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Respawn promise fix for Apex Legends bug that causes Gibraltar and Caustic to die instantly

Published: 23/Apr/2019 16:19 Updated: 23/Apr/2019 16:35

by Eli Becht

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Caustic and Gibraltar players in Apex Legends might have experienced a bug that instantly kill them, and Respawn have now announced that a fix is on the way very soon.

Fans of the ‘Thicc Bois’ in Apex Legends were in for a treat when both Gibraltar and Caustic received buffs in the v1.1.1 patch.

Each Legend gained a passive ability that granted 10% damage reduction, but it looks like that has created some unforeseen bugs that cause them to bypass the downed state and go straight to death.

What does the bug look like?

The bug circulating of late makes it so that both Caustic and Gibraltar skip the downed state, regardless of whether members of the squad are remaining or not.

Twitch streamer Kephrii encountered the bug in a recent stream when he was playing as Gibraltar and died despite having teammates left and little left of his shield.

He posted a clip to Reddit where it was first dismissed by an Apex Legends developer before he went back and watched the video, realizing that the strange happening was indeed a new bug.

“Of course I did the dumb internet thing where I didn’t watch the video and made a comment,” he wrote. “[Okay] now that I’ve watched the video, it does look like the bleed through can instantly kill you. I’ve seen this bug before in testing and we’ve fixed it but it looks like the fractional bleed through is triggering it again.”

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When can we expect a fix?

Apex Legends receives updates at a much slower clip than a game like Fortnite but with a bug like this, we can probably expect a hotfix to roll out as soon as possible.

The developers didn’t give a solid timeline for when we can expect the bug to be squashed, but they did assure that it would happen soon.

As for fixes to things like hit registration and slow-motion servers, the developer confirmed these are being worked on but also don’t have timelines for a fix.

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.