Apex Legends Deploys Much-Needed Patch to Address Freezing Issues and Crashes

Published 01/15/2021, 4:52 AM EST


Apex Legends released the Fight Night Collection event last week, kick-starting the new year on a grand note. The update introduced a range of fresh content, including new cosmetics, a takeover-style game mode, Pathfinder Town Takeover, and a slew of other changes. However, the update also gave rise to new bugs and disruptive issues.

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Numerous players took to social platforms to report their game freezing or crashing entirely after the Fight Night patch went live. While the innovative gameplay additions were well-received, the many issues it generated marred the overall gameplay. But now, Respawn has pushed out a new patch to address the persisting issues.

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Respawn deploys much-needed patch to fix freezing and crashing issues and other bugs in Apex Legends

Whenever a significant patch incorporates a bunch of fresh content into a game, it often gives rise to new bugs that manage to seep through the development process. However, Respawn has built a reputation for responding quickly to address the issues bothering Apex Legends players.

Last week, the devs deployed a hotfix to resolve an array of troublesome bugs and errors related to Pathfinder Town Takeover. Despite implementing the backend fix, the game-breaking crashes persisted. As a result, a couple of days ago, Respawn reached out to its player base. In a tweet, they noted being aware of the situation and actively looking into a fix.

Yesterday, January 14, Respawn’s Twitter account informed they have deployed another patch to improve stability and hopefully fix the freezing issues in Apex Legends. They also explained why it took them some time to address the annoying game crashes and freezes.

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A follow-up tweet listed some additional issues that yesterday’s patch provides a fix for:

  • Issues with event skins “Haute Drop” and “Gold Standard”
  • Errors with clicking on Steam friends list
  • Text chat issues with Steam
  • Several Clubs-related issues

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This latest Apex Legends patch should enhance the game’s stability and provide solutions for the aforementioned problems. Considering how precarious it was for the team at Respawn to iron out the inconsistencies, they are hopeful that this much-needed patch resolves the frustrating crashing issues.

Meanwhile, a new Prime Gaming skin for Wraith is now available until February 17. Apex Legends players with a Prime Gaming subscription can avail of the Queen of Hearts Wraith skin for free by linking their EA account with Twitch.

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Souhardya Biswas is an eSports writer for EssentiallySports. He joined the organisation in 2020, wanting to explore the sphere of professional eSports journalism. His passion for gaming started with titles like GTA San Andreas, Far Cry 2, Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 09, eventually developing an interest in Battle Royale games like PUBG and Apex Legends.

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