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Shroud wants one simple feature added to Apex Legends in Season 4

Published: 9/Feb/2020 10:38

by Andy Williams

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Mixer megastar Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has revealed the one key feature he thinks Apex Legends Season 4 needs to improve player experience.

Apex Legends’ fourth season is in full swing. With big changes to World’s Edge and Revenant’s blockbuster debut, players are flocking into EA’s servers to sample what Respawn have cooked up.

Assimilation has piqued the interest of shroud, who’s had a turbulent relationship with Apex Legends during its one-year tenure in the battle royale realm.

Shroud, CouRage and Drdisrespect at Apex Legends' launch.
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Shroud was among the first to play Apex Legends.

It seems that 25-year-old falls in and out of love with Respawn’s flagship title on a regular basis. But with Assimilation’s gripping narrative, shroud is trying the game out once again.

Grzesiek has been grinding the Apex Games’ ranked playlist on his Mixer channel during the opening days of Season 4.

This has led to a very simple but shrewd observation from shroud. Sending a Tweet aimed at the official Apex Legends account, he said: “Listen here @PlayApex. Add a reconnect feature. That is all. Thank you.”

Respawn already said no to reconnects

Mid-game crashes and disconnects are one of the most prominent issues plaguing Apex Legends players, especially on PC.

While on the surface, adding the feature seems like a no-brainer, Respawn have previously acknowledged that it simply isn’t feasible in a Reddit post.

Firstly, the developers believe that certain members of the player base would “abuse” the short-term fix.

While in the same breath, Respawn believes that the effort implored into a feature such as this would be “better spent focused on fixing stability issues so that the feature isn’t necessary” in the first place.

Apex Legends subreddit.

Yes, shroud’s case is strong — especially when you consider that stability issues still plague the game, some 11 months on from the aforementioned Reddit post.

However, a reconnect feature has a plethora of implications. For example, when you reconnect, do you spawn with the same health/loot as when you disconnected? Until Respawn can crack the code, it is unlikely that shroud’s wish will come true.

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Apex Legends fixes annoying Rampart & Treasure Pack bugs in Dec 1 patch

Published: 1/Dec/2020 20:51 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney

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Apex Legends devs have rolled out fixes for frustrating Season 7 bugs that makes players face an infinite loading screen and a separate glitch causing Rampart’s turret not to stick to the Trident.

Treasure packs returned to Apex for Season 7, as a way to keep the battle pass interesting and give players something to come back and search for every single day, if you don’t get trapped, that is.

The packs have become a significant part of Apex matches since players don’t want to miss one and fall behind on completing the set and miss out on some cosmetics.

For some though, the packs have caused major issues during Season 7 though, as a bug would randomly lock them in a loading screen.

An Apex Legends treasure pack
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Treasure Packs were introduced in Apex Legends season 6, and now they’ve caused quite the headache.

That wasn’t all throwing players off. Rampart mains also found that, while it was advertised in the Season 7 trailer, the legend’s turret wouldn’t always stick to the new Trident vehicles.

Both of these bugs have definitely been getting under players’ skin, but the good news is Respawn have rolled out a fix for both issues that will hopefully put an end to the incoveniences.

“As an FYI, we’ve deployed a small patch to re-enable the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident as well as provide a fix for players who are getting stuck on certain menu pages,” Apex wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1.

This means that once you log in following the update, treasure packs should no longer get you caught in a loop, and Rampart can once again fire Sheila atop the Trident.

Previous reports claimed that another update had been rolled out to try and fix the treasure pack glitch already, but if you’ve been on Apex’s Reddit recently you’ll see still numerous posts of people still encountering it, and a similar issue with getting stuck on the main loading screen as well.

Despite a few bumps like this along the way, Season 7 has generally been well-received by the Apex community, so hopefully, this patch takes care of these issues for good and let us get back to playing.