A Titanfall 2 free weekend on STEAM has officially started and will let players experience the popular game without having to spend a dime and will allow Apex Legends players to dive deeper into the battle royale’s universe.
Titanfall 2 has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years. Players love the entertaining gameplay and exciting single-player campaign the first-person shooter offers, which was overshadowed by a release that competed with a new Call of Duty and Battlefield.
However, the success of Apex Legends, the battle royale game set in the universe of Titanfall 2, and the new Season 9: Legacy, which features a great deal of Titanfall content, has seen a recent surge in players jumping into the first-person shooter.
This recent surge in popularity has led to developer Respawn Entertainment announcing that a Titanfall 2 free weekend is now taking place, and we have everything you need to know about the Titanfall 2 free weekend covered for you.
Titanfall 2 free weekend
Respawn Entertainment took to Twitter to officially announce that players can play the game through STEAM without spending any money starting on April 30, 2021. All you need to do is go to the game’s page on STEAM and download the game.
The community will be able to jump into the game at any time free of cost until May 3rd at 10 AM PST, which means individuals who have never experienced this title will have a couple of days to do so without having to worry about putting any money towards it.
Unfortunately, this only applies to the game on STEAM, which means console players will not be able to take advantage of the offer that will be ending on May 3rd.
There is no doubt that plenty of Apex Legends players who have been interested in the lore of the battle royale but have never played either of the Titanfalls will be taking advantage of the Titanfall 2 free weekend and seeing what all of the excitement is about.
For more on Valkyrie, the Titanfall-focused character coming to Apex Legends in Season 9: Legacy, check out all of her abilities and her Stories from the Outlands short that gives a look into her background.
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Apex Legends dev responds to Season 9 triggering ‘the fear of glitter’
An Apex Legends player with ‘sparkalaphobia’ and epilepsy can’t play Season 9, and devs said they’re taking the issue seriously.
After an Apex Legends player with ‘sparkalaphobia’ – the fear of glitter – and epilepsy explained how the new Bocek Bow prevents them from playing Season 9, a dev said they’re taking the issue seriously.
An Apex Legends player has long been suffering from ‘sparkalaphobia,’ the fear of glitter, but it’s come to a head after the Bocek Bow has triggered epileptic seizures. In a Reddit post on May 6, the player explained to Respawn Entertainment that Season 9 is the first season they “can’t truly play,” as the Bocek Bow’s arrows shimmer in a way that triggers their epilepsy.
Sparkalaphobia is defined as the fear of glitter, but for Reddit user sky-m1n, it’s their epilepsy that gives them the fear. “It’s not the glitter I’m afraid of,” described sky-m1n. “But the overexposure of light that’s the issue.”
In a Reddit post explaining the problem to Apex’s devs, they said, “I can stare at a static image no problem, give me a white noise channel and I’m fine, Christmas ornament sure too, but once you flicker a halogen while it rotates, the reflections start to hurt.”
sky-m1n then described how when a seizure is triggered, you get a “sudden tense sensation rushing behind your skull,” a burning image in your eyes, and a “snapping of your neck from the jerk.”
“Then it hits you, brain.exe gets deleted and you stare into the abyss as if blindness took over,” they continued. “The worst is that with brain.exe dead, your body can forget to breathe and you drown in lifelessness until it all comes back. That’s what scares me.”
How this relates to Apex Legends Season 9 is the Bocek Bow’s arrows shimmer with a pulsing yellow light when they’re on the ground or embedded in a surface. “I feel uneasy, the pulse gets under my skin and the more arrows there are, the more uncomfortable it becomes,” sky-m1n described.
It sometimes gets to the point that sky-m1n has to force close the game and cradle themself as they “can feel like an epileptic seizure coming.”
The post received a ton of attention on Reddit, and Respawn Entertainment’s director of comms, Ryan K. Rigney, responded to the thread. He said “never even heard of this before, but I think we ought to take it seriously. Letting the team know.”
Hopefully the devs are quick to address this issue so that sky-m1n and other players with epilepsy can continue to enjoy Apex Legends in Season 9.
Image Credit: Respawn Entertainment
Unreleased Apex Legends Legacy Valkyrie skins revealed by dataminers
Apex Legends Season 9: legacy saw the introduction of new Legend, Valkyrie and dataminers have already found some new recolors for her skins.
Apex Legends’ newest addition hasn’t been out for long, as the Legacy update was released on May 4th. However, dataminers have still managed to find further upcoming content for the new character, including some interesting recolors of some Apex Legends Valkyrie skins.
Apart from the server issues on release day, the latest Legend, Valkyrie, has been available for fans to experience, bringing a new dimension to the game’s roster. Dataminers have been quick to explore the new code, revealing some of the new Legends’ upcoming skin recolors.
The new update has allowed dataminers to provide fans with some interesting insights into upcoming Apex Legends content. They have revealed two future events, Origins and Arenas Flash, and presented 3 new recolors for Valkyrie’s base skins.
Apex Legends Valkyrie skins & recolors
Dataminer @Shrugtal is the one responsible for these new leaks, as well as the Revenant heirloom that was also revealed recently.
The skin recolors revealed are for these base Legendary skins:
- Military Grade
- Assure Blessing
- Titan Tested
When will the recolors come out?
It’s unsure when players will be able to purchase these recolors, especially as these are just leaks and anything datamined is subject to change, as it has not yet been announced or revealed by Respawn Entertainment in an official capacity.
However, we know that skin recolors are usually available to purchase in the exclusive store with Legend Tokens if you have the correct base skin.
For more information on Valkyries Legendary and Epic skins, check out our article detailing them and all of the exciting looks that they will be bringing to the battle royale game for the latest character to join its roster.
For more on Apex Legends, stay updated via Charlie INTEL and check out our article on the new option to report players for “smurfing.”
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Apex Legends devs address Season 9 loot issues
Various Apex Legends players have noticed some issues with the loot following the Season 9 update, and Respawn have responded to this.
While Apex Legends Season 9 brought a ton of new content to the battle royale, it also faced major server outages and various problems with in-game loot that Respawn Entertainment is investigating.
The Apex Legends Legacy update added a huge amount of new content being to the game. The update brought a brand-new battle pass, a new Legend named Valkyrie, 3v3 mode Arena, and a host of patch notes.
However, it also brought a host of server issues that kept players from logging into the battle royale. Now, there are other problems with the in-game loot, and Respawn Entertainment is looking into it.
Popular streamer Daltoosh discussed the Legacy update on Twitter and pointed out a notable decrease in the number of in-game backpacks and rare armors. Many of the commenters claimed to have noticed the same thing.
- Read More: How to earn every Apex Legends Arena badge
This led to a response from Apex Legends’ Producer, Josh Medina, who reassured fans that he’d have “folks check out the loot.” Respawn made very various changes to the loot pool due to the new starter kits.
The new kits will spawn you in with a level 1 shield, knockdown shield, and helmet, along with two syringes and two shield cells. The level 1 armor has been made much rarer, while level 1 helmets and knockdown shields have been removed.
It’s possible that this may have caused some unintentional changes to the in-game backpacks and the frequency of higher shield levels as well.
Unfortunately, players of the battle royale will have to put up with this problem in Apex Legends Season 9 until a fix is found. That said, it’s at least encouraging to hear that the developers are aware of it and are working on a solution.
For more on Apex Legends, stay updated on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on all the weapon buffs and nerfs for the Legacy update or how dataminers have uncovered an upcoming Flash Event for the new Arenas game mode.
Image credits: Respawn Entertainment
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