Respawn Entertainment is preparing a major patch update for Apex Legends, which will mark the new year by bringing changes to the game. Here is everything that is confirmed as well as what we hope to see.
Season 7 of Apex Legends is off to a great start with its map and vehicles giving players something new to enjoy. Plus, the recent return of Airship Assassin during this year’s Black Friday sales gave back veteran Wraith players something they had been missing for a while.
There is even more upcoming content to look forward to; Respawn has plans to start 2021 with a huge update patch in January, which will come with many fixes for existing bugs and potentially some cool New Year themed content. Here is what we know about the update so far.
Upcoming Bug Fixes
According to the Apex Legends Trello board, the following errors will be patched up in the 2021 update:
- Invalid/expired tokens errors: These keep console players from being able to connect to the Apex Legends servers.
- Octane jump pad bugs: Players can’t double jump after interacting with the Octane jump pad.
- Steam lobby lag: Season 7 has frame drops, lag, and visual bugs in the pre-game lobby.
- Incorrect player names display on Steam: Player names are shown as long random strings of characters on Steam.
- Placing Sheila on the Trident leads to a crash: Placing Rampart’s turrets on a Trident has caused so many crashes that Respawn took away that ability until they patch it up.
- Mark all as seen option for menus: This is an issue that came to light in a reddit post and a fix is on its way.
These are the changes that have been officially confirmed by Respawn so far, but there could very well be a lot more once the patch actually rolls around.
More Potential Updates
Here are some other features that have yet to be confirmed for the upcoming update, but we might see them soon:
- New Skins: In addition to the upcoming Holo-Day skins, we could see the release of brand new cosmetics to fit the new year spirit.
- Octane buffs: Respawn aims to Octane’s kit after the Season 7 changes. Although the team stated they were hoping to get these changes out in the January update, it has not been officially confirmed.
- Weapon buffs: Season 7 has seen a lot of fixes to the weapon balancing in Apex Legends, so we might see more of this for the coming year. Especially when new events take place.
- New Maps: Olympus is the newest map in Apex Legends that has proven to be a diverse and well-designed area. We might see a new update to the game’s maps in the coming year.
- Battle Pass progression: The Season 7 battle pass w’s progression system felt unfamiliar to players so the response wasn’t lukewarm. Respawn might change this into something more recognizable.
- Crossplay Fixes: Crossplay has been generally buggy since the Aftermarket Collection event. Respawn has been working on improvements and we could see some more in the new update.
- Additional bugs fixes: Respawn has confirmed that the fixes listed on the Trello board are just a few of their current projects. There are many more changes that are being worked on that we haven’t heard about yet.
With the seasonal Holo-Day Bash event coming up on December 1, there is still a lot more for you to look forward to. That event will bring along new cosmetics and items for you to collect so that you can end this year with a bang.
So far, not much else is known about the Apex Legends 2021 update but we expect a plethora of exciting new content and fixes. We’re eager to hear more details about what Respawn Entertainment has planned for the game.
Apex Legends Season 10 Ranked updates: Arenas, map rotation, split dates, & rewards
A new season of Apex Legends means a new season of Ranked Leagues, from map rotation to split dates, we’ve got you covered.
Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence is almost here, which also means an update for Ranked Leagues, so let’s get into the details.
Apex Legends Ranked Leagues is a great place for those who want to test their skills out and play for points in a competitive environment, which starting in Season 10, will also be available in Arenas.
No matter how good you are, Apex Legends has a detailed ranking system that will place you on a similar playing field once you play enough games. With Season 10 incoming, let’s check out the updates arriving for the ranked playlist.
Although there are no major changes for Ranked Leagues this season, there are still a few things to go over such as split dates, rewards, and map rotation.
As Apex Legends Season 10 begins on August 3, this would then mean that the first ranked split will also begin on the same day, with the second split coming halfway through the season.
Seasons usually last around 3 months, so with that being said, the halfway mark for Season 10 will be around September 7, so expect the second split to begin around then.
Every new season two maps get picked for Ranked Leagues, one which spans the first split, and another that spans the second.
For Season 10 players will be dropping into Decimated World’s Edge, which has been showcased in the trailers leading up to Season 10’s release.
In the second split, players will be back on Kings Canyon, or at least the Season 8 version of Kings Canyon, with all the changes that were most recently made to it.
Season 10 rewards
Depending on what level you managed to reach in Ranked Leagues for Season 9, players will receive rewards at the start of Season 10.
The rewards include gun charms, badges, season-long dive trails for those who manage to reach the higher ranks, and new this season, Holo Sprays.
The rewards for Season 9’s Ranked Leagues have actually been revealed by EA, showing off the badges and dive trails players will receive.
Season 10 will also mark the first season of Ranked Arenas, which Respawn released details about fairly recently.
3 new BR maps will join Phase Runner, Party Crasher, and Overflow, with one of them joining the trio and rotating with each other every two weeks. The new maps include:
- King’s Canyon – Hillside
- World’s Edge – Dome
- Olympus – Oasis
As well as new maps, Ranked Arenas will also feature new maps and an exclusive ranking system.
Although not much has been shared about how ranking will work in Arenas, we suspect the names and ranks will be the same, however, the way in which you actually receive points and the number of points you need to rank up will be different from the Battle Royale mode.
That’s all for the ranked playlist in Apex Legends Season 10, for more updates stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and if you’ve been a victim of the recent unfair banning, check out our article for an explanation.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
EA address accidental Apex Legends account bans
EA have issued an apology for the accidental suspensions of various Apex Legends accounts and are working on a fix.
Various Apex Legends player accounts were hit with accidental bans after EA cracked down on clubs that violated the terms of service, and now the devs have issued an apology for this problem.
Much like Activision’s Warzone, EA’s Apex Legends has its fair share of players who tend to break the game’s terms of service. As a result, the developers decided to crack down on Apex Clubs with offensive or derogatory names.
However, this ended up backfiring on players, as multiple accounts were hit with bans accidentally on July 29. The Apex Legends community saw this as unfair, and now EA has addressed the issue.
Various Apex Legends players noted that their accounts had been banned, even though they hadn’t broken any terms of service. This was simply due to their affiliation with a club with an inappropriate or blacklisted name.
Community manager EA_Mako confirmed that club-based suspensions were only supposed to be warnings, and EA has reassured players that they are now working on this problem.
“Sorry for the confusion on this one,” Mako said. While a number of warnings did go out for this, it looks like there were a small number of suspensions that unintentionally accompanied those warnings in some cases.”
If players are still banned then there are some steps that the community manager suggested to get around it. Simply restart Apex Legends, sign out, and sign back in to check the account’s status.
If that doesn’t work, then players can try reaching out to EA’s Terms of Service team to get their accounts back. This may take a while, but they’ll get to play Apex Legends again soon enough.
With Season 10: Emergence on its way, players will want to ensure that their accounts are active so that they can enjoy the new update.
Image credits: EA / Respawn Entertainment
Warzone players call for popular Apex Legends feature to be added
Some Warzone players are calling for the developers to implement a feature from Apex Legends, which involves player K/D ratios.
With both Warzone and Apex Legends being extremely popular battle royales, of course, people are going to compare them, with some calling for a feature from Respawn’s game to be added in Warzone.
With the recent news surrounding Apex Legends’ upcoming season, some Warzone players may have been intrigued to check the game out and give it a shot, especially as CouRageJD recently stated that Apex was the best battle royale currently available.
In doing so, players may have noticed differences, not just in gameplay, but also in the stats and recordings of player progression, which some players want for Warzone.
Reddit user and Warzone player Excellent_Pass3746 posted his opinion online of which specific Apex Legends feature they would like to see in Warzone.
The post is entitled “KD should reset every season (Or at least show your KD for each season)”
This is a feature that is currently in Apex Legends, however, it doesn’t reset, it simply shows you your K/D for each season, while also showing your overall K/D from every season combined.
This would be great for Warzone, as then players can look back and see how much they have progressed, while also seeing how much of an effect each season’s K/D has on the overall number.
The argument presented is that players would like to see this progression and improvement, and not be defined by their K/D that got off to a bad start when they were learning the game.
Experienced Call of Duty players may have taken to Warzone much faster then those who are new to the franchise, thus this change would be a nice quality-of-life update for players.
Fans in the comments also agree, as although there are alternatives out there for checking your K/D monthly on Warzone, it “would be nice to have it on the game.”
For more on Warzone, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on when a FOV slider is coming to Warzone on console.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment / Activision / Raven Software
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