Whenever I start a match of apex, I always see three little squares in a line, with the middle one being dotted. As soon as I get into the game though, it is gone. It is only ever there when you see the little player count loading screen thing. What is it, and if its bad (because it looks like the slow connection symbol I get some times), how can I get rid of it?

red squares

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    Provide a screenshot of what you mean Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 15:02
  • @XtremeBaumer I will try when I get home. It's not the easiest to screenshot as it only appears sometimes, and when it does its for a small period of time.
    – user237554
    Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 15:04

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Packet Loss (red squares)

Packet loss is represented by two squares with a dotted square between them, all arranged diagonally.

This means your computer is failing to send information or receive it from the Apex server. If your character is freezing for a while then suddenly teleporting, or if you’re shooting someone and they’re not receiving damage, that might mean you’re experiencing packet loss and that the server never received information from your end.

You can also interpret it as an extreme latency. If in high latency it takes longer for information to be transferred, in package loss, some information is never transferred. And just like with latency, this issue is commonly linked to your own connection.

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