Apex UPDATE Patch Notes 1.72 – Every Change in Todays Apex Legends Update & GENESIS COLLECTION Event

Apex UPDATE Patch Notes

ORIGINAL KINGS CANYON AND WORLD’S EDGE RETURN

Kings Canyon and Worlds edge will be replacing regular trios and duos queue for the next two weeks.  In 1 hour, rotations you can replay the original king’s canyon map and season 3s worlds edge.

SKULL TOWN ARENAS

On top of that Skull town from king’s canyon has been added as its own arena map for the duration of the Genesis event, playable in 1-hour rotations with other maps.

NEW EVENT REWARDS

The Genesis Collection Event brings new rewards with all-new earnable cosmetics, this time including legendary Charge Rifle and EVA-8 weapon skins among them.  24 unique cosmetics are also arriving, purchasable with directly or you can earn coins by playing daily event challenges. 

NEW HIERLOOM

After the Genesis Collection Event ends, the Revenant Heirloom will become available via heirloom crafting if you managed to get all 24 cosmetics from the event.

LEGEND BALANCE UPDATES

Octane

  • Launch Pad cooldown increased from 60 seconds to 90 seconds.

Revenant

  • Slightly slimmed down hitbox (specifically his midsection, arms, and upper legs).
  • Stalker climb height significantly increased. It’s not literally unlimited now, but… that boy can really climb.
  • Silence duration decreased from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.
  • Reduced the duration of death protection by 5 seconds while using the Death Totem.

Lifeline

  • Increased hit box size, mostly in the legs and waist.

Bloodhound

  • Eye of the All father scan revealed time decreased from 4 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Beast of the Hunt duration decreased from 35 seconds to 30 seconds. Time can still be added by downing enemies.

Wattson

  • Major Buff: Wattson can now place more than one Nessie on the map at a time with her Epic emote.

WEAPONS BALANCE UPDATES

P2020

  • Increased Fire Rate from 6.25 -> 7.0 
  • Increased Base Ammo from 12 -> 14
  • Increased Lvl 1 Mag from 14 -> 16
  • Increased Lvl 2 Mag from 16 -> 18
  • Increased Lvl 3 and Lvl 4 Mag from 18 -> 21

Spitfire

  • Increased Hip Fire spread

30-30 Repeater

  • Slightly increased projectile speed
  • Reduced charge time from 0.5s -> 0.35s

Longbow 

  • Damage increased from 55 -> 60.

ARENAS CHANGES

Legend Ability Adjustments

  • Pathfinder’s Grapple starting charges reduced to 2 charges from 3.
  • Pathfinder’s Zipline round cooldown increased from every round to every other round.
  • Rampart’s Sheila round cooldown reduced from every 3 rounds to every other round.
  • Watson’s Interception Pylon round cooldown increased from every round to every other round.
  • Octane’s Launch Pad cooldown increased from every round to every other round.
  • Octane’s Stim starting charges reduced to 2 charges from 3.

Other

  • Added a scoreboard to the map screen.
  • You can now report players by pressing [SPACE / Y] in the map screen
  • From Round 3 and onward, you’ll now start with a shield battery in addition to 2 syringes and 2 shield cells.
  • Care packages will also land 5s earlier to make the contained weapons a more viable option before the round closes out.
  • 6x scope moved from base sniper weapons to Lvl 1 upgrade.

Party Crasher

  • Adjusted circle logic to favor downtown a bit more.
  • Simplified the minimap’s visual language.

Phase Runner

  • Raised cover height on certain props throughout the map to prevent unfair advantages to large rig Legends. 
  • Added a few trees to reduce the ease of spawn sniping
  • The UI for Purple devotion now shows the attached turbocharger. 
  • Players will no longer be chosen as Jump Masters during the legend select screen.
  • Updated the sniper stock to show an empty slot when needed.
  • Can no longer get stuck in the crouch position after dying while reviving a teammate during a round in Arenas.
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Weapon Prices

  • P2020 Lvl 1 Upgrade: 50 -> 25
  • P2020 Lvl 2 Upgrade: 125 -> 75
  • P2020 Lvl 3 Upgrade: 200 -> 150
  • RE45: 250 -> 200
  • EVA: 250 -> 300
  • Mastiff: 500 -> 400
  • R99: 550 -> 500
  • Volt: 500 -> 550
  • Spitfire: 550 -> 600
  • L-Star: 400 -> 500
  • R301 Lvl 2 Upgrade: 300 -> 350
  • G7 Scout: 350 -> 400
  • G7 Scout Lvl 3 Upgrade: 250 -> 200
  • 30-30: 350 -> 400
  • 30-30 Lvl 3 Upgrade: 250 -> 200

Utility Prices

  • Arc Star: 100 -> 125
  • Gold Backpack: 250 -> 300

Legend Ability Prices

  • Crypto EMP: 600 -> 500
  • Crypto Drone: 100 -> 50
  • Revenant Death Totem: 600 -> 500
  • Lifeline DOC Drone 50 -> 75
  • Fuse Knuckle Cluster 150 -> 75
  • Bloodhound Ult 350 -> 450

QUALITY OF LIFE CHANGES

Valkyrie

  • Updated fuel gauge UI to better indicate when you’re using fuel and when you’re running low.

Rampart

  • Will now have custom animations for LMG reload. These have no impact on her current reload times.

MISC

  • Added VO for when your Ultimate is ready, or not ready.
    • When your Ultimate gets to 100%, you’ll be prompted to tell your team with new VO for each Legend.
    • At any point in time, you can ping your Ultimate icon (in your inventory) to show your teammate what percentage you’re at (in quickchat).
  • Added VO for when you enter a Replicator, so your teammates know you are crafting and won’t leave you behind! Probably.
  • Added VO for pinging a friendly Trident, in addition to the neutral and enemy states that already existed.
  • You can now turn off FOV scaling when certain abilities are used. Look in the options.
  • Reduced the frequency of Ring endings near out-of-bounds areas (like canyon walls or map edges).
  • Healing items will now play the entire healing sound when used by other players, instead of just the beginning and ending.
  • Muting players will now also mute text to speech.

Plus, a whole bunch of bug fixes

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