Apex Legends Update Patch Notes: New Solo PS4 and Xbox changes revealed

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Apex Legends Update Patch Notes: New Solo PS4 and Xbox changes revealed

Apex Legends Update Patch Notes: New Solo PS4 and Xbox changes revealed (Pic: DS)

Respawn has released the newest patch notes for Apex Legends.

The newest update adds Season 2’s LTM – Iron Crown – to the battle royale game.

The patch has introduced quite a lot of new content to EA’s latest shooter, from updates to the map to new skins, heirlooms to challenges… it’s a fairly robust update.

The biggest changes you’ll see come in terms of the LTM and how that’s being balanced, with some quality of life changes also being implemented in this patch.

We’re still not fully sure what the progression of this mode is going to be like, but as soon as we’ve got it figured out we’ll be sure to let you know how to unlock those cool skins and that potent-looking Bloodhound heirloom.

Check out the patch notes below – in as much as they’re a description as to what this event brings – below. We may get more detailed notes later.

TL;DR What’s in the Iron Crown Collection Event:

  • Limited-Time Mode – Solos
  • Octane Town Takeover
  • Double XP for Top 5 and Wins Weekend
  • A special Iron Crown Collection Pack and Iron Crown Event Store
    • With Bloodhound Heirloom Set Preview
  • Exclusive event challenges with free loot

Limited-Time Mode – Solos

That’s right, we’re finally dipping our toes in the Solo waters. While we are committed to Apex Legends delivering a competitive, three-player squad experience, we’re going to put Solos in for a limited time. We are always striving to ensure healthy matchmaking across all modes, so it’s too early to say whether Solos will be permanent or not, but we’re going to watch and see what happens. As always, we want to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think.

Octane Town Takeover

Octane has taken over part of Kings Canyon and done a bit of remodeling to better suit his adrenaline-seeking tendencies. Check out the mega jump pad course and Ring of Fire to eliminate enemy squads in style. We’re always looking for new ways to weave Legend personalities into the map, and this change will remain part of Kings Canyon even after the event ends. If the community enjoys these types of town takeovers we’ll look into adding more for other Legends in the future.

A special Iron Crown Collection Pack

Apex Legends Collection Events bring a set of themed, limited-time content to Kings Canyon.  Open Iron Crown Collection Packs for a 50% shot at an Epic item and a 50% shot at a Legendary item from a set of 24 themed items. No Commons, no Rares, and no duplicates will be included in these packs.

A fixed loot pool with no duplicates means that if you unlock all 12 Epics and still have items remaining, you’re guaranteed a Legendary on every future Iron Crown Collection Pack opening.

Iron Crown Event Store

The Iron Crown Collection Event also introduces a new event currency, Crowns, which can be earned from challenges and received from Iron Crown Collection Packs. Crowns can be spent in the new limited-time event store to unlock Event-Limited Rare, Epic, and Legendary content. 

During the event, if you unlock all 24 Iron Crown Collection Pack items, you’ll be able to get Bloodhound’s Heirloom Set with Apex Coins. The Bloodhound Heirloom Set will enter the standard Apex Pack bonus pool after the Iron Crown Preview Event ends.

Unspent Crowns will automatically convert to Crafting Metals at the end of the event. All Iron Crown Collection Packs and Iron Crown Store content are Event Limited.

Event Challenges with Free Loot

During the Iron Crown Collection Event, complete a variety of challenges to earn two Iron Crown Collection Packs, exclusive Iron Crown event badges, and Crowns.

Double Top 5 and Wins XP Weekend

From 10:00 a.m. PT on August 9 through 10:00 a.m. PT on August 12, players will earn double XP for Top 5 finishes and wins.  This bonus will affect both Account Level and Battle Pass progression.

For additional details on the Iron Crown Collection Event, head over to our FAQ here. As always, we appreciate all of your support and feedback. Can’t wait to see you on the Frontier!

PATCH NOTES

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed issue where assigned challenges not resetting properly and giving rewards.

  • Fixed bug causing incorrect calculation of Kill/Death Ratio in player stats.

  • Fixed an issue where sometimes a Care Package would clip into map geometry.

  • Fixed a bug that was sometimes showing Apex Predator ranked players RP as zero when viewing the badge in the Lobby.

  • Fixed issue with players having connection issues when trying to join a squad that has already played a match.

  • Fixed issue where Daily and Weekly Challenges would reset earlier than communicated in the game.

  • [Xbox Only] Fixed bug where players would sometimes not receive “The Player” achievement when hitting level 50.

  • Fixed a bug where sometimes Arc Stars would attach to players and some objects at a distance and appear to float off of them.

  • Fixed bug where sometimes Arc Stars would not explode or do no damage when it detonates.

  • Fixed issue with players sometimes unable to unlock the “Double Duty” Badge.

  • Fixed bug where sometimes using a healing item while experiencing bad ping would cause them to heal for twice as much.

QUALITY OF LIFE

(Pic: EA)

LEGENDS

General

  • Made adjustments to Pathfinder’s and Low-Profile Legends hitboxes.

  • Fixed a bug where activating a healing item would cancel the Ultimate for Legends that need to prime it [Bangalore / Pathfinder / Caustic / Gibraltar / Bloodhound]

  • Fixed an exploit where players would sometimes be able to still shoot while downed.

Bloodhound

  • Increased the distance that Bloodhound can see traversal clues left by other players [but not other kinds of clues] to 25 meters.

  • Adjusted the area of effect for Bloodhound’s Tactical to 125 fov.

Wraith

  • Based on player feedback, we’ve reduced the “hum” audio that’s playing while using Wraith’s Kunai.

  • Fixed issue where actions for Wrath would have a slight delay when her weapon is holstered and crouching or sliding while the kunai is equipped.

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to remove the cooldown for Wraith’s Tactical Ability.

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