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Apex Legends dev responds to player’s audio issues in Season 9: Legacy

Apex Legends AMA on reddit has given players an understanding of how the developers are tackling the inconsistent audio experience.

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An Apex Legends dev has given players further information on what Respawn has done and is doing to improve the game’s inconsistent audio.

Apex Legends is no stranger to bugs and issues, with the latest season even crashing servers on release day back on May 4.

Players are constantly complaining. However, Respawn does an excellent job addressing the community’s feedback and responding, much as they have with Wattson’s recent issues.

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Apex Legends’ audio bugs and dev response

Reddit user Cr4zy proposed a very detailed, respectful question to the developers during the recent Respawn Entertainment AMA on Reddit.

The post reflected on various issues, from silent footsteps to Legend’s abilities not producing audio cues, like Bloodhound’s Beast of the Hunt.

The Reddit user even linked a 2 minute clips showing off some audio bugs he has experienced in the Season 9: Legacy update, which includes clips of silent footsteps and even an opponent consuming a shield battery without the audio playing.

Respawn developer, Chad Grenier, responded with some very informative points on how they aim to address these issues, but also how difficult it actually is to fix them:

“These audio bugs are very conditional and hard to reproduce in a way that allows us to fix them quickly, but we are working diligently to improve our audio reliability.”

Chad then went on to list some of the previous audio updates the developers have made to improve performance, mentioning a system that lets “developers and some additional content creators to ‘tag’ audio issues in the live game.”

It’s clear the developers are working hard at improving the game’s audio, but it does seem unreasonable to expect these complicated issues to be fixed overnight. It’s great to get the developers responding to players’ queries and will definitely keep players happy despite the issues.

For more on Apex Legends, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on Lifeline’s major Season 9: Legacy changes.

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Apex Legends players want the Battle Pass system from Halo: Infinite

The unique Battle Pass system of Halo: Infinite is proving popular with fans, and Apex Legends players want Respawn to take notes from it.

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The highly anticipated Halo: Infinite will come with a unique new Battle Pass system that’s proving popular with FPS fans, and Apex Legends players are asking Respawn for something similar.

There was a lot to unpack in Halo: Infinite’s multiplayer reveal which gave us a close look at a variety of different features. This included the brand-new Battle Pass system that comes with a unique feature.

Rather than giving you a limited amount of time to unlock various cosmetics, 343 Industries have made it so that a Battle Pass will never expire even when new ones come out, and you can pick which Pass to progress through.

Now, Apex Legends fans are asking for Respawn to try something similar.

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Reddit user Raxus001 took to the Apex Legends subreddit to ask Respawn Entertainment to take influence from Halo: Infinite’s new Battle Pass system.

Whenever a new season of Apex Legends arrives, you’re presented with a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through. However, this means that you can no longer complete the one from the previous season.

“It would be a brilliant idea to have a menu tab in the lobby that allows us to look back on all the battle passes in Apex and purchase any that we missed,” wrote the Redditor.

Adopting this Battle Pass system would grant you the chance to get any cosmetic rewards that you may have previously missed out on.

Many players pointed out that this would profitable for both the fans and developers since Respawn would still get the money used to purchase new and old Battle Passes.

So far, the developers haven’t addressed this suggestion, and we don’t know if they’ll adopt a similar Battle Pass system to Halo: Infinite after the Legacy Update ends. We’ll keep checking for any new developments regarding this.

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When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends

Apex Legends is cross platform for Xbox, PC and PlayStation. Find out if your progression will follow you around all the systems here.

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Apex Legends has cross-platform play available and is now on pretty much every platform, with a Mobile version soon to be released publicly. Now there is one thing on players’ minds – Apex Legends cross-progression.

Since the original launch of Apex Legends in February 2019, the game has made many strides towards catching up with competitors Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone. First, it began with its cosmetic store & seasonal battle pass system, capitalizing on its free-to-play status with microtransactions for players.

Next up, it launched its cross-play system on October 6, 2020 – uniting players across consoles and PC. The crossplay system is different from competitors since PC players will only still be placed against other PC players. However, console players can still queue with PC friends, but they will, in turn, be exclusively placed against PC players.

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Forwarding to the present, players are merging across platforms. Many console players are making the jump to the PC platform due to the recent performance jump of the RTX 3000 graphics cards, and some Xbox players are jumping to PlayStation and vice versa.

When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends?

So for players jumping across platforms, will your progression follow you? The short answer is no. Currently, there is no way to have your Apex Legends rank and skins follow you to another platform. The only exception is changing between the Origin launcher to Steam on PC, where you will have your data transfer over.

There is good news for players who are still waiting for cross-progression to come to Apex Legends. It still appears to be on the developer’s to-do list, with Respawn’s Game Director Chad Grenier commenting on the subject in a Reddit post.

“It’s something we are very passionate about, and we’re looking at our options available. Much harder post-launch since users may have multiple accounts to merge or use. Easier with Steam because it’s at launch. We’ll give an update when we have something to talk about.”

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Based on Grenier’s comment, it appears that Cross Progression has a chance to come in the future, but it is currently a difficult task for the team due to users who have multiple accounts across platforms.

For those cases, it looks like Respawn might offer an account merge option of some type, which may be tricky for them to implement back end.

Since these comments, there has been a further update on the situation by Chad Grenier, who stated in another Reddit AMA that “it’s still a ways off.”

Hopefully, the devs can figure out how to implement cross-progression into Apex Legends. This would make life much easier for those who wish to change the platform without sacrificing their account data.

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Apex Legends leak claims Revenant will get Heirloom in Season 9

A new leak suggests that Revenant will be the next character to get their own Heirloom in Apex Legends Season 9, not Crypto.

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Apex Legends leak claims Revenant will get Heirloom in Season 9

While it was initially believed that Crypto would receive his very own custom Heirloom in Apex Legends Season 9, a new leak suggests that Revenant will be getting one instead.

Heirlooms are some of the rarest cosmetic items in Apex Legends to this day. These are basically unique melee weapons that are suited to specific Legends. Bangalore’s Cold Steel in the Chaos Theory event was the most recent one.

Heirloom for Crypto was also previously leaked, but that has yet to arrive in the game. Now, some new leaks have emerged which suggest that Respawn are planning to give one to Revenant in Season 9.

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According to notable Apex Legends data miner ‘GarretLeaks,’ a new LTM that’s arriving on June 29 may also bring Revenant’s Heirloom to the battle royale. The leaker states that there’s a “high chance” of this happening.

A previous leak revealed what Revenant’s Heirloom will look like. It appears to be a scythe that’s compartmentalized and attached by a wire. Once the Legend gives it a shake, it will form the sharp end of the two-handed weapon.

So far, nine of the Legends have their own Heirlooms in the game, and Revenant will be the tenth if these leaks are accurate.

This might be disappointing to Crypto fans that were excited to see his ‘Jikdo’ item arrive. That leak was apparently a “fake”, and Garret stated that there are currently only two Heirlooms in the Apex Legends game files.

Keep in mind that we don’t know for sure if this is the next Heirloom that will be joining the game since Respawn’s next lineup hasn’t been revealed yet. So, it’s worth taking this news with a grain of salt.

If you’re interested in more cosmetics for this Legend, then you can also pick up June’s Revenant Prime Gaming skin. For more Apex Legends news, keep it locked on Charlie Intel, and check out the Legend pick rates in Season 9.

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