The Apex Legends 1.09 update is due to be released imminently. EA and Respawn have detailed what’s different in the new Apex Legends update for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For the full lowdown when it comes to the Apex Legends 1.09 update patch notes, you can read our guide below.
Apex Legends 1.09 Update
Gibraltar shield fix
The Apex Legends 1.09 update brings a host of tweaks and bug fixes ahead of Season 2’s reveal and launch in June. Chief among these changes has been the removal of the bug that allowed players to stick items to Gibraltar’s gun shield. Respawn and EA stated that they had found this particular issue quite comical. In a bid to prevent it from being used as a form of cheating, however, it’s been patched out.
A slew of volume issues have been ironed out by the development team too, including a glitch that resulted in automatic gunfire being heard throughout a match’s length. This had been the result of a Legend respawning and had stopped players from hearing enemy gunfire or footsteps. Thankfully, this has been removed now too.
Lifeline Banner fix
Other notable issues include the PS4 specific bug relating to Lifeline’s “Pick Me Up” banner, which Respawn will be re-enabling once the patch is live. EA confirmed that it was a known issue at the beginning of May, and revealed that it was a non-existant game file that Apex Legends tried to call up whenever people tried to use the Lifeline banner.
They’ve also looked into the crashes that were specific to Intel CPUs. Respawn and EA has notified Intel about this problem, which has surfaced over the past month. They also ask players to continue sending crash logs to them if the problem persists so they can monitor and fix it if it resurfaces.
Apex Legends 1.09 Update Patch Notes
For a complete rundown of the full Apex Legends 1.09 update patch notes, you can read on below. The patch will take effect after it’s been downloaded to your SSD so, if you’re playing the game before it goes live, you’ll have to exit to allow it to download and be installed.
- Improved audio engine to be around 30% more CPU efficient, lessening the chance of distortion or dropouts.
- Lowered impact on data loading through code and content changes to improve potential dropout issues.
QUALITY OF LIFE
- Lowered the master volume of all sounds during the character select screen through the end of the drop sequence.
- Lowered the volume of Wraith’s ambient kunai knife sound for those who are sensitive to the sound. If it is still bothersome we will remove it in a later patch.
- Increased the volume of close proximity enemy footsteps for all Legends.
- Increased priority of enemy footsteps to ensure the sounds play even in heavy combat situations.
- Slightly lowered the volume of Pathfinder footstep sounds heard from the first person view.
- Fixed missing or quiet dryfire (out of ammo trigger click sound) and low ammo (the progressive change in sound that the gun makes as the magazine approaches empty) sounds for the R301, Hemlok, Flatline, and RE45.
- Increased the volume of the music that plays when winning a match.
- Added more detailed audio to the Training mission.
- Fixed occlusion bug for the “wind down” sound for the Havoc.
- Fixed issue with automatic weapon fire sounds occasionally getting stuck on, usually after a Legend respawns.
- Fixed bug with RE45 missing tail sounds (the echo in the environment after the shot) when in close proximity.
HIT DETECTION FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
- As we talked about last week, in this patch we’ve pushed some fixes that should eliminate many cases of incorrect hit registration. This patch also includes some behind-the-scenes tracking of bullet damage logic. We expect there will still be some remaining hit registration problems, but with these fixes and diagnostic information, we are better equipped to track them down.
- One potential cause of hit registration bugs can be simple internet connection problems. In order to determine how much of a factor this is in reality, we have put some time into refining the functionality behind our network problem indicator icons in the upper right of the screen. These icons are now pickier about your connection quality and may show up more frequently than they did before. These icon changes will be useful for us in narrowing down the cause of any bugs that we continue to see. Please continue to share videos and report hit registration issues you still encounter after the patch.
FIX FOR LIFELINE “PICK ME UP” BANNER BUG ON PS4
- The issue has been resolved and we will be re-enabling the banner after the patch is live.
- NOTE: We made changes to client and backend to address this and it’ll take a little time to take full effect. We’re expecting the error to resolve within a few hours after the patch is live.
[PC ONLY>> CRASHES SPECIFIC TO INTEL CPUs
- We investigated the crash reports from many people who were crashing frequently and found that Intel CPUs sometimes were not executing the instructions properly in one particular function. A common example was an instruction that only reads a register crashed on writing to invalid memory. With the help of many forum users, we found that lowering the clock speed always fixed the crashes, even if the CPU wasn’t overclocked or overheating. Thanks, everyone, with a big shout out to Falkentyne, TEZZ0FIN0, JorPorCorTTV and MrDakk!
- This has been by far the most commonly reported PC crash over the last month or so and we’ve notified Intel about the issue. In the meantime, we’ve put a workaround in this patch to avoid the crashing at your original clock speeds just by changing the instructions used by that one function. Please continue to send your crash logs to our forums so we can analyze and fix any issues you encounter!
ADDITIONAL BUG FIXES AND CHANGES
- Fixed issue with the Fortified Passive ability for Gibraltar and Caustic where they would take damage through shields.
- Fixed the bug that allowed players to stick objects to Gibraltar’s Gun Shield.
- Admittedly it’s been fun to see the results of this but the behavior is not intended by design and could get out of control. Items will no longer stick to Gibraltar’s Gun Shield, however, it will now deflect Arc Stars.
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