Bizzarre Apex Legends Winter Express glitch is trapping players in boxes

Hamza Khalid

The Holo-Day Bash 2020 event has seen a few glitches since it went live. Now a new one has been reported that traps players in boxes when entering the Winter Express LTM, and causes them to quit the game. Here’s what we know about the bug.

With the holiday season just around the corner, Respawn have brought back the The Holo-Day Bash event to get players into the festive spirit. The highlight of the event is the Winter Express LTM which pits three teams against each other on the World’s Edge as they try to take control of the train. This mode is fun but it has some problems.

Players have reported glitches and bugs while playing on the train. A new one traps players within boxes with no way to get out. There have been increasing reports of this bug across the Apex community.

Reddit user ‘u/Solalgaleo’ posted a clip of the bug in the Apex Legends subreddit. It shows the player getting trapped inside one of the boxes and trying desperately to get out. Firing the weapon, deploying a D.O.C. drone, and putting down holo-sprays didn’t help them escape.

You can see this all take place in the clip below:

The player can fire their weapon but can’t deal damage to other players or get out of the box. Being trapped also protected them from enemy fire so they became invincible. This means that there was no hope of escape via elimination.

Another reddit user named ‘u/SirKona’ posted a similar clip. They got trapped in one of the train’s boxes, and then tried various different actions to escape but to no avail.

As you can see in the clip, they tried firing their Volt SMG before trying to leave the box. It seems that players can keep performing their usual actions while they’re trapped but it will have no effect on their situation.

We don’t know the exact cause of the bug at the moment, but the player reported this happening after they ran and jumped up onto the box as the train was going down a slope. Eventually they got bored of being invincible so they left the game.

So far it seems that the only escape from this bug is to quit Apex Legends and then start it again. A few players have reported that they can still get hit by Termite or Shuriken when stuck in the box. Others claim that a Wraith portal can get you out if the train is moving.

If you head over to the Apex Legends Trello Board, then you won’t currently find any planned fix for this bug. This means that it hasn’t caught the attention of Respawn yet so they haven’t responded to it on the Reddit posts.

The developers already have their hands full at the moment with other bugs that are infecting the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event. This includes one that leads to players getting randomly killed on the train. Once they announce a fix for the latest bug, we’ll update you.

Image credits: Respawn Entertainment