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Bizarre Apex Legends glitch completely breaks Wraith’s void walk

Published: 25/May/2020 0:33

by Theo Salaun

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A new Apex Legends glitch has been discovered in which Wraith’s tactical ability, “Into the Void,” is completely broken for the duration of the match due to seemingly poor server synchronization. 

Wraith is the sneakiest character in Apex Legends—all thanks to her unique relationship with the mysterious Void. 

She has a passive ability, “Voices from the Void,” which tells her whenever an opposing player has taken notice of her. She has an ultimate ability, “Dimensional Rift,” that allows her to create portals for teleportation.

 

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Wraith is best known for her “interdimensional” talents.

And, most importantly, her tactical ability allows her to “Void walk” or “phase,” where she traverses the earthly plains while in the Void—meaning that she is essentially invisible (albeit for an easily recognized trail) and invulnerable to damage.

This move is a crucial tool for repositioning during engagements, and often allows Wraith players to escape when on the verge of death. 

 

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But there seems to be a glitch where, sometimes, players appear to activate the Void walk on their game client while being simultaneously downed by an opponent. This prompts the Legend to get downed while in the void, which itself is entirely unintended.

As shown by Wraith main ‘Proki-’ on Reddit, this bug can happen in actual games but can also be replicated in the Firing Range. It begins with the troubling downing while in the void, but what happens next is even more concerning. 

Even after being revived—the character will no longer be able to phase properly as the animation will simply cancel before she is able to enter her trusted portal.

 

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Wraith’s Perfect Soldier skin is scary, but this glitch may be scarier.

This means that the Legend’s most useful skill is no longer available, leaving her completely vulnerable during engagements and practically disabling the style of play mains have become used to.

This appears to be caused by a disconnect between the player’s client, the game’s server, and the opposing foe’s client as the downing shots are only registered once the Wraith has already entered their Void.

Thus far, there has been no comment from Apex Legends’ developers over at Respawn Entertainment and no confirmation as to how exactly this glitch functions. 

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Respawn hope to bring Wraith “under control” in Apex Legends Season 8

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:41

by Andrew Amos

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The debate around Wraith is still raging on in Apex Legends. Despite change after change, she’s still a power pick in a lot of situations. However, in Season 8, Respawn are pulling out the final straw to try and bring Wraith “under control” once and for all.

Wraith has been slowly tuned down over the 20-month history of Apex Legends from outrageously broken, to somewhat manageable. Despite being hit with a big set of nerfs in June’s Lost Treasures update though, she still reigns supreme in the Outlands.

However, Respawn aren’t giving up hope on finally bringing the voidwalker “under control.” In an interview on the Third Party podcast, developer Daniel Klein said that more changes are on the way in Season 8.

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Wraith could be getting a bit bigger if Respawn end up shipping their intended changes for Apex Legends Season 8.

While he joked about just straight up removing Wraith from the game, Respawn actually have a direction they want to take. They don’t want to hit Wraith’s kit any harder. They want to see if they can “fix” her hitboxes.

“I don’t want to hit her kit any more. We’ve pushed that to the breaking point where it’s barely still fun, but the extremely wind-up on her tactical ⁠— as much as it was necessary ⁠— it puts the ability more into the camp of cerebral power rather than satisfying in the moment power,” he said.

“With Wraith, our approach is going to be very similar to Pathfinder. We’re going to take a look at her hitboxes and see how much wiggle room we have there. With Pathfinder, it turned out that we had so much… that was a 20% increase in hitbox size.”

The Pathfinder changes were shipped in the Season 7 update earlier in November, and have made the grappling robot a bit easier to hit while dashing across Olympus and the other maps.

Despite Respawn’s hopes though, nothing is locked in. They’ve only just started scouting out the work to change Wraith’s hitboxes. Klein stated he hopes the changes will be enough that Respawn could even look at buffing Wraith down the line, but the solution could be a dead end.

Pathfinder flying across screen with grapple hook.
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Pathfinder was hit with a similar hitbox nerf in Season 7.

“Nothing is guaranteed yet, we haven’t started work yet. I’ve asked one of our technical artists to take a look at it. Whenever he gets around to it, we will know more.

“My earnest hope is that we can bring her under control with just hitbox changes, and then maybe even look at ways at making her more in-the-moment fun again, and find a balance point between her tactical now and what it used to be.”

They’re not willing to risk “giving Wraith more power” by shipping some changes early before they tackle her hitboxes, so don’t expect ability buffs soon. However, in Apex Legends Season 8, expect Wraith to feel a little bit different.