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Apex Legends players are using bugged supply bins to soar over the map

Apex Legends (opens in new tab) players recently discovered a bug which can be used to launch yourself and your teammates into the freaking stratosphere. For whatever reason, the upper lids of the supply bins littered around the map store kinetic energy when meleed. As a result, you can punch them a few (dozen) times to turn them into super-powered trampolines. I'll let this GIF from Reddit user HeadBed (opens in new tab) speak for itself:

When I first heard of this bug, I figured you'd need to stand on a closed crate while it was being opened, and that some sort of physics glitch would send you skyward. Nope. You just need to find an opened crate, punch the lid from underneath it, and jump on it. If you really want to, you can even up the ante by having a friendly Octane put a launch pad on top of the bin, which seems to amp up its jump power considerably. 

It is possible to somewhat control your trajectory when using this bug, but where you'll land is still a bit of a crapshoot, as HeadBed discovered. Other players have had better luck, with Reddit user 10EXP (opens in new tab) landing just a few yards away from a golden loot bot. Naturally, many players have used this bug to trick their friends. What else is an ultra trampoline good for if not flinging your unwitting friends into the sea (opens in new tab)? All that being said, I think this clip from BottlecapXbox (opens in new tab) really sells the power of these supply bin lids. That's powerful stuff, right there. 

If nothing else, this bug is a hell of a lot more fun than the Apex Legends reset bug (opens in new tab) which temporarily wiped many accounts.  

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.