Apex Legends broke the seal on a new event on Tuesday, September 8, but developer Respawn has now paused the festivities due to a nasty bug. The September Soiree will bring a different limited-time mode to Apex each week until October 5, but this week’s event–Dummie’s Big Day–brought a series of server crashes that forced a temporary end to the mode while Respawn works on a fix. The bug appears to be caused by players failing to select a character during the selection process. The following tale of two tweets explains the situation:
Let's get this party started—the September Soiree has begun! 🎉
Now through October 5, we're bringing back a different LTM each week starting today with DUMMIE's Big Day. pic.twitter.com/31rlC0IdHX
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) September 8, 2020
We're hitting pause on the party. After DUMMIES Big Day went live, we discovered a bug that caused server crashes if a player AFKed on character select. For the health of the game and our players, we're turning it off and working on a fix with details to come as we have them.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) September 9, 2020
Dummie’s Big Day is a recycled limited-time mode that debuted back in January, which shunts all of the game’s usual Legends away in favor of randomized loot items and a random ultimate ability. While it makes for chaotic fun for some, some others in the community have expressed exasperation with the mode and the bug, particularly on Reddit.
Apex Legends recently rolled out Season 6, which added a new defense-oriented legend to the game, Rampart. That update also buffed Bloodhound and Crypto by giving them the ability to use survey beacons to see the next circle location, which was previously the exclusive domain of Pathfinder. Season 6 introduced a revamped armor system, but a subsequent patch rolled back those changes.
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