Developer Respawn has released the for the latest update for Apex Legends, which is now live. The new update addresses the unfair grind of Season 7: Ascension’s battle pass by changing how challenges work, and also makes several other in-game adjustments.
At the start of Season 7, the format of weekly challenges changed from what’s been used from Season 2: Battle Charge through Season 6: Boosted. Challenges dropped recurring weekly challenges, making it more difficult to level in the battle pass without putting some serious hours into the game each week.
Plus, weekly challenges became more specific, and thus harder to complete. For example, Season 6 had challenges where you had to play a certain amount of games using specific characters, but Season 7 adjusted these types of challenges so that players were forced to play as one specific character for a certain number of games. This was especially unfair for players who hadn’t bought and unlocked all of the characters, as challenges could now be geared towards the one character they might not have access to.
Thankfully, much of this is going away, as the format of weekly challenges is reverting back to the old format seen in previous seasons, starting with Week 3. The new stars (as opposed to points) system isn’t changing, but you shouldn’t have to worry about the new single character challenges anymore. In compensation for Weeks 1-2, Respawn is also awarding all players 10 free battle pass levels, regardless of how far they managed to get into Season 7’s battle pass so far. Just log in, and your levels should automatically unlock.
The remainder of the update is aimed at fixing bugs and exploits that have popped up in Apex Legends since the start of Season 7. For instance, the update removes the exploit that allowed players to place Rampart’s minigun on Crypto’s drone, giving squads an unfairly powerful (though silly) flying death machine. You can read the full patch notes below.
Apex Legends November 18 Update Patch Notes
- Weekly Challenges have been adjusted back to Season 6 formating
- 10 Battle Pass levels will be rewarded to all who log in
- Rampart’s turret on Crypto’s drone
- Audio adjustments
- Misc fixes