A new patch for Apex Legends looks to address an inadvertent change affecting Horizon that came alongside the recent introduction of the game’s “Spellbound” event. One of the most popular elements of Respawn and EA’s massively popular battle royale since its release has been the game’s wide roster of Legends with each sporting unique abilities and playstyles. Characters like Wraith and Pathfinder have become fan favorites among players and bring interesting gameplay elements to squad compositions. Now, Respawn is officially fixing an accidental nerf to a popular Legend.
Since the game’s release in February 2019, Respawn has regularly made updates to Apex Legends to both improve the game experience and bring new content. Each competitive season typically adds a new Legend to the game with mid-season updates often featuring events with unique gameplay mechanics. The recent introduction of the Spellbound event, however, brought an unexpected and unintended change to Horizon, with the character’s accuracy while using her Gravity Lift ability drastically reduced. Now, the developer has officially confirmed a proper fix to the bug.
An update shared by Respawn Entertainment on Monday informs fans of a small patch for Apex Legends, detailing the minor changes made to the game with the update. Among other changes like a fix to the tactical charges for Legends in the game’s battle royale mode, Respawn officially confirmed the changes to Horizon have been reverted. The developer would go on to say that Monday’s patch serves as a proper fix to the ongoing issue with Horizon, rather than the backend solution they had previously implemented. Apex players should not expect to see any changes to Horizon from the previous fix.
With the frequency of updates to Apex Legends, the battle royale has been no stranger to bugs and glitches as it approaches its fourth anniversary. The game’s wide cast of characters have often fallen victim to bugs like one infamous bug loading in Apex Legends characters with incorrect abilities. Some bugs and glitches have even seen characters temporarily banned due to bugs heavily impacting the game. The game’s competitive Ranked mode has also seen its fair share of players trying to get a strategic edge using bugs or exploits.
The fixes to Horizon come as Apex Legends begins to move towards the close of its fifteenth competitive season. Season 15 of the battle royale began with the introduction of Catalyst as the game’s first transgender Legend, playing a defensive role focused on reinforcing doors and creating walls. The game also debuted a new map for Season 15 as Broken Moon became the newest addition to the game’s map rotation. With Season 15 wrapping up, players can look forward to what new characters and gameplay changes Respawn has in store for Season 16.
Apex Legends is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.