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Apex Legends update 1.08 causing major issues on PS4 – Respawn respond [UPDATE]

Published: 8/May/2019 22:00 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:08

by Alan Bernal

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The 1.08 update for Apex Legends landed on May 8 but rather than fixing issues, it’s been causing some serious problems for players on PS4 – making the game near unplayable for some.


Update – May 8

Respawn Entertainment has addressed the problems that a sizeable portion of the community has been experiencing, and are looking for a fix.

It’s still unknown what’s specifically causing the problems, but players can at least look forward to Respawn issuing a solution soon.


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Respawn Entertainment launched their battle royale on February 4 and has since been incredibly popular with players, but a continuous series of bugs has been crippling the experience for a lot of people.

The latest issues seem to be stemming from the surprise 1.08 patch that has been freezing up the game for a lot of players, especially on PlayStation 4. What’s worse is that it looks like the majority of problems are happening during or immediately following the character select screen, preventing players from jumping into King’s Canyon.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers excited to drop into King’s Canyon might have to wait a bit until a fix is issued.

The update, which have yet to get official patch notes, has been making players apprehensive to load into games and even roaming around the menus seeings as it can freeze the game at any point.

“Can’t tell if it’s specific banner frame/pose: going to banner settings freezes the game as well both for me and my friend,” Reddit user ‘Taylor_N’ said.

Members of the Apex Legends community have expressed their confusion from the patch that took players from the 1.1.1 entry to 1.08.

“I cant join any games,” Reddit user ‘xSevithx’ said. “Anyone who joins me freezes. What the fk? It just freezes after the legend select screen….anyone else having this issue? Update seems to have completely boned Apex for me.”

[PS4] Choosing Lifeline after 1.08 update freezes the game from r/apexlegends

Why is Apex Legends freezing?

The influx of reports have been confusing tons of people, while others are looking for an explanation to the recent problems.

“My working theory is that this is a rollback before the real update comes through,” Reddit user ‘d0nkatron’ said. “It’s a super tiny update, which means it could be simply fixing that bad script error that caused the gibby/caustic bug. If it’s not this, I’m totally at a loss of explanation. This is bizarre to say the least.”

Respawn Entertainment have yet to address the latest update sent out to players or the rise of issues that seem to have been directly caused by downloading it. We’ll update this article as more information becomes available.

UPDATED: MAY 9, 2019 – 1:36 PM EST

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Apex Legends director reveals plans to make it more than a battle royale

Published: 31/Oct/2020 10:35

by Calum Patterson

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Apex Legends is currently one of the most popular battle royale games in what is a saturated market, going toe-to-toe with Fortnite and Warzone – but developers Respawn Entertainment have plans to make it much more than that.

Apex is currently gearing up for its seventh season, which devs have boasted is their biggest yet in terms of new content, as they release the game’s third map, a new Legend, Horizon, and a host of new features like Clubs and a Steam launch.

However, while the battle royale side of things is going from strength to strength, Respawn are ambitious, and have plans to take their Apex Legends universe to new places.

Their focus might currently still be on the battle royale, but game director Chad Grenier has revealed that the studio has much grander plans for the future.

POI on Olympus in Apex Legends
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Apex Legends is moving to a whole new world in Season 7, Olympus on Psamathe.

The future of Apex Legends

In an interview with Eurogamer, Grenier revealed that they are already working on content for up to Season 12 of Apex, as they try to plan as far ahead as possible.

But, beyond just the new seasons of content, there is also a wider view about how they can take their roster of Legends and do new and exciting things. “Right now we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale?” Grenier said.

“We have this roster of legends that people love – how else can we use them? I think looking into the future, you’re probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale game. You see we have all these LTMs (limited time modes) and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.”

Horizon running in Apex Legends
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Respawn think they can do more with their roster of Legends.

What exactly this could mean is unclear, but we can make a few educated guesses. The most obvious would be some form of PvP multiplayer mode, Call of Duty style. Respawn’s Titanfall series already did this successfully, and many developers at the studio actually worked on the Modern Warfare series at Infinity Ward previously.

The other obvious option would be PvE. They’ve already dabbled their toes in this with the Season 5 quest, which had small single-player ‘missions’ of sorts, but it wasn’t an all-out campaign or story mode as such.

Given the great lore that Apex Legends has already built up through trailers, teaser and comics, it certainly would make sense to give it more gameplay aspects too.

For now, the focus is on Season 7, but it sounds like Apex Legends has big plans to innovate beyond the standard battle royale.