A useful new bug for Apex Legends character Lifeline allows her Healing Drone to boost your health from any distance.
Lifeline, whose real name is Ajay Che, is a combat medic who joined the Apex Games to fund a humanitarian relief organization. With her abilities all targeted around healing, she is an extremely useful part of any three-person composition, with her D.O.C. Heal Drone incredibly handy for giving HP to multiple teammates at once.
Some players have noticed a bizarre bug with the medic’s drone though, with it healing players even when they should be out of range of the robot.
In a clip posted on Reddit by /u/goncusa, a Lifeline can be seen using her healing drone, with a robotic arm connecting her to the device and boosting her health.
As expected, once the character begins to move away from the D.O.C, the arm disconnects, which is supposed to end the process. The player was stunned to see the character’s health continue to rise long after she had left the room.
“Look where is, and he’s healing,” exclaimed the confused Wraith player. “What the fuck.”
How this bug was accomplished has yet to be confirmed, but in a comment on the clip, /u/dadnothere explains that this can happen “if the healing rope hits something,” and apparently will stay connected under the floor even as you move away from it.
This glitch could be incredibly useful in end-game scenarios, as the ability to move away from the drone while gaining health would give players an incredible advantage over those who weren’t constantly receiving HP in those final gunfights.
The bug is an unintended exploit for the D.O.C. Heal Drone though, so don’t expect it to remain in the game forever, with Respawn likely to nerf it in a future update.