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New Apex Legends bug allows players to down each other in drop ship

Published: 6/Nov/2019 1:37 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 3:02

by Andrew Amos


A bug in the latest Apex Legends v3.1 patch has meant that players can now down opponents before they even get the chance to land.

Imagine loading into a game of Apex Legends with your mates. You are getting ready to drop onto Worlds Edge, looking forward to a game filled with plenty of kills and intense action. 

Except, instead of dropping normally, your body flops aimlessly towards the ground, downed without a bit of health. That could be you in this current patch, as there’s an exploitable bug which allows players to down each other before they even drop onto the map. 

Respawn EntertainmentYou can now down enemies in the drop ship in Apex Legends.

Currently, as you load into game, you can run around and melee people in the drop ship. You can’t see where you are in the ship, or who you are meleeing, but it’s possible to land a few pot shots onto someone and down them before the game even starts. 

You can start meleeing from loading screen – even before the drop ship countdown is done – meaning you can down a couple of opponents in the fifteen seconds it takes to start the game.

If you and your partners are all downed in the drop ship, you will be eliminated from the game before it even starts. However, if you aren’t knocked in the ship, your health will refresh to full once you jump out to your preferred landing zone. 

This can have a major impact on the game. Instead of landing healthy and ready to loot, you must first stop to revive before getting equipment. Plus, if you get the chance to revive a downed ally as they land, they’ll only come back with the default 20 health.

That means you might not have adequate time to prepare for later rounds before the circle closes in, or leave you vulnerable to nearby teams who didn’t have to wait for a downed ally. You might also be lacking supplies, so you might not even have enough meds to top your mate up.

Respawn EntertainmentHaving to start the game off by reviving an ally doesn’t sound great.

Thankfully, Respawn Entertainment are aware of the bug and are working on a fix to be deployed as soon as possible, although there’s no current ETA on the patch. We will update you once a fix is released.

For now, players will have to be mindful of where they stand in the drop ship, and try and aimlessly run around to avoid getting knocked down before the game even starts.

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How to fix Apex Legends code 100 error on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

Published: 18/Jan/2021 1:20 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 1:30

by Connor Bennett


Despite being around for a while now, the infamous code 100 error continues to cause problems in Apex Legends and we’ve got all the info you need to address it.

What is the code 100 error in Apex Legends?

The Code 100 Error has been annoying Apex Legends players since early 2020; the error relates to players being unable to ‘complete their EA Account sign in,’ which is particularly annoying for players as EA have not yet noted the issues, much less acknowledged that they have their own fix coming.

Players have come up with a temporary fix of their own, with the remedy being pretty much the same regardless of whether you play the popular title on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation. You can find the fix for each respective platform below.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesThe Code 100 error is stopping Apex Legends players from helping teammates as Lifeline.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on Xbox One & Series X/S

The temporary fix, which has been a success for most players, revolves around being able to change your DNS [Domain Name System] server to a public DNS service, which has its own numbered code.

To make the fix work on Xbox, go into your network settings and tweak a few things:

  1. Go to Settings – Network, Advanced Settings, DNS Settings
  2. Change DNS settings to the following:
  3. Primary DNS:
  4. Secondary DNS:
  5. Save settings and return to Apex Legends

You may have to restart the game for the updated settings to make a change.

Windows CentralThe network settings for Xbox One are slightly tucked away – but you’ll be back playing Apex in no time.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PS4 & PS5

Again, fixing the error on either PlayStation console is pretty similar to Xbox but there are a couple more steps to follow:

  1. Go to Settings » Network » Set Up Internet Connection.
  2. Select which connection you use – be it WiFi or LAN Cable
  3. Select ‘custom’ and enter the following settings:
    • IP Address Settings: Automatic
    • DHCP Host Name: Do Not Specify
    • DNS Settings: Manual
    • Primary DNS:
    • Secondary DNS:
    • MTU Settings: Automatic
    • Proxy Server: Do Not Use

Save these settings and then return to your home screen.  Like on Xbox, you may have to close the Apex Legends application and start it up again for the changes to take effect.

Respawn EntertainmentThe code 100 error has been affecting Apex Legends players for a few days

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PC

The good news is that there is a fix for code 100 on PC, the bad news is that it takes a bit longer to do that on console. That said, if you follow these steps, you should be able to bypass the error.

  1. On PC, hit the Win + R keys together, opening the command box
  2. There, type in ncpa.cpl and wait for ‘Network Connections’ to appear
  3. On Network Connections, head to the internet connection you operate on and right-click it
  4. Once that right-click menu open, select properties
  5. After the properties menu opens, find Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select properties – which is towards the bottom right-hand side of the box
  6. There, select ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ and type in:
  7.  Preferred DNS server:
  8. Alternate DNS server:
  9. Once done, select OK in the bottom right-hand corner. Once the box disappears, restart your PC and allow the changes to take place.

So, there you have it, that’s how you fix the Code 100 Error on old-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as PC.

Last updated January 17, 2021, at 5:30 PM EST.