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Shroud explains why Apex Legends is ”PUBG all over again” after rage quitting

Published: 10/Mar/2019 1:37 Updated: 10/Mar/2019 1:41

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer and former CS:GO pro Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek is generally known for his calm demeanor – yet one game of Apex Legends sent him over the edge.

Shroud was in the midst of a game of Apex Legends when he became the unfortunate victim of lag, getting downed by an opponent in the middle of a gunfight due to the game’s latency.

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He appeared to have a hard time stomaching the loss, explaining that he hates losing games due to elements outside of his control.

“We literally lost to these guys because of fucking lag!” Shroud shouted, putting his head in his hands. “I’m gonna break something! Holy shit, I hate when stuff isn’t in my control.”

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Shroud even left the game out of anger, comparing Apex Legends to earlier battle royale title PUBG, known for its insufferable latency and frame stuttering.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends saw massive success upon release, garnering over 10 million downloads in its first week after going live.

“I left the game,” he continued. “I can’t play until it’s fixed. This is PUBG all over again, dude.”

Shroud isn’t the only player noticing issues in Apex, either; the game has been rife with reports of crashes and cheaters, with other users experiencing similar, rage-inducing latency.

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However, not all is lost; well-known Fortnite player ‘KingRichard’ gave a handy solution to Apex’s lag issue, advising players to wait at the game’s menu screen for one minute before changing the server.

While Apex Legends continues to experience growing pains, the game received critical acclaim upon release, earning a whopping 25 million downloads within its first two weeks after going live.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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