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Strange Apex Legends bug rewards players with free Apex Coins

Published: 2/Dec/2019 11:35

by Connor Bennett

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A strange bug in Apex Legends has been handing out free Apex Coins – and nobody has been able to nail down a concrete reason why. 

Apex Legends is well into its third season of content now following its release in early February, but it hasn’t been entirely smooth sailing for Respawn Entertainment. 

Fans have noted issues with the game’s performance, being able to accurately shoot enemies with certain weapons, and even being able to load the World’s Edge map. Yet, the spotlight has been shined on another issue even though it might actually benefit players and hurt Respawn’s pockets.

Respawn Entertainment - Apex LegendsPlayers are able to use Apex Coins to buy new content for their favorite legends.

In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user hagennn revealed that after playing a game with their friend in which they got disconnected, they received 7,000 Apex Coins without any rhyme or reason. 

“We joined a lobby, both got kicked, and he got the currency, so believe me I wish I could have replicated it too,” they explained after asked if they were able to copy what their pal had done. While the Redditor didn’t initially reveal if they had benefited, hagennn noted they’d received 2,150 Apex Coins – again, without a reason outside of the disconnection.

My buddy just got disconnected from the server and randomly received 7,000 premium currency… from apexlegends

While some Redditors believed it may have been a visual glitch, hagennn revealed that their friend was actually able to spend the coins on Apex packs.

One poster, SlyFoxC, explained they’d experienced similar in the past while having their account on a friend’s console. After being disconnected, he managed to receive all of his friend’s previous purchases of Apex Coins. However, hagennn didn’t reveal if this could have been the case for their situation. 

Now the 7,000 isn’t the most absurd number that has been linked to this issue, as back in February, Redditor MrJakeHD received over 125 million Apex Coins out of the blue.

There hasn’t been an amount close to that to this day, but it appears as if there is still a glitch in Respawn’s system that is handing over the free premium currency. It very much remains to be seen if they’ll put a fix in place, especially with Season 4 just around the corner which will undoubtedly have a huge rollout of content.

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Apex Legends devs respond to broken Gibraltar hit reg bug

Published: 19/Nov/2020 13:33

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment are looking into yet another hit reg problem in Apex Legends where Gibraltar’s passive ability, Gun Shield, is actually stopping the legend from hitting his own shots on enemies in certain scenarios.

The game’s developers are always sieving through feedback from players, and on November 18 one member of the community highlighted an alarming issue with Gibraltar’s passive.

As many will know, Gibby is one of the strongest Legends in the game and features in the highest spots of many tier lists, though this new-found problem might explain why some of your bullets haven’t been as effective as they could have been.

Gibraltar standing over enemy in Apex Legends
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Gibraltar mains won’t be happy to hear his passive has a problem.

Apex Legends devs respond to Gibraltar Gun Shield bug

Reddit user gtnpr found the bug, and commented: “No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield.”

It didn’t take the dev team long to stumble upon it, either. One of them replied to the post looking for more in the way of specific details to help them find a solution.

They said: “Just curious, but if you have a friend also in the game, do they see you shoot a bullet? Does the bullet still hit for them? Info on what another player sees would be super helpful!”

No regs occur when I release ADS at the same time as shooting while using the gun shield. from apexlegends

The developer confirmed they were looking into it, but “can’t [reproduce] it. Believe it or not almost all bugs like that you can’t easily reproduce, so more information is needed.”

However, other players confirmed they too had experienced the issue, and it could be an explanation for some of the continued hit reg issues players are experiencing.

The problem has not yet been added to the Trello board of investigated issues in Apex Legends, though based on these comments the team is on the job. Hopefully, it won’t be long before Gibby mains aren’t running into this — while still rare — frustrating issue in-game.