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Apex Legends developers finally address infuriating Octane “no weapon” glitch

Published: 17/May/2019 8:14 Updated: 17/May/2019 8:36

by Matt Porter


The developers of Apex Legends have acknowledged one of the game’s most frustrating bugs, which sees character Octane become basically useless when using his Stim ability.

Apex Legends had a relatively stable launch back in February, but since then bugs and glitches have continued to plague the popular battle royale title.

One of the most annoying issues players have found concerns the game’s newest Legend Octane, leaving players unable to perform any actions while using his Stim ability, although it’s likely that a fix is on the way.

Respawn EntertainmentOctane is the newest character added to Apex Legends, but has suffered from a major glitch since launch.

What is the Octane bug?

The bug that has been severely affecting Octane players dates back a full month, and leaves players who use the Legend in an extremely vulnerable position.

If players using Octane attempt to use their Stim ability – which makes players move 30% faster for six seconds – while mantling, they become stuck in the animation for the entirety of the ability, unable to use any weapons, loot or even pull up your inventory.

The most annoying Octane bug that the devs have yet to address… I think this is the best video of it. from r/apexlegends

This glitch is obviously extremely unfortunate for the player, who is essentially unable to play the game for six seconds. If a player attempts to use Stim to gain an advantage in a gunfight and end up facing this glitch, they are unable to fire back at their opponent, giving an easy kill to the enemy with no hope of retaliation or defending themselves.

Octane bug, sometimes he doesn’t pull his weapons out when u use his q… u can see how i change weapons but nothing comes up, this bug happened multiple times. from r/apexlegends

Respawn Entertainment aware of Octane glitch

While players continue to express their frustrations with the issue, there is hope that a fix is on the horizon, as the developers of Apex Legends have confirmed that they are aware of the issue.

When the glitch first reared its head back in April, a member of  the game’s development team named /u/Scriptacus on Reddit confirmed that he had passed information on the bug along to the team to be fixed.

This should mean that Apex Legends players who mainly use Octane should find the issues cleared up in the game’s next major update, although an official release date for the patch and the fix for Octane has yet to be revealed.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.