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Apex Legends update patch notes: Season 6 Armor changes reverted

Published: 3/Sep/2020 18:15 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 18:42

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment have done a U-Turn on their major change to Armor health in Season 6, reverting it to its previous values, after feedback from players.

At the start of Season 6, Apex Legends made some major changes to armor, making all armor on the map Evolving, while also reducing the amount of health each armor level added.

This had a major impact on gameplay, as it reduced the time-to-kill (TTK) across the board. This split the community immediately, and in response to the feedback, this decision has been reverted.

Evo Shields were introduced back in Apex Legends Season 3.
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The Season 6 armor changes are being reverted.

Respawn’s Jason McCord explained that they originally made the decision during internal playtesting, but once it was out in the wild, the feedback from players made them have a rethink.

Bug fixes

This update also includes a series of bug fixes that should address some of the community’s primary concerns since Season 6 launched.

This includes the very frustrating bug that prevented Loba’s teleport ability from actually working, mainly on World’s Edge, as it simply wouldn’t teleport her in many cases.

There’s also a fix for the exploit that allowed Gibraltar’s dome to be placed on top of Rampart’s mini-gun, making for a very overpowered combo.

Apex Legends September 3 patch notes

General

  • Fixed several server crashes.
  • Made adjustments to the appearance of several holosprays.
  • Removed an inappropriate Caustic voice line.

Audio

  • Fixed an issue with audio not playing when shooting the Devotion and Volt.
  • Fixed an issue where Crypto’s drone in Caustic gas would play to the whole server
  • Fixed marking crafting replicators from the ship playing a “Let’s go here” VO ping.

Replicators

  • Fixed an issue with Evo Shields that require exactly 100 damage not evolving when crafting the 100 points.
  • Fixed an issue with Ninja controller configuration not being able to use Replicators.
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to revive a teammate when they are downed while using a replicator.

Gibraltar

  • Fixed an issue with Dome Shield on a Sheila allowing a player to shoot through the Dome Shield.

Rampart

  • Fixed an issue with the “No Mercy” finisher spamming “Boom” to the entire server.
  • Fixed an issue with amped cover walls requiring more hits from heirlooms than from normal melee to be destroyed.
  • Fixed a server crash when Sheila is destroyed while someone is using it.

Crypto

  • Fixed an issue with Hack not detecting players on Sheila.

Wraith

  • Fixed an issue with the portal disappearing upon Wraith’s death.
  • Fixed a crash with Wraith’s portal interacting with World’s Edge geysers.
  • Fixed an error when Wraith’s portal is too close to a replicator and the player interacts with the replicator.

Loba

  • Fixed an issue that caused Loba’s teleport to fail in certain areas.
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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.