Apex Legends Sentinel was removed because of an exploit.
Since our Apex Legends Weapon Tier list for September 2020 had the sniper ranked in the A-tier, it comes as quite a shock to many that it has been taken out of the weapon rotation. Especially considering the fact that the gun seemed to just begin to become more of a fan favorite.
So what changed? Well, Respawn has recently discovered that players had figured out a way to exploit the weapon. This new glitch allowed the bolt-action animation between the shots of the Sentinal to be removed. This allowed the weapon to be fired with a significantly higher rate.
Apex Legends Sentinel Removed Because of Exploit
If that glitch had continued and been left unchecked, especially with the sentinel's damage per shot totaling 70, the game would have been broken. When you think about it, Respawn definitely made the right call by doing this because that glitch made the sentinel completely overpowered.
Sadly for Apex players, this glitch also comes at a time when many are still trying to adjust to the devs buffering the grappling ability of the popular legend Pathfinder. As the Apex community continues to deal with a lot of new changes in-game and with the beginning of Season 7 slowly creeping up, fans may want to start becoming a little more optimistic about what awaits them.