Apex Legends might be firing on all cylinders right now, amassing more than 50 million players so far and taking the Twitch crown from Fortnite, but it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for Respawn Entertainment’s smash hit.
If you’re playing the game on PC, you no doubt know all about the issues having to do with crashes, which kick folks out of the match and back to the lobby. Though this happens on consoles as well, it’s a much bigger problem on computers but thankfully, the developer is well aware of it and has now released a patch to address it.
From what we understand, the update is now live and over on Reddit, here’s what Respawn had to say about it:
“The game should now write an apex_crash.txt file to your My Documents folder when it crashes,” community manager Jay Frechette wrote in a blog post. “The apex_crash.txt files we got from players had a lot of information that we needed… We had never seen the crash in any of our internal testing before, but now we could finally reproduce the bug and that meant we could find it and fix it.”
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Additionally, Frechette noted that several other updates are in the works as well and currently, they’re focused on addressing the following problems:
- FPS capped to 144: It was the intent to cap to 300 but a bug is keeping it at 144. We’re aware and looking into it and I’ll provide an update when I can.
- Hit reg issues: we are aware and testing a fix locally.
- Audio issues – we’ve heard the feedback on numerous issues you folks have been reporting. Working with audio guys to address the stuff we can answer next week.
So, while some may still be upset with how underwhelming the first Battle Pass was, you certainly can’t say Respawn isn’t providing excellent post-launch support. They’ve been diligent in addressing all the issues that gamers have brought up so far and are continuing to work around the clock to smooth everything out.
Yes, it’s a shame that the content included within Apex Legends‘ first season was a bit of a letdown, but it’s still early, early days for the title and once all these little hiccups are worked out, Respawn will be free to dedicate all their resources to offering more expansive seasonal updates with a lot more depth than what we saw in the initial one.