Apex Legends

Annoying Apex Legends looting bug prevents players picking up items

by Joe Craven
Respawn Entertainment

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A number of Apex Legends players are calling for Respawn to make adjustments to looting, as it has become clear that there are a number of glitches when it comes to picking up items.

When it comes to a battle royale game, looting is one of the most important features for developers to perfect. Players want a system that is quick and efficient, enabling them to focus on surviving and killing opponents. 

In general, Apex Legends’ looting system has been praised for being both quick and efficient, but, as the game approaches a year-and-a-half old, some players are taking issue with emergent glitches. 

Revenant had stronger older abilities
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Season 4 saw the introduction of Revenant, but also a few undesirable bugs.

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One Apex Legends fan gave a perfect example of this issue, asking why looting has become so inconsistent recently. 

Their annoyance was echoed by a host of other Apex Legends players, many of whom have experienced similar issues. 

Attached to the post was a clip showing a player opening a supply bin, before trying - and failing - to pick up the Heavy Ammo from in the bin. The game seems to push the player towards the weapon, much to the player’s irritation. 

Why is looting so inconsistent lately? (trying to pick up the ammo) from r/apexlegends

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Many others agreed that the game tends to prioritize weapons over ammo, even if the player is doing their best to ignore the gun being offered. 

That moment when I hold down the key to switch the ammo with something in my bag but instead it drops my fully maxed out weapon and picks up the p2020 next to it,” one fan wrote. 

“Literally this, it seems to prioritize weapons over ammo but it messes up mah groove, PLEASE TURN IT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL,” another agreed. 

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It seems multiple players are experiencing the same issues.

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Judging from the responses of other players, the issue seems to be fairly widespread and affecting a host of fans on different platforms. 

Unfortunately, the issue is not yet listed on Respawn’s official Trello page, so a fix may be further away than most players want.