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Update: The update is now live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Read the full patch notes here.

Original Story: Respawn Entertainment has announced that it will be releasing a new update for Apex Legends early this week.

To start with, this week’s update will include the previously promised hit detection improvements “that should eliminate many cases of incorrect hit registration.” The developer adds that there will likely still be instances of hit detection problems following the update, but the team is now better equipped to track them down and eliminate them.

There are also some audio improvements in the update that address several issues of sound dropping out and becoming distorted, increase the volume of enemy footsteps in close proximity, and lower the overall volume of the game from the character select screen to dropping.

Other changes include performance improvements, a fix for the Lifeline banner bug on PlayStation 4, crashes with specific Intel CPUs, and a fix for a bug that allowed players to stick objects to Gibraltar’s Gun Shield.

“Admittedly it’s been fun to see the results of this but the behavior is not intended by design and could get out of control,” the developer added in regards to the last point. “Items will no longer stick to Gibraltar’s Gun Shield, however, it will now deflect Arc Stars.”

Read more about the upcoming changes here.

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89

Apex Legends update improves hit detection, fixes Gibraltar’s shield

Respawn Entertainment has released a new update for Apex Legends.

By Matthew Bennett | 05/20/2019 07:29 AM PT | Updated 05/20/2019 11:28 AM PT

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Update: The update is now live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Read the full patch notes here.

Original Story: Respawn Entertainment has announced that it will be releasing a new update for Apex Legends early this week.

To start with, this week’s update will include the previously promised hit detection improvements “that should eliminate many cases of incorrect hit registration.” The developer adds that there will likely still be instances of hit detection problems following the update, but the team is now better equipped to track them down and eliminate them.

There are also some audio improvements in the update that address several issues of sound dropping out and becoming distorted, increase the volume of enemy footsteps in close proximity, and lower the overall volume of the game from the character select screen to dropping.

Other changes include performance improvements, a fix for the Lifeline banner bug on PlayStation 4, crashes with specific Intel CPUs, and a fix for a bug that allowed players to stick objects to Gibraltar’s Gun Shield.

“Admittedly it’s been fun to see the results of this but the behavior is not intended by design and could get out of control,” the developer added in regards to the last point. “Items will no longer stick to Gibraltar’s Gun Shield, however, it will now deflect Arc Stars.”

Read more about the upcoming changes here.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89