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Apex Legends Lifeline bug is making her D.O.C drone unusable

Published: 11/Jul/2020 11:39 Updated: 11/Jul/2020 11:52

by Joe Craven

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Apex Legends players have identified an apparent bug with Lifeline’s D.O.C. Heal Drone, inhibiting the medical gadget from doing its job properly. 

Despite Lifeline’s popularity and high pick-rates, there are seemingly never-ending calls for another buff or rework, in order to keep up with the ever-changing meta in Apex Legends.

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Buffs have given her access to blue supply bins and a slight rework came in the Lost Treasures event, but some players argue it has not gone far enough. Now, a new bug has emerged that is impeding the efficiency of her D.O.C. drone, much to the frustration of Lifeline mains – and their teammates.

Lifeline in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Lifeline is one of Apex’s most popular legends.

Floating Lifeline drone bug

On July 11, Redditor ‘malonerz134‘ shared their frustrations with an emergent Lifeline bug, centered on the reworked D.O.C. drone.

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“Has anybody else been experiencing a lifeline bug where her D.O.C. randomly starts floating upward and eventually becomes too high up to use?” they asked. “I don’t know how to describe it beyond [that], however it’s a pretty frequently occurring bug and I’m not sure if it’s been reported to this sub[reddit] yet.”

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be an isolated incident as many other Apex Legends players responded to say they had been experiencing a similar bug.

Has anybody else been experiencing a lifeline bug where her D.O.C. randomly starts floating upward and eventually becomes too high up to use? from r/apexlegends

One player suggested avoiding using the drone on slopes, or standing right under it, but these limitations are almost certainly not intentional, and clearly not working as it should.

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At the time of writing, Respawn have not confirmed the bug or responded in anyway, but you can keep up to date with everything they’re working on via their dedicated Apex Trello board.

Hopefully, we can expect a fix for this one in an upcoming update.

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Apex Legends update 1.48 fixes broken Pathfinder: Patch Notes

Published: 12/Oct/2020 22:22

by Alan Bernal

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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