Loba teleport glitch still happening "often" after Apex Legends July 7 update - Dexerto
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Loba teleport glitch spreads to Kings Canyon after Apex Legends update

Published: 8/Jul/2020 6:22 Updated: 8/Jul/2020 6:34

by Isaac McIntyre

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Maybe keep away from Loba for a little while longer Apex Legends fans; the Translocating Thief’s bracelet glitch is still appearing “often,” and has even reportedly spread to Kings Canyon, despite Respawn’s best efforts to fix the issue with a server-side update on July 7.

Recently, Loba has been rendered ineffective on World’s Edge, after the Lost Treasures event accidentally muddled up her code. As a result, the Portuguese thief’s tactical ability ‘Burglar’s Best Friend’ was misfiring on the Season 3 map.

Respawn confirmed soon after they “were aware” of the issue, and revealed the Loba glitch had been caused by “World’s Edge-specific code triggers.” On July 7, they shipped an update designed to squash it, once and for all.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like everything has gone according to plan. In fact, players are now reporting the same teleporting issue appearing on Kings Canyon too. That’s a big problem because most ranked games are hosted there.

One annoyed player, ‘Reinjecto,’ confirmed they had seen Loba’s ring glitch “often” on Kings Canyon post-patch, with most instances happening “around buildings.” ‘CaptainMayo95,‘ another disgruntled fan, warned in the update’s Reddit thread that Loba was “still as broken as before the patch.”

Loba is reportedly still having issues with her tactical ability after the latest Apex Legends patch.
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Loba is reportedly still having issues with her tactical ability after the latest Apex Legends patch.

These reports are a little confusing because they don’t exactly line up with Jason McCord’s comments on the problem. Respawn’s design director suggested all the current Loba issues had been caused by World’s Edge-based triggers.

“Triggers are done a little differently on World’s Edge… it’s the same user-facing functionality, just authored a slightly different way,” the Apex developer explained. “[Then] the code changed and broke her bracelet for those specific World’s Edge triggers.”

One reason the problem could have spread is the fact Kings Canyon got a bit of a facelift as Apex returned to the original map in Season 5. If the new map version shares code with the World’s Edge design, Loba’s ring could glitch on both.

The frustrating Loba ring glitch issues seems to have spread to Kings Canyon as well.
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The frustrating Loba ring glitch issues seems to have spread to Kings Canyon as well.

On July 1, when McCord first flagged that a patch was on the way, he admitted the devs had considered flicking the switch on Loba for a bit to solve the issue. They made the call not to so that players could still “play her if they wanted.”

It might just be time for Respawn to bench the Translocating Thief for a while. The bug seems to be getting worse, if player reports are anything to go off. Dexerto was only able to replicate the bug twice, but that’s still more than zero, and it does seem to be making Loba pretty unplayable.

For now, maybe hold off playing Loba in ranked queues. If you still can’t stay away from the feisty Portuguese thief that’s fine, but stick to casual lobbies; a failed teleport won’t feel as bad if it’s in a fun, non-ranked game.

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All confirmed buffs coming in Apex Legends Season 7

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is almost here, and that means changes to characters. So, we’ve rounded up all the buffs that Respawn have confirmed so far.

With each new Apex Legends season, players are always looking forward to getting their hands on a new Legend as well as seeing what’s been changed to existing Legends, weapons, and items.

As Season 7 is on the horizon, Respawn have begun to roll out their teasers – with a familiar-looking UFO turning up on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge.

Aside from that, the devs have also been planting seeds about what buffs and nerfs are coming in the new season. So, we’ve rounded up the buffs that we know about so far.

Mirage

As one of Apex’s most popular characters, players have been desperate for Respawn to give Mirage a power increase, even after his abilities rework.

Those changes have always been on the horizon, as devs have answered numerous questions with positives answers about buffs, and those promises will finally come to fruition with the start of Season 7.

Daniel Klein, a game designer for Respawn, confirmed that they’ve been testing changes to his Life of the Party ult, so that could be the main change that the Holographic Trickster receives next season.

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Mirage is finally set to receive some changes.

Octane

Octane is also confirmed to be getting some positive treatment, but Respawn say it will only be a “tiny buff,” so no indication exactly what it will be yet. 

Rampart

As for Rampart, while a buff has been confirmed, there haven’t been any hints as to what it could entail. Since her introduction, players have made a number of suggestions – including being able to move around while firing her minigun. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front. 

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Octane will receive a “tiny buff” in Season 7.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder will also be receiving a change to the cooldown on his grapple ability. However, the last time this was labeled a buff, it actually turned out to be a nerf

Audio

Not a buff as such, but Respawn have also confirmed that lots of progress has been made on audio problems, which have been plaguing the game for months, and these fixes will be coming in Season 7.

As for what else is coming in Season 7, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know here. We’ll just have to wait until November 4, when the new season starts, to see it all in action.