The Apex Legends developers have responded to a bug affecting the popular R-301 Carbine and the VK-47 Flatline rifles when equipped with the a powerful hop-up.
Respawn introduced the Anvil Receiver at the turn of Season 3, but the glitch is making the hop-up more of a detriment than an upgrade to the guns.
Both rifles have the ability to switch the rate of fire from single round to automatic, and the Anvil Receiver increases the damage from the weapons while reducing the rate of fire and using more ammo.
The glitch with the hop-up is keeping players from switching the rate of fire on the gun, making it locked onto single fire mode.
Twitter user ‘DistinctGamer’ communicated the problem with Respawn dev and Senior Systems Designer Eric ‘Ghost’ Hewitt who said the team was already aware of it and taking care of the issue.
To get a closer look at the bug, Reddit user ‘Aidan_Hendrix’ went into the Firing Range to test out the Anvil Receiver when they came across the bizarre glitch.
yup, aware of it, but thank you!
— Eric Hewitt / Ghost (@GH057ayame) February 22, 2020
In the clip, you can see that the weapon can switch between the Automatic mode and single fire without the hop-up, but when equipping the upgrade that’s not the case.
Looking at the lower right part of the screen where the HUD shows the different firing modes, typically single fire is represented by a bullet while automatic shows an infinity sign.
Moreover, there are small boxes just above those signs that highlight which of the two modes is currently being in use.
But with the Anvil Receiver equipped, even after the player switches modes and the highlighted boxes change, their Flatline is stuck in single fire mode.
“Omg that actually happened to me ingame,” user ‘DarthTaruno’ responded to the clip since they came across the same glitch. “I thought I misclicked the change fire mode then tried again looking at the icon and even though it said auto it was still single fire.”
If more players happen to come across the bug, then it’s reassuring to know that the Apex devs are already on the case.