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Which new weapon is coming to Apex Legends in Season 4? Leaks & rumors

Published: 6/Jan/2020 20:51 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 20:57

by Albert Petrosyan

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With Apex Legends Season 4 already not too far away, it’s never too early to speculate about what new weapon Respawn Entertainment will be adding, and it looks like it’ll be either the Volt or CAR SMGs.

Season 3: Meltdown is winding down in Apex Legends, with there being only a few weeks left until Season 4 kicks off on the one-year anniversary date of the game’s release.

As has been the case at the start of the first three seasons, the launch of Season 4 will see the debut of a brand new weapon, which would be the fourth new gun added in the battle royale.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends Season 4 will introduce a brand new weapon, but which one?

According to leaks and general speculation, the two likeliest weapons to be added are the Volt and CAR, both of which are SMGs that originated in Respawn’s Titanfall series.

This would certainly make sense, considering that the first three post-launch guns added – the Havoc, L-STAR, and Charge Rifle – are an assault rifle, LMG, and sniper rifle respectively, leaving only the SMG class without a new weapon yet.

It’s not yet clear which of the two Respawn will end up adding, there’s enough evidence to support both, as we take a closer look at the unreleased weapons below.

Volt SMG

The Volt is described in Titanfall 2 as an “energy submachine gun that fires concentrated bolts of high energy.” It was first discovered in the back-end game files and subsequently leaked by prominent data-miner ‘That1MiningGuy.’

Most in the community believe that the Volt is more likely to be added of the two because it’s an energy SMG and it would complete the set of energy-based weapons in the game, as there’s already an assault rifle (Havoc), LMG (Devotion), and sniper rifle (Triple Take).

That1MiningGuyApex Legends renderings of the Volt SMG found in the back-end game files.

In Titanfall 2, this weapon’s fire rate, damage, and time-to-kill were relatively lower than the R-97 (Titanfall’s equivalent of the R-99), however, it was a lot more accurate, could be used viably at longer ranges, and had a more reliable hip-fire precision.

In the video below, popular Apex YouTuber ‘The Gaming Merchant‘ went into detail about what the Volt potentially coming to the battle royale.

CAR SMG

The CAR is the second SMG that That1MiningGuy found in the back-end game files after it became apparent that the developers were testing kick patterns for both guns.

It too featured prominently in Titanfall 2, described as “an SMG designed to fire a more powerful round, providing greater damage and accuracy at the cost of fire rate and capacity.”

Respawn EntertainmentThe CAR SMG as it appeared in the TItanfall games.

Unlike the Volt, this is a purely ballistic weapon, functioning as a much more traditional submachine gun. That’s why a lot of players have made it clear that they prefer the Volt be added instead, mainly because the CAR would be too similar to some of the other weapons that are already in the game, such as the R-99, Alternator, and RE-45.

Respawn also dropped what many fans believe is a teaser for the CAR when one of their cosplayers for Caustic was seen holding the gun during TwitchCon 2019.

u/shikaritr / RedditCrypto and Caustic posing with what appears to be the CAR SMG from Titanfall 2.

It must be noted that there’s no guarantee either of these weapons will function as they did in the Titanfall games, as it’s entirely possible that Respawn would make fundamental changes to their Apex Legends versions.

Furthermore, all of this should be regarded as nothing more than leaks and speculation because nothing is official until Respawn and EA announce Season 4.

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How to fix Apex Legends code 100 error on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

Published: 18/Jan/2021 1:20 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 1:30

by Connor Bennett

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Despite being around for a while now, the infamous code 100 error continues to cause problems in Apex Legends and we’ve got all the info you need to address it.

What is the code 100 error in Apex Legends?

The Code 100 Error has been annoying Apex Legends players since early 2020; the error relates to players being unable to ‘complete their EA Account sign in,’ which is particularly annoying for players as EA have not yet noted the issues, much less acknowledged that they have their own fix coming.

Players have come up with a temporary fix of their own, with the remedy being pretty much the same regardless of whether you play the popular title on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation. You can find the fix for each respective platform below.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesThe Code 100 error is stopping Apex Legends players from helping teammates as Lifeline.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on Xbox One & Series X/S

The temporary fix, which has been a success for most players, revolves around being able to change your DNS [Domain Name System] server to a public DNS service, which has its own numbered code.

To make the fix work on Xbox, go into your network settings and tweak a few things:

  1. Go to Settings – Network, Advanced Settings, DNS Settings
  2. Change DNS settings to the following:
  3. Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
  4. Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4
  5. Save settings and return to Apex Legends

You may have to restart the game for the updated settings to make a change.

Windows CentralThe network settings for Xbox One are slightly tucked away – but you’ll be back playing Apex in no time.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PS4 & PS5

Again, fixing the error on either PlayStation console is pretty similar to Xbox but there are a couple more steps to follow:

  1. Go to Settings » Network » Set Up Internet Connection.
  2. Select which connection you use – be it WiFi or LAN Cable
  3. Select ‘custom’ and enter the following settings:
    • IP Address Settings: Automatic
    • DHCP Host Name: Do Not Specify
    • DNS Settings: Manual
    • Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
    • Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4
    • MTU Settings: Automatic
    • Proxy Server: Do Not Use

Save these settings and then return to your home screen.  Like on Xbox, you may have to close the Apex Legends application and start it up again for the changes to take effect.

Respawn EntertainmentThe code 100 error has been affecting Apex Legends players for a few days

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PC

The good news is that there is a fix for code 100 on PC, the bad news is that it takes a bit longer to do that on console. That said, if you follow these steps, you should be able to bypass the error.

  1. On PC, hit the Win + R keys together, opening the command box
  2. There, type in ncpa.cpl and wait for ‘Network Connections’ to appear
  3. On Network Connections, head to the internet connection you operate on and right-click it
  4. Once that right-click menu open, select properties
  5. After the properties menu opens, find Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select properties – which is towards the bottom right-hand side of the box
  6. There, select ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ and type in:
  7.  Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
  8. Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4
  9. Once done, select OK in the bottom right-hand corner. Once the box disappears, restart your PC and allow the changes to take place.

So, there you have it, that’s how you fix the Code 100 Error on old-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as PC.

Last updated January 17, 2021, at 5:30 PM EST.