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Apex Legends Dec 5 update nerfs Peacekeeper & EVA-8 shotguns – patch notes

Published: 5/Dec/2019 22:58 Updated: 5/Dec/2019 23:39

by Albert Petrosyan


Respawn Entertainment have released another update in Apex Legends, this time nerfing the Peacekeeper and EVA-8 shotguns as well as the Precision Choke Hop-Up attachment.

Shotguns, especially the Peacekeeper, have been under significant scrutiny from the Apex Legends player-base for a while now, with many calling for Respawn to limit their effectiveness.

This continued even after Respawn recently nerfed the Peacekeeper on November 22, but players remained dissatisfied because that update didn’t affect the weapon’s damage stats.

Finally, on December 5, the players’ demands were addressed when the developers pushed out a server patch implementing nerfs to all of the shotguns except the Mozambique, which certainly doesn’t need any nerfing.

A full breakdown of this update is available below, including the full patch notes and commentary from the developers explaining each change.

Shotguns and Precision Choke nerfed in Apex Legends

There were three major changes implemented via this December 5 update.

The bolt hit size was reduced for both the Peacekeeper and EVA-8. Respawn explained that the idea behind this change was to make it more difficult to hit “full chunks of damage” while still ensuring that shots remain consistent in how they feel.

The Peacekeeper’s shot spread was increased to force players to have to get closer to their enemies if they want to be still able to inflict 100+ points of damage with the weapon.

The last change was for the Precision Choke Hop-Up, which can be equipped on only the Peacekeeper and Triple-Take sniper rifle. The spread on the final Precision Choke level was increased so to reduce the range at which players can do damage with a fully charged shot using the Hop-Up.

Respawn EntertainmentThe Precision Choke Hop-Up, which allows certain weapons to be charged up for more precise shots, has been nerfed.

Apex Legends December 5 update patch notes

Here are the full patch notes and commentary for this server patch, as provided on Reddit.

Hey gamers!

Respawn just put out a server patch for all platforms with MORE balance adjustments for shotguns, specifically the Peacekeeper! See below for specifics, as well as some info about The Game Awards 2019!

  • Decreased bolt hit size for Peacekeeper and EVA-8

    • Our goal here is to make it harder to land full chunks of damage while still making sure shots continue to feel consistent.

  • Increased shot spread for Peacekeeper

    • We want to preserve its bursty fantasy of precision and snapshots, as well as its playmaking potential but felt that it’s been too strong at range so we’ve increased shot spread meaning that now players need to get closer in order to do full 100+ damage blasts with the Peacekeeper.

  • Increased spread on final Precision Choke level

    • This reduces the range that you can do full damage with a fully charged Precision Choke shot.

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How to fix Apex Legends code 100 error on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

Published: 18/Jan/2021 1:20 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 1:30

by Connor Bennett


Despite being around for a while now, the infamous code 100 error continues to cause problems in Apex Legends and we’ve got all the info you need to address it.

What is the code 100 error in Apex Legends?

The Code 100 Error has been annoying Apex Legends players since early 2020; the error relates to players being unable to ‘complete their EA Account sign in,’ which is particularly annoying for players as EA have not yet noted the issues, much less acknowledged that they have their own fix coming.

Players have come up with a temporary fix of their own, with the remedy being pretty much the same regardless of whether you play the popular title on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation. You can find the fix for each respective platform below.

Respawn Entertainment / EA GamesThe Code 100 error is stopping Apex Legends players from helping teammates as Lifeline.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on Xbox One & Series X/S

The temporary fix, which has been a success for most players, revolves around being able to change your DNS [Domain Name System] server to a public DNS service, which has its own numbered code.

To make the fix work on Xbox, go into your network settings and tweak a few things:

  1. Go to Settings – Network, Advanced Settings, DNS Settings
  2. Change DNS settings to the following:
  3. Primary DNS:
  4. Secondary DNS:
  5. Save settings and return to Apex Legends

You may have to restart the game for the updated settings to make a change.

Windows CentralThe network settings for Xbox One are slightly tucked away – but you’ll be back playing Apex in no time.

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PS4 & PS5

Again, fixing the error on either PlayStation console is pretty similar to Xbox but there are a couple more steps to follow:

  1. Go to Settings » Network » Set Up Internet Connection.
  2. Select which connection you use – be it WiFi or LAN Cable
  3. Select ‘custom’ and enter the following settings:
    • IP Address Settings: Automatic
    • DHCP Host Name: Do Not Specify
    • DNS Settings: Manual
    • Primary DNS:
    • Secondary DNS:
    • MTU Settings: Automatic
    • Proxy Server: Do Not Use

Save these settings and then return to your home screen.  Like on Xbox, you may have to close the Apex Legends application and start it up again for the changes to take effect.

Respawn EntertainmentThe code 100 error has been affecting Apex Legends players for a few days

How to fix Apex Legends code 100 Error on PC

The good news is that there is a fix for code 100 on PC, the bad news is that it takes a bit longer to do that on console. That said, if you follow these steps, you should be able to bypass the error.

  1. On PC, hit the Win + R keys together, opening the command box
  2. There, type in ncpa.cpl and wait for ‘Network Connections’ to appear
  3. On Network Connections, head to the internet connection you operate on and right-click it
  4. Once that right-click menu open, select properties
  5. After the properties menu opens, find Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select properties – which is towards the bottom right-hand side of the box
  6. There, select ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ and type in:
  7.  Preferred DNS server:
  8. Alternate DNS server:
  9. Once done, select OK in the bottom right-hand corner. Once the box disappears, restart your PC and allow the changes to take place.

So, there you have it, that’s how you fix the Code 100 Error on old-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as PC.

Last updated January 17, 2021, at 5:30 PM EST.