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Apex Legends crashes fixed by March Nvidia driver update

Published: 6/Mar/2019 9:32 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 9:52

by Joe O'Brien


Nvidia have released an update for their Game Ready driver that fixes an issue causing Apex Legends to crash.

The launch of Apex Legends has been an enormous success, becoming one of the most popular games in the world almost overnight following its relatively sudden release on February 4.

While the game’s launch was remarkably smooth by the standards often expected of a title releasing to such massive immediate interest, that doesn’t mean that players have experienced no issues.

By far the most significant problem facing the game in its first weeks has been a tendency for crashes for some players. While much of the player-base has enjoyed the game largely uninterrupted, some find themselves periodically dropped out of games without warning.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends already has more than 50 million players worldwide.

Fortunately for players using an Nvidia graphics card, however, at least one source of these crashes may now have been fixed.

The latest update to the GeForce Game Ready WHQL driver, version 419.35, is optimized for Apex Legends alongside Devil May Cry 5 and The Division 2, and specifically addresses the “DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG” bug that causes Apex to crash.

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While this error may not be the only cause of crashes in Apex, it should at least reduce the frequency of issues for players with Nvidia graphics cards. The driver update can be downloaded through the GeForce Experience app.

Despite the issues, Apex’s popularity doesn’t seem to have suffered too much. Respawn Entertainment revealed on March 4 that the game had surpassed 50 million players worldwide just a month after launch – a feat that took Fortnite almost four times as long.

Respawn themselves have also addressed a variety of in-game bugs and exploits since the release, and are expected to launch the game’s inaugural season on March 12.

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Apex Legends leaks reveal Pathfinder Town Takeover coming in Season 7

Published: 28/Oct/2020 3:21

by Isaac McIntyre


Pathfinder will be the next Apex Legends character to get a Town Takeover, and the first to have their own personalized POI on new map Olympus, according to playtester images that have leaked ahead of the Season 7 update.

Town Takeovers are one of the most exciting events in Apex Legends. Not only do they bring new lore and backstories for their focal legend, but they also add special points of interest to the battle royale map as well, branded in unique ways.

Octane, Wraith, and Crypto have already enjoyed Town Takeovers on Kings Canyon, while Apex Legends’ second map, World’s Edge, hosted Mirage and Bloodhound events over the past few seasons. Now it looks like it’s finally Pathfinders turn.

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Pathfinder looks set to become the first Apex Legends character with a Town Takeover on Olympus.

According to leaked playtester images shared by dataminer Biast12, the loveable robot will be getting a huge POI when Apex Legends shifts to new map Olympus in Season 7. 

The new Pathfinder point of interest will be a massive boxing arena.

In the leaked POI image, which is slightly blurry and back-and-white, Pathfinder can be seen wearing his heirloom gloves, and posing on a poster emblazoned with his name. The circle building behind it certainly looks like a sports stadium too.

Biast12 also said the leaked image only shows “part of [the whole] Pathfinder’s Town Takeover.” There is also allegedly a stadium “on the other side of the wall.”

Considering it’s just a single image that’s leaked so far, it’s tough to get a good picture of what the Town Takeover may actually look like. Biast12 did tease it could have “a bunch of zip lines everywhere” after replying to one fan’s comment.

When will Pathfinder’s Town Takeover start?

The Pathfinder Town Takeover will be in Season 7, and appears to be hosted on Olympus. Beyond that, however, a possible start date for the event is a little hazy.

The Mirage Voyage point of interest is the closest Town Takeover date-wise that we have to go off. It was released on Dec. 12, 2019, two months into Season 3. If Respawn sticks to the same formula, we could see Pathfinder’s arena at a similar time of year.

In fact, it could basically be bang on the same week. Season 7 arrives on Nov. 4 ⁠— yes, it’s still set for then, despite a little update scare this week ⁠— and eight weeks after that lands on Tuesday, December 8. That’s about as close as you can get!

Town Takeover teasers usually start earlier too. We may start to see Pathfinder teasers for the arena in mid-November, once we’ve settled into life on Olympus.

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Pathfinder fans will be loving Apex Legends Season 7, from the sounds of it.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for official confirmation from Respawn about the exciting new takeover. The developers have never commented on Town Takeover leaks before, so the first time we see anything new could be in-game on Dec. 8.

Whether they comment or not, however, it looks like there’s a lot of exciting new content on the way at the start of next month. Season 7 will finally arrive, along with a new Legend, a brand-new map, vehicles, clubs, and more.