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Apex Legends patch looks to stop hackers from ruining tournamentsApr 20, 2021 - The LoadoutRespawn's latest Apex Legends update has patched an exploit that was preventing players from playing. The patch comes after hackers have been locking high-profile players out of their accounts. In particular, one of the battle royale's biggest streamers Shivam 'ShivFPS' Patel, has been targeted while trying to climb the Apex Legends ranks on his Twitch livestreams. An Apex Predator-standard player, who has competed in the Apex Legends Global Series on numerous occasions and goes by the formidable moniker of the 'solo-queue warlord,' Shiv is known for his ability to beam enemies as well as his tirades against cheaters and stream snipers. It seems likely that he was targeted in order to provoke one such tirade, but a hacker - possibly a cheater who goes by the name of 'Tufi' - has been regularly locking Shiv out of his account, forcing him to create new accounts every time he plays a new match. Eventually, Shiv figured out a workaround by using an indecipherable screen name, but the problem was clear. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list: the best legends to use in Season 8 Apex Legends Mobile will be a "new game," and won't have crossplay Apex Legends Season 9 introduces bows and arrows Apex Legends new character is the daughter of a Titanfall 2 bossApr 20, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunRespawn Entertainment have revealed that the next character jumping into the Apex Legends arena is Valkyrie. She's the daughter of Viper, a villainous Titan pilot you might recognise from Titanfall 2. In a new Stories From The Outlands video, we get a glimpse of Valkyrie as a kid, taking a joy ride in papa's big Northstar mech. Unfortunatley, it seems Apex still isn't getting proper mechs, but Valkyrie will be bringing a few parts of Northstar into the battle royale with her when the new season starts on May 4th. Read more Титанопад начинается: Представлен новый мультфильм по мотивам Apex LegendsApr 19, 2021 - Gamemag.ruИздательство EA и студия Respawn Entertainment опубликовали новый короткометражный мультфильм Northstar, посвященный королевской битве Apex Legends. И он напрямую связан с шутером Titanfall 2. Stories from the Outlands: NorthstarApr 19, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsValkyrie's been pulling smuggling jobs for years, but she didn't take this one for the money. Still, someone's got to pay... Apex Legends Season 9 introduces bows and arrowsApr 19, 2021 - The LoadoutApex Legends is getting a new weapon, the Bocek Bow. We're currently not sure how it works, or how powerful it will be - we're not even entirely sure how to pronounce it to be honest - but it looks like it will further shake up the meta as we head into Apex Legends Season 9: Legacy. The compound bow arrives with another new addition to Apex Legends, Valk - or Valkyrie. While she's the daughter of a legendary titan pilot from the Titanfall series (we're living for all this crossover at the moment), the Bocek Bow is brand new, and hasn't featured anywhere in the established Titanfall universe before. Or at least, not that we've seen. We'll wait until we've played Season 9 to make a decision about where the Bocek Bow fits into our Apex Legends weapons tier list, however. The description for the bow on the Apex Legends website makes it sound like a sniper rifle of sorts, with a slow rate of fire but dealing immense damage if you can hit your shots. The Bocek Bow is "a powerful and deadly weapon, for those with the skill to wield it," the description reads. "Capable of inflicting tremendous damage at medium range, you'll need to make each shot count." It sounds perfect for any budding Legolas or Katniss who wants to try a round in the Apex Games. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list: the best legends to use in Season 8 Apex Legends patch looks to stop hackers from ruining tournaments Apex Legends Mobile will be a "new game," and won't have crossplay Apex Legends Valk: abilities, leaks, and teasersApr 19, 2021 - The LoadoutApex Legends Season 9 is fast approaching, and that usually means some exciting new additions to the Apex Games. We're anticipating changes to maps, potential "new ways to play," and of course the next addition to the roster in Apex Legends, Valk. The Apex Legends characters are the heart and soul of the game, and each new season brings another face to the fight. Whether you're a staunch Rampart main or someone who flits between meta picks to keep your skills honed, everyone wants to try out the newest additions for size. After all, how else will we find out how good they are, how Valkyrie's abilities will synergise with other legends, or how much fun they are to play? Whether you're preparing for the rumoured Apex Legends' Arena mode, you're just trying to make your way up the Apex Legends ranks, or you're just here for a healthy dose of lore, a new character adds a lot of excitement to Apex proceedings. How will Valkyrie's abilities affect the meta? Will she fly high like Horizon or flicker out like Fuse? Only time will tell. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list: the best legends to use in Season 8 Apex Legends patch looks to stop hackers from ruining tournaments Apex Legends Mobile will be a "new game," and won't have crossplay Apex Legends Mobile will be a "new game," and won't have crossplayApr 19, 2021 - The LoadoutApex Legends is finally coming to mobile devices. Just over a month after the release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, Respawn has announced that it will start bringing its hit battle royale game to the smallest screen of all this month, starting with Android devices. Respawn is marketing Apex Legends Mobile as its own, brand "new game," although it will still be a battle royale similar to the game that players have been playing for more than two years to date. Apex Legends crossplay allows players across PC and console to play with each other, but the mobile game will not support the crossplay. Furthermore, it will feature entirely different battle passes and cosmetics specifically for mobile players. According to Apex Legends' game director Chad Grenier, the regular Apex Legends development team is working with a partner studio and "a dedicated team... filled with experts in mobile game development." Initially the game will be tested in India and the Philippines, where "a few thousand" players will be able to jump into matches on Android devices. Respawn will open testing to more people and regions over time, and will also add iOS support. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list: the best legends to use in Season 8 Apex Legends patch looks to stop hackers from ruining tournaments Apex Legends Season 9 introduces bows and arrows EA's head of broadcast on taking "calculated risks" with Apex Legends esports coverageApr 19, 2021 - The LoadoutApex Legends had only a handful of LAN show matches before the official esports scene truly kicked off in Krakow, Poland. The event has gone down in Apex Legends folklore, simply due to the fact that it's one of the only live, in-person events that the battle royale game has ever seen. The Finals went on for an astonishing 11 rounds before TSM was crowned the victor, and despite the match point system needing tweaks - as ALGS commissioner John Nelson told us last week - the Preseason Invitational was considered a success. "That was a great opportunity to tell the story , because we had everybody there," explains EA's head of broadcast, Joe Lynch. "We could show all the players, we could show that emotion. When 789 was making their big runs out of nowhere, we could actually interview them, talk to them, and see the expression when they got finished. Or when TSM won the whole thing, we could see that excitement in them and we could tell that emotional story. That was a good start." Lynch's most challenging task when broadcasting a battle royale tournament is simple: "How do you tell the story?" When he works on the broadcasts for other EA titles, things are much more simple. In FIFA and Madden, matches are 1v1 - the stories tell themselves. But with 20 teams and 60 players competing in Apex Legends Global Series tournaments, analysing and telling the stories of even a single match becomes a daunting task. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list: the best legends to use in Season 8 Apex Legends patch looks to stop hackers from ruining tournaments Apex Legends Mobile will be a "new game," and won't have crossplay Apex Legends player gets team disqualified by going for a pooApr 16, 2021 - The LoadoutA Thai Apex Legends pro has got his team disqualified from a GLL APAC South tournament after his girlfriend played for him while he apparently used the bathroom. Lertpong 'Dexter' Nakurai, Sinchai 'Chambers' Sotsiao, and Teerachock 'Killoposz' Muedin are a well-known trio in Apex esports. The Thai roster was at one point the best team in the world in terms of Apex Legends Global Series points, and still today holds the second-highest amount of ALGS points, topped only by T1's South Korean team. However, the players - who now play under the name Tom Yum Kung after they were released from organisation Made in Thailand - had their run in the GLL tournament cut short after they were disqualified for fielding a mid-game substitute. The substitute in question was Dexter's girlfriend, after the player appeared to indicate he was feeling unwell and needed to urgently use the bathroom, according to a rough translation by u/nradit99. A Thai speaker has confirmed this to The Loadout. In order to prevent getting kicked for being AFK, Dexter asks his girlfriend to take control of his Wraith. All of this is happening on Dexter's Twitch stream of the matches. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list: the best legends to use in Season 8 Apex Legends patch looks to stop hackers from ruining tournaments Apex Legends Mobile will be a "new game," and won't have crossplay В Apex Legends играет больше 100 млн человек, разработчики тизерят крупное обновлениеApr 14, 2021 - Gamemag.ruИздательство EA и студия Respawn Entertainment сообщили о том, что количество игроков в Apex Legends преодолела отметку в 100 миллионов человек. Дабы отметить достижение, был опубликован новый трейлер.  Apex Legends crossplay: how to play with friends across platformsApr 14, 2021 - The LoadoutFinding a game these days that you can actually play online with friends on different platforms is tough, but Apex Legends is one of the best for cross-platform play. While it might have taken an absolute age for Apex Legends crossplay to be set up, the community is all the better for it now. With crossplay set as default, everyone, whether they're playing on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, or even the Nintendo Switch, can now come together for a couple of games on Kings Canyon, World's Edge, and Olympus, and, let's be honest, that's pretty special. So if you're sat there twiddling your thumbs, trying to work out how the hell crossplay works, then don't worry, we've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know about Apex Legends crossplay, including how to set it up, how it works, what platforms are involved, and how to turn it off. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list: the best legends to use in Season 8 Apex Legends patch looks to stop hackers from ruining tournaments Apex Legends Mobile will be a "new game," and won't have crossplay Apex Legends patch notes: what's new in update 1.65Apr 14, 2021 - The LoadoutApex Legends is a live service game, which naturally means it's always getting updated. Whether it's a new season, a new character, a new map, or just some subtle changes to weapon damage and fixing bugs, the developers at Respawn usually keep us in the loop with what's changed. If you're new to the battle royale game - or just want to check what's changed after an update - then you're in the right place. We've rounded up all the latest Apex Legends patch notes so you can check out what's changed and what's new in the competitive FPS game. Apex Legends usually pushes out a big update at the start of a new season - that's when they'll reveal all the abilities of a new character or add an entirely new map - but each season is punctuated by more, smaller updates that we'll also keep you up to speed with. Changes big or small will keep things feeling fresh, and future patch notes might give us a glimpse into Apex Legends Arena mode as the game moves into formats different from battle royale. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list: the best legends to use in Season 8 Apex Legends patch looks to stop hackers from ruining tournaments Apex Legends Mobile will be a "new game," and won't have crossplay War Games EventApr 13, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/38098458/fd668d67a57e6dd1c340289924efe70e9965d8db.jpg Salvo’s War Games are here. Play five rotating limited-time takeovers over two weeks. Shields regenerate in Shield Regen, round time is reduced whenever a Legend dies in Killing Time, automatically retrieve fallen banners in Auto Banners, compete for top loot in Ultra Zones, and get a free respawn in Second Chance. WAR GAMES TAKEOVERS SECOND CHANCE We’re kicking things off with a bang on April 13th with our first modifier: Second Chance. In this modifier, each Legend is granted one free respawn per match. Once a Legend is killed, their Respawn Token is consumed as they rise again from their current location retaining all their weapons and gear. After a short duration, the player respawns high in the air to skydive back into the action. Note that, while Second Chance is active, Players will be unable to Unlock Assassin, Wake, or Wrath badges, since these prestigious badges would be far easier to unlock in this mode. ULTRA ZONES Then we shake up your ideal drop strategy with Ultra Zones! Ultra Zones introduce the concept of multiple Hot Zones within a single map. More epic loot, more gold items! But wait, there’s more! Each Hot Zone is enveloped in a Flash Point—a returning feature from a Season 6 LTM. For those who don’t already know, Flash Points are enormous, glowing bubbles that replenish your HP and shields when you stand in them. In this mode, consumable items are still available as normal throughout the loot pool. AUTO BANNERS Tune-in mid event for Auto Banners. In this modifier we’ve made a rather small but spicy change to squadmate respawning. Your Squadmates Banner Cards are automatically retrieved! No need to loot their death box to retrieve their Banner Cards, just head straight to a respawn beacon. The loot pool has been altered to contain more Mobile Respawn Beacons too. KILLING TIME Feel the pressure with Killing Time. This event speeds up the match as Legends fall. During a round, whenever a Legend dies, the round time is reduced. If any given round is a massacre, you can bet that ring will be closing real quick! Keep an eye on the round timer and the ring in this modifier. ARMOR REGEN We’re closing out the event with Armor Regen. That’s right: your armor regenerates over time at a rate of 12 points per second. Whenever you take damage, your armor will begin regenerating after an 8-second delay. This delay is doubled to 16 seconds if your armor gets cracked. One last thing for this mode: there are no Shield Cells in the loot pool! Modifier Schedule All modes begin and end during mornings, PT time. Second Chance: Tuesday, 4/13 – Thursday, 4/15 Ultra Zones: Thursday, 4/15 – Monday, 4/19 Auto Banners: Monday, 4/19 – Wednesday, 4/21 Killing Time: Wednesday, 4/21 – Friday, 4/23 Armor Regen: Friday, 4/23 – Tuesday, 4/27 As you can see, each takeover mode only lasts for a few days at most. We can’t wait to hear which ones are your favorites.Apex Legends new event introduces five new game modes over the next two weeksApr 13, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunOver the last year or so, Respawn have been trying out loads of new game modes during Apex Legends' various events. It's been fun to see how even minor tweaks can really change the way you play the battle royale, and starting today there'll be five more modes to try out. The new War Games event kicks off this evening, promising a new mode every three to four days between now and April 27th. It all begins tonight with the Second Chance mode, in which each player will get to instantly respawn once per match. Read more ALGS commissioner John Nelson on the past, present, and future of Apex Legends esportsApr 9, 2021 - The LoadoutApex Legends is many things. A battle royale, first and foremost, but also an ongoing story, a character study, a comic, a Titanfall spin-off, and an esport. It is a game that refuses to be defined by any one of these qualities, yet embodies them all. But how do you balance all these plates, each spinning precariously and threatening to tip at any moment, in order to keep as many players happy as possible? The commissioner of the Apex Legends Global Series, John Nelson, manages one of these plates. He occasionally slides over to give another plate a little nudge, but for the most part, he takes care of the esports side of Apex Legends. "My team has been working with the Respawn development team since a year prior to the game's launch," he tells The Loadout. "And right from the start, we realised the amazing esports potential that the game had." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list: the best legends to use in Season 8 Apex Legends patch looks to stop hackers from ruining tournaments Apex Legends Mobile will be a "new game," and won't have crossplay Claim your “Have Faith” Weapon Charm with EA Play*Apr 8, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/38098458/d3b4af7b849bb269e3601cc32d73e3a71959b769.jpg https://store.steampowered.com/subscriptions/ea Join EA Play to make your games more rewarding with access to great player benefits and a library of top titles. Members get more from your game including exclusive player challenges and in-game reward, plus member-only content that lets you stand out from the crowd. And when it’s time to find your next favorite game, we’ve got you covered with an ever expanding library of our fan favorite series and premium games. You can even try out select new release games for up to 10 hours of playtime with no commitment. 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While Nyhrox left the organisation shortly after that victory, Aqua has remained on Cooler's books until its disbandment today. As well as making strides in Fortnite, Cooler looked to make a mark on Apex Legends esports too. It first picked up a roster in 2019, but signed its most recent trio as recently as October this year. The European squad of Oscar 'Yuki' Jiang, Matthew 'SirDel' Biggins, and Casper 'Gnaske' Præstensgaard will now become free agents. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends tier list: the best legends to use in Season 8 Apex Legends patch looks to stop hackers from ruining tournaments Apex Legends Mobile will be a "new game," and won't have crossplay Apex Legends players are facing a bug that resets all their progressApr 6, 2021 - The LoadoutMany Apex Legends players are reporting issues related to losing their progress and having their accounts be functionally reset. Players log in to Respawn's battle royale game only to find their level set to one, and all their stats for previous seasons reset. Some players are also reporting that their Apex Legends ranks progress this season has been reset. Players with hundreds of hours and thousands of kills have nothing to show for their dedication - no kill trackers, no badges, and no way of unlocking them again. According to Reddit user 'Triplehelix_', "after leveling up my season pass a few levels, you don't get the rewards a second time." However, it seems that there could be two issues at hand, as some players still have all their cosmetics unlocked, whereas others have been left with nothing but their premium currency. Some players are even reporting that they have lost their coveted heirlooms due to the issue. Triplehelix_ says that an EA support agent informed them that "the issue is widespread but that he expects all info is safely backed up and once a fix is found it will be restored." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends Valk: abilities, leaks, and teasers EA's head of broadcast on taking "calculated risks" with Apex Legends esports coverage Apex Legends player gets team disqualified by going for a poo There's a "ton" of "really cool" Titanfall content coming to Apex Legends Season 9Apr 4, 2021 - EurogamerBuckle up, Titanfall fans - "a ton" of Titanfall-flavoured content is coming to spin-off battle royale, Apex Legends. During a panel at BrownGirlGamerCode, Apex's senior writer, Ashley Reed, hinted that the studio was working "to integrate Titanfall" into future updates, as "Titanfall's very much a part of the universe". Apex's game director, Chad Grenier, went a little further, too, confirming that Apex would host some "really cool stuff" we might recognise from Respawn's critically-acclaimed shooter series. Read more Apex Legends Global Series commissioner is "looking to support" future game modes with tournamentsMar 31, 2021 - The LoadoutApex Legends fans immediately got excited when Chad Grenier, Apex Legends' game director, said that the Respawn development team was working on new game modes in an official blog post. In fact, his exact words were, "we'll launch new ways to play the game that take us beyond battle royale." ALGS Commissioner John Nelson tells The Loadout that his team is looking to support Apex Legends with tournaments "across modes," courtesy of the team that brings fans the current battle royale tournaments, the Apex Legends Global Series. "Apex Legends, at its core, was created to be a competitive game," Nelson tells The Loadout. "So across modes, my team is looking to support the game with tournaments. So, really looking forward to being able to bring more styles of competitive tournaments to the game and to the community in the future." Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends crossplay: how to play with friends across platforms Apex Legends patch notes: what's new in update 1.65 Apex Legends tier list: the best legends to use in Season 8 Apex Legends is the First Game to Top Fortnite 10 Days in a Row on TwitchFeb 13, 2019 - GitHypWith a growing list of failed battle royale games that at one point had thriving player bases and viewer numbers, Epic’s Fortnite looked to continue its dominance in 2019 with no real competition in sight… that is, until the creators of Titanfall dropped in last week out of nowhere with Apex Legends. Last year, many believed triple-A military shooters, Call of Duty and Battlefield, could take over the battle royale genre in 2019. But with the hype for both now at an all-time low, EA and Respawn's brilliant marketing strategy, improved BR mechanics, and free-to-play format have resulted in Apex Legends becoming the most successful new game since Fortnite. Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was actually the first game to take attention away from Fortnite for a whole week during the end of 2018; peaking with 508k concurrent viewers on Twitch and holding the #1 position for 8 days in a row. But unlike Black Ops 4, which saw its viewer base decline by 66% in its first week, Apex Legends has kept the interest of top streamers and its viewer base has grown over time -- keeping it in the #1 position on Twitch for a record-breaking 10 days in a row. Yesterday’s first-ever tournament for the game was Apex Legends' biggest day yet with a peak of 670k concurrent viewers during Twitch Rivals where team Kings Canyon’s Ninja, King Richard, and Dizzy took home the W. Compared to the game’s peak viewer count of 486k viewers on its launch day, Apex Legends has since seen viewership rise by 38%; which is a great sign that Apex could have some serious staying power at the top, especially when considering the hype for most new games usually fades away by their second week on Twitch. Player counts for Apex Legends also seem to be aligning once again with viewers' interest on Twitch. Respawn’s CEO, Vince Zampella, announced that the game broke 10 million unique players and 1 million concurrent players just 72 hours after launching. And just 4 days after his first announcement, Zampella also revealed that Apex Legends has already more than doubled that number with 25 million unique players and well over 2 million concurrent players at its peak. Seeing Apex Legends grow so quickly is reminiscent of Fornite’s meteoric rise after Epic shifted their focus to the battle royale genre. Unfortunately, at the moment all we have are official announcements from Respawn regarding the game’s continued growth... So for now, viewership on Twitch is currently our best indicator of the current state of the game, and as long as it keeps increasing at the top of Twitch, it's safe to say that the player counts are too.