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Apex Legends patch fixes Heat Shield, adds "several" Switch fixes

Published: 07:53, 16 March 2021
Respawn Entertainment
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Respawn's latest patch for Apex Legends has mostly been aimed at bug fixes, as well as the battle royale's much-needed performance fixes on Nintendo Switch.

The update went live last night, and the list of fixes starts with Heat Shield, which got fixes for the audio bug and a "rare exploit". Additionally, Heat Shields have been removed from Apex Legends' crafting pool, so find your new favourite. 

Although a minor update, Respawn made sure to include "several Switch fixes", which anyone following Apex's launch on the console knows it's in dire need of. Unfortunately, the dev didn't go into detail on what the fixes actually do, but witnessing a game or two on Nintendo's little guy makes it pretty clear that every bit helps.

Anyway, Respawn provided the following patch notes:

  • Fixed Heat Shield audio bug and a rare exploit
  • Shield Heat Shields removed from crafting pool 
  • Fixed some bugs with Loba's tactical
  • Fixed issues with several event skins missing textures
  • Several Switch fixes

Last but not least is the fix to the bugged sound on Bangalore's heirloom, or as fans so aptly put it - no more whoosh whoosh. Sounds about right. 

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Unfortunately, the update seems to have caused an uptake in the number of console players experiencing the "problem with game logic" bug, which prevents them from getting into the Apex Legends lobby. 

If you're looking for a fix - simply restart Apex Legends and choose any North American server from the main menu and you should get through. You may have to do this more than once, but it's been confirmed to work. 

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