The latest 1.1 patch for Apex Legends rolled out on April 3, looking to further clean up the troves of bugs and cheaters that have been infesting Kings Canyon as of late, but it wasn't the smoothest of arrivals to say the least.
Respawn Entertainment are dealing with a bevy of problems affecting their players, and the latest update was supposed to introduce crucial quality of life improvements while implementing bug fixes to aspects of the Battle Pass, Banner Cards and more.
After players update the client to download the latest update for the game, they'll be introduced to highly anticipated features finally brought to the game, but some issues have been experienced as well.
Respawn were made aware that the update was causing problems right away, as many players reported a loss of progress and items attached to accounts.
The developer reached out to players on Twitter and Reddit, urging players to hold off on buying or crafting any items until they found some more progress on the bug - which they soon did.
The full list of fixes for this, as well as other issues, can be found at the bottom of this article.
Until the issue has been resolved we recommend players do not buy or craft anything. We'll continue to provide updates, along with an ETA, as information comes in.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) April 3, 2019
Squad Up with new Features
Beyond the issue, Respawn introduced a squad up feature that will give players the option to team up with people from their last game.
It's routinely happened where a squad full of randoms somehow synergize in the heat of battle, just to get eliminated moments later.
Now players don’t have to wonder “what if” to a lost random since the new feature is now going to let them invite the last two people they played with to their squad
A small feature that will be immensely appreciated will be the new Mute button during the intro and squad select. Though it wasn’t the most troublesome aspect of the game, the mute button will definitely add some relief while booting up the next game.
Numerous bugs in Apex Legends are being addressed. Respawn have fixed the Battle Pass reward page bug where there wouldn’t be a default item selected, leading to a mostly blank page.
Further, console players will appreciate a fix that will stop a “fatal script error” to occur when trying to use a keyboard to chat in the game.
As for Banner Cards, Respawn thinks they got the issue sorted that’s been making the cards not appear during and after a match.
Respawn mistakingly activated 'leaving early' penalty
Another issue, aside from the loss of progress, that a number of Apex Legends players experienced since the arrival of this patch was being hit with a penalty for leaving matches early - an unintentional change to the game from the developer, which they have since apologized for.
"So internally, we have been working on and testing this feature but it wasn't our intention or plan to have it go live with the update that went out today," the developer announced on Reddit. "There was a piece of script that was missing and caused the leaving match early penalty to be turned on when it shouldn't be. That's why it wasn't in the patch notes."
The script has since been updated, they say, and it has since been removed across all platforms.
Some fixes have already been rolled out by Respawn. Information surrounding those changes and the list of patch notes, in-full, can be found below.
Apex Legends 1.1 Patch Notes
The 1.1 Patch is rolling out as of 10:00am PST today and you will need to update the client to download.
KNOWN ISSUES: We are aware of the reports of accounts being reset after the update.
QUALITY OF LIFE
- Added the ability to party up with the last squad you played with. After the match you will see buttons in the lobby that display the last two people you played with and can invite them to your squad.
When you head back to the lobby after a match you will see two new buttons that show you the players in your last squad with the option to invite them for another match!
- Additional behind-the-scenes improvements for squashing cheaters.
- Added Mute button during the intro and Legend selection.
- When using the Report Player button for PC, you now have the option of selecting Cheat or Other.
- Added informative messages that appear on PC for crashes due to:
- Running out of memory.
- CPU errors best explained by overclocking/overheating.
- Added better collision to the turrets on Supply Ships.
- Stability fixes to all platforms.
- Fixed issue where the Battle Pass rewards page would not have a default item selected, resulting in a mostly blank page.
- Fixed bug for PS4 and X1 where sometimes attempting to use a keyboard to chat could cause a fatal script error.
- Fixed bug with Banner Cards not showing up during and at the end of a match.
JUMP PAD PHASE WALK INTERACTIONS
- Octane’s Jump Pad no longer affects players when using Into the Void ability.
Apex Legends fixes for new patch issues
The 1.1 update unintentionally moved players to wrong servers and it appeared that they had lost their progress, but all progress before installing the new update is still safe and sound - Respawn says. Once the issue was found, a fix was quickly rolled out on Xbox One, and then later on other platforms.
Everything players have purchased or accomplished in the game before the 1.1 patch went live should be restored. For those that spent money on Apex Legends while these issues were in-game will have the amount of currency they bought fully refunded, even if some of it was used to purchase items.
Last updated on April 4.