While the next-gen update has been in the works for Apex Legends for a while now, many players have been excited during the final stretch of 2021 preceding the release of the patch. The next-gen update holds the promise of enhancements for players on next-gen consoles such as the Xbox Series X/S and Playstation 5.
Although next-gen consoles offer a performance boost to the game with their upgraded hardware, Apex Legends does not have the performance support to allow players to utilize this effectively. The new update should give console owners of these newer devices the performance upgrade they have been yearning for.
Apex Legends Next-Gen Update: Everything You Need to Know
Respawn Entertainment recently posted an Ask Us Anything thread on the Apex Legends subreddit, letting players know that the anticipated patch was still in the works, and that the developers are also excited about the 2021 release. There has not been much information released on their end regarding the next-gen update during the early half of 2021, so any news is exciting for those looking forward to it.
These performance upgrades to next-gen consoles are aiming to provide a solid 120 FPS to console players, which is a major upgrade to many players who are experiencing fluctuating FPS numbers. While an exact date for the update has not yet been revealed, it is likely to be released before the end of 2021 so players can be on the lookout for future updates.