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YouTuber Zylbrad breaks Apex Legends server with ridiculous kill record

Published: 9/Jul/2020 17:19

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular content creator Zylbrad has set a bizarre new kill record with a ridiculous Respawn Beacon tactic in Apex Legends – almost breaking the battle royale’s servers in the process.

As with many battle royale titles, hardcore players will often look to rack up as many kills as possible in an attempt to set new records and earn bragging rights.

It is no different in Respawn’s Apex Legends, with tons of players looking to dethrone the current list of record holders for the top spots in each of the game modes and playlists.

respawn beacon in Apex Legends
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Zylbrad made clever use of Respawn Beacons for his Apex Legends kill record attempt.

Breaking a high kill record requires players to have a near-flawless performance, as well as a lot of luck in hunting down enough enemies, and it is why these high scores can be incredibly difficult to beat.

However, Australian YouTuber Zylbrad decided to take a different approach to setting records in the battle royale, instead, gathering a lobby full of his fans, who each helped him in picking up free kills.

“Today we’re going to achieve the world record of kills,” he explained, “we’re going to go to the same spot with our Respawn Beacons, that is the key, that’s how we’re going to get the most kills ever.”

Zylbrad gathered dozens of players around him during his attempts and set down countless Mobile Respawn Beacons to continue lining up more and more players for him to shoot.

The gameplay itself was quite hectic but eventually, the YouTuber managed to rack up over 272 kills during his final attempt, although the servers did not hold up too well after the last kill, with an error popping up on his screen.

“Server shutting down – Internal server error,” he read aloud, “No, did that count? I’m in the game but its glitched. Does anyone see this, we broke the game.”

After a short while, however, they were sent to the post lobby screen and Zylbrad’s score was seemingly counted, rewarding him with a whopping 37,539 XP for his efforts.

While these bizarre attempts obviously do not count towards any of the official Apex Legends kill records, Zylbrad still, technically, managed to set a new record with all of the help he had.

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Apex Legends director reveals plans to make it more than a battle royale

Published: 31/Oct/2020 10:35

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is currently one of the most popular battle royale games in what is a saturated market, going toe-to-toe with Fortnite and Warzone – but developers Respawn Entertainment have plans to make it much more than that.

Apex is currently gearing up for its seventh season, which devs have boasted is their biggest yet in terms of new content, as they release the game’s third map, a new Legend, Horizon, and a host of new features like Clubs and a Steam launch.

However, while the battle royale side of things is going from strength to strength, Respawn are ambitious, and have plans to take their Apex Legends universe to new places.

Their focus might currently still be on the battle royale, but game director Chad Grenier has revealed that the studio has much grander plans for the future.

POI on Olympus in Apex Legends
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Apex Legends is moving to a whole new world in Season 7, Olympus on Psamathe.

The future of Apex Legends

In an interview with Eurogamer, Grenier revealed that they are already working on content for up to Season 12 of Apex, as they try to plan as far ahead as possible.

But, beyond just the new seasons of content, there is also a wider view about how they can take their roster of Legends and do new and exciting things. “Right now we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale?” Grenier said.

“We have this roster of legends that people love – how else can we use them? I think looking into the future, you’re probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale game. You see we have all these LTMs (limited time modes) and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.”

Horizon running in Apex Legends
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Respawn think they can do more with their roster of Legends.

What exactly this could mean is unclear, but we can make a few educated guesses. The most obvious would be some form of PvP multiplayer mode, Call of Duty style. Respawn’s Titanfall series already did this successfully, and many developers at the studio actually worked on the Modern Warfare series at Infinity Ward previously.

The other obvious option would be PvE. They’ve already dabbled their toes in this with the Season 5 quest, which had small single-player ‘missions’ of sorts, but it wasn’t an all-out campaign or story mode as such.

Given the great lore that Apex Legends has already built up through trailers, teaser and comics, it certainly would make sense to give it more gameplay aspects too.

For now, the focus is on Season 7, but it sounds like Apex Legends has big plans to innovate beyond the standard battle royale.