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Ridiculous Apex Legends bug gives the Devotion back-breaking recoil

Published: 8/Apr/2020 0:36

by Alan Bernal


A bizarre bug with the Devotion LMG in Apex Legends gives the weapon a recoil kick that just keeps on going, giving players a unique perspective in the game.

The glitch seems to be purely visual from the game’s end, meaning it shouldn’t have any hindering effects on anyone during a match. In fact, Reddit user ‘TheBETAboi,’ who noticed the bug, went into the Firing Range to demonstrate how funny it looks in practice.

Even among some of the heavier guns in the game, the Devotion already has some of the most potent recoils for a gun. But the bug just lets the gun’s kick go to an obnoxious level of consequence, seeing as the gun just keeps going up.

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The Devotion LMG has a bug that gives the recoil an insane kick.

While standing still, the player can be seen shooting a bullet at a time with a fully loaded Devotion without any attachments equipped.

“I noticed a few interesting things about the Devotion’s recoil today,” they quipped.

The clip shows him demonstrating three different perspectives of the bug, one while aiming down the sight, one while hip firing, and another hip fire angle while looking as far up as possible.

I Noticed a Few Interesting Things About the Devotion’s Recoil Today from apexlegends

The first angle showed a comical result of looking up while aiming down the Devotion’s sights. Due to the bug, the recoil kept going back with every shot.

Usually, the recoil briefly displaces the player’s perspective while stopping at a certain point or resetting for the next shot. But this time, the camera kept going further making the player get a unique perspective of the Firing Range.

The clip’s thread was filled with Apex community members baffled at what they say, and user ‘Random_Name_0K’ joked: “You broke your spine mate.”

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Though you can’t see it, there’s a Devotion being shot in this still.

Other angles of the bug showed the gun perpetually tilting skyward and even going so far up that it wasn’t on the player’s screen anymore.

Though the only thing that managed to stop the bug’s progression was the limit of the Devotion’s magazine, this looks like a harmless bug on the visual end of the game.

With The Old Ways Lore event just kicking off, look for Respawn to do small bug fixes periodically, which could include a fix for this issue.

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Apex Legends devs already testing more Octane changes after Season 7 buffs

Published: 19/Nov/2020 3:38 Updated: 19/Nov/2020 3:48

by Isaac McIntyre


Respawn is already planning to ship more changes for speedster Octane in the next Apex Legends update, game designer Daniel Klein has revealed, despite the fact he just got hefty Season 7 healing buffs to “help him win more.”

Apex Legends’ fast-talking, fast-moving Adrenaline Junkie has long been one of the game’s most popular characters, but his win rate often lands a lot lower than his play rate.

This issue came to a head in Season 6, when Octane dipped to one of the lowest victory margins in Apex Legends. Respawn hustled to ship a “small buff” for the Legend in Season 7’s update, in the hopes they could stabilize his success. The Nov. 4 buff, shipped in the ‘Ascension’ patch, only targeted his “Swift Mend” passive. His healing doubled, up to 1.0 per second.

The buff had the desired effect; Octane was springboarded back into the mix in Season 7. Only, whatever changes Respawn made to the speedster seems to have broken his Jump Pad ultimate. The bug has created an “unintentional nerf.”

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Octane finally got his Apex Legends buffs, but they’ve “broken” his ultimate at the same time.

Octane buffs break Jump Pad ultimate

While Respawn didn’t notice the unintended change, multiple reports from concerned Apex Legends players have now tipped them off. Klein replied to one such report, confirming more Octane changes are being tested.

“Our plan is to give you [Octane players] access to that higher arc [on the Jump Pad] by default, and let you opt into the lower arc… but maybe make it longer, to be decided with playtesting,” the Apex Legends dev revealed.

“Using the jump pad normally will now [once the next patch goes live] always give you the higher, super jump arc. Crouch walking or sliding into the jump pad will give you an arc at the old normal height [pre-Season 7], potentially with a longer horizontal travel distance.”

Klein also added this Jump Pad rework wouldn’t be on its way just yet, with more testing still required. He said, “Don’t expect it to come any time this patch. Hoping to target next patch (January). No guarantees though!”

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Respawn Entertainment
Apex’s adrenaline-fueled speedster will find himself in January’s patch notes.

Respawn may also nerf Octane’s Swift Mend

The new Jump Pad rework isn’t the only plan Respawn has in their pocket for the speedster either, however. Klein has admitted the healing buff has handed Octane a huge surge in win rate, and fired him straight into ‘busted’ territory.

“Let me tell you, you may unironically be right,” Klein said, replying to a Apex Legends fan sarcastically joking that Octane needs a nerf. “The passive buff looks to be HUGE in data; to the point where I’m like, ‘Oh no, what did I do?’”

Klein has yet to confirm if Octane’s Swift Mend will be tweaked again in January, however. On that front, Apex players will simply have to wait and see.