Apex Legends received a new update in the past 24 hours with patch 1.59 going live. What exactly is in it? We can only guess so far!
Usually, when a new patch is out in most games, you'll also get a good idea of what's in it with the official patch notes. Patch 1.59 in Apex Legends is a bit mysterious in that regard and we can only make assumptions about what changed. That and check the official Trello board of Apex aka Apex Tracker. In the latter we can find some of the issues that have been recently resolved:
- Legend Banter VO is not playing as intended
- Errors related to Private Match
- Legend Skins bug causing issues when aiming down sights
- Bugs related to the Heirloom Store
- Rampart Event Skin ("Gold Standard") has discolored teeth
The official Respawn Entertainment Twitter account hinted at what was fixed, but only vaguely.
Earlier today we pushed out a small update to @playapex:— Respawn (@Respawn) February 22, 2021
Fixed several character skins with grey, untextured hand models on consoles
Several stability fixes.
We're still investigating issues preventing some players from logging in.
Note that it's February 23 and the Anniversary Collection event is coming to an end. If you got some free stuff from EA, good for you! If Respawn release some official notes for the 1.59 patch we'll be sure to update this article.
Wraith is no longer a top pick!
In other news, the beast is no more! Wraith, the legend, which has been at the very top for the past two years, is finally dead. Well, kinda...
According to DanielZKlein from Respawn Wraith went down in popularity:
...with the introduction of Fuse and the Wraith nerf shaking pick rates up a bit (Wraith went from highest, where she'd been for pretty much all of Apex's existence, to fourth highest!), Caustic now sports the 5th highest pick rate as well.
Wraith's latest nerf came in the Season 8 patch notes, where her hitbox was increased, making her an easier target. Many of us have been waiting on that moment for a long time and it has finally arrived. Are you a Wraith main? Have you given up on her? Tell us on Facebook or Discord!
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