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Fortnite players desperate for new Apex Legends feature to be added

Published: 13/May/2020 11:49

by Jacob Hale

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Fortnite players are left looking over at Apex Legends with envy once again, as they bring in a much-requested feature in Season 5 that Fortnite fans have wanted for years.

Apex Legends was Fortnite’s first real rival in the battle royale world, reaching millions of players in record time to really challenge the latter’s spot at the top.

Since then, Epic Games have regularly taken inspiration from different Apex Legends features, such as with the implementation of the reboot van and a well-designed pinging system.

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The Reboot Van has been a popular addition to Fortnite, but was originally a feature in Apex Legends.

Now, another feature has been added to Apex Legends with the launch of Season 5, and it’s one that Fortnite players have been clamoring for for quite some time.

Posting to the FortniteCompetitive subreddit, user srjnp shared a section from the recent update patch notes, in which Respawn reveal that they’ve added a “reconnect” feature.

The reconnect feature means players can join back up with their teammates in a game after being disconnected, be it due to crashing, internet issues or for any other reason, so you’re not fully out until you get killed by an enemy.

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The reconnect feature looks like it could save a lot of people’s games.

This is something Fortnite players have wanted for a long time, and it makes sense. Given the fact that a long Fortnite match could take 25 minutes or more, it feels like a lot of time to invest if you end up being kicked out simply for an accidental crash or lagging out.

With this, you can just get back to the game when you’re ready and reconnect in the state you were in prior to leaving, getting started wherever you left off. It’s clearly a popular idea as the original Reddit post received thousands of upvotes and overwhelming support in the comments.

Although it’s not perfect, it is a workable solution to a huge issue, and will make these instances much less frustrating. Now, Fortnite players will wait and see how Epic Games respond. Maybe they’ll eventually get a reconnect feature, too.

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Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:31

by Alan Bernal

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The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.