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Why are the Apex Legends servers down? Everything we know

Published: 3/Apr/2019 19:40 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 3:20

by Eli Becht

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Respawn Entertainment released update 1.1 on April 3 for Apex Legends that created a myriad of problems for players that wiped progress for their accounts and now players are reporting not being able to access the game.

Apex Legends updated to version 1.1 on April 3 in what was supposed to be a good patch that introduced various quality of life changes like the ability to squad up with your previous team, among other things but it looks like the game had other ideas.

Apex Legends players are having their accounts wiped after updating to v1.1

Players are reporting having their progress being completely wiped and even reporting not being able to access the game at all. 

Respawn released a statement addressing the progress being wiped by saying they are looking into it but so far nothing has been said about the servers being completely down.

Players have been kicked from matches with no ability to access the servers again while some aren’t reporting any issues. This issue doesn’t seem to be affecting every player but it’s widespread enough to be an issue.

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Considering how good the development team has been so far about announcing updates, it’s a bit odd to see this not addressed yet.

A fix for the progress reset is being looked at so it’s possible a similar fix is being looked at for the servers being down for some players as well.

We will keep this post updated with new information about the servers as it becomes available from Respawn. With prolonged issues like this it could end up taking a lot longer than expected, especially when there are multiple problems.

Update

A couple of hours after the update and server issues occurred, Respawn Entertainment posted a brief progress update on Reddit detailing the issues. 

It turns out that the v1.1 update placed players onto new servers, which led to the issues. These issues have now been fixed and the servers are up and running once more. 

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Apex Legends players want “throwback weekends” with old versions of maps

Published: 5/Dec/2020 22:33

by Julian Young

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After getting to experience a previous version of World’s Edge in the Winter Express LTM, Apex Legends players want Respawn to introduce “throwback” releases of the game’s maps for them to enjoy.

With Apex Legends’ Holo-Day Bash event in full swing, players have gotten a chance to experience the fan-favorite Winter Express limited-time mode once again, which is set on an older version of World’s Edge.

That version of the map is no longer available in the rotation, of course, but after getting another taste of it in the LTM, the Apex community is asking the developers for more.

“Respawn should give us ‘Throwback Weekends,’ a weekend where a previous iteration of a map is in rotation all weekend long,” Reddit user u/NizzyDeniro suggested.”

Respawn should give us "Throwback Weekends". A Weekend where a Previous Iteration of a Map is in rotation all Weekend long. from apexlegends

Basically, the fan is asking the devs to create a new rotation available on weekends, called “Throwback Weekends,” each one featuring a version of Kings Canyon or World Edge from previous seasons.

Since its launch in February of 2019, both maps have undergone various flurries of changes over the past two years, with numerous popular landing spots and points of interest being revamped, or in some cases, completely removed.

The original Capital City on World’s Edge and Skull Town on Kings Canyon are just examples of iconic locations that players want to enjoy again but can’t because they’re not in the maps’ current iterations. Some players even suggested bringing back content from the original Apex Legends release, with one user saying “Can I get a season 0 Kings Canyon please.”

Apex Legends Kings Canyon Skull Town
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Players want Respawn to bring back old versions of the game’s maps, like Season 0 King’s Canyon.

The post has been well-received, amassing almost 20,000 upvotes as well as hundreds of replies expressing support of the idea. While some expressed doubts on whether this is feasible due to issues of file size and other considerations, the community seems to be overwhelmingly on-board with the suggestion.

One user pointed out that bringing back old maps could help the player base, saying “I think it will bring lots of people online too. Can you imagine Season 3 Cap City now with the new legends?”

The idea could also benefit newer players: “I just started playing the middle of last season. I would love to go back and get to play some of the old maps,” a user said in reply to the concept.

Unfortunately, no one from Respawn has commented or replied to this request yet, despite its growing popularity, so there’s no indication this is in the devs’ plans for now.