Apex Legends Gets a new Update focused on Weapon Balance Changes

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After a long while, Apex Legends got its new Balance Changes update which released this week on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. This update was mainly focused on the weapon balance changes. The developers of this title, Respawn Entertainment announced this update via a Reddit post by releasing the patch notes of this update. Along with the patch notes, Respawn Entertainment said, “We make less frequent, better tested, higher impact balance changes in order to minimize the impacts on your time spent mastering the game.”

During the initial launch of this game, Respawn didn’t bring any major weapon changes as they wanted to offer an opportunity to all the new players to get most out of the game and its character. But this time, they bring great changes to the weapon balance after observing each and everything so far in this game. “We want to let you know we’re constantly reviewing the state of the game and considering and testing a variety of changes,” Respawn said.

During this update, Respawn made changes in the weapon and adjusted the Wingman by reducing the fire rate and also reduced the damage made by Skullpiercer. Even the Peacekeeper shotgun sees its Shotgun Bolt rechamber rate reduced in this new update. On the other hand, you’ll find the more ammo and energy weapons across the map. On the contrary, the Wingman and Peacekeeper weapon will be seen less frequently across the map.

Apart from the weapon balance, some changes have also been done in some scenarios that were responsible for the network interruption during the middle of the match. There are a lot more changes have been done in this update which you can know by the patch notes given below.


Apex Legends March 6 Update Patch Notes

Weapon Adjustments

  • Wingman
    • Rate of fire reduced from 3.1 -> 2.6
    • Skullpiercer Headshot damage multiplier reduced from 2.5 -> 2.25
    • Increased base hip fire spread and decreased the rate at which hip fire spread decays (shrinks back down).
  • Peacekeeper
    • Shotgun Bolt rechamber rate has been reduced for the Peacekeeper only.
      • Level 1 mitigation 10% -> 7.5%
      • Level 2 mitigation 20% -> 13%
      • Level 3 mitigation 25% -> 16%
  • Wingman and Peacekeeper availability has been reduced in all zone tiers.
  • Increased availability of energy weapons & ammo in all zone tiers.

Other

Fixed some script errors that we identified were occasionally causing disconnects during matches.

  • Caustic occasionally causing disconnects while throwing is Ultimate.
  • Pathfinder occasionally causing disconnects when activating a Survey Beacon.
  • Players occasionally causing disconnects when removing an attachment.
  • Gibraltar occasionally causing disconnects when pulling up his Gun Shield.
  • Players occasionally causing disconnects when entering Spectate Mode.

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