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Apex Legends player stunned by damage from invisible Firing Range enemy

Published: 24/Apr/2020 12:35

by Connor Bennett

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An Apex Legends player was left stunned after being attacked by an invisible enemy while minding their own business in the Firing Range training mode.

Since players were told that Firing Range had secrets to be uncovered way back in season three, Apex Legends fans who may not have bothered with the practice mode will regularly find themselves killing some time there.

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Plenty will use to mode to get their aim right, while others have been looking for any sort of bugs or secrets – like the third-person bug that appeared before the limited-time mode launched. Though, in more recent hunts, one player was left pretty stunned by the fact that they came under fire from something – even though they were all alone in the practice mode.

Respawn EntertainmentFiring Range is home to players honing their skills and looking for secrets.

The player in question was Reddit user SoaT-Apex, who noted that while they were minding their own business – getting warmed up with a Wingman – their health came under attack.

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Now, the player’s health didn’t deplete as if they were being ravaged by an R301 or even Devotion, but it was ticking away at enough speed that caused them to jump – and for the game to throw out some of Pathfinder’s voice lines.

Though, after a few seconds, the damage stopped and SoaT-Apex was fine to continue going about their practice and warm-up – even if they may have been a bit warier about their surroundings. 

Taking damage from another dimension in Firing Range from apexlegends

Some fans might think that, for one reason or another, this is either a bug within firing range or another secret that you’ll need to pull back layers to uncover.

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However, briek21, seemed to offer up a plausible answer. They noted that when you drop into Firing Range, Apex actually loads you in with other people – even if you’ll never see them. For that reason, the Redditor could have been hit by a rogue thermite grenade from a different player.

While that could very well be the case, judging by how the health ticked away, without official word from anyone, there is no way of knowing for certain.

If it is a bug, however, it will be something that Respawn will want to root out in order to prevent players actually dying in Firing Range. It is all about getting warmed up, not frustrated.

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Apex Legends bug lets players find shields without Loba’s ability

Published: 20/Oct/2020 15:23

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have been running into a strange glitch that gives every character in the game a small taste of Loba’s passive as they can see Purple Evo Shields in closed Supply Bins. 

At the start of Apex Legends Season 6, Respawn Entertainment made a change to armor by allowing every player to start with an Evo Shield. 

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The premise of the Evo Shield is simple, The more damage you inflict on enemies, the better level of protection you’ll have from the body armor. Thus, players are rewarded for aggressive gameplay rather than hiding in a corner with a gold shield.

You can, obviously, pick up different Evo Shields as you go – be it from ground loot, enemy death boxes, or supply bins. However, when it comes to Supply Bins, players are being given a leg up thanks to an unusual glitch.

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Screenshot of Loba's Eye for Quality passive ability
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Loba’s Eye for Quality passive lets her see purple items through doors, walls, and closed bins.

A number of players have encountered the glitch, but the clearest example of the issue comes from Reddit user kakudk, who initially thought Crypto had been given a buff. 

Simply, what’s going wrong is, when players approach a Supply Bin, if there is a purple Evo Shield inside, a small glow can be seen around the bin – similar to how Loba is able to see into the bin with her Eye for Quality passive. 

Unlike Loba’s passive, it’s not noticeable when you’re a few hundred meters away and you can’t see every purple or gold item, but it is noticeable when you’re close enough to cause a change in direction and make you head straight for the bin and grab the armor. 

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Mah boy Crypto just got his new passive ability from Loba. I guess she did like his hardware. [Ssshhh] from apexlegends

As noted, kakudk isn’t the only player to run into the bug. Others like bryanheq and Ol-CAt have registered their confusion at being able to see the purple glow underneath and around the Supply Bins. 

As of writing, Respawn hasn’t put the issue on their public Trello board, so it’s unknown as to whether or not they are aware of the issue. But, once they are, it shouldn’t be too hard to get it straightened out.