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Apex Legends devs respond to a bug dropping players under the map

Respawn has responded to a glitch that is causing players to fall through the map in Apex Legends Season 7.

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An Apex Legends bug is causing players to fall through the map when dropping into Olympus. One developer from Respawn has taken notice of this and responded to the problem.

Most games initially experience a few glitches and bugs every time they go through a major update, and Apex Legends is no exception. The game has seen its share of bugs that have frustrated fans, such as broken character abilities and Legends swapping models.

Many of these problems started appearing when Season 7 went live on November 4, 2020. Respawn was able to patch up some of them, while other bugs remain. One glitch causes players to sink under the Olympus map completely at random.

This had led to some fans posting about it, and has caught the attention of the developers.

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Reddit user u/Klutzy__YT posted a clip of a bug in the Apex Legends subreddit. The thread, titled “Respawn what the heck is this,” consists of many different Apex players discussing the glitch that forces them to fall through the map.

The clip shows a team heading towards the ground. Each of the players finds somewhere to land, except one. That unlucky Legend phases through the solid surface of the map and instantly dies. You can see this in the clip below.

This is a game-breaking bug that can cause players to turn away from the game. One of the developers noticed this and responded to the issue in the thread. They assured the fans that Respawn will be investigating the glitch.

At this point, a few players offered to send recordings of their own experience with this bug. The dev then replied:

“Sure, go right ahead! But if possible I would prefer separate clips as it’s easier for us to share them around instead of having to link timestamps. If not, that’s okay, we’ll make do with what we get. Feel free to send it as a PM when you’re done. Cheers!”

The exact cause of this bug is not known at this time. A few Reddit users suggested that it might be a problem with players detaching from the jumpmaster. Until we hear back from the developers, this is purely speculation.

It comes as a relief that Respawn is looking into this now. Hopefully, this will get patched up soon, and we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends devs may rework Crypto if his play rate gets worse

Apex Legends dev reveals hacker Crypto could be receiving a rework in Season 9 if his pick rate gets any worse.

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Crypto could be next in line to receive a rework for Season 9 after Apex Legends dev reveals they are watching his play rate closely.

Crypto is a very niche character in Apex Legends and it’s no surprise that his play rate may be lower than most of the other Legends.

Crypto was introduced in Season 3, along with World’s Edge after the hacker destroyed the beacon at Repulser on Kings Canyon. Crypto has a strong dislike towards the Syndicate, the group behind the Apex Games, joining the fight to get closer to the corrupt company.

Apex Legends Season 9 Crypto rework

His introduction was well received and even became a strong pick in Ranked Leagues, combining his ultimate Drone EMP with characters like Wraith and Octane to get in quickly after Crypto deals the shield damage.

During a podcast, live balance designer John Larson stated that Crypto had a low pick rate in Season 8, but a “healthy win rate,” putting him in an odd spot for a rework.

His pick rate is much lower than other Legends, sitting at 1.5% compared to fellow Survey Legend Bloodhound’s 14.3%, according to Apex legends Status.

Larson believes this is because of his Surveillance Drone, as it provokes a playstyle that many players aren’t necessarily too fond of. Most casual players want a character that keeps them in the fight and can be used aggressively, whereas Crypto is most useful when he is in the drone.

Unlike Bloodhound, for Crypto to be most effective he needs to be out of the fight, making him a tough character to master and also one that many players won’t have the motivation for.

Crypto is a character that once mastered, can be extremely useful, especially with good teammates who have the ability to take fights without a third always being there.

If Crypto’s play rate or win rate gets any lower, Larson revealed they will look into reworking him as a whole, much like Mirage and Lifeline.

If you enjoyed this and want more on Apex Legends, stay tuned on Charlie Intel and check out our latest article on the Valk teaser.

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Death Note and My Hero Academia hints found in new Apex Legends teaser

Respawn Entertainment included references to anime titles like Death Note and My Hero Academia in a new Apex Legends teaser image.

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Apex Legends fans noticed some neat anime references within the new teaser dropped by Respawn, with images for My Hero Academia and Death Note, along with a few others.

Respawn Entertainment like to create hype among the Apex Legends community by sporadically releasing teasers that show off upcoming content. Now, a new one has caught the attention of fans because of its various easter eggs.

While Apex fans were initially just focusing on was the statue of a Valkyrie that has been connected to the upcoming Legend named Valk, a few eagle-eyed viewers were able to notice some hidden anime references as well.

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The new Apex Legends teaser image showcased a room on a spaceship which bares close resemblance to Wattson’s room, as revealed in a previous teaser. Looking closer at the stacked shelves on the right reveals various hints.

The shelf has Portion a Nessie toy, along with the Land of the Lustrous and My Hero Academia manga. If you look at the bottom of the shelf, you can also spot a stack of Death Note chapters next to the Valkyrie statue.

These are surprising additions that the developers deliberately left in the image, and now Apex fans are speculating how this will affect the future of the battle royale.

When Apex Legends released on the Nintendo Switch, Respawn Game Director, Chad Grenier stated the Season 9 character would appeal to Japanese players. These references could be a clue about the Legend’s interest in manga.

Respawn also released weapon charms and a limited-edition Pathfinder skin for Nintendo players, which lines up with Grenier’s promise to “deliver unique content to Japan” in Apex Legends. We might see more anime-themed content added later.

The image also contains a reference to thea Apex Predators from Titanfall on a piece of paper lying on the desk. With Season 9 on the horizon, we expect plenty more surprises to come in the next few months.

Image credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends War Games: Everything there is to know about Ultra Zones

Apex Legends War Games event is well underway with the latest mode, Ultra Zones, taking inspiration from Season 6’s Flash Point LTM.

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Mad Maggie’s Apex Legends takeover continues with War Games Ultra Zones mode, a renewed version of the Season 6 LTM.

Ultra Zones is the newest mode in Apex Legends War Games mini-event and may be familiar to some players.

Since replacing Second Chance, Armour Regen saw a short-lived lifespan being replaced by Ultra Zones at 10am PST, April 14th. The new mode is a rework of the Season 6 LTM, Flashpoint, which received backlash after it came with a host of bugs and performance issues.

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How does Ultra Zones work?

The Ultra Zones War Games mode sees multiple hot zones over the map covered in a glowing blue dome. This means not only more gold and higher tier loot, but also the glowing Flash Points which replenish health and shields.

Instead of the hot zones only featuring one gold item, Maggie has decided to put one gold gun and one gold item in each Ultra Zone, meaning even more gold loot!

After a short period of time in an Ultra Zone, players will passively heal shield and health, making for a fun combat zone where players can sustain fights. Unlike the Season 6 LTM, Flashpoint, all healable items are available during this mode.

Similar to the Armor Regen mode, characters with lots of mobility like Octane and Horizon will make be great at dipping in and out of fights to let your health and shield regenerate.

This mode will be the longest-lasting out of all the modes included in the War Games mini-event, staying until 10 am PST on April 19th.

For more on the Apex Legends War Games event stay tuned on Charlie Intel and check out our article on three quality-of-life changes that can improve Apex on the console.

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