Apex Legends PATCH NOTES: Hunted update live as new hero Vantage joins the game | Games | Entertainment

Apex Legends PATCH NOTES: Hunted update live as new hero Vantage joins the game |  Games |  Entertainment
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Apex Legends PATCH NOTES: Hunted update live as new hero Vantage joins the game |  Games |  Entertainment

Apex Legends developer Respawn is gearing up to release a big new update on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The next Apex Legends update has a release date of August 9 and a release time of 6pm BST in the UK. The main feature is the addition of a new character named Vantage. The sniper specialist can spot enemies from a great distance and use his winged companion to regain ground. As you can see in the patch notes below, the new update also makes changes to Kings Canyon, adding a new battlefield for Apex Games. Other new features include a level cap increase, as well as various quality of life improvements and balance changes. Read on to learn more about the Apex Legends Vantage update.


• Vantage: Survivor Sniper

– Xiomara “Mara” Contreras is a survivor who can see a threat coming from her sniper scope from thousands of meters away.

– Born to a wrongfully convicted criminal who gave birth to her alone on the arid ice planet Págos, Vantage has become the ultimate survivor.

– Forced to live in a hostile land, she became incredibly good with a telescopic sight gun.

• PASSIVE: Observer lens

– Aim down sights to scout with your eyepiece (unarmed or with medium to long range scopes) and use a bullet drop indicator to see where your shots will land.

• TACTICS: Echo Location

– Position your winged companion Echo and then dash towards him. Must have line of sight to Echo to cast.

• ULTIMATE: Sniper Mark

– Use your custom sniper rifle to mark enemy targets, applying bonus damage to you and your team.


– In Season 5, Skull Town and Thunderdome were sunk by a massive explosion caused by Loba.

– Now that Operation Salvage is complete, the Syndicate has rebuilt the area for the Apex Games.

– Dredging machines have refilled the space with sand from the ocean floor and a new battlefield has been rebuilt with the iconic skull as its centerpiece.


– Players can now go from account level 500 through 3 additional levels of 500 levels, bringing the effective maximum level to level 500 Level 3.

– This increase adds an additional 345 Apex Packs that can be earned through account leveling and ensures that everyone can earn an Relic just by playing the game.

– The total number of Apex Packs that can be earned through account leveling is now 544.


– Certain Battle Pass challenges can now be completed in Battle Royale or non-Battle Royale modes, giving you the flexibility to complete the Battle Pass your way.


• New map/mode name UI element on loading screen and start flow.

• “Winner” and “Champion” labels added to the leaderboard.

• Added the ability to use interactive “touch” prompts when they conflict with “hold” (eg reloading near downed teammates is now much more reliable on controller).

• Added flourishes to crafting materials in the top right of the HUD when they increase.

• Added a flourish to items if they become craftable while in the crafting station UI.

• Added an accessibility switch to turn TTS (Text-to-speech) on and off, defaulting to what your console or system has set (where available)

• When falling from the dropship, the location where the POI player lands is now displayed.


• Hipfire reticles now resize based on FoV

• Fixed a bug where canceling a Lifeline revive would cancel the revive of other teammates who also revived.

• Fixed a bug where players could not deal melee damage to Caustic Gas Barrels or Octan Jump Pads.

• Fixed issue where the buy menu would close every time a teammate completed a purchase and/or closed the buy menu.

• Crypto’s Ultimate now destroys Wattson’s Pylon.

• Fixed issue where Crypto legacy animation audio would play globally when using a survey beacon.

• Fixed issue where players could sometimes get stuck while crouching between a Replicator and the Black Market after crafting.

• Fixed a bug where players couldn’t unlock the “Fully Equipped” badge.

• Fixed issue where Legends would lose functionality like melee, using a skill, etc. while taking cover.

• Fixed bug where players couldn’t change ammo types for the CAR SMG.

• Newcastle – Fixed issue where Newcastle could get stuck in his Ultimate animation while riding a zip line.

• Newcastle: Fixed a bug where disposables placed on a moving shield would start to float after the moving shield disappeared.

• Newcastle: Fixed cases where players would not take artillery damage or trigger Caustic barrels when placed between a tactical shield and their drone.

• Newcastle: Fixed bug where throwing abilities placed on a Mobile Shield could float after the Mobile Shield disappeared.

• Wraith: Fixed bug where Wraith still took ring damage while phasing.

• Fixed a reload bug with the Mastiff and 30-30 repeater where players couldn’t ADS until the reload animation finished.

• Fixed a bug where Crypto’s melee animations would not show his 3rd person heritage.

• Vending machines at Big Maude now have buyer protection.

• Fixed an issue that could cause some framerate jumps and spikes on consoles, especially PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

• Fixed bug where Dropship would sometimes spawn players outside of the dropship.

• Fixed a bug where heat shields would disappear when placed under a respawn beacon or mobile respawn beacon, and then the beacon was used.

• Fixed a bug where Pathfinder’s zip line would be destroyed if it was placed on top of a respawn beacon and then the beacon was used.

• Fixed cases where a heat shield could disappear when set up under a respawn beacon that was activated.

• Fixed a bug where Mirage decoys were not appearing in the scan for some Legends.

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