Apex Legends update fixes Havoc exploit, removes Season 1 stats temporarily

By Sherif Saed
17 July 2019 09:17 GMT

This week’s Apex Legends patch is here as promised.

This is a client patch, which means all Apex Legends players will need to download it before they can play. The change log brings a few welcome fixes, as the patch focuses entirely on addressing problems.

The biggest is a fix to a Havoc exploit that allowed some players to fire the weapon in full-auto and skip the charge-up. There’s also a fix for a problem that caused players to end up on the wrong (high ping) data centres.

Outside of a number of crash fixes, Respawn has temporarily removed Season 1 stats from the game as it works on “some issues with it.” This means you won’t be able to view your past stats in Season 1 for now.

The team is also placing a much bigger focus on cheating in Apex Legends, especially in the new ranked mode. Respawn recently outlined some of what goes on behind the scenes that will allow it to quickly deal with cheaters.

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See the full set of patch notes below:

  • Fixed issue where Lifeline’s D.O.C.’s Shock Finisher preview video not playing when viewed from the menu.
  • Fixed issue with text overflow on the stats page.
  • Fixed some cases of crashes related to game logic, client, and script errors.
  • Fixed cases of players being set in non-optimal data centres.
  • Season 1 stats have been temporarily removed as we work on some issues with it.
  • Fixed bug where players would unlock the level 94 Battle Pass reward before they should [Octane’s loading screen].
  • Fixed exploit where the Havoc could fire full auto without charging up.
  • Fixed some cases of the care package clipping through map geometry.

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