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Apex Legends dev responds to ‘leaked’ lobby area found by players

Published: 22/May/2019 14:31 Updated: 22/May/2019 16:26

by Calum Patterson


Unlike other battle royale games, Apex Legends doesn’t have a lobby or ‘waiting area’ where players convene before the match starts, and Respawn have now explained why they chose to scrap it.

In games like PUBG, Blackout and Fortnite Battle Royale, players will spend anywhere between ten seconds to a minute in a lobby area where they can run around, pick up weapons and shoot opponents, while the map loads and players join to make a full game of 100.


Apex Legends is the only battle royale that does not have such a waiting area, but some players have spotted what looks like one thanks to a glitch in the game, prompting questions.

The lobby area in Apex Legends is sometimes visible due to a bug.

Players will recognize this area as the entrance to the training map/firing range, and it appears to be filled with all the players ready to board the dropship.


However, this screen is only visible thanks to a glitch, and typically players never see it, as they instantly enter the match after choosing their legend.

A Respawn programmer explains that initially, they had planned to use this as the waiting area, but since they managed to get loading times down so low, there was no longer any need to have a waiting area at all.



The developer also confirmed that the waiting area was indeed the same location as the training area, explaining: “You start in a little cave and then you head out and slide down to the target range.”

The weapons were all available to use too, like in the training area, but you couldn’t deal damage to other players, similar to other battle royale games’ waiting areas.

Many players were actually disappointed to hear that the lobby area had been scrapped, although obviously having loading times so low that it is unnecessary is a huge achievement for the development team.

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How to get super jump with Octane’s jump pad in Apex Legends

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:21

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends players have got a trick that lets Octane jump seemingly higher than normal when using his launchpad, though, it might be quite situational.

Ever since being introduced back in Season 1, Octane has helped shake up Apex Legends thanks to his unique movement abilities. 


The adrenaline junkie might not feature in every match in the same way both Pathfinder and Wraith do, but when he does, you can be sure to see him whizzing around the map using Stim or flying high with his jump pad.

Players have come up with plenty of movement tricks since his introduction, with Respawn going as far as tweaking the pad so that users can use a double jump. Yet, some players have gone even further, well, higher, than that. 

Octane in Apex Legends
Octane can regularly be found in Apex games, but not as much as some other legends.

It comes from Reddit user KILL2BKING, who pointed out that the tip might be pretty situational, but it should help you get the high ground over unknowing opponents. 

Quite simply, when an Octane jump pad is on the floor, you want to punch your way on it. Don’t run, or walk, use your melee attack right before you step on to it and you’ll start to bounce.

Now, if you really want to maximize the height advantage, let yourself float back down to the pad. You’ll then get a boost like it is a trampoline. Then, you can use your double jump to reach even greater heights. 

  1. Place an Octane jump pad
  2. Melee attack right before stepping onto the pad
  3. Take a bounce up and down like a trampoline
  4. Double jump off to new heights

As noted, while this tip is pretty useful, it’s also quite situational. Given that you need to bounce up and back down again on the jump pad, it can make you vulnerable to enemy attacks. 

At the end of the day, though, if you need to reach a spot that could you give a leg up in a game, the movement trick is certainly worth mastering. At least until Respawn make legends changes.