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New Apex Legends’ Duos update lets you down enemies before a match starts

Apex Legends's latest patch comes with a fairly egregious bug.

Apex Legends has a new patch out, introducing the new Duos mode among other tweaks. However, the update also causes an unintended bug that allows players to hurt others during the pre-match dropship sequence.

The bug, which you can see in the clip below, involves hitting other players while still in the dropship. You are, of course, unable to see your character at that moment, so whether you manage to hit another player is pure luck. However, If you do manage to hit someone – friend or foe – you can hurt them so much that they actually start the match in a downed-but-not-out state.

Obviously, this is all very funny, but it does cause serious problems for those who want to play competitively. Just the simple act of needing a teammate to revive you right at the start of a match can slow your team down significantly.

Developer Respawn says it is “actively investigating” and that it “should have a fix out soon”.

Duos is the newly-released mode for Respawn’s Battle Royale shooter. As the name suggests, it pits pairs of players against one another, rather than the usual trios. It’s the first time a Duos mode has been introduced, but it won’t be around for long – it ends on November 19.

For more on the shooter, which recently passed 70 million players, check out its first proper practice mode. You might also be interested in our list of the best multiplayer games on PC.