Apex Legends

Apex Legends CAR SMG Iron Sights Potentially Bugged

The CAR SMG's iron sights reticle doesn't always track the exact center of the screen.
The CAR SMG's iron sights reticle doesn't always track the exact center of the screen. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment/EA, via u/Ol-CAt

Apex Legends players have discovered the CAR SMG's iron sights don't exactly align with the center of the screen at all times, making the gun harder to aim and track with.

Apex Legends player and Reddit user u/Ol-CAt posted footage of testing they performed on the SMG, revealing that the iron sights on the CAR lags slightly whenever the player adjusts their aim. This means that the indicator in the iron sights is always just off from the center of the screen when moving the reticle. It only aligns with the center of the screen when not moving, making it misleading and inaccurate in all other situations.

Ol-CAt found that applying any other optic to the weapon solved the problem.

It's not clear if this is a bug or an intentionally included feature. Some players suspect the inaccuracy is a deliberate balance choice reflecting the CAR's status as an SMG, a weapon type known more for high fire rates than perfect accuracy.

Ol-CAt responded by linking a post they had made more than two years ago pointing out the same phenomenon affecting the Flatline assault rifle, and which has since been patched out of the game. This could suggest both cases are bugs.

Respawn Entertainment has yet to acknowledge the bug, leaving players in the dark about if or a when a fix is coming.