Rampart's Amped Cover Ability is Bugged Once Again
Since her initial Apex Legends debut in Season 6, Rampart has unfortunately remained a mainstay at the bottom of tier lists, with both suboptimal pick and win rates.
In a game that orbits around mobility, Rampart's stationary kit—requiring mostly out of combat setup—simply has not been able to make it into the meta.
Rampart's calling card pretty much boils down to putting up Amped Covers preemptively and setting up her Emplaced Minigun "Sheila."
Coupled with the fact that even when set up in a prime situation, her ultimate ability ends up being an area denial tool that leaves more to be desired, playing as Rampart can be exceptionally tough due to a recent bug that renders her tactical ability useless.
On Saturday, Redditor u/dadnothere started a thread showcasing a clip of Rampart's Amped Cover refusing to place Fortnite-style.
Although Respawn Entertainment hoped to move Rampart's kit slightly closer to reactive/murder machine territory at the start of Season 7, this bug almost entirely nullifies the whole ordeal.
This recent bug is just the latest to break the utility of Rampart's Amped Cover. In the past, some players reported a game-crashing bug caused by firing through two Rampart covers at the same time, while others discovered heirloom melee weapons oddly took as many as 14 hits to destroy her covers.
While Apex Legends continues to boast a wide array of viable weapons and characters that are able to successfully cater to diverse play styles, it would be great to see a rework for Rampart's kit down the line.