New Apex Legends Update helps with console game stability as crashes continue to affect game play.
With the release of Apex Legends first season right around the corner, Respawn Entertainment is in a race to fix high priority issues with it’s game. With a player base of over 25 million, its normal for numerous bugs and issues to be discovered on a regular basis. Just like any game, crashes are the most critical elements to assess immediately. The new Apex Legends update covers console crashes, with the most important being hanging GPUs for the PS4. Game hangs are common, but when crashes affect the gpu or memory leaks of its hosted hardware, it becomes critical to get resolved.
The patch notes are surprisingly very short and limited. Many players were expecting a bigger fix that would also include the addition of new in-game items. However, the update is confined to game and system performance. A game should not release new content if its current content is having issues. With Respawn Entertainment having set milestones for it’s first season, starting in March, its important to have the game’s current state in a stable environment.
Patch is live on ALL PLATFORMS.
Fixes for PS4 crash issues.
Addresses issues we saw with GPU hangs.
Fixed crash when pressing button early in load process.
Fixed issue where players would sometimes move slowly after revive.
Fixes issue with Mirage Ability causing crashes.
Fixed issue with Gibraltar Epic skins on Xbox One causing crashes
Also to note, these patch notes do not affect balance issues or network problems. They are strictly addressing and improving game stability.
Some players have noted after the update that they experienced a crash after their first game. Although the game is being praised by most of its players, there are few accusing Respawn Entertainment of releasing an unfinished product.
This new update is small, but does tackle important issues. The biggest question is, the frequency of the updates. How often will players expect updates? Smaller and more frequent, or longer wait and more robust updates.