Bizarre Apex Legends bug changes which character you’re using

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. 

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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