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Unusual Apex Legends disconnect bug is completely ruining games

Published: 8/Aug/2020 11:48 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 12:04

by Daniel Cleary

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Apex Legends players have found an unusual bug that is ruining matches through randomly disconnecting them from the game.

With the launch of Season 6 fast approaching, Apex fans will look to play their last games before the battle royale title receives some major changes, with a new Legend, Rampart, confirmed to be on the way.

However, a strange bug has now been found which is disconnecting players at random and ruining their chances at picking up their final wins in Season 5.

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A bug has been found which is randomly disconnecting Apex Legends players from their games.

Random disconnect bug in Apex Legends

Earning the title of ‘Champion’ can be challenging for even the best Apex Legends players but this bug is making it nearly impossible to stay alive.

One Apex fan u/the_meme_player shared a clip of this bizarre glitch happening to them, revealing that they were instantly sent back to the lobby after taking some damage.

“[The] game randomly kicks me back to the lobby?” they added, pointing out that there did not seem to be any lag beforehand and that they could not rejoin.

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The player had just used Wraith’s ‘Into the Void’ ability when it happened but it is unknown whether or not the character’s skills were the reason for the bug.

Respawn has added a new reconnect feature in Season 5, however, as your character remains in the same state as you left them, it does not help much when it happens mid-gunfight.

As of now, it is still unclear just what is causing this game-breaking bug and many fans have called for Respawn to add a fix.

The Apex Legends devs have yet to respond to this glitch but you can check out our guide to solve lag or connection errors here.

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Valve’s Gabe Newell wants to play Apex Legends for future game inspiration

Published: 23/Jan/2021 21:10 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 21:22

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends is in the backlog of Valve co-founder Gabe Newell, popularly known as Gaben, as the game industry legend thinks he can get a ton of inspiration from the unique battle royale.

Counter-Strike, Dota, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, and many more. Gaben not only gave life to the most popular digital games marketplace, but also created some of the most beloved titles in their respective genres.

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Famer has had a major influence in the world of games, and he might have just identified where his next dose of game development inspiration will be coming from.

“The one game that I really want to start playing, I have no excuse, but I want to play Apex Legends,” Newell told New Zealand’s 1 NEWS. That’s one title in his games backlog that he’s really been itching to play, saying that a “bunch of people at Valve” have been grinding away in the Arena.

But always more than a gamer, Newell is keen to dive into Respawn’s battle royale since he thinks it’ll have plenty for him to learn about as he plays.

“I think I’ll enjoy playing [Apex Legends], which is always good, but I also think there’s things I’ll learn as a videogame developer from playing it,” he said. Newell mentioned that games from prolific designers like Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto are always fun, but they also seem to give insights in the craft.

The Valve boss said that he’s been trying to court more traveling companions onto Dota 2, but can’t wait to join the hordes at Valve who are entrenched in the Apex Games.

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Overall, Newell’s comments are immense praise to the people at Respawn, who recently brought Apex to the Steam marketplace. A bunch of Respawn personnel also reacted to Newell’s comments with as much glee as you might expect.

“Dear Gaben if you’re out there, you bearded god: If you and your squad wanna play a few games with Respawn’s design leads and directors, hit us up! We’re big fans,” Director of Community and Communications Ryan K. Rigney said.

Even more interesting is to see what Newell could do with the inspiration he gets from Apex Legends. Valve has industry-leading titles across the FPS and MOBA genres, so it’ll be interesting to see how much he takes from Respawn’s battle royale.