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repiv
Aug 13, 2009

The patch goes live 30 minutes from this post I think

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repiv
Aug 13, 2009

The follow up tweet says the Switch port is being handled by Panic Button

That bodes well, they did the excellent Doom 2016/Eternal and Warframe Switch ports

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

It's officially official now

https://twitter.com/PlayApex/status/1356728844548411392

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

The funniest bit of Apex history is that someone leaked it on 4chan nearly a year before launch, but the thread just immediately died and nobody saw it

https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/410050215/

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

Fuses voice actor is a legit Australian, he streams Apex so you can hear his natural accent here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoVRGCI9coI

Horizons VA is native Scottish too

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

https://twitter.com/Respawn/status/1357744343407239168

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

They could extend what they already do with survey beacons and replicators - keep all the balloons but only spawn a random subset of them each game.

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

You get 2 free event packs on the rewards track so you may as well wait and roll the dice before buying any of the skins directly

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

The collection event is 2 weeks, but you get 12 weeks to do the extra set of challenges for the badges and mozambique charm

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

This gets you 600 Apex Coins for half the price of buying 1000 coins normally, in addition to the Fuse skin

https://twitter.com/PlayApex/status/1359943739939172357

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Aug 13, 2009

It's popular enough that Respawn went to the trouble of dubbing the entire game in Japanese (no small expense given the huge number of voice lines)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzuxYneWiZU

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

unsurprisingly the switch port runs at 30fps and looks like rear end

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ-dE_5el5Q&t=4254s

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

iiTzTimmy managed a 9069 damage game :stare:

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

Have I just been very unlucky, or does the dropship just never start near the new zone on Kings Canyon? It feels like I never start games there unless we do a long drop.

I'm wondering if they forgot to update the dropship paths to account for the map being bigger than before

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

Tried Origin instead of Steam or vice versa?

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

Actual solos are probably never coming back, but Respawn said they're going to add no-fill mode at some point this season so you can queue solo into duos or trios games

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

Just noticed a Caustic wandering around during the pre-game intro on KC, is that new or have I just not been paying attention

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

https://twitter.com/frozenfroh/status/1364283212143411203

refine it you say

maybe water treatment is getting repurposed? it's one of the few parts of KC that's never been updated, and it would balance out the S8 KC updates by putting something new on the opposite side

repiv fucked around with this message at 19:08 on Feb 23, 2021

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

https://twitter.com/Kel__l/status/1363976243390132229

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

https://twitter.com/shrugtal/status/1365001450535849984

Shrugtal also found even more references to the compound bow that's been showing up in leaks for ages

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-28-apex-legends-hits-an-all-new-concurrent-user-peak-on-steam

Apex hit a new all-time high of nearly 200k concurrent players on Steam, game is doing well

(some of the gain might be existing players drifting over from Origin though)

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

There's a big patch due on March 9th, maybe that will help? :shrug:

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

it's gonna be rough to play at 30fps but at least they get gyro controls

once again the switch gets gyro controls where the ps4/ps5 doesn't, despite also having a gyro

what's the deal with that

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

I've had teammates I'm pretty sure were bots before, they landed in an obscure corner of the map and ran in circles until the ring killed them

My guess is they make new accounts and farm the free lootboxes until they jackpot heirloom shards, then sell the account

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

They took the devstream down, did they leak something they didn't mean to?

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

Apparently gibbys arm shield is being worked on but the fix wasn't ready for this patch

https://twitter.com/lowkeydbjosh/status/1367525531818754048

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

They uploaded the devstream again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZgBbKihSwI

Dunno why the first upload got deleted, maybe they leaked something by accident

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

I would assume they'll keep the player count at a flat 60 with more total squads if necessary, like they already did with duos having 30 instead of 20 squads

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

SKULL.GIF posted:

I almost want them to add another 10 squads to the match just because this keeps happening, or shorten the timer for the 1st ring, or something.

There's always going to be a ton of jumpmasters who just press E on the first millisecond and beeline for the nearest hotzone, the only solution I can see working is to have multiple dropships approaching the map from different angles so the insta-droppers are split into ~3 different groups rather than one giant mess that wipes out half the server

Hyperscape sucked but the one good idea it had was starting players at different corners of the map to get a nice even distribution

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

Lots of CS:GO pros play with 4:3 resolutions stretched out to 16:9 because they swear it makes them play better (then they die on LAN because they have no peripheral vision)

There's a ton of cargo culting around settings in that scene

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

https://gamingbolt.com/apex-legends-on-switch-to-run-720p-docked-576p-portable-both-modes-at-30-fps

switch version is 720p30 docked / 576p30 portable

playstation/xbox cross-players may have a slight advantage

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

lmao iitztimmy has been trying to grind solo from bronze to master in a single session, and 32 hours in with enough RP to finally get master the server crashed and he got nothing

https://www.twitch.tv/iitztimmy/clip/BoringHonestTapirSSSsss-AjIWEj_dJi7wjGbG

the ride never ends

repiv fucked around with this message at 17:10 on Mar 9, 2021

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

The event patch is out, 4.5GB on PC

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

All this new voice acting for ring flares makes me think they're going to be a permanent addition, or at least they're strongly considering it

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

The arena mode is probably coming next season apparently, that might help by giving the people who just want to play deathmatch an outlet other than hotdropping and quitting

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

SteelMentor posted:

Also I see that despite adding a solo queue option, people are still intent on joining squads, dropping a million miles away then screaming down coms when we don't drop everything and rescue them. Great!

It probably isn't helping that it forgets the no-fill setting between games so it's easy to queue into fill by accident

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

There's a small difference between standard muzzle flash and gold barrel muzzle flash but it's extremely subtle

Gold barrel only made sense as an item before they reduced muzzle flash across the board

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

SKULL.GIF posted:

Honestly I like the megaflare mode much more than the miniflares (which were largely ignorable)

fewer flares means less of the annoying audio bug too

repiv
Aug 13, 2009

Hotfix is out, played a quick game and didn't get any VWOOOSH noises

Ring Fury v3 is live too but it just seems to be v1 rules again

e: matchmaking is still busted, i got solo games twice in a row despite having fill enabled

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repiv
Aug 13, 2009

There's a description at the start of the game, and lvl3 is exactly the same as lvl1

I'm guessing whatever they originally planned for lvl3 had some critical bug they couldn't fix in time, hence them extending lvl2 and then copy pasting lvl1 to lvl3

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