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What to expect in major Apex Legends update coming in December

Published: 27/Nov/2019 20:58 Updated: 27/Nov/2019 21:22

by Albert Petrosyan

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Developers Respawn Entertainment are planning on releasing a big update for Apex Legends Season 3 at the start of December, and they’ve revealed some of what will be included.

It’s been a while now since the last big update was released for Apex Legends, but players won’t have to wait much longer, as Respawn have revealed that the next one will go live on December 3.

The update is set to include several quality-of-life improvements, new cosmetics items, changes to progression and the level cap, and more.

The developers talked about some of those quality-of-life changes in their November 27 episode of the Apex Devstream, and it seems most of those improvements are being made based on player feedback.

Below, you can find a full breakdown of all these changes that will be coming via this patch, as well as the full Devstream video itself.

Respawn Entertainment - YouTubeCommunity manager Jay Frechette was joined by Chad Genier and Lee Horn to talk about the upcoming December update in Apex Legends.

Friendly fire added to Firing Range

Respawn will be enabling friendly fire in the new training area known as the Firing Range, which will allow players who load into the mode together to be able to inflict damage upon each other.

This has been a highly requested feature because it would allow players to be able to practice against each other, and warm up much more effectively while not being limited to shooting at just immobile targets and AI dummies.

In fact, enabling friendly fire in Firing Range could open the door to a whole new type of competition within the training zone itself, much like the exciting build fights that take place in Fortnite Battle Royale’s Creative mode.

Respawn EntertainmentFriendly fire is coming to Apex Legends’ Firing Range, allowing players to now practice against each other.

Change to looting death boxes

Another change that will be introduced in this update will be giving players the option to stop automatically leaving the looting screen of a death box when taking damage.

This is something players have been asking for quite some time, as many have expressed their frustrations about the game’s current looting system, which immediately kicks a player out of the looting screen if they start taking damage from enemy fire.

While on paper this may sound like a good thing, the problem is that players often try to manually leave that screen on their own to take cover, and the combination of that with the automatic removal ends up causing many to just go straight back into the looting menu.

Fortunately, Respawn have taken note of these complaints and will be adding an option for players to have that automatic feature turned off, allowing them to just stop looting whenever they so choose, even when taking damage.

Respawn EntertainmentAn option is coming for players to be stop getting removed from looting death boxes when taking damage.

Improvement to health/shield item slot

Implemented via this update will be an improvement to the health/shield item slot, which will now automatically switch from a healing item to a shield cell once a player has full health.

For example, if a player uses a healing item to get their health bar up to the max, that slot will automatically swap to a shield cell so that the player doesn’t have to open up the wheel and select it manually.

“You have refilled your health, you will now automatically swap over to a shield cell as your next item,” they explained. “It doesn’t work in reverse. The idea being if I have just refilled my shields and my shields are at full health and I take a little bit of damage, I’m going to want to go to shields right away to refill that.”

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends’ healing system will be improved to make it easier for players to heal more efficiently.

There will also be a change made to how colored objects, specifically Helmets and Armor, look in the colorblind mode after players were complaining that it was hard to tell what rarity some of the items were.

The color that indicates rarity will not be made much more vibrant so that those with colorblind mode enabled will be able to distinguish them much more easily.

Here is the full November 27 episode of the Apex Devstream, which also includes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new World’s Edge map and a showcase for some incredible themed-artwork created by the community.

For more information about the new progression system, change to the level cap, and a look at the new cosmetic items, make sure to check out our Apex Legends December update info page.

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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

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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.