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Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes: Fade, weapon changes, bug fixes, more

Here are the full patch notes for Apex Legends Mobile’s launch, detailing the new Legend Fade, as well as the weapon changes and bug fixes.

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Fade in Apex Legends Mobile

Apex Legends Mobile is almost here, and developers have released the launch patch notes detailing the new mobile-exclusive Legend Fade, as well as the weapon changes, bug fixes, and more.

With the success of Call of Duty Mobile and Fortnite on mobile, it’s no surprise that Respawn Entertainment are throwing their hat into the ring with Apex Legends Mobile. The mobile version is almost exactly the same battle royale that Apex players know and love, but with some significant differences.

One of these main differences are the mobile-exclusive Legends, with Fade arriving in Apex Legends Mobile at launch. The launch patch notes are now live ahead of its May 17 release, detailing Fade’s background and abilities, as well as all of the changes made since the last playtest.

Fade arrives in Apex Legends Mobile

While Apex Legends Season 13 has just introduced Newcastle, Apex Legends Mobile brings a brand-new mobile-exclusive Legend — Fade.

Ignacio ‘Fade’ Huamaní has returned from another dimension, looking for ” justice and redemption in the Apex Games.” His dimension-hopping suit brings powerful new abilities to the game, where Fade can phase back to a previous location and can force everyone in his vicinity to be “unable to deal or receive damage.”

Weapon changes at Apex Legends Mobile launch

As well as introducing the 30-30 Repeater into Apex on mobile, the devs have made significant changes to weaponry for launch, turning the Triple Take and G7 into Marksman Rifles and buffing the Volt.

The Triple Take is now more familiar to players coming from PC and console, with the launch patch notes confirming that it’s been turned into a Marksman Rifle that now uses Energy Ammo. Plus, the G7 Scout is now a Marksman Rifle as well, and the Volt SMG has had its damage and magazine size buffed.

You can check out all of the weapon changes in the full Apex Legends launch patch notes below.

Apex Legends Mobile launch patch notes

NEW LEGEND: Fade

Ignacio Huamaní was the youngest in a family of military-tech hunters. Working together, they made a living “recovering” weaponry and selling it to the highest bidder. As the youngest, he was the lookout, and eager to prove he could handle more. So he took on a contract with a mysterious client, and acquired the suit for him. But it was a trap: his family died, and the suit propelled him into another dimension. It’s been a long journey, but he’s finally back, and ready to find justice and redemption in the Apex Games. He can’t turn back the clock for his family, but on the Battlefield, he is the master of not only his own destiny, but the destiny of those in his crosshairs.

  • Passive: Slipstream
    • Fade gains a short movement speed boost at the end of his slide.
  • Tactical: Flashback
    • Fade’s suit rips him backwards through another dimension, phasing him to his previous location.
  • Phase Chamber
    • Fade throws an activator core from his suit.The resulting explosion phases everyone within the radius for a few seconds making them unable to deal or receive damage.

GAME MODES:

Advance Training Level

In the Advance Training Level, you can practice advanced techniques and weapon handling skills in a free environment. Practice makes perfect!

Weekly Challenges

Practice and hone your skills for rewards in weekly challenges! Missions and objectives will rotate weekly. Complete these challenges to earn juicy rewards.

NEW ARENA MAP: OVERFLOW

Things are heating up and Overflow is the perfect map for spicy plays! Tight corners, lanes and flanking opportunities await you and your teammates at Overflow’s unique POIs. Will you be on fire or get burned in this lava-ish new edition to the Arena map pool?

NEW FEATURE: TEAM FILL

Nobody likes a quitter. But now, that’s not such a big deal. Auto team fill is a new feature that will bring players into active games if another player leaves prematurely. (Only active in Team Deathmatch)

SHOP UPDATES

Complete challenges to unlock levels and rewards in the Apex Legends Mobile Battlepass. In Apex Legends: Mobile, items are tiered from D to S. Unlock the “Vermin Control” skin for Caustic and the “SOS Signal” for the Kraber just by starting the pass. Along the way, Gibraltar’s “Gentle Giant”, Mirage’s “Graffiti Artist”, “Ready for Impact” Pathfinder and the “Authorized Personnel Only” Havoc. You’ll also earn banner frames, holosprays, emotes, trackers, weapon charms and more.

The Battle Pass also gives players opportunities to unlock Fade. By reaching level 25 in the free Battle Pass or purchasing 10 levels of the premium and then attaining 15 more normal levels, he’ll join the Roster. 

CO-OP CLUB MISSIONS & CLUB STORE:

This brand new feature allows squads to pick challenges they want to achieve together to unlock rewards in the brand new Club Store!

EMOJIS:

A brand new Emote system is coming to Apex Legends Mobile allowing you to conveniently communicate with friend and foe alike.

WEAPONS, ATTACHMENTS & GEAR:

  • New Weapon: 30-30 Marksman Rifle.
  • New Scope: 4x – 10x Thermal imaging Optic
  • New Gear: Heatshields
  • Replicators will now drop in random locations within the Ring

LEGEND PERK SYSTEM:

  • New visual upgrades to the system
  • Added Legend rewards to the perk system, earn rewards by completing Legend-specific objectives
  • Added a perk planning feature to plot your next move ahead of time
  • Added a perk recommendation feature to help you get straight into the action

WEAPON CHANGES:

Triple Take

  • Changed ammo type to energy
  • Weapon type changed to Marksman Rifle
  • Can now equip energy mags and sniper stocks

G7 Scout

  • Weapon type changed to Marksman Rifle

Volt SMG

  • Damage increased from 15 -> 17
  • Mag size increased to 35

Fully Kitted Weapons

  • Removed: Hemlok, Devotion LMG, Mozambique
  • Added: Flatline, L-Star, 30-30

Supply Drops:

  • Removed Peacekeeper
  • Added Volt SMG

APEX LEGENDS MOBILE IN BELGIUM

Unfortunately, we won’t be publishing Apex Legends™ Mobile in Belgium due to the local regulatory situation around paid random rewards.

BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS

  • FPS optimization pass for iPhone 13 or newer devices
  • Fixed Gibraltar’s shield bounce while aiming down sights
  • Fixed an issue with Gibraltar’s ult not behaving correctly
  • Fixed various textural issues on models
  • Fixed an issue where Pathfinder’s grappling hook would not disengage
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Pathfinder’s grapple hook to interact incorrectly with his model
  • Fixed an issue where players would get stuck in dropships if repeatedly tapping their tactical skill
  • While active, Mirage’s decoys can now imitate Mirage’s emotes
  • Fixed an issue where some railings could not be jumped over.
  • Fixed a collision issue that caused throwables to pass through doors if another player is close colliding with it. 
  • Red weapons will now automatically pick up ammunition. 
  • Fixed some out of bounds areas on World’s Edge
  • Fixed an issue where nameplates would pile together while on dropship 
  • Many other fixes and improvements. 

For more on Apex Legends, be sure to check out our full review of Season 13, as well as the best FOV settings.

Source: Respawn Entertainment

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Apex Legends devs respond to criticism by adding cheaper Apex Coins option

Respawn Entertainment have responded to player feedback by introducing a cheaper Apex Coins option in the game.

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In response to complaints from Apex Legends players about the high cost of Apex Coins, Respawn Entertainment have added a cheaper currency pack option to the game.

Apex Coins are the premium currency in Apex Legends that can you purchase with real money and then spend in order to get your hands on new cosmetic items for your Legends and weapons.

You may have to purchase bigger currency packs in order to get yourself certain items, and the Apex Legends community has been frustrated with the high cost of these. Now, the devs have responded to this issue.

Apex Legends players that don’t have enough currency to unlock a specific item end up having to spend a lot on bigger currency packs.The cheapest bundle that you could get contained 1,000 Apex Coins and would set you back $9.99.

This can be particularly frustrating if you only need to use a small portion of the Apex Coins in the pack. Now, Respawn and EA have addressed this problem by adding the option to purchase currency packs with a 500 coin bundle for $4.99.

Now, you’ll be able to get yourself a decent number of Apex Coins without having to spend an extremely large amount of cash. Players that only need 400 Apex Coins to buy something, and no longer need to spend a whole $10 to do so.

The addition of this option will come as a huge relief to players that were tired of paying for currency that they didn’t need for an insanely high cost.

At the time of writing, the Apex Legends developers haven’t officially announced this change, but the arrival of this cheaper currency pack shows that they were listening to community feedback.


For more Apex Legends content, check out our ranking of every Apex Legends character as well as the Apex Legends 1.99 update patch notes.

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When did Apex Legends come out?

Apex Legends has become one of the most popular battle royale games in the world, but when did it first release?

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Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royales in the world, but when did it come out? Here’s everything you need to know about the game’s original release date.

From PUBG to Fortnite, Apex Legends to Warzone, the battle royale genre has truly dominated the gaming scene for the last five years. In fact, the mode has become so important to shooters that games that launch without one are viewed as missing a vital component.

Each battle royale brings its own spin to the genre, capturing the imagination of players looking for new experiences. For Fortnite, building set it apart from its opponents, while Warzone’s use of class loadouts made it different from anything else on the market.

For Apex Legends, the use of characters with special and unique abilities meant that nothing else on the market could match its high-octane action, and unsurprisingly, thousands still jump on and play years after its launch. But when did Apex Legends actually release?

When did Apex Legends release?

Apex Legends released on February 4, 2019, and was available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Since then, the developers have released next-gen versions of the game for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, offering upgraded graphics and performance thanks to the power of the new consoles.

Developers Respawn Entertainment also targeted the portable gaming market too, releasing Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2021.

When did Apex Legends Mobile come out?

Apex Legends Mobile was released on May 17, 2022, and is available on both iOS and Android devices.

After finding huge success on consoles and PC, Respawn decided it was time to let Apex players fight victories wherever they are. The game was first released in a limited number of regions but is available worldwide now.

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Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes: Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg, bug fixes, more

Apex Legends has a brand-new 1.99 patch which brings bug fixes and new interactive Easter Egg for Lifeline’s Clinic.

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Respawn Entertainment have dropped a new patch for Apex Legends Season 13, which includes a variety of changes and even interactive objects for Lifeline’s Town Takeover.

In addition to the ranked split which occurred on June 28, Apex Legends has received a brand-new patch for Season 13, bringing a variety of bug fixes and updates to the game.

The Apex Legends 1.99 patch is small, but for those who are interested, here are the patch notes for the update.

Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg

This patch is very small, and Respawn Entertainment haven’t actually revealed patch notes for what the update actually brought to the game. However, thanks to dataminer Kralindo, we have information on what the update has done.

One of the most interesting changes in the patch is the addition of interactive objects in Lifeline’s Town Takeover.

In Lifeline’s Clinic, players can now play the drums, guitar, and more. Interacting with these objects will play audio, which is a little Easter Egg for Lifeline’s previous occupation as a punk band drummer, hence her drum sticks Heirloom.

Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes

Although there are no official patch notes for the Apex Legends 1.99 patch, luckily Kralindo has gone through the game’s code and figured out some of the changes.

There may be more changes server-side, but here are all the changes Kralindo managed to see:

  • Some small Newcastle tactical changes, most likely bug fixes
  • Lifeline town takeover interactive objects activated
  • 500 Apex Coins enabled in the store (via playlist)
  • Really small change for the Replicator

That’s all for the Apex Legends Season 13 1.99 patch. For more, check out how the ranked reset works.

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