There’s one thing unusual happening in Apex Legends. A projectile plummeting onto the World’s Finish map was noticed final week, and whereas it was first believed to be one thing pointing in the direction of the subsequent seasonal occasion within the sport, it now seems to be a bug.
Just under, you possibly can see a snippet of the projectile slamming right down to the bottom in Apex Legends. Since its discovery and subsequent reappearance at random, this has been nicknamed the “meteor” by the Apex Legends neighborhood.
Some gamers consider it is a teaser for the inevitable Season four of Apex Legends, which it is value noting hasn’t but been introduced by Respawn Leisure. Nevertheless it seems the “meteor” may even have been a bug.
Gibraltar, one of many contestants in Apex Legends, has a particular Final capability that enables him to name down a defensive airstrike on a chosen location. It seems that this meteor is definitely a bug with Gibraltar’s Final, inflicting it to come back in at a extra horizontal angle than ordinary.
Beneath, there is a tweet thread by an Apex Legends dataminer explaining how the bug occurred, and the way it’s been noticed in a number of places across the World’s Finish map just lately. The thread breaks down a number of the bizarre goings on across the map to do with the meteor, and the way all of them hyperlink again to the Final capability for Gibraltar.
Okay I’ll attempt to clarify this rogue bombardment stuff as finest I can. There’s a spot north of Capital Metropolis the place you possibly can throw Gibby’s ult and if it hits simply the best spot it can fall by the map. It is someplace within the 2 pink circles in fig 1.1. (1/10) pic.twitter.com/p2xoycx2ny
– That1MiningGuy (@That1MiningGuy) January 9, 2020
One level of competition across the meteor was the usage of sound. Gamers pointed in the direction of the usage of a brand new sound from the meteor to imply that it was one thing completely different from Gibraltar’s Final capability. Within the tweet thread above, the dataminer explains that Gibraltar’s Final makes use of completely different audio recordsdata and sounds relying on how close to you might be to the barrage. So in the event you have been shut as much as the barrage, as loads of gamers have been who’ve witnessed the strikes, you’d hear one thing completely different from the conventional sound file for Gibraltar’s Final capability.
So, case closed. It definitely seemed like a meteor, and it was definitely entertaining, however the comet ended up simply being a bugged Final capability from Gibby.