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Respawn disable Bangalore skins to combat Apex Legends invisibility bug

Published: 20/Feb/2020 0:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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Respawn has made the decision to disable a handful of Bangalore’s in-game skins for the foreseeable future, after the Apex Legends character was disappearing completely while using the buyable cosmetic upgrades.

Since the release of Season 4, Respawn’s battle royale has been plagued with a number of bugs and glitches, including an invincible fridge, strange dogs appearing at the Harvester, and now an invisibility cloak for Bangalore.

Apex Legends players have been reporting the glitch—which removes Bangalore’s character model completely and leaves only a floating weapon to be seen by enemies—for some time, and now Respawn has finally taken action.

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A handful of Bangalore skins have been disabled to combat an invisibility glitch plaguing the battle royale.

The two offending skins, Bangalore’s default legendary Apex Overdrive, and the spacesuit skin’s color-swapped alternate ‘Killer B,’ which gives the outfit a yellow wash, have both been disabled by Respawn for the foreseeable future.

“We’ve currently disabled the Apex Overdrive and Killer B Bangalore skins as we work through a bug causing her to become temporarily invisible,” Respawn devs revealed in a tweet on the official account on February 19.

While there was no indication regarding when players would be able to re-access the oufits, Respawn did confirm they would be looking to “turn them back on in a future patch, once this doggone issue has been fixed.”

Did Respawn also secretly address another hot topic?

While Respawn has yet to directly address the mysterious dog sightings players have been reporting across World’s Edge, their update regarding the Bangalore invisibility exploit may have a small hat-tip to the mystery.

On February 12, an eagle-eyed Apex player shared what appeared to be a dog running across the new Harvest platforms. It took the community by storm. Soon, many were theorizing that Loba—a potential canine-based legend—was on her way.

While Respawn has remained fairly tight-lipped over the whole mystery, phrasing in the Feb 19 Bangalore skin update may have revealed their hand.

More specifically, the use of the word “doggone,” which could have been made simpler for the community by using the word ‘annoying,’ seems to point towards the dog theories, and potentially suggests Bangalore was the root of the issue.

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Did Respawn just secretly comment on the alleged Loba teasers seemingly running around on World’s Edge?

For now, however, the focus is on the Bangalore issue, and it looks like Respawn is finally making sure that they can stamp it out once and for all. 

While there’s been no immediate fix, and some have been left without their cosmetic skins, at least it’s progress — now, if we could just a get plumber in to look at this fridge in Fragment East that’s still playing up… 

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:31

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.