Apex Legends first patch rolls out

Apex Legends, the rapidly-growing battle royale game from Respawn Entertainment, has its first patch.

There’s nothing overly major to report, but the update does add in some new Valentines Day-themed cosmetics just in time for tomorrows day of love. To be more specific, the update adds a “Live Die Live” Banner Badge, which players can unlock by reviving a member of their squad between now and Tuesday 19th February, and there’s also a “Through the Heart” Longbow Epic DMR skin as well as a “Love of the Game” Pathfinder banner frame.

Other than that the update focuses on various bug fixes and stability improvements, including fixes to a couple of issues that were causing players to crash or get gray screens as well as issues of players falling through the map. There’s bad news for those who like to exploit glitches, as Respawn has fixed an exploit that was allowing players to duplicate items in their inventory.

Elsewhere, Arc Stars will now display a grenade warning indicator, and Bloodhound’s Eye of the Allfather ability now lasts for one second less than before.

The full patch notes are listed below:

Patch Notes

VALENTINES DAYS – Store items will be available starting at 6pm PST on 2/13.

  • Added “Live Die Live” Banner Badge: Revive a member of your squad between 2/13 and 2/19 to earn this limited time badge.

  • Added Valentines Day cosmetic items to the store. They will be live and available in the store starting 2/13 until 2/19 and then they’re gone!

    • “Through the Heart” Longbow Epic DMR skin

    • “Love of the Game” Pathfinder banner frame

STABILITY / BUGS / PERFORMANCE / QoL

  • Various improvements and tweaks to UI.

  • Extended timeout that was causing players with slower hard drives to crash.

  • Addressed a number of client and server stability issues.

  • Fixed exploit where you could keep duplicating items in your inventory.

  • Addressed a number of stability and performance issues.

  • Fixed issue where players would get a gray screen in lobby when connecting for the first time.

  • Fixed issue where your friends list showed all your friends as offline and unable to party.

  • Shortened duration of Bloodhound’s Eye of the Allfather clones to remain in the world by 1 second.

GEAR

  • Arc Star now displays a grenade warning indicator.

KINGS CANYON

  • Addressed a number bugs with map geo like holes you could fall through and areas that players could get stuck in plus a bunch of other polish issues.

PLAYSTATION PLUS PLAY PACK

  • Art updated for the Playstation Plus Play Pack to the Flatline skin and Banner Card and changed the names to Deep Blue. This will affect all players that already have been rewarded the skins as well.

We still have a lot of work to do and we hear those frustrated by disconnects and crashes and are working to improve stability and performance as well as provide more visibility for everyone.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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