Respawn Entertainment just rolled out a minor Apex Legends update on August 22, which addresses some major gameplay issues and tweaks Vantage just days after its arrival.
Just after Apex Legends Season 14, Respawn has already released a follow-up patch. While the former introduced a range of new content and of course a new Legend in Vantage, the latter is more of a minor update that tries to fix a handful of smaller issues.
Vantage immediately shot up to the ranks to become the most chosen legend, overtaking Wraith and Octane. She was dominant in the early stages of Season 14. Therefore, in the August 22 update, two minor tweaks were made to take her down a notch.
Although it is a minor patch, there are still a few important changes to keep in mind. So before you drop by again, brush up on everything there is to know about the Apex Legends August 22 update.
Vantage changes and major bug fixes in Apex Legends
Perhaps the most important thing in the August 22 update is the two changes to Vantage. Just weeks after her debut with the Season 14 patch, the character has already gotten quick fixes out the door.
Namely, her Spotter’s Lens Passive ability, which provides a bullet drop indicator for long-range targets, will no longer stop functioning after a respawn.
Additionally, a quirky interaction with KO Shields and her tactical (double) jump has been fixed. Going forward, Vantage should be able to take advantage of a KO shield when knocked into the air while using this extended jumping ability.
To round out the “highlights” of the August 22 update, Respawn discovered two bugs that were fixed. First, weapons in Arenas need to be more consistent when it comes to future upgrades. Players here have had occasional issues over the past few weeks, so expect a smoother process once this update is installed.
Last but not least, the Seer Heartthrob and Rampart Wastelander skins will no longer crash your game if you collect a banner. Always useful.
Full Apex Legends August 22 Patch Notes
Below are the full Apex Legends patch notes from August 22nd as we understand them at the time of writing. We will be sure to keep you updated here if any further changes are noticed in the near future.
August 22 patch
- Players will occasionally be unable to upgrade weapons in Arenas.
- Collecting a banner when wearing the Seer Heartthrob and Rampart Wastelander skins causes a crash.
- Vantage cannot use a KO shield if she is hit during her tactical jump.
- Vantage range indicator disappears after respawn.