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Shroud criticizes “lame” buffs and nerfs in Apex Legends update

Published: 19/Jan/2020 14:10 Updated: 20/Jan/2020 9:50

by Andy Williams


Mixer star, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, has weighed in on Apex Legends’ Grand Soirée update and gave his two cents on the Gibraltar buff which Respawn introduced on January 14. 

Shroud has planted his flag when it comes to Apex Legends’ Grand Soirée event: third-person LTM or bust. He made his stance clear, when discussing Respawn’s latest event on stream.

While Grzesiek only seemed to be enticed by the prospect of third-person action in Apex Legends, he did also provide a somewhat cut-throat insight into the meta changes which have materialized off the back of the Grand Soirée update.

Apex Legends' Crypto, Wraith and Gibraltar.
Crypto and Gibraltar were buffed, while Wraith was nerfed on January 14.

Despite previously being partnered with EA during the opening months of Apex Legends, shroud has recently stepped away from the battle royale and invested most of his time into Escape from Tarkov. 

During his January 18 stream, shroud decided to dabble in the third-person mode. When catching up on the recent changes, pro player, Timothy ‘sYnceDez’ Putrow, provided a brief overview. 

“So they did release some buffs and nerfs, but they’re just not good buffs and nerfs?” shroud questioned. Putrow proceeded to explain that Gibraltar’s revive speed has been increased from the standard five seconds for most characters, to around two seconds while inside his Dome of Protection.

Grzesiek spared no silence and cut right to the chase. “Gibraltar is a much, much better Lifeline because you can fast-heal your whole team…

“And now you can quick res, in safety – in full safety – not just a front cone, full safety. So yeah, that totally eliminates Lifeline. That’s pretty lame.”

Putrow then summarized Gibby’s current Passive Abilities after the update. The Legend can now both fast heal and fast revive inside of their dome, while also rocking a face shield during gunfights. 

Given Gibraltar’s newfound ability buff, shroud labeled Respawn’s actions as a “bad change,” before stating: “I don’t think they need to try to make a character that nobody really uses much better, they could just try to make something new instead.”

The Mixer star empathized with the difficult position that Respawn are in, however, by adding that his solution would require “more development time,” which would eat into the developer’s resources and time. 

Despite shroud’s views, he continued to try his hand at the third-person mode. Perhaps Grzesiek will venture into the Apex Games on a more permanent basis when Season 4 launches on February 4.

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What is code:truck error in Apex Legends & how to fix it? Latest from EA

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:06

by Tanner Pierce


After Apex Legends received its Holo-Day Bash update, many fans are reporting a brand new code:truck error that’s preventing them from entering the game. Here’s what you need to know about the odd server issue that everyone seems to be getting.

Earlier today, the Holo-Day Bash update went live for Apex Legends, which added in a slew of new content, including some skins and a brand new LTM.

Unbeknownst to players, it seems to have added something else to the game that’s causing a lot of people headaches as they try to log-in.

The Apex community is now reporting a new error code:truck when they attempt to log-in, which is causing some major issues and seems to be caused by the Holo-Day Bash update, although this part is a bit unclear. Here’s what you need to know about the error and if there’s anything that can be done to solve it.

What is the code:truck error in Apex Legends

According to the error messages seen by players, either the game itself or the player is “out of sync with the server.” What that actually means is anyone’s guess.

What we do know about code:truck is that it’s preventing people from logging into the game. It’s affecting a large number of people on all platforms, although the exact extent of this is unclear as of the time of this writing.

Hopefully more information will be available soon.

What can be done to fix the code:truck error?

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a surefire fix for the error. As of 7:10 EST on December 1, 2020, Electronic Arts and Respawn haven’t released a fix for the bug. That being said, they did comment on the error, saying they are looking into the problem.

Beyond that, however, we have no update as to what’s causing this error for some players, how extensive is the problem, and, most importantly, what the fix is for it.

Over on Reddit, some players are reporting on a few different fixes but none of the them are confirmed. One player reported that they were able to workaround the issue by changing the date and time on their PS4 and few others confirmed its success.

Hopefully a fix becomes available in the near future to avoid it spreading to other people, which would result in the amount of players logging into Apex Legends to plummet.