Check out both the Legend & Weapon changes in Apex Legends' March 19 Update, introducing Season 1: Wild Frontier and Battle Pass! Find out which Weapon and Legend stats have been changed, other fixes, & more in this patch note summary!
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Season 1: Wild Frontier Overview
Season 1: Wild Frontier Launches With Battle Pass
The first season of Apex Legends has arrived. Titled "Wild Frontier", the new season introduces its Battle Pass system, with over 100 unique reward items to unlock!Check Out Season 1 Battle Pass Rewards Here!
Play As The New Legend: Octane
The new season also hails the arrival of a new Legend Octane. Octane focuses on high-mobility gameplay, trading health for speed with his stim shot, and using launch pads to go through the map fast. He's unlockable for 12,000 Legend Tokens, or 750 Apex Coins.
Changes To Weapons In Mar 19 Update
|M600 Spitfire||- Fixed ADS view on Legendaries partially obscured by custom geo (The Continuum, The Heavy Construct).|
|Devotion LMG||- Fixed bug where Devotion audio sometimes wouldn’t accurately reflect rate of fire|
Fixed Fast Weapon Swapping & Peacekeeper Rechamber
Players can no longer fast swap weapons when changing stance, such as when crouching while swapping weapons.Check Out Tips & Techniques To Play Like A Pro
Optics and ADS Fixes
The new update also fixes various issues on optics and ADS (Aim Down Sights).
- Fixed inaccurate auto ranging fullscreen (sniper) optics when base FOV is not set to default
- Fixed ADS view being blocked when using Caustic legendary skins with certain weapon/ optic combos
- Digital threat optics: threat highlights are now more visible (slightly brighter; no longer affected by TSAA)
Changes To Legends In Mar 19 Update
|CAUSTIC||- Reduced cooldown of traps from 30 seconds to 25 seconds|
- Increased radius and proximity radius by about 10%
- Removed a 1-second delay on the smoke dealing damage to players
- Hitbox size reduced and optimized
- Reduced cooldown of Gas Grenade 2:30 -> 2:00 seconds.
|PATHFINDER||- Increased the number of beacons in the world for Insider Knowledge from 10 to 12|
- Hitbox size reduced and optimized
|GIBRALTAR||- Hitbox size reduced and optimized|
- Defensive Bombardment: Fixed a bug where your teammates wouldn't be affected by Shell Shock. This was meant to be the same as Bangalore's ultimate.
|BANGALORE||- Reduced Double Time move speed bonus from 40% to 30%|
Quality of Life Improvements
Controller Option Improvements
The update adds a swap trigger button option toggle to switch triggers for the shoulder buttons, and added Trigger Deadzones to customize how far you pull the triggers before they fire. The update also adds Advanced Look controls to further fine tune your look controls.Check Out Recommended & Best Settings for the PS4 Here!
Directional Pad Navigation
As an added convenience, the new update will now allow players to navigate most menus using the D-Pad.
The update adds better color blind support for Blood Hound's Threat Vision, and colorblind colors per setting are now displayed in the settings menu. Colorblind settings have been moved to accessibility so changes are applied on the fly. Also, enemy pings now use proper enemy color instead of only using red.
UI Improvements & More
The update also adds improvements to the UI, character animations, audio, and overall game polish.
Bug Fixes, Stability & Performance Improvements
New Update Fixes Numerous Bugs
The latest update also fixes a lot of bugs, including a rare issue where players can get invulnerable in a drop ship, a hole on Gibraltar's shield, and other issues.
Stability & Performance Fixes
The update improves stability for various GPU configurations, and PC FPS is now capped at 300 to balance stability. This also addresses PS4 crashes due to running out of memory.
Better Reporting for Crashes
PC crashes without error messages will now generate a text file in the Documents folder which players can attach when reporting crashes.
Added Report a Player Feature on PC and Consoles
Players on PC and consoles can now report cheaters they encounter within the game. This can be done via spectate view, or through your teammate's banner cards in Squad Tab.
Additional Patch Notes
Razer Chroma Support
Apex Legends will now detect Razer Chroma peripherals and will now play animated colors when you do certain things within the game.
SOURCE: Apex Legends Official Reddit
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