The start of Season 9 on Tuesday did not go quite as planned for the Respawn Entertainment team. A rush of players brought the shooter’s servers to their knees and caused problems for several hours. The developers only had the situation under control after eight hours. Meanwhile, Apex Legends can be played again without any problems.

The update for the season brought with it Valkyrie Not only did a new legend enter the game, a brand new mode also made its debut. These are Arenas – a 3-on-3 variant of Apex Legends, in which you have to prevail against the opposing team round after round. You can spend the material you have collected on improvements. Players also start each round with a specified loadout. The Respawn team has also planned its own ranking mode for arenas.

The server problems also caused some strange bugs in Apex Legends. Among other things, players have been shown various low-poly versions of the legends. And the character selection before the start of a game also had difficulties. Numerous legends were replaced here by random selection. In the Reddit forum, players have posted some screenshots of the curious moments at the start of the season.

According to the data from Steam Charts Apex Legends set a new player record on Tuesday. Over 289,000 users wanted to access the game via Steam alone. The numbers from Origin, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch are not publicly listed.

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