Apex Legends Hotfix Patch Addresses Bugs With Heat Sheild Audio, Loba’s Tactical Ability, and More Issues

Published 03/17/2021, 5:59 AM EDT


Apex Legends kicked off the Chaos Theory event last week, bringing in a big batch of changes with the new content. The update added new cosmetics, a game mode playlist, the Caustic Town Takeover, and introduced a slew of legend, weapon balance changes, and quality of life upgrades.

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Being such a significant mid-season update, it also generated some bugs and issues. Players encountered glitches and exploits related to the newly added Heat Sheilds, alongside a few malfunctioning event skins. But now, the devs at Respawn Entertainment have rolled out a new patch to incorporate fixes for several issues.

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Patch notes for Apex Legends March 15 hotfix update

The latest patch for Apex Legends should come as good news for players as it addresses several issues affecting the gameplay. A March 15 tweet from Respawn informed us of the fixes they are deploying for the bugs and glitches in the game. Patch notes for the hotfix are available in the tweet below.

Perhaps the most detrimental was the Heat Sheild audio bug that came to light in the Ring Fury mode. This glitch related to the Heat Sheild item affected many individuals by repeatedly generating loud audio that all players in the lobby could hear. Now that the devs have ironed it out, players won’t have to worry about encountering this audio bug.

In addition, the latest patch sees the removal of the Heat Sheild item from the crafting pool. Some bugs related to Loba’s tactical ability have also been fixed. This should be a well-received change, as it should address some inconsistencies when players teleport using her jump drive bracelet.

The Game director on Apex Legends, Chad Grenier, previewed a list of the contents in the incoming hotfix on Twitter. This list paints a clear picture of all the issues being addressed by the latest patch.

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As a result, the team has resolved the missing textures on several event skins, alongside the bugged audio on Bangalore’s heirloom. This patch also contains several fixes for the Switch version of Apex Legends, which launched alongside the Chaos Theory event. Therefore, Nintendo Switch users can also look forward to a more seamless experience in the game.

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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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