Apex Legends Next Update: Patch Notes Outline Changes And Tweaks
Up and at 'em.
Respawn Entertainment has released a small update for Apex Legends, its extremely popular battle royale title. The patch, which was fully detailed on Reddit, is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Generally, it is focused on reducing crashes and addressing gameplay bugs. [Update: While this patch may not have any new content in it, it's been followed very soon by the addition of a new gun. Havoc is now live in-game and features some wrinkles we haven't seen from one of the game's weapons before.]
Players on Sony's console should have a more stable experience, as Respawn has addressed an issue with GPU hangs and also resolved crashes that happened when a button was pressed in the loading process. An issue where players would occasionally move slower after a revive has also been resolved, as has one that caused crashes because of Mirage's special ability. Finally, on Xbox One, crashes related to Gibraltar's Epic skin have been addressed. Take a look at the full patch notes below.
Apex Legends February 19 Patch Notes
- Fixes for PS4 crash issues.
- Addresses issues we saw with GPU hangs.
- Fixed crash when pressing button early in load process.
- Fixed issue where players would sometimes move slowly after revive.
- Fixed issue with Mirage Ability causing crashes.
- Fixed issue with Gibraltar Epic skins on Xbox One causing crashes
Apex Legends launched on February 4, somewhat unexpectedly. The game has taken the world by storm and hit 25 million players in its first week of availability and, at one point, reached "well over" 2 million peak concurrent players. Of course, Fortnite is still very much the genre leader, with 200 million players and a peak concurrent record of 8.3 million players, but it's been a very strong start for Apex Legends in a highly competitive genre.
In GameSpot's Apex Legends review, critic Phil Hornshaw awarded the game 9/10. "Apex Legends is a mix of smart shooter ideas that makes for a competitive, team-based game that gets at all the best parts of battle royale while addressing a lot of the weaknesses," he said. "Respawn's intense focus on team play makes Apex more than just a worthy addition to the genre; it's an indicator of where battle royale should go in the future."
If you've been playing the game and need a little help improving, make sure to check out our Apex Legends character guides. Each of the playable Legends requires some getting used to, and you'll have to consider their strengths and weaknesses in battle if you want to be the champion. Our character breakdowns will help you do that. We're still working our way through the roster, so we'll have guides for the remaining heroes soon.
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