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Strange Apex Legends bug lets dead players peek for teammates

Published: 13/Apr/2020 10:00

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have encountered an unusual bug that allows them to free cam while spectating teammates – peeking around corners and handing out helpful hints.

As the Apex Legends seasons have gone on, players have been bumping into pretty strange bugs from update to update. Plenty of them have stopped fans from starting matches in the battle royale, while many others have completely ruined gunfights and sent players back to the pre-game lobby.

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Yet, a few have also cropped up and given players a look at what Apex would be like Respawn Entertainment introduced third-person mode or let NPCs run wild during games. However, there is a new problem that might just take the cake. 

Third person mode in apex legends
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Third-person mode started life as a bug but was added as a real mode.

The new issue revolves around players not being able to respawn and then having pretty much had a free cam view of the area surrounding their teammate.

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It was noted by Reddit user Ethnic_Pencils who claimed that the respawn shop didn’t drop them off as intended and as a result, they were left to watch their partner for the game run around by themself. 

As they were able to free cam around, it allowed the Redditor to peek around corners for their teammates – giving them a pretty handy leg up on the opposition would be stuck to the normal first-person view, whether they were alive or dead. 

When I got respawned the ship flew off without dropping me. This is the perspective I had for the rest of the match. from apexlegends

Other Apex fans noted they’ve run into the bug themselves but it isn’t always to do with the respawn ship not dropping them off again. 

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Some suggested that it should be the normal view for players once they are dead and spectating teammates, especially if the code is already in the game. Though, that would then likely cause complaints about having the ability to peek around corners for them.

Either way, if it isn’t intended to be in the game, it’ll have to be something that the Respawn investigates – if only to see if they can replicate it and get a fix sorted out.

On the other hand, however, it could very well be like the third-person glitch from seasons previous and we could be looking at a new LTM being in the works. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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Why Wattson’s pylon ability is “eating” grenades in Apex Legends

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:01

by Tanner Pierce

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After players seem to be confused about the Apex Legends character Wattson “eating” grenades, a fan has taken to Reddit to explain just exactly what is going on – and the answer is a bit more complicated than it might seem at first glance.

Confusing special abilities are always bound to happen, especially in games like Apex Legends, where every characters ability is different. Wattson, who has been a part of the game since Season 2, is a perfect example of a character who has some crazy abilities, but can be a bit confusing for some players.

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For those that don’t know, she can place down an “Interception Pylon” which blocks incoming grenades, equipment, etc. in order to protect you, similar to a Trophy System from the Call of Duty franchise. Some people have been confused by this ability, claiming it’s destroying or “eating” their own grenades, which is definitely a bit peculiar. Now, thanks to a player, there’s finally a decent explanation for what’s going on.

Wattson Season 2 cinematic
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Wattson, who was added to the game over a year ago, has the ability to stop grenades.

Interception Pylon eating grenades?

According to Reddit user u/Jameso4e, who is a self-proclaimed Wattson main with 3,500 kills, there two different circles which appear when a player places the Pylon, one that destroys only “incoming” grenades/equipment and one that destroys all of them.

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The outer rings is the one that destroys all equipment, meaning players should be looking to avoid standing near that one when throwing their grenades inside of the two circles. In layman’s terms, you’ll have to watch where you’re positioned if you don’t want the Pylon to “eat” your grenades.

In a video made by Jameso4e demonstrating the problem, players can very clearly see two circles. When he stands closer to the inner circle, he has no problem throwing grenades out but when he stands near the outer circle, the equipment gets “eaten”. While that may sound a bit confusing at first, once you practice, it seems to be pretty easy to master.

As to why the ability causing this, nobody really knows, but the user theorizes that it’s due to bugs. It’s been over a year since Wattson was added to the game, so here’s hoping that now that the ability has been explained, more people understand it.

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