Three New Game Modes For Apex Legends Have Leaked

Ruben Fields
March 8, 2019

It has also been made slightly more hard to handle, with "increased base hip fire spread" - so shots are peppered around a bit more when not aiming down the sights - and the developer has "decreased the rate at which hip fire spread decays".

You can check out the full patch notes here for the latest update in Apex Legends, which is now live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Wingman and Peacekeeper availability has been reduced in all zone tiers.

Just like Fortnite before it, Apex Legends is proving to be a data-miner's dream, with the game yielding tons of interesting nuggets that tease what Respawn has coming down the pipeline for us.

While the base gun remains unaffected in this patch, when the Peacekeeper is equipped with a shotgun bolt attachment, its rate of fire has been slowed, leaving the user vulnerable for a longer period of time should they miss.

Increased availability of energy weapons and ammo in all zone tiers. "Our goal is to make less frequent, better tested, higher impact changes, so it minimizes the effects on your time spent mastering a particular mechanic, weapon, character, etc.", continues the note. They did acknowledge this however by wanting to achieve a "Power Curve" of weapons. One of the changes to the Wingman was the rate of fire being reduced from 3.1 to 2.6 shots per second and the Peacekeeper included the Shotgun Bolt rechamber rate being reduced.

Fixed some script errors that we identified were occasionally causing disconnects during matches. "Power curve" just means that some weapons will be weaker and more common, while others will be stronger and rarer.

Apex Legends Season 1

The patch makes various other minor gameplay tweaks, including some bugs which caused a disconnection (dropping you from the game) when certain characters used some abilities (for example, when Caustic threw his gas grenade ultimate).

Over 670,000 people tuned into Apex Legends at its February peak, according to GitHyp, compared to around a still massive 615,000 for Fortnite, which also has a lifetime peak of nearly 1.5 million.

Players occasionally causing disconnects when removing an attachment.

As for character balance, Respawn said it looks at a combination of factors, including pick rate, win rate, and player feedback.

Gibraltar occasionally causing disconnects when pulling up his Gun Shield. Those changes will come at the start of Season 1.

Traps - Increased radius and proximity radius by about 10%. Apex Legends is EA's free-to-play battle royale game that was released in February.

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