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Apex Legends devs respond to “full-auto” Sentinel exploit

Published: 8/Oct/2020 10:54 Updated: 9/Oct/2020 18:40

by Calum Patterson


An exploit that makes the Sentinel sniper rifle shoot rapidly in Apex Legends has caught the attention of the developers, who are working on a fix right away.

Update: As of October 9, Respawn has removed the Sentinel entirely from Apex Legends while working on a fix for the game-breaking exploit. For more information, read on below on what the exploit entailed. In the meantime, enjoy not being shredded by a bugged gun as devs solve this issue.


The Sentinel, added in Season 4, is a high-damage bolt action sniper, which will deal out 70 damage to the body, and 140 to the head.

To balance out this high-damage, the fire rate is reduced through the action or rechambering each round with the bolt. However, this exploit completely cuts out this bolt-action, allowing the rifle to be shot again instantly.


Obviously, this makes this gun incredibly overpowered, allowing players to deal out heaps of damage before they even have to reload at all. Thankfully, developers Respawn are on the case.

Sentinel ‘full-auto’ exploit in Apex Legends

Although some players are dubbing this the ‘full-auto Sentinel’ bug, it’s more accurately ‘semi-auto’. But regardless of what it’s called, the weapon can fire out another shot instantly.

We’re not going to share how to do the exploit – to save it from becoming anymore widespread – but all you need to know is that it’s incredibly easy to do and requires no special equipment or cheats.


You can see an example of it in action here, thanks to u/wingedkeyboard on Reddit.

Shortly after this clip started to climb the front page of Reddit, developer David Bocek confirmed that this wasn’t an intentional buff to the Sentinel, and that they are working on a fix.

Sentinel fix in Apex Legends comment

This is just another bug to add to the list of issues that have cropped up since the Aftermarket Event update. Another major problem at the moment is a visual glitch impacting Pathfinder every time he uses his grapple.


And speaking of Pathfinder’s grapple, players have found that his new ‘buff’ is actually more of a nerf, as the cooldown is more often than not longer than it was before.

We might be able to expect a small patch soon to iron out some of these niggling issues from the last update, but Respawn haven’t confirmed a date or time yet.

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Apex Legends update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal


The Apex Legends 1.48 hotfix update has dropped and will hopefully address the troublesome Pathfinder bug that some people have encountered, while cleaning up a few more issues that Respawn noticed.

As the next phase of the battle royale takes shape in Season 6, there’s been a fair few changes to Legends across the board. However, even when the meta is going smoothly, problematic glitches tend to appear at the worst times.


Respawn dropped three bug fixes in the 1.48 patch, containing solutions for recurring issues dealing with Crypto’s EMP ultimate ability, Pathy’s Grapple, as well as the HUD elements that can sometimes get in the way of each other.

These have all been widely reported by the Apex community, who now hope it’ll be the last time they’ll have to put up with it in their matches.

Artur13fps via Twitter
The Pathfinder shoulder bug blocked a portion of the screen after using the grapple.

Pathfinder’s shoulder bug

Apex players should be able to use Pathfinder’s Grapple Hook without hesitating, now that Respawn have launched a fix to the shoulder bug that would cover the screen.

His animation for the Tactical Ability can sometimes cause the screen to get clogged up by his shoulder. This would leave players frustrated seeing as they couldn’t relieve the situation by any means.

But the devs think they resolved the issue on their end, though players were already saying the update didn’t really fix the problem.


Crypto EMP weapon bug

While the Pathfinder bug interrupted people’s line of sight, Crypto’s EMP bug indirectly disabled the Surveillance Expert’s ability to use a gun.

Respawn said they’ve fixed an issue where “Crypto was unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode.”

This would obvious create a ton of problems for people trying to create a play with the EMP, making it a high-priority target for the devs to resolve.


Finally, the studio changed up the HUD elements a bit, since they saw that the ‘Performance Display’ would sometimes overlap with the Kill/Assists on the screen.

The hotfix patch will hopefully give players an easier time navigating in the Arena. While it’s a relatively small patch, check out the notes below, courtesy of Respawn.


Apex Legends 1.48 patch notes

  • Pathfinder’s shoulder staying in view after using grapple
  • Crypto unable to use weapons when triggering EMP while not in drone mode
  • Moved Performance Display so it doesn’t overlap with Kill/Assists HUD element in Ranked