Apex Legends

Fortnite uses cunning tactic to combat Apex Legends growth

Published: 9/Feb/2019 12:39 Updated: 9/Feb/2019 12:58

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have turned to a peculiar tactic to fight against Apex Legends‘ explosive first-week growth, as the Respawn Entertainment title aims to topple Fortnite.

Since its release on February 4, the free-to-play battle royale game has sparked plenty of praise and taken the gaming world by storm. On February 7, Respawn Entertainment announced that the game had crossed the 10 million players mark within the first 72 hours of its release.

Players have already questioned Apex Legends’ chances of challenging a juggernaut like Fortnite, and it now it looks as if Epic Games are taking the challenge quite seriously.

Respawn EntertainmentFollowing a surprise release, Apex legends has made a bigger splash than anyone expected.

Users who perform a Google search for the phrase “Apex Legends” now have a chance of receiving an advert about Fortnite, at the very top of the search results, that will take them directly to the Epic Games website.

As both titles are free-to-play battle royale games, there is plenty of crossover between keywords and resulting searches – meaning that the ads would fall under Google’s targeted advertising where companies can select a target audience at which to push their promotions.

FortniteNewsFortnite takes prominence over Apex on the new Google searches.

Whether or not Apex can be the game that fills the role as the ‘Fortnite killer’ remains to be seen. Even some of Fortnite’s biggest names have been given it a chance and having a good time in the process.

Even Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins believes the game has a chance, but it’ll take an incredible amount of hard work from Respawn. 

“I mean anything any game has a chance to go over Fortnite, but it’s going to be nearly impossible,” Ninja said on his February 8 stream. “But this game specifically? It’s anyone’s guess at this point. I think it’s going to be nearly impossible for anyone to do what Fortnite has done, and what they continue to do day in and day out and update their game.”

Apex Legends

Apex Legends dev responds to Winter Express ‘crush’ bug

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:19

by Connor Bennett


An Apex Legends developer has responded to a frustrating bug that is crushing players in corners in the Winter Express LTM. 

With the holiday season fast approaching, game developers across the globe are racing to get their updates in so that players can celebrate while also playing their favorite games. In the case of Respawn, the Apex Legends dev have brought back the Holo-Day Bash event as well as the Winter Express LTM. 

The popular limited-time mode is pretty simple, with players battling in tight spaces, and with random loadouts, to take control of the train that used to chug around World’s Edge. 

While it is incredibly fun, there are a few issues cropping up – with the biggest one, this time around, seeing players being crushed when they go near certain corners or interact with a teammate. 

EAThe Winter Express LTM provides a new element to squad-on-squad combat.

Anyone who likes to get their teammates a friendly punch will have noticed the issue, but Apex Legends player blinnddd was confused at first – asking if it was a bug or an intended consequence of getting their teammate a tap. 

Plenty of players quickly responded to say it was an issue before Daniel Klein – a Senior Game Designer at Respawn – chimed in to confirm it’s a problem, but it’s not exactly a simple one to get ironed out. 

“F**king moving geo 🙁 Yeah, it’s a bug, but not an easy one to fix, he commented shortly after the post went up on the Apex Legends subreddit. “Hope that was in the grace period!”

Additionally, the problem has been flagged on Respawn’s public Trello board of Apex Legends issues, but it’s purely in the investigating phase for now. 

The Holo-Day bash event, and the Winter Express LTM, are set to run until January 4, so there is plenty of time to get it straightened out, but as Klein notes, its not an easy one. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.