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Bizarre Apex Legends bug changes which character you’re using

Published: 18/Nov/2019 10:14 Updated: 18/Nov/2019 11:03

by Connor Bennett


An Apex Legends fan has uncovered a strange bug that changes the character of a respawning teammate – giving them the abilities of someone else.

Respawn Entertainment’s take on the battle genre has been going strong since dropping its third season, Meltdown. The new seasonal content release gave fans a long-awaited new map, as well as the newest legend Crypto. 

However, it hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows, as players have pulled up plenty of problems. The Shadowfall limited-time mode, which was used to celebrate Halloween, bugged out on a regular basis and denied players the chance to pick up a win. Aside from that, fans have also had issues healing up and reviving teammates.

Yet, a new problem has arisen, and it’s taking players away from the legend that they initially had chosen and handing them another. 

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In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user Secres showcased a video of the new problem from a recent game. In the clip, the Redditor is awaiting two respawning teammates – one using Octane, and another as Pathfinder.

Keeping your eyes peeled on the bottom left-hand side of the video is key, as when the Octane user is respawned, they have magically changed into Gibraltar, complete with the different ability set – it’s not just a visual bug. 

The Octane in my squad respawned as Gibraltar from apexlegends

Some fans were left confused by what they had seen, with one noting that it could happen if you hit the escape button on a keyboard during the respawn process.

Another user, named 1mVeryH4ppy, could see the funny side, joking: “He evolved, just like a Pokemon.”

Now, the Respawn development team do keep an eye on the game’s subreddit, and have responded to similar strange bugs in the past.

However, as of writing, they’ve not replied to the post, so it remains to be seen if they are aware of the problem and if a fix is in the works for anytime soon.

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Ultimate Apex Legends quiz: Test your knowledge of the Outlands

Published: 22/Jan/2021 16:13 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:37

by David Purcell


Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends was an overnight sensation and it’s barely slowed down. In its two years of success, there’s been map changes galore, new legends joining the fight, and an ever-evolving meta – but we’re here to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Kings Canyon was the original map we all dropped into on that fine day of February 4, 2019. Fast forward 24 months, Apex Legends is still one of the most popular battle royale’s – but a lot has changed.

As we approach Season 8, there’s 15 characters to play with, two maps to drop into, and a weapons list containing 24 different guns. On top of that, each seasonal update has delivered different tweaks to gameplay and snippets of Legend lore for various fighters – which means the scope for our quiz questions is quite broad.

By now, you will have been named Champions of the Arena on numerous occasions. But, do you have what it takes to get a perfect score on our ultimate Apex Legends quiz?

Take our Apex Legends quiz!

Your test score will determine just how well you know the Outlands in the Apex world.

The world, of course, is connected to that of the Titanfall series, which was also developed by Respawn Entertainment. Many weapons and features have crossed over between planets, presumably with even more of that to come in the future.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm. He’s coming in Season 8.

Fuse is the latest to join Apex Legends as a playable character, with a new 30-30 Repeater rifle being added too. For more details on that, check out some of the stories we’ve covered for the game’s next major update:

Don’t be too downhearted if you don’t receive a perfect score this time, but if you are named a Champion, be sure to tweet us @TitanfallBlog on Twitter.