Apex Legends

Apex Legends Update Adds Major Input Lag on Xbox

Apex Legends players on Xbox are facing significant input lag since the Awakening Collection Event went live.
Apex Legends players on Xbox are facing significant input lag since the Awakening Collection Event went live. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends' latest Collection Event went live Tuesday, and it's brought both good and bad news for Xbox players. In addition to all the new content, the update appears to have created major input lag on that console.

The update itself arrived on Xbox consoles two hours later than on other platforms because of what development studio Respawn Entertainment described as a "publishing error." Once it did finally go live, the update appeared cause stick drift and other bugs in addition to input lag some players are describing as unplayable.

Respawn acknowledged the input lag trouble within hours of the update going live, but has yet to issue a fix. Players on the platform were already frustrated by a bug that has made team communication over voice chat impossible for the past three months without a fix.

The Awakening Collection Event didn't just bring bad news when it went live — it also brought a Lifeline Town Takeover, a new set of limited-time cosmetics, an Heirloom for Valkyrie, the return of the Control game mode, and a huge suite of balance changes and bug fixes. The event runs through July 5.