7

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:36 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 15:00

by Jacob Hale

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Some new leaked animations in Apex Legends are potentially hinting at vehicles coming to the popular battle royale title in Season 7.

As far as battle royale games go, Apex Legends is one of the last that doesn’t offer players vehicles for faster rotation and to hit different areas of the map quicker. The likes of Warzone and Fortnite have had vehicles for mobility for a long time at this point, while Apex players haven’t had that opportunity.

That said, always looking for ways to offer fans something fresh and exciting in the game, the Apex devs appear to be following suit, if recent leaks are anything to go by.

On top of a weapon charm, some new animations definitely look to prove that we’re getting vehicles sooner rather than later.

As shared by renowned dataminer Shrugtal on Twitter, the Ride Share charm has two passenger seats alongside the driver’s seat, and it’s a hover vehicle.

That’s not all, though: he found some new animations that all but confirm the existence of vehicles in the Apex Games.

As you can see in this tweet below, there are animations in the 6.1 patch for a driver and passenger hovering while seated — perfectly fitting for a Hover Vehicle.

As many people have pointed out, the current Apex Legends maps, World’s Edge and Kings Canyon, are a fair share smaller than maps in other battle royale titles, so vehicles may not be as fitting in the game as they are in others. One common theory is that the vehicles may be on rails, similar to the train, rather than being drivable for players to freely traverse the map.

However, the new Olympus map has been speculated about for months now, so it is absolutely possible that they come into the game purely for that — also suggesting that Olympus will be the game’s biggest map yet.

Right now, we can’t confirm for absolute certainty that this means vehicles will be coming to the game, and we should never take leaks as gospel, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see this happen. The big question is how it all plays out.