The Holo-Day Bash 2020 event has seen a few glitches since it went live. Now a new one has been reported that traps players in boxes when entering the Winter Express LTM, and causes them to quit the game. Here’s what we know about the bug.
With the holiday season just around the corner, Respawn have brought back the The Holo-Day Bash event to get players into the festive spirit. The highlight of the event is the Winter Express LTM which pits three teams against each other on the World’s Edge as they try to take control of the train. This mode is fun but it has some problems.
Players have reported glitches and bugs while playing on the train. A new one traps players within boxes with no way to get out. There have been increasing reports of this bug across the Apex community.
Reddit user ‘u/Solalgaleo’ posted a clip of the bug in the Apex Legends subreddit. It shows the player getting trapped inside one of the boxes and trying desperately to get out. Firing the weapon, deploying a D.O.C. drone, and putting down holo-sprays didn’t help them escape.
You can see this all take place in the clip below:
The player can fire their weapon but can’t deal damage to other players or get out of the box. Being trapped also protected them from enemy fire so they became invincible. This means that there was no hope of escape via elimination.
Another reddit user named ‘u/SirKona’ posted a similar clip. They got trapped in one of the train’s boxes, and then tried various different actions to escape but to no avail.
As you can see in the clip, they tried firing their Volt SMG before trying to leave the box. It seems that players can keep performing their usual actions while they’re trapped but it will have no effect on their situation.
We don’t know the exact cause of the bug at the moment, but the player reported this happening after they ran and jumped up onto the box as the train was going down a slope. Eventually they got bored of being invincible so they left the game.
So far it seems that the only escape from this bug is to quit Apex Legends and then start it again. A few players have reported that they can still get hit by Termite or Shuriken when stuck in the box. Others claim that a Wraith portal can get you out if the train is moving.
If you head over to the Apex Legends Trello Board, then you won’t currently find any planned fix for this bug. This means that it hasn’t caught the attention of Respawn yet so they haven’t responded to it on the Reddit posts.
The developers already have their hands full at the moment with other bugs that are infecting the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event. This includes one that leads to players getting randomly killed on the train. Once they announce a fix for the latest bug, we’ll update you.
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When is Apex Legends coming to the Nintendo Switch?
Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale excellence is coming to Switch, but when exactly is Apex Legends coming to the Nintendo Switch?
Apex Legends is one of the world’s premiere battle royale experiences and it will soon be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. But when is the free-to-play behemoth expected to arrive on the leading handheld console in the world?
The battle royale market is ultra-competitive with so many top dogs and companies all vying for the top spot. You’ve got Fortnite, Warzone, Apex Legends, PUBG, Hyper Scape, and lots of other mini-variants that are jumping in too.
But Apex Legends can still hold its head high and consider itself an elite member of this relatively new genre. Respawn Entertainment is trying to expand its audience and appeal to a wider demographic by launching Apex Legends on the Nintendo Switch – just like Fortnite.
But how soon can we expect to be boosting around in the palm of our hands?
Apex Legends release date on Nintendo Switch
Now into its seventh season and still retaining a large portion of its fanbase, Apex Legends continues to grow and make its interpretation of battle royale must-play. The game has had a healthy run across the major platforms, and now it awaits its release on the Nintendo Switch.
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The announcement of the game’s additional platform came all the way back in mid-June 2020 at EA Play Live. It was expected to become available in late-2020, but due to the unforeseen circumstances that have taken place in the year, Apex’s newest release has been delayed.
A recent statement from Chad Grenier, Game Director on Apex Legends, had this to say: “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year. And of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”
However, new information released on Monday, January 18, 2021 seems to have revealed the release date for the Switch version of Apex. In a new Stories from the Outland trailer for Season 8, the description on the YouTube channel in select regions (Japan, Spain, and others) says Apex Legends will be playable on Nintendo Switch starting Tuesday, February 2, alongside the Season 8 release.
Since our tweet, the references to the Nintendo Switch release have since been removed from the description of the YouTube video in all regions. Here’s what the description said prior to being removed:
We’ll continue to keep fans updated as the Nintendo Switch Apex Legends announcements happen.
Understandably the events of 2020 have taken their toll on the development of the Switch port and it has naturally caused the delay. Hopefully, development goes well and we can see the full release in 2021.
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Apex Legends Season 8: Release date, new Legend, Repeater Rifle
Respawn Entertainment have finally revealed Apex Legends Season 8’s release date and introduced us to the new Legend, Fuse.
Respawn Entertainment dropped the latest episode of ‘Stories from the Outlands’ which revealed the release date for Apex Legends Season 8, as well as the new Legend, Fuse.
As we approach the end of Apex Legends Season 7, players have begun looking forward to what’s in store for Season 8.
Season 7 introduced a new Legend, Horizon, who can manipulate gravity, alongside the new map, Olympus. There have been leaks and rumors regarding Season 8, but on Monday, January 18, Respawn Entertainment officially revealed the next season.
Apex Legends Season 8 release date
Apex Legends Season 8, titled Mayhem, is set to drop on February 2, 2021, as announced by Respawn Entertainment.
The Stories from the Outlands video, “Good as Gold,” revealed the official release date of the eighth season.
Season 8 comes two days before the second anniversary of the popular battle royale game, so expect this to be a huge content drop. Season 4 dropped on Apex’s first anniversary, and it offered players an Anniversary Badge and XP to celebrate.
New Apex Legends character
In a slightly confusing trailer, “Good as Gold” introduced Apex Legends’ 16th Legend, Fuse. This Australian Legend favors explosives, with leakers discovering that he will have a Projectile Grenade and Fire Bomb.
We see Wally, nicknamed Fuse, discover a golden grenade alongside his friend, Max. The two grew up together taking part in dangerous missions, repeatedly stealing the grenade off of each other. Max hero-worshiped a group of freedom fighters from their planet, Salvo, but Fuse wasn’t interested in them.
Fuse gained fame in the fighting pits, much to his friends apparent jealously. Their friendship eventually ended after Fuse became the fighting pit champion and he revealed that he is leaving to join the Apex games. Max chucked the golden grenade at him, blowing off his arm. He didn’t seem to care and left Max behind.
A press release also revealed that the 30-30 Repeater Rifle will be coming to Apex Legends in Season 8.
As we receive more information about Apex Legends Season 8, we’ll be sure to update you.
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First Apex Legends Season 8 teasers: New Legend, abilities, planet
A whole host of new details for Season 8 of Apex Legends have been revealed. This includes info on the new Legend, abilities, and more.
As the end of Apex Legends Season 7 looms near, we are starting to pick up hints and teasers about Season 8. This includes the brand new Legend, cool new abilities, and even a new planet.
Respawn has done a great job with Season 7 of Apex Legends and are continuing to support it as it comes down to its last several weeks. The Fight Night Collection Event was another way in which the devs have been trying to keep Apex fans happy.
Now, we have several teasers that point towards crucial Season 8 information, including Salvo – a potential new planet in the Apex Legends universe.
Apex Legends Season 8 teasers
The social media accounts for Apex Legends have been particularly busy as of late. The official Apex Legends Twitter account posted a GIF captioned “New Blood”.
New Blood probably refers to a new face coming to Apex Legends. The GIF signifies the unity of Salvo and the Syndicate (in charge of the Apex games), with extra care needed for Salvo.
New planet Salvo
Salvo is another planet that has featured no connection to Apex Legends. But this teaser seems to suggest that this is changing. For some lore on Salvo, here is an official letter that was on Wattson’s desk.
“I am writing to inform you that Salvo – which rejected the Mercenary Syndicate’s position to join Syndicate Space in 2722 – is now being guided by new leadership sympathizers to the cause of peace within the Outlands.
Talks with this new administration was prolonged, but ultimately fruitful; as of today, the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty has been amended, and Salvo will become the seventh world to join Syndicate Space.
Salvo brings with it [redacted]. In the coming [redacted] Office of Public Relations will be rolling out a social [redacted] to dispel inaccuracies about [redacted] to create an appropriate [redacted] for their integration into the Syndicate, [redacted] including exciting new developments within the Apex Games.
At this time do not correspond with the Legends regarding this matter. Expect further instructions [redacted] our office in the days to come.”
We aren’t sure how Salvo becomes fully integrated into the new Season 8. It may be the catalyst for a new map down the line. For the time being, it seems to be the home planet of our next Legend…
Fuse in Apex Legends
Dataminers recently unearthed the potential identity of our new Legend for Season 8 – Fuse – and he is supposed to be an explosives expert.
That would explain the Salvo aspect with the word meaning a successive barrage of fire. The datamined info suggests that these will be Fuse’s abilities:
- Tactical: Projectile Grenade
- Ultimate: Firebomb
There have also been hints of Fuse’s Ultimate as well.
But a new teaser has also pointed towards some new Abilities heading for Season 8. Respawn recently gave players a welcome surprise by bringing back King’s Canyon and the Mirage Voyage point of interest.
In the special new mode, a teaser video shows some bombs on the map that can be triggered and explode to great effect. There are thoughts that these will be included in Season 8 and can be intertwined with Legends’ abilities.
How this will take effect we’re not sure, but this should all become more clear as we get closer to Season 8.
Season 7 of Apex Legends is scheduled to conclude on Feb 1st. Season 8 is expected to start soon after.
Image credits: Respawn Entertainment
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