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Respawn Entertainment has provided an update on what they’re working on, what’s to come, bug fixes, and the EXP Invitational.

Discussing the ongoing event, the post provides the time, link to the stream, prize pool details and more. The $150,000 event will feature 20 professional teams battling it out at https://www.twitch.tv/espnesports.

In terms of what’s being worked on, the Trello page has been updated. Several quality of life features are on their way into the game including audio, auto sprint for console, and more. Issues with the Mirage skydive clones, shooting when downed, and more are bugs being targeted as well. You can check out everything Respawn is working on here.

The games developer also stated that they’ve been looking into PC crashes and specifically those with the DXGI-ERROR-DEVICE-REMOVED- error. They also provided a temporary fix stating that those with Nvidia cards could rollback their drivers to 417.35 and 417.71 in an attempt to fix it.

In additional, those with Playstation Plus can now get an exclusive Caustic and Wraith skin.

You can find the full post from Respawn below:

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WATCH TOP APEX LEGENDS PLAYERS COMPETE AT X GAMES TODAY

Starting today at 1pm PST, you can tune into https://www.twitch.tv/espnesports to watch the Apex Legends EXP Invitational live from the X Games in Minneapolis. 20 pro teams will be competing for their share of a $150,000 prize pool. The competition will continue tomorrow [8/3] at around 1pm PST.

DEV TRACKER

We’ve got a few updates in the dev tracker that you can check out here. A couple of the things we provided updates on this week:

  • QA did some investigations and captures around audio reports from players that have been providing to the audio team to look into.
  • More client and server tracking is planned to go into an upcoming client patch that is part of our ongoing work to address code:leaf, code:net, etc.

Yesterday morning [ around 9:00am to 10:00 PST time] we did see a temporary spike in server crashes with code:net error. The spike lasted for about an hour and we’re looking into the root cause.

PC DXGI CRASH WORKAROUND

We’ve also been doing investigating into PC crashes with the DXGI-ERROR-DEVICE-REMOVED error. This is one of the most common errors we’re seeing that cause crashes and while we continue to work on the root issue, we’ve got a workaround you can try in the meantime if you are affected by this. Big thanks to the players that have been helping us get info and reproduce the issue.

If you are getting this error and use an Nvidia card, we’ve seen that rolling back to the 417.35 and 417.71 drivers appears to have fixed this error for MOST users or reduced the frequency of the crashes.

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PLAYSTATION PLUS EXCLUSIVE SKINS

New rare skins for Caustic and Wraith are available today for Playstation Plus members. They will unlock automatically when you log into the game. Note that if you don’t see it, you can also redeem in the PSN Store or online here.

COMING SOON…

Next week we’ll be starting to talk about what’s coming next for Apex. We’re not done with Season 2 yet and have some rad stuff planned. That’s all I can say for now other than keep an eye on our channels on 8/6.

Have a great weekend!

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