A big Apex Legends update is being released this week which will bring some major tweaks to the game on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Fans are preparing for the biggest shift in the Apex gameplay experience since the launch of Season 2.
Respawn Entertainment warned fan that a big change was coming in November, confirming news of Player Level progression and rewards balancing.
This includes raising the level cap as well as rewarding players with more stuff as they progress through the revamped system.
Plenty of other changes have also been teased, including new gun charms being added to Apex Packs.
And fans are now less than 24-hours before the big Apex Legends update drops on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
But before the big update arrives, fans are also trying to work out where a secret Apex Legends Easter egg has been hiding.
Fans recently discovered that the Firing Range holds an Easter egg that can be activated through performing certain actions.
It doesn’t appear that anyone has cracked it yet, with a recent message from a Respawn dev teasing:
“Yeah, it’s different. There’s no sequence to follow or crazy trick shots to do or anything. It’s simple but unlikely to randomly be done on accident.
“Four simple things about you need to be true.”
WHAT TIME IS THE APEX LEGENDS UPDATE RELEASING?
The new Apex Legends update has been scheduled to go live on all platforms tomorrow, December 3, 2019.
We don’t have an exact for when Respawn plans to release the patch but we have a pretty good idea that it will be available before 7pm, GMT.
Changes to the schedule could still happen, but we would expect everyone to have the new Apex update by the evening of December 3.
For fans in the United States, this will probably mean a much earlier launch, closer to 10am, PT.
APEX LEGENDS PATCH NOTES
We don’t have Apex Legends patch notes yet but we do know what is being changed with the next update.
Player progression will be the area in which players will see the most disruption, with Respawn confirming:
“The Player Level cap has been increased from 100 to 500. Players can now earn a total of 199 Apex Packs related to Player Level rewards
“The net impact of this change is that players will now earn 59 Apex Packs from level 1 – 100 (up from 45 Apex Packs prior to this change).
“All players will be retroactively awarded any Apex Packs they should have received under this new system. For example, players who are currently level 100 will receive 14 Apex Packs when this system goes live. Players will now earn a new badge every 10 levels from 110 – 500.”
Here’s a short rundown of what players should know about the December 3 Apex Legends update:
- Player Level cap increased from 100 -> 500
- XP required to hit level 100 has been reduced by approximately 5% to smooth out per level XP increases
- Players can now earn 199 Apex Packs by level 500 (previously 45)
- Level 2 – 20: One pack every level
- Level 22 – 300: One pack every two levels
- Level 305 – 500: One pack every five levels
- You will continue to earn 600 Legend Tokens per level
- Apex Packs rewards will be retroactive
- Players will also earn a Player Level Gun Charm every 100 Player Levels
Respawn has also warned that XP levels will be reduced in Apex Legends, adding: “Under the old system, there was a large increase in XP required at level 26.
“Under the new system, we’ve reduced the rate at which XP required to level up increases from levels 20 to 58.
“The net impact of this change is that the XP curve should be softer for new players, meaning they will get more rewards, faster through level 58.
“Additionally, the total XP required to hit level 100 will be reduced by approximately 5%.
“Because XP requirements are being reduced, players between levels 20 and 99 may find they are a level higher after this change goes live, if they were close to levelling up. These XP changes will have no effect on players already at level 100.”