Apex Legends

Game-breaking Apex Legends bug makes reviving impossible

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends fans have uncovered a game-breaking glitch that makes it impossible to revive a downed teammate even though it appears as if they’re walking instead of crawling. 

Since its surprising release back in February, Apex Legends has been able to make its mark in the battle royale scene by taking Fortnite, PUBG, and Call of Duty: Blackout head-on. 

However, even though it racked up over 50 million players and knocked Fortnite off its perch at one point, the game hasn’t been without issue. Players have noted abnormalities with the audio, weapon recoil, and it’s overall FPS output. Yet, a new problem has reared its head - and it’s about being unable to keep your team in the fight. 

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment
Over 50 million players have dropped in for a taste of Apex Legends action.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user tracking_down showed off a clip from a recent game where they were attempting to revive a teammate during the late stages. As the Redditor attempted the gutsy revive, they were gunned down by a flanking enemy and knocked out of the game - waiting for a helping hand from their third team member.

However, instead of crawling around on the floor and using a knockback shield to defend themselves, the user was able to move around the map and head towards the other part of their trio - just without the use of a weapon or any grenades.

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The Redditor’s final teammate, who was still in the midst of a gunfight with enemies, was seemingly confused at being unable to pull off a revive before being taken down themselves.

As the final kill came in, though, the glitched player could be seen falling to ground in the normal fashion of an elimination - almost as if no bug had just occurred on-screen and everything was just fine.

With Respawn gearing up for the long-awaited season three, which is called Meltdown, it’s unknown if they’re going to be tackling any major bugs prior to its release on October 1.

Members of the development team are active on the subreddit but haven’t quite come across the issue as of writing. Should they issue a response, however, you can be sure to find an update here.