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Looting change for Evo Shield in Apex Legends confirmed by developer

Published: 5/Sep/2020 17:13

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends dev Daniel Klein has confirmed that Respawn are working on a feature that will allow players to see how much damage an Evo Shield needs to level up when looting it from an enemy. 

As Apex Legends Season 6 got underway, Respawn made a pretty major change in regards to shields. When you drop into a game, you start without a shield but only require 50 damage to level up to a common shield. 

Players can still loot different shields from loot bins and the usual floor loot shields, but it can be quite annoying when you take down an enemy and look to steal their better-leveled shield, as there is no indication how close to the next level it is. 

It’s a difficult decision, do you stick with your own shield and carry on, or switch over and try your luck with the enemies shield – risking a reset on the progress on our own shield in case you want to switch back.

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Evo Shields are now the norm in Apex Legends games.

Well, after one fan put forward the idea of having an indicator on the looting menu of how far along an enemy shield is, Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein chimed in with the news that most players are hoping for. 

“Yup! We’re working on something like this,” the dev commented, though he wasn’t able to offer any additional details past that. “No timeline, but hoping to ship it soon.”

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With the Aftermarket Collection Event scheduled to get underway on September 15/16, according to rumors, it could be rolled out then, but, as Klein says, there is no timeline just yet.

Another thing that could be included in the Aftermatch Collection Event patch is a fix for knockdown shields after they’ve been rendered “useless” in Season 6

The devs noted that a fix for the problem “in progress” via their public Trello Board, so by the time Aftermatch rolls out, Apex Legends could be spick and span with a few, must-needed changes.

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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.