According to Dexerto, Apex Legends players are experiencing an annoying bug that causes their chosen character to be changed when entering the game, even though it was previously locked.
The community has debated this and its variants for years, and recently resurfaced while the Dark Depths event was taking place. There is no way to explain this error, sometimes players get in character select screen, but sometimes it can happen while the game is in progress.
Apex Legends continues to have the error of changing characters before the game
According to some comments in a Reddit post about this bug, it is happening to more and more people lately. The Apex Legends character selection bug appeared after everyone in the lobby had locked their picks. Even though the player has already selected a character, loaded it onto the map, and prepares to go into battle, they will encounter a character change error at the last seconds.
Many people say they have encountered this problem, but there is absolutely no way to fix it. However, on Apex Tracker, there is still no information about the incident, it is known that the company is actively investigating the information collected from players. If many players are still experiencing Apex’s character change bug in the coming weeks, Respawn may be able to do a more thorough investigation to fix the issue.