Available now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, the update mainly focuses on “quality of life” improvements, according to the patch notes, which were originally posted on Reddit and are also viewable in full below.
Following the patch’s initial release, some players reported that their accounts were being reset and all of their progression being lost, but Respawn has since issued a fix on all platforms, noting: “Everything you’ve accomplished and bought in Apex up until the 1.1 Patch that went live… should be restored.”
Apex Legends update 1.01 patch notes:
Quality of life
- Added the ability to party up with the last squad you played with. After the match you will see buttons in the lobby that display the last two people you played with and can invite them to your squad.
- Additional behind-the-scenes improvements for squashing cheaters.
- When using the Report Player button for PC, you now have the option of selecting Cheat or Other.
- Added informative messages that appear on PC for crashes due to:
- Running out of memory.
- CPU errors best explained by overclocking/overheating.
- Added better collision to the turrets on Supply Ships.
- Stability fixes to all platforms.
- Fixed issue where the Battle Pass rewards page would not have a default item selected, resulting in a mostly blank page.
- Fixed bug for PS4 and X1 where sometimes attempting to use a keyboard to chat could cause a fatal script error.
- Fixed bug with Banner Cards not showing up during and at the end of a match.
Jump Pad phase walk interactions
- Octane’s Jump Pad no longer affects players when using Into the Void ability.
Apex Legends’ first season, Wild Frontier, launched in March 2019. It introduced the game’s first new character, the legend Octane.
Wild Frontier also added a variety of character skins, banner frames, XP boosts,and Apex Coins. In a similar model to genre leader Fortnite, players can purchase a Battle Pass (950 Apex Coins in-game, or $9.99/£7.99) in order to unlock rewards each time they level up, with more than 100 levels available.
In March 2019, Respawn said that Apex Legends had attracted 50 million players in its first month of availability.