It has come to the attention – and frustration – of many gamers that Apex Legends Season 6 currently has an ongoing bug wherein energy weapons like the Volt and the Devotion are completely silent in some cases. This can be a bit troublesome to many players, since energy weapons have become hugely popular in this sixth season.
Battle royal games like Apex Legends heavily rely on audio cues, so this can be a big problem when someone is shooting at you and you don’t know where they’re shooting from due to the lack of sound.
Fortunately, the developers at Respawn Entertainment have heard the outcry and they have addressed the bug on Twitter, stating that they are working on it. Unfortunately, there is no easy fix, but rest assured that they are actively working to find a solution to the issue.
We care a lot! Unfortunately there is no easy repro or simple fix so we have been building some telemetry tools to track down the bugs in the live game so we can make the improvements. We’re actively working to solve audio issues, thanks for your patience.
— Chad Grenier (@ChadGrenier) August 24, 2020
We some folks working on audio fixes for the devo and volt being silent.. but I wouldn’t tbag you maybe just crouch once or twice on your downed character lol
— josh medina (@lowkeydbjosh) August 24, 2020
We might not have an exact time frame as to when a fix will be rolled out, since it’s possible that they will wait until they have an update that includes other fixes for the game. However, it’s nice to know that they are aware of the situation.
That being said, if you don’t mind this glitch and you haven’t updated your game to the latest season, you should do so now. Along with Apex Legends Season 6 is a string of new features, including a new character called Rampart.