Apex Legends received a small patch earlier today that fixed various bugs, including the frame rate issues caused by picking up banners on PS4 and changes to Gibraltar’s shield. It also aims to fix hit detection problems.
Gameplay and Bug Fixes
The full patch notes, which can be read here on Reddit, state that the hit detection problems that have plagued the game since launch are being worked on right now. However, they also note that “one potential cause of hit registration bugs can be simple internet connection problems”. The Respawn dev team has worked on “refining the functionality behind our network problem indicator icons in the upper right of the screen. These icons are now pickier about your connection quality and may show up more frequently than they did before”. This will, hopefully, help narrow down the cause of any future bugs.
They also fixed another major bug which allowed players to stick objects to Gibraltar’s Gun Shield. Whilst they admit the results of this bug have been pretty funny, it was never intentional and has now been patched out of the game.
The most important fix for PS4 players resolves the banner frame rate issues on PS4. Patch 1.08 resulted in many games crashing after the banner attempted to call a file that didn’t actually exist. The patch was exclusive to PS4, and was a result of Respawn updating the PlayStation Plus skin rewards in the store. Respawn pulled the banner from the game entirely whilst they worked on a fix, and now that the issue is resolved they will be re-enabling the banner.
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