Dropping into a game of Apex Legends has been made pretty easy by the introduction of 'Jumpmasters', but a brand new bug seems to be affecting players.
Respawn Entertainment’s take on the battle royale genre has been an overwhelming success, thanks to innovations like respawning, hero abilities and the use of 'jumpmasters' to keep teams together when landing. Its popularity helped it reach over 50 million players in its first month.
However, a strange new bug is affecting Jumpmasters all over Kings Canyon, causing their teammates to be pushed away from them - severely messing up pre-planned landings for the whole squad.
In a post to the Apex Legends subreddit, user Fnuggi, showed off their video of the bizarre new bug. As Fnuggi pinged an enemy team’s jumpmaster, they were visibly being moved further and further away from their two teammates, who were still 'attached' the the lead of the jumpmaster.
Spamming the ping didn’t make the jumpmaster hurtle to the ground and fall to their death. Instead, a bigger and bigger gap began growing between them and their teammates as they aimed for their respective dropzone.
Some users recognized the error immediately, stating that they’ve had it happen to them too. “I was wondering how sometimes that happened,” added one user. Another posted: “WOAH, I was wondering what was causing that. It's happened to me so many times but I had no idea there was a distinct cause."
However, one devious poster, going by the name Natdaprat, posted that they could have a little fun with the error: “Well now I have a new mini-game while dropping, thanks!”
While a number of Respawn developers are active on the subreddit and regularly jump into threads to hand out updates about errors, none of them are yet to chime in and address the issue - as of the time of writing.
It remains to be seen if a hotfix will be sent out by Respawn to fix the potentially game-changing problem anytime soon.