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Loba’s hitbox in Apex Legends is apparently very broken

Published: 6/Jun/2020 20:38

by Alan Bernal

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Loba’s hitbox in Apex Legends has some inconsistencies that make her a much easier target to shoot than her character model lets on – posing an unintended problem for the latest character.

The Season 5 Legend has been a fan-favorite for her fun ability kit that rewards aggressive playstyles and access to loot mechanics which keep her well-equipped, even in the early stages of a game.

Though the support character has a slimmer profile to her appearance than others, her hitbox doesn’t play by the same rules. Near the middle of her model, opponents can get away with a bit of inaccuracy since the shots can still land.

User ‘sant_priya’ found out after shooting some rounds near her torso that Loba’s hitbox is just slightly off the mark. This makes her midsection more prone to errant shots, as some players “noticed [they were] taking a lot of hits as her.”

Taking her to the Firing Range, they aimed down just under her left elbow, but considerably away from her torso. Firing a shot, however, damaged the Epic Body Shielded-Loba for 13 HP.

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Loba’s hitbox in Apex Legends can be bigger than players would expect.

Repeating this method to the other side of the High Society Thief yielded the same results, as a shot fired away from her character model managed to deal the same amount of damage.

Even though the example that uses a P2020 is basically harmless, a near-miss Kraber shot that wouldn’t normally land could be more problematic to deal with in the later stages of the game.

Respawn are generally quick to patch these kinds of bugs up when they catch wind of them. The devs previously addressed similar issues like this one for Legends like Octane, Gibraltar, Wraith, and more.

Loba hitbox is having some issue around torso area which can be a problem from apexlegends

These kinds of inconsistencies can affect how players approach Apex Legends, especially if multiple characters have the same kind of problem.

“Seriously I don’t know if I’m just overthinking it but the hitboxes for each character have made me switch Legends so much this season,” user ‘demiweeps’ said. “I feel like playing as Bloodhound if I’m face-to-face with a Wraith/Lifeline I get destroyed so often but it doesn’t really happen as much if I’m playing as a smaller character, but then I feel like I’m getting lasered by people like 300m away.”

Loba players wondering why they’re getting smashed in the game could have run into the hitbox issues too. If there are persistent reports caused by the bug, then expect Respawn to take a closer look at the problem soon.

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What is code:truck error in Apex Legends & how to fix it? Latest from EA

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:06

by Tanner Pierce

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After Apex Legends received its Holo-Day Bash update, many fans are reporting a brand new code:truck error that’s preventing them from entering the game. Here’s what you need to know about the odd server issue that everyone seems to be getting.

Earlier today, the Holo-Day Bash update went live for Apex Legends, which added in a slew of new content, including some skins and a brand new LTM.

Unbeknownst to players, it seems to have added something else to the game that’s causing a lot of people headaches as they try to log-in.

The Apex community is now reporting a new error code:truck when they attempt to log-in, which is causing some major issues and seems to be caused by the Holo-Day Bash update, although this part is a bit unclear. Here’s what you need to know about the error and if there’s anything that can be done to solve it.

What is the code:truck error in Apex Legends

According to the error messages seen by players, either the game itself or the player is “out of sync with the server.” What that actually means is anyone’s guess.

What we do know about code:truck is that it’s preventing people from logging into the game. It’s affecting a large number of people on all platforms, although the exact extent of this is unclear as of the time of this writing.

Hopefully more information will be available soon.

What can be done to fix the code:truck error?

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a surefire fix for the error. As of 7:10 EST on December 1, 2020, Electronic Arts and Respawn haven’t released a fix for the bug. That being said, they did comment on the error, saying they are looking into the problem.

Beyond that, however, we have no update as to what’s causing this error for some players, how extensive is the problem, and, most importantly, what the fix is for it.

Over on Reddit, some players are reporting on a few different fixes but none of the them are confirmed. One player reported that they were able to workaround the issue by changing the date and time on their PS4 and few others confirmed its success.

Hopefully a fix becomes available in the near future to avoid it spreading to other people, which would result in the amount of players logging into Apex Legends to plummet.