Apex Legends launching monday(titanfall BR)

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  1. Colonel Sanders

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    I only experience that if I try to change my graphics settings during a match. Other than that, can't be much help :/
     
  2. Riccochet

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    I run all my settings on low/off. Something was causing a crash to desktop and that stopped it.

    I honestly can't tell a difference in image quality.
     
  3. bink

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    I’ve finally uninstalled. When a pistol can outclass any gun in the game no matter the distance that’s game breaking to me. Point blank loaded peacekeeper...hahaha no wingman for the win. 300m battle against any sniper...hahah wingman for the win.

    This battlefield like lag is terrible. Get behind cover but you actually died 1 second earlier. I experience the slow motion bug every other round.
     
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  4. That_Sound_Guy

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    I do at beginning of matches randomly. I chalked it up to a server not handling the load and has to eventually catch up. I asked my squad mates (pub) and they had the same.
     
  5. RanceJustice

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    I decided to give it a try and I'm surprised how barebones things really are. For instance, there's no way to friend people from in-game, stay with your existing team for next round, or a list of "you just played with these randos since the client has been open,, click here to invite, there to friend, and over there to block". There have been really, really few great random groups where I find others actually positive, willing to help noobs etc.. and even less when its some very experienced (by scorecard) type who isn't an ass, so I'd like to friend those who aren't!

    Can't say I'm happy about some of the microtransactions, specifically the "Heirloom Wraith" box that is ONLY available from the random kit. Putting the single coolest item (Kunai melee unlock. Strange, that Bloodhound doesn't have a knife of their own for melee damage increase) and its related cosmetics into lootboxes exclusively with no other limit save for "If someone opens $500 worth of lootboxes, they're guaranteed to get it". Hell, at least let it be crafted like Legendaries and/or bought with that middle (orange) currency. Otherwise, in theory things arent' too bad - I like you can "buy" cosmetics with crafting materials and unlock points earned in game. I am skeptical however of the rate at which you get crafting materials and the other non-pay currency - it seems to be dependent highly on the lootboxes, which appear to get harder and harder to get as you level up. Maybe the Battle Pass will fix this sort of thing, but I am still very wary and so far concerned . Gameplay isn't bad though there are still some balance issues with both characters (ie Gibraltar and Pathfinder have huge hitboxes and are considered not particularly useful with their main skills to boot. Lifeline is almost the only viable support character especially for new/not perfect shot players who want to support their teams.) and weapons, but this can be improved in time.

    Overall the core mechanics I prefer versus Fortnite thanks to the lack of building, intro of core class system and mechanics but nearly everything else is worse - map, character types/skin, ancellary objectives and much more. I can only hope they patch soon and make all characters really viable and useful, as well as add a more in depth training mode for people to learn how the various weapons work and try different loadouts.
     
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    I hate the 1 lootbox every 2 lvls after what was it lvl 10? That's a real bummer.

    I did manage to nuke an opponent point blank till he died and still got no kill at the end of the round.
     
  7. RanceJustice

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    Yeah, that's really limited indeed. I don't think making it at least 1 per level all the way through is somehow too much free stuff! In fact, I think there ought to be more ways to earn lootboxes and/or currencies; maybe the Battle Pass will offer that, maybe it wont, but even if it does it will have to be a significant increase to move things in the right direction. Worse, that not only those lootboxes but the chance they offer crafting materials (or not) is entirely RNG based. That is to say, one player who got lots of crafting materials in their "free" loot boxes end up in a better position to get cosmetics they might want by crafting-materials-purchase versus those who get other things in their lootboxes that aren't desirable to them. It really diminishes the viability of the "crafting" game design element, even before we get to the cost of items that are available.

    All of this is fixable if EA loosens their grip a bit and Respawn has the courage to do so, but I'm none too impressed thus far.
     
  8. Gabe3

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    well since everyone is bashing the game right now, I'm still pissed at the performance. I hit my cap at 140 indoors but outdoors it drops to 60. lowest possible settings. I think even pubg ran better than this when it launched. hard to play this type of fast movement game when I'm use to getting 100+ in fortnite and bf5.
     
  9. spine

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    Soo.... saw my first cheater last night, well, first I've been aware of I guess. :mad:

    Some kind of speed hack and very likely an aimbot too, see video:

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    http://willmaltby.com/stuff/Apex_Hacker_Deeebk.mp4

    Seeing him before I died was hilarious, he was zipping all over the place like Neo or some shit. Ironically I almost killed the fucker, glad I didn't, now I can report his ass. Very blatant. Have reported it via the report page, but not expecting to hear anything back. (https://www.easy.ac/en-us/support/apexlegends/contact/report/)

    You should try using the super resolution scaling thing and see it between 75-100. In the middle of action, you won't notice a slight drop in resolution anywhere near as much as lag. ;)
     
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  10. Colonel Sanders

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    Yep, my friend and I ran into a speed hacker and an aim botter (separate occasions) on Sunday. Let's see how Respawn handles the cheating.
     
  11. Riccochet

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    They need a report feature in game.
     
  12. spine

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    Well shit, guess the hacks are 'officially' out now then. :rolleyes:

    Pretty sure in my case the guy could have aim-botted but chose not to. I didn't show the full recording, but in it it's clear he's playing the game as normal, trying hard to do well, but he just also happens to be able to see through walls and can force-run away! Aim-botting must cross the line for him apparently, I mean, that would be cheating right?!

    Seriously, these morons just don't get that they're ultimately cheating themselves, it's so hilariously tragi-sad. :wacky:
     
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  13. pendragon1

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    i thought it was just bangalore's speed burst but that does seem oddly fast, constantly.
     
  14. Gabe3

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    im surprised the server can handle him moving that fast. it didn't lag at all.
     
  15. spine

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    I wish I had a recording of him from my perspective, I only alt-tabbed when I died to fire up fraps. But he was moving/sliding around reasonably fluidly, just shockingly fast. Apparently Respawn have responded to the suggestion of a report system saying, "We have heard your feedback about a report feature in the game. I’ll just say that’s a very good idea :)".

    No shit Sherlock! :pompous::rolleyes:
     
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  16. Gabe3

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  17. Riccochet

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    there's thread over on the cheat forums of these whiny little bitches complaining about their hardware bans. Nothing short of replacing their PC will get them unbanned at this point.

    I say GOOD.

    The only caveat to that is these chodes will be selling their banned hardware to unsuspecting people.
     
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  18. pendragon1

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    well theres a report player option now
     
  19. bink

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    Hardware bans???? Good good. Fuck these kids.

    Is the wingman still god in the game?
     
  20. pendragon1

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    I got one-shotted by something last night, so maybe?!
     
  21. spine

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    That was probably the Legendary Kraber Sniper rifle. :dead:
     
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    didnt even know about that. huh...
     
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    There's also the Mastiff (shotgun that fires in a horizontal line). You can play with those in the training mission (and I recommend using it to practice - just ignore whatever the objectives are).
     
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  24. pendragon1

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    I knew about the mastiff, even found it once but had no idea about the kraber.
     
  25. bink

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    So I reinstalled. Didn’t experience the super laser accuracy squads like usual. But caustics traps don’t trigger anymore so gg respawn. I throw traps out and an enemy can stand on it and nothing happens. Same outcome over 10 games or so tonight. Oh well uninstalled again. Went bunker multiple times, traps didn’t do shit at all. Never trigger with. A dozen or so enemies running / standing next to them. It’s an EA game after all
     
  26. legcramp

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    worked fine for me
     
  27. pendragon1

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    yup same here, seems to work fine. haven't had any crashing since spaz was added either.
     
  28. RanceJustice

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    It would be nice if they made accessories available during training/firing range. How are you supposed to get used to their properties - especially things like scopes, hop-ups, and anything legendary - if you can't mess around with them and figure out your favorite combos? Furthermore, better active training info on each weapon would be nice (ie Light ammo weapons vs heavy ammo weapons vs energy weapons. If I have a SMG, AR, or LMG but they use different ammo what does that really mean), down to a little tutorial for each type of weapon, item (how many do they stack, length of time before use, range etc), accessory, and ability.
     
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    Much like many anticheat systems before that used hardware bans, it is fairly easy to spoof hardware ids and change them each time you get banned. It helps reduce public cheating but still very easy to accomplish.
     
  30. Riccochet

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    Whatever ID they are basing their bans on hasn't been circumvented yet. Threads about people changing hardware ID's, MAC addresses, IP addresses, you name it. The ban remains.

    Kudos to Respawn and EAC for making the bans stick...for now.
     
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    First time I watched this guy called Shroud think he's a retired gamer from esports Cloud 9 team but he made the Logitech G303 mouse in demand because he uses it which logitech no longer makes.
     
  32. spine

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    It's funny, but I was thinking of doing what I suspect he's doing, and that is to twist use the logitech software to make autofire enabled on of the mouse buttons, then uses the Hemlok in 'single fire' mode. I don't seem to be able to do it on my G300s, otherwise I'd be doing the same.

    Is that considered cheating? o_O:confused:
     
  33. sirmonkey1985

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    cough scroll wheel can be set as the fire key cough..
     
  34. legcramp

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    Doubt he's using any sort of bind like that, I can shoot the hemlock just as fast as him (of course not as consistently accurate lol).
     
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    I just started playing this game... having played no battle royal games before really... it's wildly addicting.

    edit: won my first match tonight... good crew of randoms... I delivered the last shot. fucking so fun.
     
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  36. bink

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    I let my friend group talk me into reinstalling for the third time. Speed hackers what the holy fuck! Every game.

    Last drop, I landed next to a guy who got a Mozambique. I got nothing. I punched him 4 times and and he didn’t go down. No armor. He knocks me eventually but about 3 seconds after he knocks me he goes down and I get a notification I knocked him. Wtf this game makes me think this is 1999 again on dial up. The lag in this game is absolutely horrendous.
     
  37. legcramp

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    Maybe BR just isn't for you, I wouldn't bother re-installing. Definitely not a speed hacker every game, more like 1 in 25 games.
     
  38. spine

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    Sounds like you're just getting shitty servers. I find the hackers tend to appear in the early hours (1-3am GMT).

    But you can at least set which server you're on, see here:
    https://www.dexerto.com/apex-legends/apex-legends-reduce-lag-servers-pc-ps4-xbox-358902
     
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    Looking for some people to play with -

    Origin - lqdhorror
    Steam - [H]orrorshow
     
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