Ballistic Melee Sling Glitch in Apex Legends Leaves Little Counterplay

Nutan Lele
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Here is all you need to know about the&nbsp;Ballistic Melee Sling Glitch in Apex Legends.</p></div>

Here is all you need to know about the Ballistic Melee Sling Glitch in Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends Season 17 added a new legend Ballistic to the game.
With the new legend comes an overpowered bug.
Here is all you need to know about the Ballistic Melee Sling Glitch in Apex Legends.

Apex Legends Arsenal brought a new legend to the game and also brought a major bug that makes him pack not one but several punches. The Ballistic melee sling glitch is a huge exploit introduced along with the relatively simple kit of the assault legend. Players were quick to discover that his passive let them cancel his melee animation, leading to an overpowered chain of attacks. Here is all you need to know about the Ballistic Melee Sling Glitch in Apex Legends. 

Ballistic Melee Sling Glitch explained

Ballistic’s passive Sling lets him store a third weapon without any attachments which can be swapped to using the character utility action. Players noticed that if you repeatedly switch between his melee and sling it cancels out the melee animation and lets you spam his melee attack much faster and a lot more frequently. You can also cancel Ballistic's melee so fast that you can hit your opponent without registering damage.This is not supposed to happen for obvious reasons. There is usually a down time between two melee attacks, leaving room for counter play. 

As in the clip, you can use a Crypto drone to reach legends like Valkyrie who can fly out of reach. The Ballistic melee sling glitch is likely due to the fact that the third weapon does not get swapped out like your primary or secondary weapons, creating a glitch in the code. Skeptation suggests not abusing this glitch in ranked games since it may get you banned. 

This is not the first melee bug of its kind. Previously released legends like Rampart also faced similar issues when placing her turret. Respawn Entertainment unfortunately has gained a reputation for leaving in a number of bugs and glitches with every new patch release. As of now, Respawn seems to be focusing on other issues with the assault legend like Sling weapons loot vending machine UI issues and Whistler reticle issues according to their Trello board. However, they will likely patch this out soon enough so enjoy it while you still can.


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Nutan is experienced with content across various FPS, MOBA, and BR titles for both PC and mobile gaming. Basically, she's a Jill of all trades. As the former captain of an all-woman esports team, her roots lie firmly in PC gaming but she does enjoy that one map in Call of Duty: Mobile.