May 12, 2020 Patch

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May 12, 2020 Patch
The Broken Ghost tab overview.png
The new Quests tab
Version number 5.0
Previous patch April 07, 2020 Patch
Next patch May 27, 2020 Patch

New Content[edit | edit source]

  • New Legend: Loba
  • Several changes to Kings Canyon
    • Added Charge Towers
  • Added Quests
  • Added Reconnect feature - if a player loses connection or crashes mid-match, they will automatically return to the match when they restart the game. Their legend will remain standing where they were the whole time.
  • Added new lines for specific combinations of legends (Loba and Revenant, Crypto and Mirage, etc.)

Legend Updates[edit | edit source]

Mirage

Now it’s a party! Your favorite trickster has learned a few new tricks to bamboozle his enemies in this new rework for Season 5. Designer Note: The hope for this rework is that it gives more depth to Mirage gameplay by giving Mirage players avenues to get better at Bamboozling people.

  • Tactical: Psyche Out
    • Pressing the character utility action button allows Mirage to gain control of his decoy.
    • When controlling the decoy, it will mimic Mirage’s every move.
    • Decoys now last for 60 seconds.
    • Releasing another decoy will remove the previous decoy.
  • Ultimate: Life of the Party
    • Mirage deploys a team of decoys that mimic his every move (think “Emergency Dance Party" from DUMMIEs Big Day).
    • Cooldown 60 seconds.
  • Passive: Now You See Me…
    • In addition to cloaking when downed, Mirage also cloaks while using a respawn beacon and reviving a teammate (the teammate is also cloaked).
    • Mirage’s “You got Bamboozled” line will now trigger when you bamboozle an enemy, instead of when you release a decoy.
Bloodhound
  • Tactical: Eye of the Allfather
    • Increased Sonar Detection from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.
    • Decreased Cooldown from 35 seconds to 25 seconds.
Crypto
  • Tactical: Drone
    • Crypto can now ping banners, while in drone, to warn teammates of nearby squads.
Lifeline
  • Increased Lifeline bin ratio to 20%
  • Removed Knockdown Shields from Secret Compartment loot pool
Caustic

Designer note: this is something that is a bit of an experiment. We will be keeping an eye out to make sure this change doesn’t cause any degenerate player behavior.

  • Friendly gas no longer slows teammates.
  • Caustic traps are no longer triggered from the other side of a door.
Octane

Designer note: This is a first step in pushing more team utility for Octane. We have more updates planned but they didn’t make the cutoff for this patch.

  • Launch Pad cooldown is reduced from 90 seconds to now 60 seconds.
Gibraltar

Designer note: Internal data shows that Gibraltar’s performance in individual fights is in a good place, but we want to bring down his power a bit in team fights.

  • Reduced Dome Shield duration from 18s to 12s.
Pathfinder

Designer note: Given the power of quick repositioning in Apex, being able to use Pathfinder’s Grappling Hook multiple times in a fight is both too powerful and muddies combat legibility.

  • The cooldown for Grappling Hook has been increased from 15 seconds to 35 seconds.

Weapon and Loot Updates[edit | edit source]

Season 5 Fully-kitted Gold Weapons
  • Longbow DMR
  • Hemlok
  • Spitfire
  • EVA-8
  • RE-45
Mastiff

The Mastiff is being rotated out of the care package to a regular weapon with its power reduced accordingly.

  • Reduced damage per pellet from 18 to 13.
  • Reduced headshot multiplier from 2.0 to 1.25.
  • Increased blast pattern distances for the outer pairs of pellets.
  • Increased blast pattern scale ADS multiplier from 0.5 to 0.55.
  • Reduced fire rate from 1.3 to 1.0.
  • Reduced projectile size to be more in line with other regular shotguns.
  • Increased shell count from 4 to 6.
  • Increased projectile speed to standard shotgun speed.
Peacekeeper

Peacekeeper is being rotated out of a regular weapon and into the care package weapon with its power being increased accordingly.

  • Tightened pellet spread pattern.
  • Reduced rechamber time from 1.2 to 0.9.
  • Reduced reload times from 2.65 to 2.45 base and 3.6 to 3.35 empty.
  • Increased projectile size to improve consistency at close range.
Alternator
  • Increased Mag size from 16 to 19. Level 1 Extended mag is now 22, Level 2 is now 25, and Level 3 is now 27.
RE-45
  • Increased damage from 11 to 12.
  • Reduced reload time from 1.74 to 1.5 base and 2.12 to 1.95 empty
Havoc
  • Vertical recoil increased.
  • Horizontal recoil slightly increased.
  • Recoil on the first 2 shots increased.
Longbow DMR
  • Headshot scale reduced from 2.15 to 2.0.
Wingman
  • Headshot scale reduced from 2.1 to 2.0.
Hop Ups
  • Adding Skullpiercer Hopup for DMR and Wingman.
    • DMR w/ Skullpiercer - Headshot scale 2.0 -> 2.5
    • Wingman w/ Skullpiercer - Headshot scale 2.0 -> 2.25
  • Vaulted Anvil Receiver.
Gold Armor
  • Added Perk: Shield Cells & Syringes give double the amount per use.
  • Removed Perk: Removed 50% heal speed.

Quality of Life[edit | edit source]

  • We’ve overhauled the Deathbox UI to compartmentalize loot better so you can find what you need faster.
  • Crypto can now ping banners while in drone to warn teammates of nearby squads.
  • Added voice over for pinging enemies who are reviving.
  • Favorite option now available for Weapon Skins.
  • Observer Highlights for Tournament Matches.
  • Removed location based Weekly Challenges. These caused players to have mixed motivations from their squadmates, and didn’t work well with map rotation.
  • Optimized CPU usage.
  • Improved texture streaming quality on GPUs reporting less memory than advertised.
  • We're excited to announce that at the start of Season 5 we will be adding Apex servers to the Middle East as we look to further support our fans in the region.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed various conditions causing prediction errors.
  • Fixed looting in pillboxes being difficult around weapons.
  • Fixed aiming speed during zooming lerp to be consistent with hipfire and ADS speed.
  • Fixed disabling Melee Target Compensation.
  • Fixed Legend banners having a black box when having AA disabled.
  • Fixed a condition where the third character model would be missing on screens with three Legend banners.
  • Fixed sometimes erroneously pinging enemies while skydiving or in the plane.
  • Fixed exploitable spots against Prowlers in Bloodhound’s Trials.
  • Fixed Prowlers not attacking Gibraltar's Dome Shield.
  • Fixed deathboxes sometimes not moving on the train.
  • Fixed subtitles in Russian showing up as English in the Bloodhound Trial area.
  • Fixed Havoc VFX while on the train.
  • Fixed depth of field when selecting charms in the loadout menu.
  • Fixed lighting on Legends sometimes being dark throughout the menus.
  • Fixed tooltips not appearing correctly when highlighting items in the menus.
  • Fixed the Charge Rifle beam shooting from the scope while using the “Hard Coded” skin.
  • Fixed melee not doing any damage when interrupting the Sentinel charge animation.
  • Fixed Wingman having higher than normal hipfire accuracy while crouched.
  • Fixed Golden Barrel attachment having more muzzle flash than intended.
  • Stability fixes to reduce crashing and script errors.
  • Crypto’s EMP now affects D.U.M.M.I.E. in the Firing Range.
  • Fixed Revenant’s Death Totem being visible through smoke or gas.
  • Fixed a few Pathfinder banner poses that caused corrupted art.
  • Adjusted Octane’s Jump pad to make it harder to fall through cracks when deploying.
  • Fixed Caustic's Ultimate not deploying when thrown under small surfaces.
  • Fixed Bangalore’s smoke canisters getting stuck under the Train.

Undocumented Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Activating Disruptor on the Sentinel now costs two Shield Cell.svg Shield Cells instead of a Shield Battery.svg Shield Battery.
  • Edited Crypto's skydive animation so that he keeps his hands in his coat pockets.
  • Added new voice lines for Caustic when placing gas traps.
  • Triple Take has a new visual static electricity animation on the target(s) hit.
  • Lifeline and other players are unable to push the D.O.C. Heal Drone.png D.O.C. Heal Drone around by walking into it (unclear if intended or bug).
  • Controller players can now crouch spam or jump while inside the contents of a Death Box.
  • Hitboxes have been adjusted for the following Legends: