Apex Legends Patch Notes: Season 1 Update Adjust Hit Boxes, Adds Octane

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After what felt like a very long wait, Apex Legends' first battle pass is here, along with the first new addition to its character roster: Octane. Both come in a pretty substantial update to Respawn Entertainment's battle royale shooter, but hidden behind all the flash of new stuff to earn and buy is another significant change players have been waiting for. That's an adjustment to character hit boxes that should make big characters like Gibraltar, Caustic, and Pathfinder a lot more viable on the battlefield.

Respawn released the patch notes for the Season 1: Wild Frontier update on the Apex Legends subreddit. The notes give a little more detail on a few things, like how long Octane's abilities last, and included a bunch of quality-of-live improvements that are now part of the game as well. Arguably the biggest is the hit box change, though. According to Respawn, the hit boxes for Gibraltar, Caustic, and Pathfinder have been changed "to better align with their shapes."

Apex Legends Season 1 Patch Notes: Update With Octane, Battle Pass, And More Is Live

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Respawn has launched the latest update for Apex Legends, and it's a big one. This patch serves as the start of Season 1, meaning it covers more than just the typical additions and tweaks--although those are a big part, with the much-anticipated hit box changes being implemented. The new update also adds both the Battle Pass and new character, Octane. Here's everything new and different in the patch notes.

Respawn released the patch notes for the Season 1: Wild Frontier update on the Apex Legends subreddit, and they give a little more detail on a few things, like how long Octane's abilities last, and included a bunch of quality-of-live improvements that are now part of the game as well. Arguably the biggest is the hit box change, though. According to Respawn, the hit boxes for Gibraltar, Caustic, and Pathfinder have been changed "to better align with their shapes." These were announced previously, and the adjustment to character hit boxes should make big characters like Gibraltar, Caustic, and Pathfinder a lot more viable on the battlefield.

Apex Legends Patch Notes: New Update Adjust Hit Boxes, Adds Octane

about X hours ago from

After what felt like a very long wait, Apex Legends' first battle pass is here, along with the first new addition to its character roster: Octane. Both come in a pretty substantial update to Respawn Entertainment's battle royale shooter, but hidden behind all the flash of new stuff to earn and buy is another significant change players have been waiting for. That's an adjustment to character hit boxes that should make big characters like Gibraltar, Caustic, and Pathfinder a lot more viable on the battlefield.

Respawn released the patch notes for the Season 1: Wild Frontier update on the Apex Legends subreddit. The notes give a little more detail on a few things, like how long Octane's abilities last, and included a bunch of quality-of-live improvements that are now part of the game as well. Arguably the biggest is the hit box change, though. According to Respawn, the hit boxes for Gibraltar, Caustic, and Pathfinder have been changed "to better align with their shapes."

Apex Legends' New Character Octane Is Live: Here's What He Can Do

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The first new addition to Apex Legends' character roster is here along with its first season and its first battle pass. There are a lot of cool things coming with the battle pass, but the biggest change to the game is Octane, its newest character. Octane changes up the game with a focus on adrenaline--he's a character who benefits from moving fast, sacrificing health for speed. He can also change up the battlefield by getting characters into places they couldn't previously reach, and when facing him, expect to be looking up, since he can help enemy players descend on you from above.

Octane is an aggressive character, so if you're going to use him, expect to be in the fight a lot. He should operate similarly to Wraith, Bangalore, and Mirage, allowing you to close distance quickly with his speed abilities. It sounds like while Wraith and Mirage are positioned more as flanking characters who distract enemies, Octane operates more like Bangalore as a front-line fighter. His abilities should make him tougher to hit, and when you do take damage, you'll likely be able to deal with it more easily.

The MCU's First Three Phases Have Been Officially Dubbed The Infinity Saga

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With the end of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the horizon, Marvel Studios come up with a very fitting name for the group of films that stretch from Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame. The new moniker is also another sign that there are some big changes coming to the film series shortly.

As revealed in Empire Magazine (via IGN), the first 22 films in the MCU will become known as The Infinity Saga. Explaining the decision, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said, "We wanted to bring to a conclusion a series of movies in a way that had never been done before. Harry Potter had an ending because there were only so many books. Lord of the Rings too. But we thought, 22 movies in, wouldn't it be fun to bring some finality to the storyline."

The word finality is a scary one where this particular saga is concerned. After Thanos (Josh Brolin) snapped half of the universe out of existence in Avengers: Infinity War, it seemed only logical that by the time Endgame's credits rolled, some members of the MCU would be dead for good. At this point no, there's no telling who it is--though one major theory posits that it's Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) that will bite the dust once and for all.

Angry Birds AR Game Announced For iOS

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Angry Birds AR Game Announced For iOS

Angry Birds developer Rovio has announced a new game in its popular bird-flinging franchise. Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs, the series' first-ever step into augmented reality, is coming exclusively to iOS devices in late spring, with pre-orders opening in the App Store today, March 19.

Like other Angry Birds games, the object of Isle of Pigs is to slingshot your small flock of birds at increasingly complex block towers, toppling them over and crushing the pigs lurking within. The game is divided up into four themed worlds and is "initially launching with at least 40 levels," according to Rovio, suggesting more may be on the way.

Where Isle of Pigs differs from most other Angry Birds games is that it reinterprets the series' gameplay in a 3D space. Using Apple's ARKit technology, the game overlays the levels onto your surroundings, making them appear as though they were in the real-world. You still drag your finger on the screen to draw the slingshot back and fire your birds, but like the series' VR spin-off, you'll be doing so from a first-person perspective rather than a side-on view.

Anthem Launch "Rougher Than Expected," BioWare Still Committed

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Anthem's launch had its share of issues, from crash bugs to weapon balance bugs and more. Now BioWare general manager Casey Hudson has conceded to the launch issues while also recommitting to long-term support.

In a post-launch update on the BioWare Blog, Hudson says it was a "rougher launch than expected," and says that the studio was "ready for the possibility that unexpected issues might arise." In a broader sense, he said that the degree of the problems didn't become apparent until the scale of players had increased, and that the studio shares in the community's disappointment at these issues.

"It makes me sad to hear about any issues that would hold someone back from fully enjoying the game," Hudson said. "I take that very personally, and it’s been our top priority to get improvements out to you in the fastest, safest way."

What's Coming And Going From Netflix In April 2019? Movies, TV, And Originals (US)

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Every month, Netflix reveals what is new to its service for the upcoming month, and there are plenty of new offerings to get excited about. However, plenty of movies and TV series leave the service each month as well. And in April, Netflix loses its best animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

On April 7, the Star Wars: The Clones Wars movie, all five seasons of the animated series, and the home release of The Lost Missions all leave Netflix. While many folks look down on the Star Wars prequels, everyone can agree that the Clone Wars animated movie and series are the best things to come out of that era in Star Wars lore. For those who are unfamiliar, the series follows Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi during the aforementioned Clone Wars, taking place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. While the show is leaving Netflix, it is headed to Disney's streaming service, alongside new episodes, by the end of this year.

And there are plenty of new options for you to check out in April--after you've watch Clone Wars one more time. On April 1, Netflix is dropping plenty of movies, including Freddy vs. Jason, Pineapple Express, and the classic sci-fi movie The Fifth Element. Additionally, the classic Japanese character Ultraman gets a Netflix original animated series.

Toy Story 4 Trailer Breakdown: Things You Might Have Missed

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Toy Story 4 Trailer Breakdown: Things You Might Have Missed


Get your handkerchiefs ready--wait, do people carry those anymore or was that only in 1888? The latest trailer for Toy Story 4 is here, and there is a 70% chance of me crying in the theater like a giant man-baby when I see the movie on June 21. Chances are, you'll be in the same predicament.

It's been 24 years since the first Toy Story movie hit theaters, and with each sequel, the audience's emotional heartstrings are pulled to a point where many of us are left in blubbering messes. Ok, enough talk about crying openly in a crowded movie theater.

The new trailer for Toy Story 4 gave us all a pretty good idea of what this movie is about. It's essentially a buddy road trip movie, but one of the people is a cowboy with a pull string and the other is a spork with pipecleaner arms. We got a lot of information about the plot as well as what all the characters in this world will be up to during the adventure. The trailer also reminded us of how the last movie ended, which was on a sad, but hopeful note. Here's everything we learned about Toy Story 4, along with some things you might have missed.

Get your handkerchiefs ready--wait, do people carry those anymore or was that only in 1888? The latest trailer for Toy Story 4 is here, and there is a 70% chance of me crying in the theater like a giant man-baby when I see the movie on June 21. Chances are, you'll be in the same predicament.

Toy Story 4 Trailer Promises An Epic, Funny, Exciting Pixar Road Movie

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The first trailer for Toy Story 4 is here. The latest movie in the long-running animated Pixar series hits theaters in June and sees Woody, Buzz, and the gang in another highly anticipated adventure. A few amusing early teasers were released in December, but this new trailer finally gives us an idea of what to expect from the new movie.

It reveals that the new character of Forky that was teased last year--literally a fork with pipe-cleaner arms--will be one of the main characters. He's the favorite toy of Woody and co's new owner Bonnie, but he's less than pleased about being turned into a plaything. Forky goes on the run with Woody in tow, and the pair end up encountering another old friend--Bo Beep. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang set off to get their pals back. It looks every bit as funny, exciting, moving, and spectacularly animated as the previous movies in this classic series. Check it out above.

Toy Story 4 sees all the main cast return, including Tom Hanks (as Woody), Tim Allen (Buzz), Annie Potts (Bo Peep), Joan Cusack (Jessie), Blake Clark (Slinky Dog), Wallace Shawn (Rex), and John Ratzenberger (Hamm), plus Arrested Development's Tony Hale as Forky. It hits theaters on June 21, 2019.