Apex Legends Update: Everything You Need to Know

An update was posted on the Apex Legends website Thursday by Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment letting fans know about what the company has planned for the battle royale in terms of content and performance fixes.

The update thanked the fans for continued support, but also outlined future plans for the game.

Here's everything you need to know about Thursday's Apex Legends update.

Apex Legends Update: Everything You Need to Know

Here are detailed points from Drew McCoy, executive producer on Apex Legends, in the update:

Slow Server Performance at the Beginning of a Match

  • "So far, we know that it affects some data centers more than others, it happens on many different server configurations, and it doesn't seem to hit multiple server instances running on the same machine. In other words, it's not that a machine is overloaded and everything on it is running too slow – it's that one instance on the same machine seems to be doing more work than the others, and we're trying to nail down what work it's doing and work backwards to understand the root cause. This is extremely high priority for us, and we'll keep you updated on our progress."

New Apex Legends Seasons

  • Each season will start with a new Battle Pass, Legend, a meta changer and more.

Hit Registration Issues

  • "We are adding engine features to help track down and report instances of incorrect hit registration in playtests so we can force the bug and reproduce the issue consistently. While we have made some progress with some fixes locally, more work needs to be done to address the root of the problem."

A New Titanfall Game

  • "Lastly, regarding other games in development at Respawn, it is important to understand that there are entirely separate development teams working on Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Additionally, in order to fully support Apex Legends, we are pushing out plans for future Titanfall games. No resources from the Apex Legends team are being shifted to other titles in development here at the studio, nor are we pulling resources from the team working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order."

McCoy also stated that there will be an announcement next week regarding dealing with cheaters in Apex Legends.

Apex Legends is now available for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on the Origin store.

Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts