Apex Legends Voidwalker Event Patch Notes Include Wattson Nerfs

Apex Legends Voidwalker event patch notes were posted Tuesday coinciding with the event's launch.

The Voidwalker event, surrounding Apex Legends' popular character Wraith, is a limited time event focusing on the character's backstory. The mode also added new cosmetics, a limited time mode focusing on shotguns and snipers, and more balance changes.

Here's everything you need to know from the Apex Legends Voidwalker event patch notes.

Apex Legends Voidwalker Event Patch Notes Include Wattson Nerfs

Double XP for Top 5 and Wins Weekend

  • Players will earn double XP for Top 5 finishes and wins. This bonus will affect both account level and battle pass progression (Sept. 6-9)

Limited Time Mode - Armed and Dangerous

  • Shotguns and Snipers only (Mozambique, Peacekeeper, EVA-8, Longbow, G7 Scout, Triple Take)
  • Attachments not used by either weapon class are disabled
  • Gold variants of weapons spawn in high tier loot zones and air drops
  • Kraber and Mastiff loot values tuned so they spawn in late-game drops. Very rarely spawn as ground loot (1-2 per game each)
  • Blue, Purple and Gold armor and helmets disabled
  • Spawn rate for common armor and helmets reduced
  • Group loot drop chances reduced by 45%
  • Bullet counts and stacks modified to 16/32 for Light and Energy rounds, 7/14 for Heavy rounds and 7/28 for Shotgun rounds (per drop/inventory slot)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where sometimes a player’s reward would not display properly after completing a challenge that awards crafting metals
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes players would see a different rare skin equipped to the Legend they are spectating when hanging from a ledge.
  • Fixed some issues related to script errors
  • [Xbox] Fixed issue where sometimes players would have issues connecting to a match at the same time as their party forcing them to join Legend Select late with Legends already locked
  • [PS4] code fixes to address crashes related to out of memory issues.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes players would still be in an out of bounds state when they are not actually out of bounds

Quality of Life Changes

  • New Promo Window - A new feature we’ve added to the Lobby that will display offers and info and allows for direct navigation to the website or store
  • Added Auto Sprint feature to all platforms that can be turned on or off. This is disabled by default and can be changed in the Settings menu
  • Players can now adjust Aim Down Sight look sensitivity per optic zoom level
  • Visual improvements to Legends in the Lobby and Character Select screen
  • Added UI to the Spectator View that lets players easily tell if they are spectating a teammate or enemy
  • Added setting to disable weapon auto switching when ammo runs out


  • Increased projectile width for the TripleTake
  • SMG weapons are no longer compatible with the 3x HCOG and 2x-4x variable ACOG scopes


Wattson Nerf

  • Wattson will now have low profile attributes [takes %5 more damage to base health]
  • Reduced the maximum number of Interceptor Pylons that can be active to 1.


  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to cancel the start up animation for their ultimate when activated while using a zipline.

Apex Legends Voidwalker event is now live on all platforms running until Sept. 17. For information on the event cosmetics and more, check out the full patch notes.

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