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Strange Apex Legends bug prevents players from looting death boxes

Published: 27/Jan/2020 15:29

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends players have been reporting issues with a new bug that is pushing death boxes into spots on the map that prevents them from being able to grab some loot.

While Respawn Entertainment are building up to the launch of Apex Legends season four, players are still dropping into games on World’s Edge and looking to become the Apex champion – at least once, anyway. 

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However, they’ve been reporting plenty of issues throughout the current season including not being able to get into a game when you’re above level 500, the map not loading at all, and even being stuck in free fall during the start of games. Yet, a new problem has begun rearing its head and it is stopping players from grabbing loot from dead players’ death boxes by moving them from their original positions. 

Respawn EntertainmentDeath boxes can contain some serious loot in Apex Legends.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user Mozog1g2 showcased a clip from a recent game where their teammate had been eliminated and they looked to restock on equipment using the death box.

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However, as the teammate had died on a set of stairs, the box had, somehow, become stuck underneath the stairs and inaccessible to the Redditor. 

In a frenzy, Mozog1g2 searched around the spot where the death box was still seemingly located to see if they could still grab some precious items. Though, thanks to the new issue, they were unable to do so.

my teammate got executed on stairs, then his box spawned under the stairs. from apexlegends

Other players who had witnessed the video noted that they’d experienced similar in recent games too. “I was playing a couple of days ago & almost the same thing happened, but he went under the ground,” one commenter said.

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Another claimed that they’d even witnessed their own death box flying off into the sky at “faster than running speed.”

With the match happening in the Dummies Big Day limited-time mode, it’s unknown if the bug is linked specifically to that or if it’s something that can affect normal matches too.

It remains to be seen if it is something that Respawn need to address in a coming update or if it’s something that will just disappear with the end of the LTM.

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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Crypto looking to the sky in Apex Legends
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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. 

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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.