Apex Legends Fight Night Ring Weapon Exploit Hotfixed

A bug allowing players to take weapons into the Pathfinder Town Takeover boxing ring has been hotfixed in Apex Legends.
A bug allowing players to take weapons into the Pathfinder Town Takeover boxing ring has been hotfixed in Apex Legends. | Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Many of the issues that have emerged in Apex Legends since the start of the Fight Night Collection event have been hotfixed, Respawn Entertainment said Thursday.

Aside from the buzz of new heirlooms, weapon balancing and improved gameplay mechanics, Apex Legends' new Fight Night patch had a major misstep ruining the essence of the event—an exploit allowing players to take weapons into the Pathfinder Town Takeover boxing ring. Thankfully, it appears a solution has promptly been put out by the devs.

As a part of the Pathfinder Town Takeover on Olympus, it was intended that players would drop their weapons and enter the ring fight night style.

Intentional or not, many users reported that they could easily bring out a weapon randomly and enter the boxing ring to unload their bullets on those in the middle of their one on one melee-only duels.

While Respawn claimed that they were also able to fix a number of other Pathfinder Town Takeover related issues, it appears the main gripe players have with the game at the moment is a crashing issue happening frequently.

"Please tell me they fixed the crashes...it’s literally unplayable. nokokopuffs has literally crashed over 20 times on stream," Roseriia commented on the Apex Legends subreddit.

According to Respawn's Trello board, it appears the dev team is in the middle of investigating a number of Season 7 performance issues that should be patched soon.

  • Apex Legends is freezing and locking up for some users after 7.2 update
  • Increased instances of "internal server error" messages after 7.2 update
  • "Steam Only" Game crashes when clicking on friends list

For more on Apex Legends, feel free to check out our coverage of leaks pertaining to the game's rumored 2-year Anniversary Event coming next month.