Stay on top of the latest Apex Legends update (10/01/2019). Season 3 of the game brought several new features, improvements to the game's quality and performance, as well as several bug fixes. Here we will keep a complete record of all patches released so that you do not miss any news of the game. The article will be updated as new updates are made in Apex Legends. So, the first patch you see below will be the most recent, followed by the previous ones. See the record!

Update of 10/01/2019 (Season 3!)

New Legend: Crypto

Crypto is an extremely tactical character who can obtain information on the location of enemies via his drone. The new Legend permits several new and effective strategies, either for attack or defense. Access our full Apex Legends character guide and learn all about Crypto.

New Map: World's End

The developers have reported that the old King's Canyon map will be unavailable at the moment, and will only return after reviewing community feedback.

New Battle Pass

The new Battle Pass costs 950 coins or 2800 for the Bundle (includes 25 unlocked levels and a new Pathfinder skin).

New Weapon: Charge Rifle

The Cargo Rifle, although it does not look like it, is a sniper rifle and is an extremely unique new weapon that mixes machine gun and sniper elements. The weapon makes several extremely quick shots and then immediately fires a beam of concentrated energy that does even more damage. Check out our complete guide to all Apex Legends weapons to see the new weapon's attributes!

Balancing in Legends

Now all legends fully recover the shield when executing a submission, without the need for golden armor.


  • Players use healing items 25% faster within the Protection Dome.
  • Dome throwing range increased by 60%
  • Dome cooldown increased from 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Defensive Bombing cooldown decreased from 4.5 minutes to 3 minutes.
  • Defensive Bombardment Duration decreased from 8 to 6 seconds.
  • Bombardment throw range increased by 36%.


  • All-Father's Eye is now activated 33% faster and automatically reports all detected targets.
  • Hunting Beast is now activated 30% faster and increases speed by 30% instead of 25%.


  • Thunder Bang Damage increased from 20 to 40.
  • Pathfinder

  • Hook launch speed increased by 33%.
  • Zipline Weapon cooldown increased from 90 to 120 seconds.

Balancing on weapons


  • Reduction of the basic comb capacity from 18/22/26/30 to 18/20/23/27.
  • Added a small random indentation pattern.

PDW Prowler

  • Added a small random indentation pattern, but maintains the same pattern when fired in Full-Auto mode.

Longbow DMR

  • Rate of fire reduced from 1.6 to 1.3.
  • Leg damage multiplier reduced from 0.9 to 0.8.

G7 Scout

  • Base damage increased from 30 to 34.


  • Base damage increased from 18 to 22.
  • Small decrease in the rate of fire in both modes.


  • Firing dispersion decreased.
  • Now recovers from faster retreat


  • Great decrease in horizontal indentation.
  • Now comes equipped as a 1x Digital Threat.
  • Base damage reduced from 21 to 19.

Changes to gold equipment

Golden Backpack: now grants the attribute "Guardian Angel" to the user, which allows resurrecting partners with extra life and shield. Golden Vest: now gives the user the "Quick Use" attribute, which allows you to use consumable items 50% faster.

Update of 02/07/2019 (Season 2 !!)

New Legend: Wattson

New defensive support character. Wattson has traps capable of recovering the team's shield and electric fences to keep opponents with limited options.

New Battle Pass

The new Battle Pass costs 950 Apex Coins and brings several new features:
  • Daily and weekly challenges
  • Music packs, emojis and loading screens
  • Skins for Legends and Weapons
  • Various new materials for crafting Legendary skins

New weapon

The new golden L-Star weapon has the following characteristics:
  • Fires high damage plasma projectiles
  • Comes with its own limited amount of ammo
  • It is fully automatic
  • Only available on airdrops
  • The gun overheats if fired for a long time

Balancing on weapons


  • Damage increased from 16 to 19


  • Damage increased from 12 to 13


  • Damage increased from 13 to 15
  • Decrease in increased recoil in all barrel accessories


  • Damage increased from 125 to 145
  • Headshot scale increased from 2.0 to 2.05
  • Leg damage scale increased from 0.76 to 8
  • Slightly increased rarity

Ammo stack changes

  • Shotgun ammo stacks have been reduced from 64 to 16 (!!!)
  • Energy ammo stacks increased from 6o to 80

Changes to airdrops

  • L-Star added to airdrop
  • Airdrop weapon percentages now change according to the timing of the game (early, mid and late game)

Balancing in Legends


  • Increased damage reduction for Fortified Gibraltar and Caustic ability from 10% to 15%. The ability also grants immunity to slowness when taking shots
  • Wraith, Lifeline and Pathfinder now take 5% more damage


  • The Eye of the All-Father skill now shows opponents in real time instead of showing a still image. Tracking takes 1.5 seconds
  • Skill's viewing angle increased from 90 to 110
  • Clues found by the Tracker passive now last 90 seconds instead of 60


  • Mirage may cancel her supreme ability sooner
  • Mirage now suffers a small delay when exiting the ultimate ability


  • Slow down time caused by gas has been reduced by 50% when it affects partners


  • Protection Dome duration increased by 3 seconds


  • Hitbox improved to fit the character model


  • The healing drone is now destroyed with 2 hits from the circle

Circle changes

The circle underwent changes in damage, size and closing speed. The new damages are:
  • Round 1: 2% damage per hit
  • Round 2: 5% damage per hit
  • Round 3: 10% damage per hit
  • Round 4: 20% damage per hit
  • Round 5: 20% damage per hit
  • Round 6 onwards: 25% damage per hit
  • The new closing speed is as follows:
  • First circle: starts to close after 3 minutes. Closes in 2 minutes
  • Second circle: starts to close after 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Closes in 2 minutes
  • Third circle: starts to close after 2 minutes and 15 seconds. Closes in 2 minutes
  • Fourth circle: starts to close after 2 minutes. Closes in 2 minutes
  • Fifth circle: starts to close after 1 minute and 30 seconds. Closes in 1 minute and 40 seconds
  • Sixth circle: starts to close after 1 minute and 30 seconds. Closes in 1 minute and 40 seconds
  • Seventh circle: starts to close after 2 minutes. Closes in 1 minute and 20 seconds
  • Eighth circle: starts to close after 20 seconds. Closes in 1 minute and 20 seconds

Update of 05/20/2019 (improvements)

Improved detection of connected shots

Various sound improvements

  • Improvement in the audio engine by about 30%
  • Increased footsteps of nearby enemies in all Legends.
  • Increased the priority of enemy steps so that they can be heard even during heavy combat.
  • Slightly decreased volume of Pathfinder steps heard during first person view.
  • Resolved issues related to the "no ammo" and "low ammo" sound of the R301, Hemlok, Flatline and RE45 weapons.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed bug in the Havoc sound.
  • Fixed bug with the sound of automatic weapons getting stuck, usually after a Legend respawns.
  • Fixed bug in RE45 sound not echoing the environment when in short distance.
  • Fixed a bug in the Gibraltar and Caustic Passives where they took damage through the shield.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to stick things to the Gibraltar shield.

Update of 16/04/2019 (balances)

Balancing in Legends

Respawn reported that it added a new damage reduction skill to Caustic and Gibraltar to compensate for the disadvantages arising from the size of the characters. In addition, the company warned that if the 10% damage reduction entered is not enough to make Legends more competitive again, that percentage will soon increase.


  • New Passive: Reduces damage taken by 10%.
  • Gas damage per hit increased from 1 to 4.
  • Launch distance increased from 28 meters to 33 meters.


  • New Passive: Reduces damage taken by 10%.
  • Weapon Shield Life increased from 50 to 75.

Balancing on weapons

G7 Scout / Triple Take / Longbow DMR (Buffs)

  • Leg damage reduction reduced from 25% to 10%.
  • Weapon swing reduced by about 33% (aim moving by itself as you aim)
  • Reduced weapon swing speed by about 25%.

Longbow DMR (Buffs)

  • Shot rate increased from 1.2 to 1.6
  • Increased comb capacity:
  1. Standard Comb: 5 to 6.
  2. Common Extended Comb: 6 to 8.
  3. Rare Extended Comb: 8 to 10.
  4. Epic Extended Comb: 10 to 12.

Havoc (Buffs)

  • Standard comb capacity increased from 25 to 32.
  • Concentrated radius:
  1. Reduced cost per shot from 5 to 4
  2. Short range damage increased from 55 to 60.
  3. Increased ranged damage from 45 to 50.
  4. Distance (short) the damage becomes smaller increased from 35 meters to 75 meters.
  5. (Long) distance the damage becomes mentor increased from 75 meters to 125 meters.

Wingman (Nerfs)

  • Reduced comb capacity:
  1. Standard Comb: 6 to 4.
  2. Common Extended Comb: 8 to 6.
  3. Rare Extended Comb: 9 to 8.
  4. Epic Extended Comb: 12 to 10.

Spitfire (Nerfs)

  • Base damage reduced from 20 to 18.
  • Reduced comb capacity:
  1. Common Extended Comb: 45 to 40.
  2. Rare Extended Comb: 55 to 45.
  3. Epic Extended Comb: 60 to 55.

Adjustments in gold weapon accessories

  • Golden Havoc : now has Turbocharger and Variable HOLO 1x-2x.
  • Golden R301 : now it has HOLO Variable 1x-2x.
  • Golden Wingman : now has Digital Threat.

Bonus: Battle Pass XP Event

Until 04/18 , any top 5 of the day (your team will be in 5th or better) will guarantee an entire Battle Pass level. It is only possible to earn 1 time a day.

Additional changes

  • Jumping ship speed increased by about 50%.

Update 03/04/2019 (Squads)

  • Possibility to form a group as the last squad you participated in. After the match, you will see a button in the lobby that shows the last two people you played with and you can invite them to your squad. It is possible to enable and disable this function.
  • Added "mute" button on the Legends selection screen.
  • The "Report Player" button now has the "Cheat" or "Other" options.
  • Increased stability on all platforms.
  • Inserted messages that warn the cause of crashes : memory problems, CPU problems, etc.
  • Bug fixes.


Jump Support no longer interacts with players using the "Entering the Void" skill by Wraith.

Update 19/03/2019 (Battle Pass, Season 1 and balance)

Battle Pass Introduction

  • Each of the 100 levels unlocks a new exclusive reward.
  • 3 new skins received automatically: Wraith Survivor, Outlaw Mirage and Revolutionary Lifeline.
  • The Battle Pass costs 950 Apex Coins.
  • The Battle Pass Set costs 2800 Apex Coins and comes with 25 completed levels.

Season 1 Introduction - Wild Frontier

  • New Legend: Octane.
To learn more about the character, check out our super Apex Legends Legends guide!
  • Several stability and performance improvements.
  • Several improvements in gameplay, interface and animations.

Weapon fixes

  • Fixed "shortcuts" in weapon switching.
  • Fixed "shortcuts" when reloading Peacekeeper.
  • Outline of the Digital Threat is now more visible.
Major balancing changes
  • Improvement of hitboxes according to the equipment and model of the characters: Gibraltar, Caustic and Pathfinder.

Small balancing changes


  • Traps - Reduced cooldown from 30 to 20 seconds.
  • Traps - Increase in radius and proximity radius by about 10%.
  • Traps - Removed 1 second delay for gas to damage opponents.


  • Internal sources - Increased the number of search flags on the map from 10 to 12.


  • Supply capsule - Removed the small chance of the ability to drop level 4 helmet and armor.


  • Entering the void - Recharge increased from 20 to 25 seconds.


  • Wings on the feet - Reduced speed bonus from 40% to 30%.

Update 07/03/2019 (Nerfs Wingman and Peacekeeper)

In addition to the changes applied immediately, Respawn informed which balancing adjustments will be made at the beginning of season 1, still scheduled for March. Check out!

Weapon adjustments

  • Rate of fire reduced from 3.1 to 2.6 per second.
  • Skull Punch damage multiplier reduced from 2.5 to 2.25
  • Increased bullet dispersion in the hip fire (aimless aiming) and increased time required for the aim to return to normal.
Peacekeeper Reduced speed bonus given by the Shotgun Bolt accessory, only for Peacekeeper.
  • Shotgun bolt level 1: speed bonus reduced from 10% to 7.5%.
  • Shotgun bolt level 2: speed bonus reduced from 20% to 13%.
  • Shotgun bolt level 3: speed bonus reduced from 25% to 16%.
Availability of Peacekeepers and Wigmans reduced in all areas. Increased availability of energy weapons and energy ammunition in all areas.

Bug fixes

Fixed script errors that caused loss of connection:
  • Caustic causing loss of connection when using your Supreme.
  • Pathfinder causing loss of connection when activating the Search Flag.
  • Players losing connection when removing accessories.
  • Gibraltar causing loss of connection when using his Weapon Shield.
  • Players losing connection when entering spectator mode.

Update 26/02/2019

Fixed a bug that allowed players to obtain the Apex Legends Twitch Prime Pack without being Prime members on Twitch.

Update 20/02/2019

New weapon introduction: Havoc

The first weapon added to the game via update. Havoc uses energy ammunition and has several unique characteristics. So far it is the only weapon compatible with two hop-ups: the Turbocharger, which removes the delay for the weapon to start firing and the Firing Selector, which allows the player to concentrate a shot of concentrated energy that causes a lot of damage. Check out our super Apex Legends weapon guide to learn everything about this new weapon!

Update 19/02/2019 (Patch 2.19)

Resolved crash problems on PS4

  • GPU suspension problem handled.
  • Resolved crash when pressing buttons on the loading screen.
Resolved an issue where players sometimes moved slowly after reviving. Resolved problem with Mirage skill causing crashes . Fixed an issue with Gibraltar's epic skin crashing on Xbox One.

Update 2/13/2019 (Patch 2.13)

Valentine's Day

  • Thematic banner insignia added : Revive a member of your team between 2/13 and 2/19 to receive this limited insignia.
  • Added themed cosmetic items in the store, available until 02/19.

Stability, bugs and performance

  • Various interface improvements.
  • Handled several server stability issues.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed duplicating items in the inventory.
  • Various stability and performance problems were treated.
  • Fixed a bug that showed a gray screen in the lobby when connecting for the first time.
  • Fixed a bug that showed the list of friends showing everyone as offline.
  • Clone duration of the Bloodhound's “Eye of the All-Father” ability shortened by 1 second.
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