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Serious Apex Legends issue makes Devotion useless for headshots

Published: 14/Sep/2020 15:46 Updated: 14/Sep/2020 15:48

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends fans believe that they might have stumbled onto a major issue with the Devotion that is purposefully stopping the LMG from hitting headshots at long range. 

With the start of Apex Legends Season 6, Respawn shook up the battle royale’s loot and weapon pool once again with the addition of the Volt SMG as well as a changing of the weapons that are only found in care packages.

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As a few weapons have started to stand out above the rest, notably the Flatline, players have started to change up their arsenals and start using different weapons throughout matches.

However, when it comes to the Devotion – one of Apex’s best LMGs – it appears as if Respawn might have a problem on their hands as players believe that is being restricted from hitting headshots at long range. 

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Devotion in Apex Legends
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The Devotion has risen to the top of the ranks in Apex Season 6.

The problem was pointed out by Reddit user JustAnAverageGuy20, who showcased a clip of themself using the Devo inside of the game’s training mode. 

While standing on the hill to the left of the training mode’s spawn area, the Redditor aimed down sights for a headshot and shot right the training dummy that was furthest away from them. When the shot hit, it only registered as a body shot. This happened again when they repeated the process.

Dexerto also tested this out with a few shots of the Devo and ended up the same result – just 16 damage to the body over and over again. Though, as you can see in the below clip, headshots do register by taking a few steps further forward than where we stood at first.

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Given that one of the big bonuses of the Devotion is its headshot multiplier at short range, it’s pretty unusual that the weapon appears to be having issues with hitting headshots.

Whether it’s an intended secret nerf – given that there was no mention of it in the recent patch notes – or a bug, we’ll just have to wait and see if Respawn chimes in on it one way or another.

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How does the crossplay beta work in Apex Legends

Published: 1/Oct/2020 19:40

by Tanner Pierce

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After being promised a few months back, crossplay is finally coming to Apex Legends in beta form. Here’s everything you need to know about the new feature, including how it works, how to disable it, and more.

At one point, many people thought that playing an online game with your friends on another console was a pipe dream. Now, in 2020, thanks to a combination of modern technology and mega corporations deciding to play nicely with each other, crossplay is slowly but surely becoming the norm across many titles in the gaming industry.

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One major title that didn’t have the feature for the longest time, though, was Apex Legends. Fortunately, in June 2020 during EA Play, the developers announced that this would be changing, and that crossplay would be coming to the battle royale game in the near future. Now, Electronic Arts and Respawn have released details about the feature. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

How to add friends on other platforms

Finding people to play with on other platforms is relatively easy. All they have to do is open the friends menu, click the Find Friend option and search for their name. According to Respawn, the game will automatically look for any player matching that name on any system.

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How to enable/disable crossplay

According to the developers, crossplay is automatically enabled, so if you don’t have to do anything right off the bat if you want to play with people on other platforms. But what if you don’t want to participate in the beta? What if you didn’t originally but now you want to try it out?

The option to enable and disable crossplay is found in the settings menu. According to Respawn, this creates the possibility of longer wait times, as you’re effectively restricting the pool of players that the game can search. Still, the option is there if you want it.

Can PC players play with console players?

According to Respawn, PC players will only be matched with PC players in normal matchmaking, while console players will only be matched with console players.

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That being said, consoles can still play with PC should they so desire it, but they have to be in a party together before they start matchmaking. After that, the game will include PC players in the pool to search from.

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The ability to enable and disable crossplay will be in the settings menu, but it’s enabled by default.

Given the fact that this is a beta, this can obviously change in time for the full release. However, this is currently how it’s set up.

Is cross-progression enabled for the game?

While this is something that’s apparently being considered by Respawn, the feature is not enabled in Apex Legends currently, so if you want to play on another console, you won’t have any of your items that you previously unlocked.

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All in all, this seems like a great beta and a chance to get feedback from the community. As previously mentioned, given the fact that this is a beta, things can obviously change and be tweaked but for right now, this is a good start.