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Respawn might be planning to add Apex Legends cross-progression after all

Published: 2/Sep/2020 7:19 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 8:11

by Isaac McIntyre

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Respawn may actually be on the verge of adding cross-progression to Apex Legends alongside the planned Steam update, despite dubbing the feature “impossible” during the title’s launch all the way back in February 2019.

Apex fans have basically resigned themselves to the fact cross-progression is a pipe-dream. At launch, then-lead producer Drew McCoy dubbed the feature “impossible,” in part because of “the way systems were set up early on.”

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As it turns out, that pipe-dream may not be so impossible after all. Renowned Apex Legends dataminer Shrugtal appears to have uncovered code strings for a cross-progression system that Respawn is testing behind-the-scenes.

The uncovered backend code ⁠— proxy/commerce_gateway/valuetransfer/transfer?personaId=%s&platform=%s&accountId=%s_%s&offferId=%s&locale=%s — appears as a run of transfer values, which Shrugtal suggested is the basis for “some kind of cross-progression system” currently undergoing dev testing.

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These strings suggest Apex Legends accounts could soon be able to transfer ‘value’ (skins, charms, and cosmetics) or even account ‘entitlements’ (starter pack access, for example) from profile to profile.

The related segment begins at 2:28 in the video below.

It’s certainly interesting to hear Respawn is at least toying with a cross-progression system in their dev labs. Outside of crossplay ⁠— which is now finally being added to the game ⁠— it’s one of Apex’s most highly-requested features.

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If Respawn does indeed add it to the battle royale in an upcoming update, Apex Legends fans will have to choose which console they want to use as their “main” account. That profile will then share its collection with all connected accounts.

Other blockbuster titles, including Fortnite, Rocket League, Minecraft, and recently Destiny 2, have all flicked the switch on cross-progression in the past few years. The moves came after Sony backflipped on their cross-play policy.

Cross-play platforms in Apex Legends
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Apex Legends is finally adding crossplay in the near future could cross-progression be next?

Whether or not the newly-discovered code strings lead to cross-progression being bundled in with the crossplay update or not will likely be confirmed in the next few weeks, according to reports.

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Apex Legends is expected to drop crossplay as part of the upcoming ‘Aftermarket’ collection event. That event has been penciled in for a Tuesday, Sep. 15 release date behind the scenes, with datamined leaks backing up that drop-date.

Don’t forget, crossplay isn’t the only thing Respawn has planned for Apex this year either. The character-based battle royale will finally make its long-awaited debut on Valve’s Steam game browser. Apex’s platform move will happen this month.

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Apex Legends update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends 1.48 hotfix update has dropped and will hopefully address the troublesome Pathfinder bug that some people have encountered, while cleaning up a few more issues that Respawn noticed.

As the next phase of the battle royale takes shape in Season 6, there’s been a fair few changes to Legends across the board. However, even when the meta is going smoothly, problematic glitches tend to appear at the worst times.

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Respawn dropped three bug fixes in the 1.48 patch, containing solutions for recurring issues dealing with Crypto’s EMP ultimate ability, Pathy’s Grapple, as well as the HUD elements that can sometimes get in the way of each other.

These have all been widely reported by the Apex community, who now hope it’ll be the last time they’ll have to put up with it in their matches.

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The Pathfinder shoulder bug blocked a portion of the screen after using the grapple.

Pathfinder’s shoulder bug

Apex players should be able to use Pathfinder’s Grapple Hook without hesitating, now that Respawn have launched a fix to the shoulder bug that would cover the screen.

His animation for the Tactical Ability can sometimes cause the screen to get clogged up by his shoulder. This would leave players frustrated seeing as they couldn’t relieve the situation by any means.

But the devs think they resolved the issue on their end, though players were already saying the update didn’t really fix the problem.

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Crypto EMP weapon bug

While the Pathfinder bug interrupted people’s line of sight, Crypto’s EMP bug indirectly disabled the Surveillance Expert’s ability to use a gun.

Respawn said they’ve fixed an issue where “Crypto was unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode.”

This would obvious create a ton of problems for people trying to create a play with the EMP, making it a high-priority target for the devs to resolve.

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Finally, the studio changed up the HUD elements a bit, since they saw that the ‘Performance Display’ would sometimes overlap with the Kill/Assists on the screen.

The hotfix patch will hopefully give players an easier time navigating in the Arena. While it’s a relatively small patch, check out the notes below, courtesy of Respawn.

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Apex Legends 1.48 patch notes

  • Pathfinder’s shoulder staying in view after using grapple
  • Crypto unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode
  • Moved Performance Display so it doesn’t overlap with Kill/Assists HUD element in Ranked