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Major Apex Legends bug makes Shadowfall LTM unwinnable

Published: 27/Oct/2019 13:21 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 13:49

by Connor Bennett

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A bizarre new glitch in Apex Legends is denying players victories in Shadowfall, even if they manage to reach the evac ship.

Season 3 of Apex Legends launched on October 1, changing the game’s map from Kings Canyon to World’s Edge. While some didn’t take to the new setting all that quickly, they were handed the step back into the old map but under a nighttime setting thanks to the Fight or Fright event.

The Halloween-themed event added the Shadowfall limited-time mode, which tasks players with avoiding ‘shadow’ versions of legends in the new map, before having to reach an evac ship in order to win. That’s proven pretty difficult already, but a new bug is denying players the opportunity at winning altogether.

Respawn EntertainmentShadowfall is a different LTM to what Apex Legends has had previously.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user Mirage_Main showcased a video of what would have been a stunning way to win – using Pathfinder’s zipline and grappling hook to reach the ship in spectacular fashion.

As Mirage_Main got there, though, the countdown to the evacuation was still on, so they tossed a thermite grenade outside of the ship, dealing further damage to the shadow legends. Yet, as they inspected their inventory menu just moments later, the game froze and sent the Redditor to the game’s start screen with an error message in-tow.

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Some fans immediately pointed out that this problem can stem from trying to drop items while in the evac ship. ”Apparently this happens when you drop an ultimate accelerant while inside the ship,” noted user le_saint, even though Mirage_Main hadn’t done so.

Another, RandomFactor_, added: “I had this happen to me too on an evac,” explaining that they dropped multiple items from their inventory – not just the ultimate accelerant like other examples.

Members of the Respawn developer team do frequent the subreddit, responding to problems, and issuing updates on them, but as of writing, they haven’t done so for this particular bug.

It remains to be seen if they are aware of the problem and if a fix is incoming. They would have to act fast though as the Shadowfall LTM leaves the game’s servers on November 5.

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Apex Legends drops first teaser for Season 8 Legend and new planet

Published: 16/Jan/2021 10:30 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 11:36

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is in the final stretch of Season 7, now gearing up for Season 8. That means Respawn are starting to roll out teasers for the next Legend, possible new modes, and even another planet.

On January 15, Apex Legends released a new version of the classic Kings Canyon map out of the blue. On it, Mirage Voyage was back, but there was also some interesting teasers in the sky.

Then, later that same day, they posted on social media what looks to be our first clue about what’s coming in Season 8.

This new teaser mentions Salvo, which we’ve heard about before in Apex Legends. It also features a handshake – and the hands are potentially our first look at the Season 8 Legend.

Season 8 teaser

This teaser wasn’t in-game, but instead posted on the official Apex Legends Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was captioned ‘New Blood’ – possibly a hint at ‘new blood’ joining the Apex games.

In the teaser, we see a handshake between someone representing the planet Salvo, and someone representing the Syndicate. If you’re unaware, the Syndicate are the people behind the Apex Games.

The text reads “The Syndicate and Salvo… Unified at Last. Approved by the Committee of Unification Board.” If you’re confused about what this means we’ll explain below. The image is then stamped with the logo of Salvo M.C. (presumably Salvo Motorcycle Club).

What is Salvo in Apex Legends?

Salvo is another planet in the Outlands, and one that has been independent of the Syndicate, up until now. The most important information we have about Salvo comes from a letter that was on Wattson’s desk. The letter read:

“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.

Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.

Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.

At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”

Salvo on Wattson's desk
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The letter on Wattson’s desk told us about Salvo and the Syndicate.

Is Salvo a new map?

This is unlikely, at least for the time being. We just got a new map for Season 7 after all. Salvo is a planet too, rather than a singular location (e.g. Olympus is a city on the planet Psamathe).

Season 8 Legend

More likely, Salvo is the home planet of the new Legend, who data miners believe will be called Fuse, and whose abilities will be about explosives (which would actually tie into the name ‘salvo’.)

Another hint is the spaceship we can now see above the map on Kings Canyon and Olympus. The ship has a message which reads simply ‘Salvo Joins Syndicate.’

Expect to see more teasers about Season 8, Salvo and the new Legend in the coming weeks. Season 8 is due to begin in early February, to tie in with the two-year anniversary of Apex Legends.