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Frustrating Apex Legends chat glitch is ruining matches

by Kamil Malinowski

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A new glitch has been discovered on the console version of Apex Legends, causing the game to crash when players use the text-to-speech chat option. 

Apex Legends has recently seen a ton of changes, with the all-new System Override event bringing in Legend changes, fresh loot, and a whole load of bug fixes.

However, despite overall improvements to the game, Apex is plagued with yet another bug. Usually, the bugs quite small and don’t really affect gameplay, but this time the glitch is literally ending players' games.

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Apex Legends recently introduced Evo Shields as a new way to armor up in the System Override event.

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Fans have discovered that using the text-to-speech option in the chat can crash the game, both for the user and their teammates. This was reported by multiple Reddit users on March 12 and seems to only affect the console version.

A user named policht was one of the first to bring up the issue, citing that the game has crashed both when he and his teammates used text-to-speech. Others soon confirmed that this was also happening to them, with all the complaints coming from console players.

There is some variance with the bug as some users have noted that a player will occasionally not crash, but it is still a huge issue as it abruptly ends games and stops a common way of communication. 

Bug: Anytime someone uses text to speech it kicks off players from r/apexlegends

Using text chat crashes the game XBOX from r/apexlegends

MASSIVE Console chat glitch from r/apexlegends

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Currently, no one has figured out a fix for the glitch, meaning that it’s probably best to avoid using the feature and warning other players against using it as well.

However, there’s no doubt that Respawn are already aware of the problem and working on a solution, which will hopefully come soon.