Apex Legends

Octane buff in Apex Legends has unintended side-effect for healing

Published: 24/Jun/2020 21:37

by Alan Bernal


The Lost Treasures Collection Event patch gave Octane a healthy speed boost in Apex Legends, but players are finding that it can negate the slow-effect of heals – something that might not be an intended feature of his Stim ability.

After the June 23 update, the Adrenaline Junkie’s Tactical ability now lets him remove movement impairing effects. Respawn Entertainment dev Daniel Klein further clarified these changes, saying that it was “more of a one-time cleanse when you pop the stim.”

Although, some are confused as to what the Stim protects against and Klein made clear that Octane could get slowed again even if his Tactical was activated. This threw off players after a video surfaced showing the Legend being able to heal without any impairments to his speed.

After playing around with the ability, one player found that Octane can negate the natural slows while using a heal, even after applying the syringe: “Octane’s slow removal works for heals! All aboard the Octrain!”

Octane’s slow removal WORKS FOR HEALS! All aboard the Octrain! from apexlegends


An interaction like this would be extremely beneficial for Octane players, seeing how the Legend would be able to run laps around the Arena while popping Phoenix Kits and Shield Batteries.

The language used in the patch notes and Klien’s explanation for the Stim’s limitations make it clear that this isn’t an intended result from using his ability, but rather an unintended side-effect.

In fact, another developer put Octane players on notice, saying that this interaction was indeed a glitch in the Apex system and to get the most use out of it while it’s in the game.

Lead Game Designer at Respawn Entertainment Carlos ‘Pinedsman’ Pineda responded to a question involving the strange instance, and confirmed that “it’s a bug, enjoy it while you can!”

This presumably means the next patch will have a fix preventing Octanes from sneaking past the slows that come with the heals and shields around the Games.

Respawn have been making a concerted push in Season 5 to balance every character in Apex Legends, so don’t expect to see this unintended buff last much longer.

Apex Legends

What is code:truck error in Apex Legends & how to fix it? Latest from EA

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:06

by Tanner Pierce


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.