Respawn has released the patch notes for a PC update for Apex Legends. The update is already live and is specifically aimed at fixing game crashes on PC.
«The game should now write an apex_crash.txt file to your My Documents folder when it crashes,» Respawn community manager Jay Frechette wrote in a Reddit blog post. «The apex_crash.txt files we got from players had a lot of information that we needed… We had never seen the crash in any of our internal testing before, but now we could finally reproduce the bug and that meant we could find it and fix it.»
More updates for Apex Legends are planned for next week. Frechette didn’t provide specifics, but did list several issues that Respawn is working towards fixing. Those broad problems are outlined below.
- FPS capped to 144: It was the intent to cap to 300 but a bug is keeping it at 144. We’re aware and looking into it and I’ll provide an update when I can.
- Hit reg issues: we are aware and testing a fix locally.
- Audio issues — we’ve heard the feedback on numerous issues you folks have been reporting. Working with audio guys to address the stuff we can answer next week.
The Apex Legends Season 1: Wild Frontier battle pass is now available for purchase, as is the game’s first post-launch add-on playable character, Octane. The battle pass costs 950 Apex Coins—about $9.50 USD—and offers a variety of rewards, such as cosmetic skins, stat trackers, new Legend voice lines, and Apex Coin and XP drops. Each reward is unlocked by earning XP and climbing up the battle pass’s 100 levels. It’s unfortunate there aren’t any challenges, like the Fortnite battle passes, but thankfully, Apex Legend’s pass allows you to earn enough Apex Coins to buy next season’s.
You don’t need to put the Apex Coins towards the next pass, though. Instead, you can use them to purchase the new character, Octane (although he can be unlocked using Legend Tokens too). The ninth Legend in Respawn’s battle royale game, Octane is all about being the fastest. His tactical gives him a boost of speed at the cost of his health, while his ultimate throws out a launch pad that can propel Legends and items through the air. In order to keep on running, Octane’s passive heals him over time, provided he’s not in combat.
Apex Legends is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.