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Respawn reveal upcoming fix for broken hit registration in Apex Legends

Published: 18/May/2019 14:14

by Connor Bennett

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Respawn Entertainment has revealed how they are finally going to fix the long-standing hit registration issues in Apex Legends with their next update.

Apex Legends released back on February 4 to much fanfare as Fortnite Battle Royale and PUBG.

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Those loyal players that have remained are gearing up for the release of content in the form of season two – which is expected to drop sometime in June – yet, issues still remain in the current build of the game, including hit registration, audio, and general performance errors.

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Respawn have been hard at work to rectify the problems that are still rearing their heads. On May 17, they announced just what players can expect in the next update – including a resolution for the long-standing hit reg issues.

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Players will now see network problem indicator icons in the upper right of the screen “more frequently” than they currently do. The developers explained that these icons are now “pickier about your connection quality”

While this may not be the almighty fix that some players may have been hoping for, Respawn added that the changes in network detection will be “useful” in helping them “narrowing down the cause of any bugs that we continue to see.”

Screengrab via RedditThe full explanation from Respawn on the Hit Reg issues.

The developers are still urging players to share any videos and report the remaining errors that appear when it comes to hit registration in-game. The update is set to drop “early next week,” which could indicate either May 20 or May 21 but Respawn did not reveal a specific date as to when it will go live.

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However, for one reason or another, things could change and the patch could be delayed. It remains to be seen as to when exactly the game will receive an update.

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Apex Legends bug lets players find shields without Loba’s ability

Published: 20/Oct/2020 15:23

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have been running into a strange glitch that gives every character in the game a small taste of Loba’s passive as they can see Purple Evo Shields in closed Supply Bins. 

At the start of Apex Legends Season 6, Respawn Entertainment made a change to armor by allowing every player to start with an Evo Shield. 

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The premise of the Evo Shield is simple, The more damage you inflict on enemies, the better level of protection you’ll have from the body armor. Thus, players are rewarded for aggressive gameplay rather than hiding in a corner with a gold shield.

You can, obviously, pick up different Evo Shields as you go – be it from ground loot, enemy death boxes, or supply bins. However, when it comes to Supply Bins, players are being given a leg up thanks to an unusual glitch.

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Screenshot of Loba's Eye for Quality passive ability
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Loba’s Eye for Quality passive lets her see purple items through doors, walls, and closed bins.

A number of players have encountered the glitch, but the clearest example of the issue comes from Reddit user kakudk, who initially thought Crypto had been given a buff. 

Simply, what’s going wrong is, when players approach a Supply Bin, if there is a purple Evo Shield inside, a small glow can be seen around the bin – similar to how Loba is able to see into the bin with her Eye for Quality passive. 

Unlike Loba’s passive, it’s not noticeable when you’re a few hundred meters away and you can’t see every purple or gold item, but it is noticeable when you’re close enough to cause a change in direction and make you head straight for the bin and grab the armor. 

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Mah boy Crypto just got his new passive ability from Loba. I guess she did like his hardware. [Ssshhh] from apexlegends

As noted, kakudk isn’t the only player to run into the bug. Others like bryanheq and Ol-CAt have registered their confusion at being able to see the purple glow underneath and around the Supply Bins. 

As of writing, Respawn hasn’t put the issue on their public Trello board, so it’s unknown as to whether or not they are aware of the issue. But, once they are, it shouldn’t be too hard to get it straightened out.