Apex Legends

Apex Legends glitch accidentally creates the best Pathfinder skin ever

by Joe O'Brien
EA

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An Apex Legends glitch created perhaps the most spectacular Pathfinder skin seen in-game so far.

Apex Legends has seen plenty of bugs since its launch in February 2019, many of which have frustrated players by preventing the game from working as intended, or even opening up exploits that allow opponents to gain an unfair advantage.

One player, however – Reddit user Ivanfiree – recently came across a fairly harmless glitch that might even have created a visual improvement, by changing the appearance of Pathfinder to create a stunning new skin.

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment
Pathfinder got a stunning new look as a result of a glitch.

While choosing their legend for the next game, Ivanfiree moved to lock in Pathfinder – who recent statistics confirm is one of the most popular legends in the game. As he materialized, however, the rendering appears to have glitched, producing a new luminous, crystalline look for the character.

While obviously unintended, the aesthetic is quite spectacular and, aside from a few inconsistent details due to the bug, almost appears as if it could be an intentional Legendary skin that would undoubtedly be one of if not the most stunning in the game.

My game glitched and did this lmao!! from r/apexlegends

Fans were quick to call for Respawn Entertainment to capitalize on the unintended inspiration and produce an actual skin based on the glitched look, with some suggesting that the look could be perfect for a "Celestial" skin series for multiple Legends.

The only downside to such a skin, of course, could be that it’s a little too eye-catching – the glow of the skin would certainly stand out in-game, especially if it were as bright as it is in the character selection screen, which could potentially be a competitive disadvantage.

Nevertheless, it seems likes that many players would happily risk being easier to spot if it meant being quite so resplendent, so it might be something for Respawn to take note of.

One of the early criticisms of Apex Legends was that the skins on offer weren’t particularly vibrant or exciting, especially when compared to the huge variety offered by rival battle royale Fortnite. While Respawn have made efforts to improve on this front since release, whether they would ever go quite as far as producing something similar to this glitch remains to be seen.