Apex Legends Players to Receive Double XP Following Battle Pass Bug

Apex Legends players will receive bonus experience after a bug reset battle pass progress for many.
Apex Legends players will receive bonus experience after a bug reset battle pass progress for many. | Photo by Respawn Entertainment/EA

Respawn Entertainment will give Apex Legends players the chance to earn double experience to make up for a bug that reset battle pass progress, the developer announced Thursday. The double experience period runs until the game's next patch, scheduled for release next week.

The bug in question caused battle pass progress to be lost each week for players who didn't reach 10 stars in a week. This canceled out mountains of progress across the player base. Respawn fixed the bug in Thursday's patch.

Apex Legends' Season 7 battle pass has been the subject of player criticism. After players described the battle pass as too time-consuming to complete, Respawn dropped the XP required per star by half and made weekly challenges shorter. The developer went on to drop the difficulty of daily challenges, committed to doing the same for weekly challenges, and pledged to grant all players 10 free battle pass levels.

Thursday's patch also saw Respawn Entertainment change the damage the ring deals. The third ring went from dealing 5% of player health per tick to dealing 10% per tick. Rings four and five went from 10% damage to 20%.

Apex Legends Season 7 launched Nov. 4, bringing a new playable character and level to the game.