Apex Legends’ seventh season has brought about entirely new strategies and playstyles with the release of the new Horizon map and things like the first vehicle called the “Trident,” but one of the tactics made possible by Season 7 has temporarily been disabled. It involves Rampart, her minigun ultimate, and the Tridents, but unlike another Rampart trick removed earlier in the week, this feature involving the vehicle has only been disable temporarily in order to resolve a bug.
The trick is one that Apex Legends players will be plenty familiar with by now. It involves sticking Rampart’s minigun on top of a Trident so that one player can pilot the vehicle and another can sit on top of it to control the minigun. It’s an intended mechanic along with putting other Legends’ abilities on the Trident and was one of the biggest features of the vehicle advertised before the season released. Thankfully, this feature is coming back as soon as a bug is resolved, so Rampart players hopefully won’t be playing for long without their new vehicle trick.
Hey folks, as an FYI, we are currently disabling the ability to place Rampart’s turret on the Trident in order to fix an error. We’ll let you know when you can go ham again once things are fixed. 👍— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) November 20, 2020
Based on reports from players who looked for help from Respawn Entertainment over the past week or so, it looks like the bug in question was one that would cause players’ games to crash whenever teams tried to put Rampart’s turret on a Trident. The issue wasn’t one that every player was experiencing, but considering how everyone knows about the trick now and pretty much any Rampart player on Olympus would try it given the chance, it’s one that was affecting enough players to warrant the interaction to be disabled for the time being.
We've just pushed out a patch that addresses the following:
🔸Weekly Challenges have been adjusted back to Season 6 formating— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) November 18, 2020
🔸10 Battle Pass levels will be rewarded to all who log in
🔸Rampart's turret on Crypto's drone
This Rampart trick is similar to another one that players discovered in Season 7, though the other one was very much not an intended feature and has since been disabled permanently. That one involved sticking Rampart’s turret on a Crypto drone to create a flying minigun players could control as it swooped down on enemies, but a previous Apex Legends update took care of that problem.