April Fool’s Thursday | April 1 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/04/01 11:32 ID: mhtbtj

Welcome to Landing Spot Thursday!

Just kidding. The bot is taking a day off today.

This discussion thread focuses specifically on the April Fool's event. As usual, discuss features, report bugs, and other relevant things about this one day event.

Changes (today only):

Loot balls drop from the sky (you will hear an airhorn go off) Mozambique is same as last year, 9 shots P2020 buffed, 25 dmg per bullet

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2 : Anonymous2021/04/01 22:13 ID: gt2x945

This is a list of links to comments made by Respawn developers in this thread:

Comment by AmusedApricot:

Would be cool if we can find the time! Last year the gold moz was just a silly thing I threw in on the side. This year had a more time put into it by some other awesome designers due to last year's success, but we still have so much to do it's hard to devote much time to it! It's also tough because ...

Comment by AmusedApricot:

Yea totally! When we need to make numbers adjustments quick, or disable an item or weapon, or change what drops in what mode and all that, we use this tech! That's how we do some adjustments for pro play too I believe. It's a really great system, great work by designers and engineers of the past who...

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3 : Anonymous2021/04/01 11:46 ID: gt0s7qb

How long did the last april fools event last? Was it week long or just a day long?

ID: gt0t56k

1 day.

ID: gt0t8i4

just one day

4 : Anonymous2021/04/01 11:53 ID: gt0sp90

Wish we got an April fools event where it was something stupid like everyone spawns with the same legend (mirage for instance), or they boost running speed, 3rd Person mode, instant revives, KC day 1 map

Goldzambique/P2020 is fun but they should go wild with dev tools for once

ID: gt0ynsq

Everyone has octane speed as they're regular speed but octane can still stim to go even faster

ID: gt178ko

This made me laugh so hard just picturing octane running at the speed of light and straight into a door

ID: gt1yv78

For real. I’m glad there doing a bit more this year, but they have done the same April fools joke pretty much every year. I personally would think it would be fun if they did something like everyone spawning with a kit that’s a combination of octane and pathfinder.

ID: gt1voa6

I saw a post suggesting that Respawn add fall damage without telling anyone. Would be f***ing hilarious.

ID: gt2x5iz

Would be cool if we can find the time! Last year the gold moz was just a silly thing I threw in on the side. This year had a more time put into it by some other awesome designers due to last year's success, but we still have so much to do it's hard to devote much time to it! It's also tough because we want to limit it to 1 day, and don't want to push through a patch for it then a patch the next day (going through console cert and downloads for players and all that). So, we are pretty limited in what we can do just from a technical side. This year the other fine folks were more on the ball ahead of time and got things set up in the 8.1 patch a while ago, just ready to be turned on. (I might be misremembering, sorry if I'm wrong work friends! I don't know your reddit names so reply here if you want sweet reddit glory!)

Fun fact on that! Last year's gold moz was done last minute using a technique we have to overwrite weapon settings values in a temporary way (we use this for quick weapons balance that needs to get in before the next patch goes out). We can't actually make a new gun or piece of loot using this, so we just modified what the "gold" mod did to overwrite a bunch of values, then replaced all of the moz spawns with gold moz spawns. This actually meant that any gold mozambique would be the april fools version, and we definitely didn't want to mess with ranked. So, it was only possible because the mozambique wasn't a regular gold weapon drop for that season at the time. Lucked out!

ID: gt2yb6b

That last part is so interesting - especially since i assume it doesn't have to go through a console cert. Has this ever been used in the past apart from the gold moz?

ID: gt1785k

KC day 1 map

I just salivated a little.

5 : Anonymous2021/04/01 11:35 ID: gt0rba0

Anything on today?

ID: gt0rntl


, I don’t wanna spoil it here

ID: gt0rdqy

Mozams and P2020 should get a buff today according to leaks

6 : Anonymous2021/04/01 13:13 ID: gt1065j

I heard that theyre making it so you dont get teammates when you check the fill option! Silly respawn hehe!!

ID: gt17cx4

I honestly can't fucking believe how unreliable matchmaking is since they added Fill checkbox. Swear to god I uncheck/recheck the box 50 times, it doesn't matter, 80% of the time I get put alone in a game.

7 : Anonymous2021/04/01 13:08 ID: gt0zksx

Audio fix incoming today.

ID: gt15dsg

Server upgrade too!

8 : Anonymous2021/04/01 17:08 ID: gt1tw7q

So the event is apparently loot balls dropping from the sky?

ID: gt25m9y

Seems like it with the mirage party noise. I am....whelmed

9 : Anonymous2021/04/01 17:51 ID: gt1zuwf

Lobas bracelet won't land on solid ground. Nice April Fools prank Respawn!

10 : Anonymous2021/04/01 11:40 ID: gt0rpow

zip zop

ID: gt149oz

Thank god you put spoilers on that there are kids reading this subreddit

ID: gt16hzf

ikr my heart stopped thinking about the sheer fallout from this.

11 : Anonymous2021/04/01 17:37 ID: gt1xuv7

Can anyone confirm If the p2020 is doing 190 damage on the zip line or did they take that out??

ID: gt20izs

It does not. I played path and got the hit on a zip, but just 25 damage. Still good, but not what it should have been. Looks like this event will be a normal AR or sniper and then Mozambique or p2020 secondary. Mozambique feels better though, so probably that as secondary.

ID: gt23nvm

Or just play like I do, Mozambique and P2020. That combo shreds if you are accurate and have a fast trigger finger.

12 : Anonymous2021/04/01 13:03 ID: gt0z2uu

does this come as an update or does it just start at 6pm uk time without one?

ID: gt17r37

I'm 99% certain everything needed for the event was already packaged in the update that happened 2 days ago. Like for the ring flares. They didn't require a new update every 2 days when they changed the ring flares settings, just 1 update a few days before the event.

13 : Anonymous2021/04/01 18:43 ID: gt26gje

This will be buried but they added a cancel option for Loba’s tactical finally! On ps4/ps5 if you hit triangle it cancels the throw.

14 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:29 ID: gt2cfuo

is part of the event that the servers are down?

15 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:30 ID: gt2cjyr

"Unable to connect EA servers."

It must be because of April Fool's...

16 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:35 ID: gt2d82s

Respawn is a joke sometimes.

Please for the love of everything, fix your servers

17 : Anonymous2021/04/01 11:36 ID: gt0re5m

What even lol hasn’t even dropped

ID: gt0xrel

April fools, there is no April fools event

ID: gt0rnt6

It's not 10 AM PST yet (usually that's when it drops).

18 : Anonymous2021/04/01 18:00 ID: gt211rc

So the p2020 doesn’t deal 190 damage on a zip line. Just barely tried it; it only does 19. Not sure if this is because it was on a path zip line or not. Either way, sadly doesn’t work, and it’s very rare to even find one to begin with.

ID: gt23kct

Did they forget to add the 0?

ID: gt29dx6

They obviously were trying to troll the dataminers lol

19 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:13 ID: gt2afsp

Can't even login. Great event

20 : Anonymous2021/04/01 20:04 ID: gt2h1p9

Wow what a fun prank! I can’t even get to the fucking menu!!! So silly

21 : Anonymous2021/04/01 12:25 ID: gt0vg60

Bruh 35 minutes until April 2nd when the fuck is it coming out

ID: gt102nt

Are you Australian?

ID: gt0w4j1

10 am PST probably.

22 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:14 ID: gt2agvz

The April Fool's joke has already happened. The servers died again.

All servers are working again. Respawns are good.)

23 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:19 ID: gt2b55w

There are cool new features like infinite loading screens, downed servers and much more!

Oh wait that's almost every day

24 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:19 ID: gt2b6mo

The real april fools was convincing players that there would be an event and instead the servers go down.

25 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:34 ID: gt2d2t7

I noticed that there are 2 types of gold Mozams in the game.

Regular one, and April fools one, so make sure you don't confuse them.

April fools is the one without hammerpoint.

26 : Anonymous2021/04/01 20:12 ID: gt2hyod

The real joke is thinking Apex servers would be playable


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