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Melee attack faster in Apex Legends with kick and punch combo

Published: 22/Mar/2019 15:33 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 16:09

by Connor Bennett

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A brand new Apex Legends technique increases your melee attack speed, improving your chances in hand-to-hand combat with enemy players.

Over 50 million people have dropped into Kings Canyon since the game’s release on February 4, changing their weapon load outs based on the title’s ever-changing meta as the popular battle royale title continues to evolve.

Melee attacks, however, may not be the most dangerous form of offense in Apex Legends, but a new technique will certainly make it viable moving forward – especially when players find themselves lacking ammo or equipment in the early game.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers won’t be able to dropkick from supply ships – but up close, the kicks are deadly.

To use the new method, players must jump and melee at the same time. After connecting with the first hit onto an enemy, pressing V, Q, and the middle mouse buttons together after that first hit will increase the speed of the attack – for PC players. 

Maintaining the increased attack speed means continuing to press V, Q and the middle mouse buttons together. While doing this will increase the speed of punches, it’s most effective when jump kicking as those attacks are faster – and will receive a further boost with the new technique.

Jumping while melee attacking also helps as players are able to lock on to enemies during attacks, helping players get a good understanding of their positioning. 

While punches and kicks are already pretty quick to dish out, players are certain to be bamboozled by the speed in which they can be thrown with this new method.

How long the new technique sticks around remains to be seen as Respawn could quite easily launch a counter-punch of their own by patching the speed of melee attacks in a bid to nerf the new technique if it becomes a bit too much for players.

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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.