Most bugs in Summit Legends are unwelcome and actively make the game worse. Whether it’s big issues that prevent players from playing the game as intended, like hit registration issues, or small visual glitches that ruin immersion, bugs are an unfortunate but semi-frequent reality of gaming. Summit.
But sometimes you get a bug that does nothing to mess with your gameplay and may even reveal hidden easter eggs that the developers have planted in the game. This is the case with a certain animation usually reserved for Vantage.
Reddit user SKy6Gaming discovered the animation using Horizon, as opposed to Vantage. The rare animation is triggered by picking up and removing a Sentinel sniper rifle. When playing as Vantage, she occasionally gets an animation when using the Sentinel where, when she pulls out the gun, Echo is resting on the barrel of the gun. After a split second, Echo jumps onto Vantage’s arm and out of sight once again.
This animation also apparently plays sometimes when non-Vantage Legends pick up a sentry, as evidenced by SKy6Gaming seeing Vantage’s pet bat jump off Horizon’s arm on their screen.
It’s unclear if this is supposed to happen when someone is using Sentinel and not just Vantage, but it would make a lot of sense for this to be a bug and for the animation to be Vantage-specific. Even before you consider that Echo has been friendly to Vantage thus far, the Sentinel itself is an important weapon in Vantage lore. His ultimate, Sniper’s Mark, began his development life as an early version of the Sentinel, and as his character developed, the lore around the Sniper’s Mark weapon evolved into the weapon being a Modified version of Apex Games’ bolt-action sniper.
Whether it’s a bug or the animation turns out to be available to everyone who uses the Sentinel, players can see an extremely cute bat animation and possibly experience a new animation they didn’t know about. not even existed before.