While the latest generation of video game consoles brings with it a ton of technical improvements, open-world games are only getting bigger and more complex — which means that glitches are inevitable. In the case of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, players are finding technical hiccups that accidentally transform our New York web-slinger into a myriad of different inanimate objects.
My favorite variation of the bug turns Miles into a trash container of some sort, like a dumpster or a recycling bin. It’s a funny visual, sure, but it’s also strangely relatable.
While it’s unclear what triggers this glitch, it seems to apply to nearly any object you can find in the Spider-Man overworld. Fans are posting videos of themselves flying around the virtual Big Apple as bricks, barriers, splotches, lamp posts, and more. The items seem completely random.
Fun Fact:— Frezzi (@Frezzi54) November 9, 2020
There is a glitch that turns you into a lamp in the new Spider-Man game pic.twitter.com/jW70RMEQzx
What’s clear from these videos is that, while Miles may not look normal, he still behaves in the way you’d expect. Meaning, the game remains playable — and returns to normal if you just restart. Almost makes me wish Insomniac Games would just make turning into other things an option.