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Apex Legends update fixes broken Loba and Wraith abilities

Published: 4/Sep/2020 2:12

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment have issued a number of bug fixes for the Apex Legends roster, as notable glitches that hampered Loba and Wraith’s abilities were addressed in the September 3 patch.

Wraith and Loba are both some of the more popular Legends in the cast. But lately, players have been cautious of them since crucial abilities in their kit have been going astray in the Arena.


For one, Loba’s bracelet ability, Burglar’s Best Friend, hasn’t been exactly functioning around the game, causing it to “fail in certain areas.” Since the tactical is how Loba stays mobile during rotations or firefights, it was a nuisance when players came across the glitch.

Wraith’s Portals have also been having issues, particularly a couple that caused her Interdimensional Rift ultimate ability to disappear upon death, errors when it’s used too close to a replicator, or interactions with the geysers that bugged up Apex Legends altogether.


Crazy Wraith portal glitch at Geyser… from apexlegends

In both Legends’ instances, the bugs have been a part of longstanding problems with the characters and Respawn are taking another stab at finally putting their problems to rest.

In early July, Respawn game director Jason McCord explained why issues with Loba’s bracelet would occur on World’s Edge. A problem that he attributed to the different “triggers” that appear on that map as opposed to the ones that made up Kings Canyon.

The problem with Loba almost persuaded McCord to “turn her off in character select” until they were able to ship the fix. They decided against it at the time because the company had a holiday near the time a solution was being worked on.

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Respawn addressed bugs dealing with Wraith’s Portals.

Both the Apex community and the Respawn devs will hope these patches stick, to avoid any further complications with Loba’s teleporting bracelet.

As for Wraith, Apex dev Josh Medina caught wind of reports that took away her Portals in late August. This is a quick turnaround for the studio which started looking for ways to reproduce the bug at that time.

Respawn will be monitoring the new Apex fixes to see how effective the patch is, so players should be on the lookout for recurring problems after the update.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce


After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.


For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.


The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.