Apex Legends Season 8 continues, with Caustic’s first Town Takeover and the Chaos Theory Collection Event. While this festivity has been a leaked amount for fairly a while, it is good to lastly see what it is all about. Discover its secrets and techniques and get the most recent record of buffs and nerfs within the official patch notes.
Apex Legends replace 1.60 patch notes
- Caustic Town Takeover: Water Treatment turns into Caustic Treatment. It’s a brand new focal point with potent fumes.
- Ring Fury Mode: Standard Battle Royale, however further Ring Flares seem at completely different factors on the map after every spherical. Ring Flares do as a lot injury as the present ring. Ring Flares will enhance the longer the occasion goes on.
- Heat Shields: These objects stop Ring and Ring Flare injury. They occupy the brand new Survival Slot, which does not affect your gear.
- No-Fill Matchmaking: Play in a Duos or Trios queue by your self for those who dare.
- Nox Gas Grenade cooldown elevated from 2.5 minutes to three.5 minutes.
- Nox Gas damages at a flat price of 5hp per tick as an alternative of ramping up from six hp → 12hp.
- Removed 15 % quicker heal merchandise utilization whereas in Dome of Protection.
- Increased Black Hole cooldown from two minutes to 3 minutes
- Revenant’s Silence now disables Mirage’s cloaked revive & respawn in addition to Octane’s Swift Mend.
- Wattson now has passive protect regen at 0.5 hp/s (half of Octane’s present well being regen price).
- Explosives injury Amped Cover usually, as an alternative of inflicting 200 injury.
- Explosives injury Sheila usually, as an alternative of inflicting 175 injury.
- All gold AR and LMG default optics up to date to 2x Bruiser.
- Pellet injury decreased from 13 → 11. Fire price elevated from 1.0 → 1.1.
- +one bullet to each journal dimension, together with base.
- Increased hip-fire unfold.
Quality of Life Changes
- Kings Canyon Loot – we have carried out a cross on the loot to deliver up the standard throughout the map, whereas additionally sustaining a certain quantity of loot after Mirage Voyage has flown away.
- The picket shacks throughout the map ought to have a number of extra items every, and typically be somewhat greater high quality.
- Spotted Lake has been diminished to Medium Quality from High.
- Crash Site has redistributed the loot within the space barely. The quantity stays the identical, however the greater high quality loot ought to be within the ship.
- Caustic Treatment has extra loot than Water Treatment, and it stays High Quality.
- Locked Weapon Optic Swapping – For weapons with absolutely locked attachment slots, like fully-kitted gold weapons and most crate weapons, now you can take away the optic and change it with a distinct sight. This doesn’t apply to the Kraber sniper rifle.
- Assists have been added to the in-game HUD, subsequent to kills. This was already current in Ranked and now has been added to unranked. Assists nonetheless do not contribute to XP. This has changed the Spectator “eye” icon.
- Assists and Knocks have been added to your squad’s banners and will present on the finish of a match.
- Club names now seem on Match Summary and Champion display if all gamers are a part of the identical membership.
- Items will not “stick” to Crafting Replicator when dropped on the Replicator.
- Badge Progress – for badges which have longer quantities of progress, hovering over the badge will present you extra information. For instance, for those who’re making an attempt to get 50 wins as Lifeline, you may now see that you’ve got 45 as an alternative of someplace between 15 and 50.
- Ping My Deathbox – While respawning on a dropship, now you can ping your individual deathbox to assist find it simpler.
- Gold Backpack – Players being revived by a gold backpack could have a crackle of vitality—primarily based on the tier of armor they put on—whereas the revive is happening. They may even show the armor heal FX when the revive is completed. This change ought to assist gamers prioritize pushing a revive in progress.
- Players on PC can now return to the title display from the foyer to permit switching of information facilities with out restarting the sport.
- Added numbers to the Advanced Look Controls. This ought to assist folks experiment and simply revert again to their favourite settings.
- When scanning a beacon for Ring 6, it’s best to now be capable to see the placement the place Ring 6 finishes.
- Inspect Weapon – Since the Survival Slot took its button on controller (we solely have so many buttons!), Inspect Weapon has been moved to the emote wheel by default. It might be sure to any key on PC.
- Corrected a problem with Gibraltar not getting hit registrations when concurrently releasing ADS and taking pictures whereas his Gun Shield was up
- Wraith gamers can not cancel Into the Void by leaping at a wall
- The New Skydive Emote will now work with Legendary Skins
- Fixed a bug that was inflicting Nox Gas to flicker for some gamers affected by it
- Repeatedly utilizing the identical leap pad not disables double-jumps
- Players are not allowed to “glide” alongside a wall after utilizing the leap pad
- Crypto’s animation to deliver out his Drone is not skippable by throwing a holospray
- Crypto can not teleport to a replicator
- Reloading the Mastiff and 30-30 will not be quicker whereas in Crypto’s drone
- Fixed a number of areas Loba may teleport into that might get her caught
- Players can not use Sheila to get below the world when positioned too near the Phase Runner in Olympus
- Fixed the Gravity Lift falling by means of the ground when used on the practice tracks in World’s Edge’s Sorting Factory
- Using a zipline after a Gravity Lift will not enhance accuracy
- Motherload will now injury and destroy leap pads
- When below a small enclosure, gamers will not be pushed out after utilizing Motherload
- Players can not double their grenades after looting a lifeless Fuse’s deathbox
- Dropping and selecting up the Mastiff will not trigger it to be reloaded
- Dropping and selecting up the 30-30 will not trigger it to be reloaded
- 30-30 will now have unfold deviation when ADS firing and leaping
- Fixed a bug stopping Steam customers from sending good friend requests to one another
- Usernames now replace when a consumer swaps between the Origin Client to the Steam Client
- Fixed a bug stopping gamers from creating or becoming a member of golf equipment as a result of their EA Account already being related to one other platform.
The predominant function of Apex Legends replace 1.60 is, after all, all the brand new content material for the Chaos Theory Collection Event and Caustic Town Takeover. Starting with Chaos Theory, its featured mode known as Ring of Rage. In distinction to Locked & Loaded, which has change into a mainstay for years, that is a completely contemporary idea that includes outlined ring motion with a number of smaller rings scattered all through the map. It’s very completely different from conventional battle royale, and it makes us surprise if there’s any profit to risking that further ring injury. On the cosmetics aspect, Bangalore lastly will get an heirloom too, which is a pleasant win for individuals who choose to earn it.
As far because the smaller bug fixes and tweaks are involved, Apex Legends replace 1.60 nerfs Caustic’s fuel, makes Pathfinder simpler to hit, provides Wattson a good passive and gives a buff to Rampart that makes her a extra viable alternative within the present meta. On the Legend aspect we’re a bit shocked Horizon wasn’t the main target of a serious nerf given her recognition, however latest statements from Respawn counsel she’ll be a way more distinguished a part of the Season 9 replace within the coming months. Byond these extra apparent adjustments, although, the flexibility to modify optics on Gold weapons can also be a reasonably large deal. This Season 8.1 replace has been a very long time coming, and it largely delivers on followers’ lofty expectations.
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