An exploit allowing players to fire the Havoc at full auto without having to spin up was corrected in the latest Apex Legends patch, released Tuesday.


The exploit, discovered Wednesday, involved tap firing the weapon for the first few shots before holding down the trigger. This allowed Apex Legends players to put out shots rapidly and avoid the spin up entirely. Developer Respawn Entertainment removed the exploit while resolving several other bugs in Tuesday’s patch.


Here are the full patch notes:


  • Fixed a bug where Lifeline’s D.O.C.'s Shock Finisher preview video wouldn’t play when viewed from the menu.
  • Fixed a bug causing text overflow on the stats page.
  • Fixed some cases of crashes related to game logic, client, and script errors.
  • Fixed cases of players being set in non-optimal data centers.
  • Season 1 stats have been temporarily removed as we work on some problems with it.
  • Fixed a bug where players would unlock the level 94 Battle Pass reward before they should [Octane’s loading screen].
  • Fixed an exploit where the HAVOC could fire full auto without charging up.
  • Fixed some cases of the Care Package clipping through map geometry.


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