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Control finally returns to Apex Legends with major changes

Apex Legends LTM Control is officially returning with the Awakening Collection Event along with some major changes.

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The Apex Legends Season 13 Collection Event, Awakening, will be bringing the return of Control with some significant adjustments.

Apex Legends will be getting a major update along with the Awakening Collection Event. As well as Lifeline buffs, a new Town Takeover on Olympus, and Ranked changes, the fan-favorite LTM Control will also be making a return on June 21.

Control offers players a new way to play the battle royale, and players will be happy to hear that it is returning. Having said that, Control will be coming back with some changes, so let’s get into the details.

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Apex Legends’ Control mode was previously seen on both Olympus and Storm Point. When the mode returns as part of the 13.1 update, players will be battling it out on World’s Edge.

The POI n which players will be fighting for control of the three objective points looks to be Lava Siphon according to the Awakening Collection Event trailer.

Apex Legends 13.1 patch Control changes

As well as a map change, the mode will be getting a bunch of quality of life changes, from updates to the match time limit, spawn wave times, and capture rate, to HUD tweaks.

To get a more in-depth idea of the changes coming for Control when it arrives on June 21 along with the Awakening Collection Event, check out the full patch notes for the mode below:

  • Turned the match Time Limit back on, and have new logic for determining when the match should end which should fix the issue where matches were ending early
  • Give players a full ult on respawn if they had one when they died
  • Tuned down the Ratings given when you spawn on homebase from 75 percent to 50 percent to the next tier.
  • Fixed issue where players on the end of match podium would be in random positions instead of grouped together in their squads.
  • Decrease Spawn wave times…
    • Max Deathscreen time old: 20 secs new: 15 secs.
    • Spawn Wave Max Time Old: 12 secs New: 10 secs.
    • First Wave Spawn Max Time Old: 20 secs New: 15 secs.
  • Turned off enemy highlights and enemy vehicle highlights.
  • Force players to drain neutral point capture progress before starting to gain capture progress for their own team; if capture progress was made on a neutral point by the enemy team.
  • Increase capture rate on Objectives based on the number of players capturing
    • 1 = x1
    • 2 = x1.5
    • 3 = x2
    • 4 = x2.25
    • 5 = x2.5
    • 6 = x2.75
    • 7 = x3
    • 8 = x3
    • 9 = x3
  • Moved the turbo charger for the Havoc back to Purple Tier.
  • Allow players to equip 3x Scopes on LMG’s and Assault Weapons in the Loadout Selection Menu.
  • Allow players to equip 4x-8x Scopes on Snipers in the Loadout Selection Menu.
  • Merged the Marksman and Sniper Loadouts into a single Long-Range Loadout, Added a Specialist Loadout Category to give players more Med-Close Range options.
  • Updates to Spawning Logic to try to prevent players from spawning near enemies.
  • Players now gain Ratings for team actions like Zone Neutralization or Capture even if they participated in the action and got personal Ratings out of it as well ( previously the player would get one or the other ).
  • Players will no longer get the Playing With Squad Ratings bonus for Ratings gained from Lockout being broken, and Bonus Capture Timed Event being completed.
  • Removed the Squad Wipe Ratings Bonus when killing an enemy.
  • Added a HUD message when Lockout is no longer available in the match ( displays again if Lockout conditions are met when Lockout is not available).
  • Control: Moved the scoreboard to the inventory as the first tab. Changed the scoreboard button to be the same button as the inventory on the respawn screen.
  • Arenas: Moved the scoreboard to the second tab in the inventory and added new tracked player information( assists, and crafting materials), and round wins for the team.
  • Scoreboard added as a tab while spectating in Arenas
  • Scoreboard added as a tab at the end of the game for both Arenas and Control
  • Updated the art and position of the shields regening UI on the HUD to sit above the players unitframe

That’s all for the changes coming to Control when the Apex Legends Awakening Collection Event drops. For more on Apex, check out the ranked changes coming in the 13.1 patch.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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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