Apex Legends has taken the gaming world by storm and emerged as a formidable rival within the hugely-popular battle royale genre, which includes blockbusters such as Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). However, like other games, Apex Legends is not without issues. The latest Apex Legends bug we are hearing about blocks the vision of players while they’re trying to aim.
This Apex Legends bug blocks vision
This Apex Legends bug often occurs when a player is looking down the sights of their weapon. The majority of the screen is blocked by the back end of the gun as it gets too close to the camera, Dexerto explains.
Although frustrating, this Apex Legends bug shows up only in specific circumstances. Moreover, the bug does not occur with all weapons or even all attachments. One user found that the issue appears only when using the character Caustic with the “Sixth Sense” legendary skin.
According to Reddit user u/onebigtaco, the bug showed up while using the Prowler gun with a 1X HOLO sight attached. The user added that selecting other weapons or just taking the sight off the gun addresses the issue.
As of now, it is not clear what weapons or attachments trigger this Apex Legends bug. It currently seems to be limited to the Prowler, but there have been instances when the character and skin being used also affect it. However, one can easily avoid the bug by switching to weapons which are unaffected by this bug.
NVIDIA’s driver update fixes crashing issue
One bug that has been troubling some Apex Legends players since the launch of the game last month is the crashing issue. Although the game works smoothly for most players, some occasionally drop out of the game without warning.
Now an update to the NVIDIA graphics card fixes at least one source of these crashes. This latest update comes to the GeForce Game Ready WHQL driver, version 419.35, and it’s optimized for several games, including Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2 and Apex Legends. For Apex Legends, the update explicitly fixes the “DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG” bug that causes the game to crash.
The NVIDIA graphics error is not the only reason the game is crashing, but the update should at least reduce the frequency of the crashes. One can download this driver update from the GeForce Experience app.
The dropout or disconnect issue has been very frustrating for players because it not only ends their game but also leaves their team with one fewer member. Although developer Respawn Entertainment is aware of the issue and working on a fix, one player has suggested a workaround. If the developer implements this suggestion, it would make the problem less frustrating for affected players.
A Reddit user proposes that the developer add a feature that would allow the disconnected player to reconnect within 45 seconds and play from where they left off. During the 45-second period, the character’s body would remain immobile in the game, which would mean enemies would be able to shoot the character and loot the player’s inventory crate.
Another use of Lifeline’s revive shield
In other Apex Legends news, one player has discovered a new use for Lifeline’s revive shield. One of the Lifeline character’s abilities is to put up a defensive shield while reviving a downed team member. The shield protects the Lifeline and the downed player until the revival process completes. Such an ability is crucial to protect both players from enemies lurking nearby.
In addition to the obvious use of the revive shield, one player found another life-saving use for the shield. Reddit user TerrorByte discovered this new use when he and his team were facing Gibraltar in the game. The armed Gibraltar was quick to knock down one of his team members and then tried to do the same with his Lifeline character.
However, TerrorByte was able to defend against Gibraltar’s attack by triggering the revive shield and keeping it between himself and the enemy. Gibraltar wasn’t able to get through the shield, which gave his other team member enough time to come and save them.