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Apex Legends August 20 patch notes: Devotion nerf, Rampart fixes, more

Published: 20/Aug/2020 20:25 Updated: 21/Aug/2020 0:12

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn are pushing a new update for Apex Legends that’s going to address a few bugs with Rampart while also nerfing the Devotion after its transition to being available as ground loot.

Apex Legends Season 6 is jam-packed with new content that’s been generally keeping its player base happy. A new weapon, new Legend, and major additions to World’s Edge have all been keeping people pretty busy.

Unfortunately, not everything has gone off without a hitch. Streamers, pro players, and others have raised concerns with the now-default Evo Shields around the map as well as the overall weapon meta in Season 6.

The devs are listening to the community and distributing patches as they see fit, and this time around it should go a long way to solving early problems in the season.

Rampart tune-ups

Season 6 premiered with a bang, as the Apex community have taken quite nicely to new Legend, Rampart. However, the player base noticed that her ability kit included a few bugs that made her daunting to play, most of which have now been patched.

These included glitches such as her Amped Cover walls making people disconnect from the game in certain instances, and even her “Boom” finisher line being played from across the map.

Because of the new Legend’s popularity, these issues have been prevalent in many games, so the devs are making sure to address them as soon as possible.

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Rampart has been met with a ton of fanfare, but she came packaged with a few bugs.

Devotion LMG nerf

The Devotion’s switch from being exclusively in supply drops to now available as floor loot had caused the light machine gun to reign chaos on opponents.

Respawn are aiming to address that immediately by giving the gun more recoil while slightly nerfing its damage. These changes aren’t supposed to kill the LMG’s viability, but it’ll make the gun more reasonable to deal with now that it’s widely available.

The studio said there could be more patches to the Devotion down the line as they monitor its performance throughout the Arena.

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The Devotion LMG is getting a slight nerf after becoming ground loot.

Take a look at the full patch notes for the Apex Legends August 20 update below, courtesy of Respawn Entertainment.

Apex Legends August 20 update patch notes

Addresses the following:
  • Rampart Amped Wall client error in softened gore locales
  • Fix a server error causing immediate disconnects when Rampart puts down a wall
  • Fix an error caused in some instances where a player is on Rampart’s turret when it is destroyed
  • Issue around specific Bloodhound skin getting a stretched neck while using Rampart turret. We are still working on this issue for Lifeline’s Guardian Angel skin
  • Rampart’s “Boom” finisher line from playing across the map
  • Kill stat tracking for R-99 not displaying properly
Additionally, we are publishing a playlist update later today to do the following:
  • Reduce Devotion damage [17 -> 16] , and increases recoil – these are quick changes we can make now, more adjustments to Devotion that take more time to do will come later.
  • Reduce number of Devotions and Turbochargers spawned
  • Reduced number of gold helms, gold backpacks and gold incap shields
We are still looking at tweaks and changes coming in the next few weeks.
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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

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Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.