Apex Legends glitch accidentally creates the best Pathfinder skin ever - Dexerto
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Apex Legends glitch accidentally creates the best Pathfinder skin ever

Published: 29/Nov/2019 12:26

by Joe O'Brien

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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 EntertainmentPathfinder 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.

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Classic Apex Legends care package bug is plaguing games on Olympus

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:19

by Joe Craven

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A classic Apex Legends care package bug has resurfaced in the ongoing Season 7, meaning it has now plagued every single one of the game’s maps – first Kings Canyon, then World’s Edge and now Olympus. 

A game as big and variable as Apex Legends was bound to be plagued by bugs from time to time, but players have grown increasingly frustrated with Respawn as more and more bugs not only affect gameplay, but return in multiple different seasons.

That is the case with this particular care package issue, which has previously surfaced on both Kings Canyon and World’s Edge. Unfortunately, it has now made a return in Season 7 and Olympus, despite efforts from Respawn to patch it in the past.

Apex Legends Lifeline Cosplay
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Lifeline might be a support legend, but her care packages can get teams out of tricky spots.

The glitch revolves around a care package spawning in a location slightly off the map’s customary boundaries. For example, it might be slightly below, on a couple of the large pipes that help to prop up the Olympus environment.

Pursuing the care package, which often contains top-tier loot, results in an instant death, as one Redditor unluckily found out.

Joking that they got ‘bamboozled’ by a care package, they hopped down below to take advantage of the loot on offer, only to be killed rapidly when hitting the area of the map the care package had nestled itself in.

i GOT BAMBOOZLED BY A CARE PACKAGE from apexlegends

It doesn’t appear to be an isolated incident either, unfortunately. Another Reddit user shared a YouTube clip entitled ‘It’s a Trap!’

The video shows off an almost identical death, as the allure of top-tier weaponry is enough to provide the player with an instant and immensely frustrating death.

Respawn have not yet responded to the issue, but we expect to see small adjustments made to stop the issues from occurring. For the time being, though, avoid going for care packages that look like they’re in dangerous locations.

For a full list of the bugs Respawn are investigating, you can check out their dedicated Apex Legends Trello board.