Apex Legends: New Patch, Level Cap Increase Live On PC Now, But Console Players Have To Wait
There's been a last-second delay.
Apex Legends was due for a big update this week, and if you're playing on PC, the good news is that it's already live. Once you've downloaded the update, you'll experience a level cap increase from 100 to 500, giving you many more levels to climb through.
The bad news is that console owners will have to wait a little bit longer. A delay has pushed back the update to an unknown date on Xbox One and PS4. Moments before the update was due, the official Apex Legends Twitter account let everyone know that it would now arrive later.
Heads up, Legends. Due to a last minute, unforeseen issue, the patch that was originally set to go live today has been postponed to a later date.— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) December 3, 2019
Once we have more information and an ETA on what that new date is, we'll be sure to update everyone here.
About an hour later, the account announced that the patch was actually now available, but only for the PC version. The console version is still delayed, and hopefully we'll know soon when it will be made available.
Huddle up, Legends. The patch we originally communicated to be delayed ended up going live shortly after on PC only. We're still working on an ETA for console and will continue to update everyone here as information comes.— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) December 3, 2019
We apologize for the confusion. pic.twitter.com/8M7kojW1y4
The patch notes list a lot of changes, but the big one is the level cap increase. It now takes 5% less XP to hit level 100, and if you manage to hit level 500 you'll hit a total of 199 Apex Packs along the way. From levels 2-20 you get one pack per level, one every two level from 22-300, then one pack every five levels from 305-500. You'll still get 600 Legend Tokens for every time you level up, and Apex Pack rewards will be handed out retroactively. You'll also unlock Level Gun Charms every 100 levels.
36 new Gun Charms are being added into Apex Packs, and will also now appear in the Rotating Shop so that you can buy them directly. It will also add friendly fire to the new firing range, which is a fun addition. PC players will be able to experience this right now, but console Apex Legends fans will need to wait just a bit longer.
Apex Legends is currently in its third season. Developer Respawn Entertainment also recently launched Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the first Star Wars action game of this console generation.
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