Apex Legends Bug Reveals Epic Evo Shields to All Players
Since the launch of Apex Legends, one of the main gameplay pillars that Respawn Entertainment has emphasized is the importance of battlefield positioning and map control.
Overall, levels of play, trios who are able to strategically get the drop on others should have a leg up in winning team fights as a reward.
One of the biggest changes in hopes of further achieving that vision was the switch of all armor to Evo shields in Season 6. However, one recent bug appears to conflict with the developer's philosophy.
As encountered in the clip above by Reddit user u/kakudk, the purple glow of Level 3 Epic Evo Shields bleed through the walls of unopened Supply Bins—an ability which technically should be reserved for Loba.
One of the main draws to locking in Loba is the scavenger legend's passive, Eye for Quality, which enables her to see nearby epic and legendary loot through walls.
Epic Evo Shields, which absorb 100 damage and require players to deal at least 375 damage to upgrade up from a level 1 common Evo, might be the difference in turning fights regardless of strategy or mechanical skill.
While this bug allows all players to emulate a small part of Loba's skillset, the purple haze isn't as noticeable from afar as the high society thief's passive, but it’s enough to know whether or not there’s an epic item in there and if it’s worth dashing straight for it.
At the time of writing there seems to be no mention of the bug on Respawn's Apex Tracker Trello board, so it remains to be seen whether or not this is an intended part of the game.