A bizarre new bug has appeared in Apex Legends that apparently prevents players from grabbing anything from death boxes, and society is not happy with that game break.
Apex Legends Season 8 was released on February 2 and introduced the 30-30 Repeater Rifle, an Obliterated Kings Canyon map update and the game’s latest Legend: Walter Fitzroy, better known as Fuse.
Despite bringing a wealth of new content to Battle Royale, Respawns’ recent drop in content also added to several new bugs, ranging from more common Legend ability issues to a serious bug that wiped out the entire account lock of player locks.
Reports of the game̵
The game’s subreddit has been flooded with reports of bugs across PCs and consoles, in both ranked and informal playlists. “No one can loot from death boxes, and everyone on my teams I’ve talked to has the same problem,” one user reported.
In addition to written reports on the issue, many players also shared video evidence. In a user’s post, they tried to loot several attachments for their R-99 SMG, but the items either disappeared briefly and went straight back to the death box, or simply never moved at all.
Can’t loot out of death boxes now ?? from apexlegends
Apex Legends content creator Jamison ‘PVPX’ Moore shared a clip of his own encounter with the bug during a Predator Rang battle – potentially the worst possible time for this issue to emerge. In the clip, he tried to loot an enemy’s death box and realized that none of the items were actually picked up. “Is the server crashing?” he asked, exclaiming, “I can not plunder my body!”
“It just disappears, the looting disappears when you loot it,” PVPX continued. When his teammate and pro Haris ‘Hodsic’ Hodzic tried to loot the death box, he got into the same case and confirmed “I can not even loot it. [either]. ”
– C9 PVPX (@PVPX_) February 20, 2021
Any game – especially complex combat realms like Apex – will surely have a good deal of flaws, but picking up items from defeated enemies is an important part of any BR experience, and being able to do so can literally break the game loop.
While players have reported problems with looting from death boxes, it appears that looting is not affected by this particular bug, so players can still equip themselves with items found outside of death boxes (although this limitation still has a serious impact on the game’s flow ).
Death box looting bug is not listed on the official Apex Legends Trello board at the time of writing, but with such a serious bug affecting so many players, it’s only a matter of time before Respawn identifies the issue and pushes a solution to stop the problem occurs.