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Weird Apex Legends climbing bug is ruining Revenant’s ultimate

Published: 11/May/2020 9:58

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends players have uncovered a strange bug that prevents Revenant from returning to his Death Totem ultimate if he’s climbing any sort of structure. 

The character was introduced at the start of Apex Legends’ fourth season, with the Synthetic Nightmare taking the place of Forge – who had been expected to join the roster of legends. Since then, Revenant has become a regular figure on both World’s Edge and Kings Canyon.

Though, the terrifying figure hasn’t been without issues. Despite being the newest legend, players have suggested plenty of changes for his abilities moving into season five and beyond. Yet, before Respawn Entertainment gets to that point, they might want to address a new bug that is ruining the character’s Death Totem ultimate.

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Revenant is one of Apex’s darker legends.

The new issue was pointed out by Reddit user Se0z, who showcased a video from their recent game playing as Revenant. The Redditor was in Death Protection mode as they attempted to scale the side of a building, yet, they were shot down before they could reach the top.

While this should send Revenant flying back to the Death Totem, that didn’t happen for Se0z Instead, they were left at the mercy of the player who had just wiped out their health – leading to a pretty quick elimination.

[BUG] Revenant doesn’t go back to the totem if he dies while climbing on the edge from apexlegends

While some might write it off as a one-time-only bug, the Redditor even tried it again in the Firing Range practice mode and ended up with the exact same outcome – a quick death and no teleporting back to the Death Totem. 

Of course, with season five set to release in only a couple of days on May 12, Respawn might have a few issues in getting a fix worked out and added to the forthcoming patch for this bug. Revenant players will no doubt be hoping that they can get things straightened out but we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Apex Legends dev defends Wraith nerfs coming in Season 8

Published: 28/Nov/2020 15:32

by Joe Craven


John Larson, Live Balance Designer at Respawn Entertainment, has defended the changes Wraith is set to undergo in Apex Legends Season 8, following comments from Daniel Klein. 

Balancing legends has long been a contentious topic in the Apex Legends community, with mains of various characters keen to see buffs. The admission, for example, that Mirage will never be a top-tier character irked many of the legend’s biggest fans.

The focus of the community is currently on Wraith, the Interdimensional Skirmisher who has long been in the upper-echelons of Apex Legends. However, comments from developer Daniel Klein about Respawn’s efforts to get Wraith “under control” in Season 8 led many to believe that she is set for significant nerfs. Unsurprisingly, this caused considerable discussion among Wraith players – and those sick of coming up against her.

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Wraith looks set for a nerf in Apex Legends Season 8.

His comments generally revolved around fixing Wraith’s hitbox – rather than nerfing her equipment to any greater degree. However, many believe she has been nerfed enough and further weakening is not the correct response.

Redditor ‘QuikScopeDash’ is one who took this stance, joking that they would main Crypto because Wraith has been nerfed so significantly.

This prompted a lengthy reply from John Larson, a Live Balance Designer at Respawn. He prefixed his comment by explaining that he is a Wraith main and wants her to remain viable.

“Wraith’s kit has been nerfed and tweaked more than any other legend’s, but her win rate and encounter win rate has remained an anomaly,” Larson said. “The common argument is that mechanically gifted players are drawn to her kit, but when we filter by skill brackets (rank, average damage, you name it) she’s still head and shoulders above everyone. So what does this mean?”

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Larson’s reply on Reddit.

Issues with Reddit moderation resulted in large portions of Larson’s comment being removed, but his point remained clear. Despite the various nerfs Wraith and her kit have suffered, her stats suggest she is still performing incredibly well.

He went on to compare Wraith with Pathfinder, explaining that “we never want to nerf legends to the point where they lose their identity.”

Many fear Wraith is approaching that point, and want the Voidwalker to remain as powerful as she’s always been.