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Frustrating Apex Legends bug causes Grenades & Arc Stars to disappear

Published: 18/Mar/2020 1:34

by Alan Bernal


A frustrating Apex Legends bug is preventing players from easily using Frag Grenades and Thermites, as well as Arc Stars – and now the community is requesting a fix from the devs.

The glitch stops the equipment from showing up on the HUD. It isn’t purely visual either, since pushing ‘G,’ the default shortcut to equip a grenade, fails to equip the utility.


In the heat of battle, players rely on their muscle memory in relation to their keys to properly navigate through a fight and a bug like this throws a wrench in the machine if a person comes across it.

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Apex Legends players are encountering a bug that prevents them from equipping grenades.

“This is a bug where when you pick up a grenade (and Arc Star/Thermite),” Reddit user ‘lolipop69696969’ explained. “It doesn’t show up and pressing G won’t bring up either, the only way is to use the grenade list. Please fix it Devs.”


Their clip shows them as Wattson in the Firing Range running about the various items on the floor. After looting a pack of SMG rounds, they pick up the Arc Star located just beside it.

Only thing is that when Wattson picked the electric utility, it didn’t appear in its designed slot on the bottom of the screen.

This is a bug where when you pick up a grenade (and Arc Star/Thermite) it doesn’t show up and pressing G won’t bring up either, the only way is to use the grenade list. Please fix it Dev’s ❤️ from apexlegends

After noticing that it wouldn’t equip, the player opened up their inventory to manually equip the Arc Star but to no avail.


It wasn’t until they had to bring up the Grenade wheel that they could scroll through the types and finally equip the Arc Star to their character.

There are more pressing issues with Apex, such as its netcode and other bugs, that demand the attention of the devs. But it is proving to be problematic for people who aren’t expecting their grenades to be disabled.

lolipop69696969 via Reddit
The player had to access the scroll wheel to equip their Arc Star.

“Man this has happened to me too,” user ‘lktae’ said. “I’m on the PS4 and I just thought it was me.”


Lolipop’s video was taken on the PC version and it seems like console players can come across the bug as well.

If more players start reporting similar problems, then it could be something that Respawn looks to patch up as soon as possible.

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How to instantly enter Crypto’s Drone in Apex Legends Season 6

Published: 19/Oct/2020 9:41

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends players have got a clever new way to quickly access Crypto’s drone, but it might not be around all that much longer. 

Since Respawn released Apex Legends back in February of 2019, the roster of legends has grown and grown – giving players a tonne of different ways to play the battle royale as they go in search of wins. 


With the addition of a new legend each season, players have the chance to rethink things, figure out new strategies, and ultimately learn a whole new set of abilities. 

This can lead to some pretty neat tricks being uncovered. In the case of Crypto, players have always tried to find quick ways to get into his drone. That’s included jumping on top of bins and charge towers, but now, there is a new way to instantly access the tactical ability. However, it might not be along for all the long. 

Crypto looking to the sky in Apex Legends
Crypto has become one of Apex Legends’ most popular characters as the seasons have unfolded.

The new way to instantly use the drone was pointed out by Reddit user bricious, who showed that you need to have a holo-spray ready to go for whenever you want to use the drone. 

By tossing out the holo-spray while also quickly tapping the button you use to access the tactical ability, the animation that loads up the drone will be canceled right away and you’ll instantly be able to fly around with the drone. 

Similar to the Octane speed boost glitch seen earlier in Season 6, it’s all about the timing, but it doesn’t look ultra-difficult to perfect either. 


Pro Crypto tip: Press the tactical button while throwing a holo-spray to instantly get in the drone. from apexlegends

Yet, as some other players pointed out, it might not be around for too long given the leg up it gives to Crypto mains by cutting out the initial loading animation.

Some other players, like Redditor SnaxelZ, pointed out that because it needs a holo spray, the tactic is also pretty “pay to win.” However, we’ll just have wait and see as to whether or not Respawn decides to patch it.