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Major Level 500 bug is literally breaking Apex Legends

Published: 11/Jan/2020 17:06

by Andy Williams

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After Respawn increased the maximum level cap in Apex Legends, players have been grinding to hit the illustrious Level 500 – but some have encountered a bug that has rendered their game unplayable.

Apex Legends’ third season has been an unprecedented success. Players have been treated to a brand-new Legend, map and weapon, while being showered with cosmetic options. 

There have been multiple LTMs, and with another just around the corner, players are looking to see Season 3 out with a bang. That is, if you can play the game…

EASuited and booted: The Grand Soiree Arcade Event will give Season 3 the royal send-off it deserves.

Given the aforementioned LTMs, players have had more reason to engage with Respawn’s flagship battle royale than ever before. 

However, whereas players are typically rewarded for hitting a maximum level with a cool new badge or fresh in-game cosmetic, now it seems some are being inadvertently punished by being locked out of their account. 

Reported to the EA forums on January 6, upon reaching the maximum level, Respawn’s servers are literally preventing level 500 players from finding a server.

Guansuo43 (EA)Players are being greeted with the message: “Server shutting down – Internal Server Error.”

While the topic initially gained traction on January 6, it appears that the issue is persisting almost one week on. 

According to the thread of messages, players are having no problem using another ‘dummy’ account to access the Apex Legends’ servers. 

With no word from any of the development team, one user wrote: “This is really ridiculous. The way Respawn is promoting new players and punishing veterans in every way possible. After all, we are the ones who own all the skins; we already spent our money.”

Another user vented similar concerns ahead of the Grand Soiree event scheduled to commend on January 14. “I hope they can fix it before the event takes place,” the player stated. “I haven’t been able to play the level 500 account for a week.”

EAPlayers can now hit Level 500… if they dare!

Given that this is literally breaking their game, you’d assume that Respawn would place an issue of this magnitude at the forefront of their priorities.

However, with no comments from the development team yet, and no indication that the issue is being worked on in the Apex Legends Dev Tracker, players will simply have to hold tight and pray that a hotfix is imminent.

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Apex Legends hidden message reveals Mirage is related to Titanfall 2 characters

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:53 Updated: 16/Jan/2021 19:41

by Julian Young

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A secret lore drop found on the Mirage Voyage – brought back by Respawn in the lead-up to Season 8 – has revealed a close connection between the Holographic Trickster and two characters from Titanfall 2.

In a surprise move on January 15, Respawn threw the original Apex Legends’ map – Kings Canyon – back into the rotation for the first time in Season 7. This version of Kings Canyon features the Mirage Voyage airship, hovering over the remains of Skulltown.

While pro players and content creators largely criticized Kings Canyon in Season 6 – leading to its absence from the rotation in Season 7 – the announcement was met with support from the community, including praise for bringing the Mirage Voyage to Kings Canyon for the first time.

The airship is not the only new addition in Kings Canyon. A hidden voice message on a phone revealed a connection between the game’s loveable jokester Mirage and two characters from Respawn’s previous franchise: Titanfall 2.

Titanfall 2 6-4 Droz Davis Selfie
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A hidden voice message has revealed that Mirage is the nephew of two Titanfall 2 characters: Davis and Droz.

The message from Evelyn Witt – Mirage’s mother – begins with an imitation of Kuben Blisk (another Titanfall 2 character with ties to Apex Legends), then switches to a more personal tone. Evelyn covers a range of topics, including her on-going struggle with what appears to be dementia.

Halfway through the message, she drops a bombshell when mentioning her brother Droz, and another individual, Davis. Titanfall 2 fans will already be familiar with those characters: both were members of ‘The 6-4’ mercenary group and helped Jack Cooper defeat Titanfall 2’s antagonists, the IMC.

While it appears Evelyn is related to both of the soldiers, some fans are speculating that she is only related to Droz by blood, and Davis is more of a “brother in arms.” Regardless of the exact connection, it seems both Titanfall 2 characters had a close relationship with Evelyn and her son.

Mirage’s mother also says that the two would “always make me laugh, like Elliot.” Fans of Droz and Davis will certainly remember their funny banter during Titanfall 2’s mission ‘The Ark’, and it appears the two mercs passed their sense of humor down to Mirage.

Some Apex Legends players have already gone back and found other connections between the pair and Mirage. In a short clip posted to Reddit by ‘u/R0NiR’, Davis and Droz can be seen taking a selfie during a Titanfall 2 scene, something Mirage fans will be very familiar with seeing.

Mirage’s Uncles Droz and Davis ! They are from Titanfall 2 ! Now We Know Where His Sense Of Humor Comes From 😀 from apexlegends

This is far from the first tangible connection between Apex Legends and Titanfall 2, which share the same in-game universe. Previous hints from Respawn include a Jack Cooper crossover, Bloodhound concept art, and appearances from Titanfall 2 characters like the simulacrum Ash.

Respawn has previously shut down rumors regarding the development of a Titanfall 3, to the disappointment of many fans. Despite no confirmed plans for a new Titanfall installment, the Apex Legends developer continues to tease fans with new tie-ins between the two franchises.