Patch Notes

Apex Legends Update 1.16 Patch Notes (August 13)

Apex Legends update 1.16 is now rolling out on PS4, PC and Xbox One. According to the Apex Legends 1.16 patch notes, the latest update brings Iron Crown Collection event to the game. The new event adds solos mode, new cosmetics, and various bug fixes to the game. Apart from this, the new Apex Legends update 1.16 also includes stability and performance improvements.

Previously, a major update was released which kicked off Apex Legends Season 2 with a new Legend (Wattson), a new weapon (The L-Star) and more. Unfortunately, since the last patch, many players are experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game. Today’s Apex Legends 1.16 update is expected to fix all these issues. Check out more details below.

Apex Legends Update 1.16 patch notes

Iron Crown Collection Event


  • Bloodhound’s Centurion skin
  • Pathfinder’s War Machine skin
  • Wraith’s Protector of the Void skin
  • and More
apex update 1.16 patch notes and skins

Solos Mode

  • Limited time solos mode – Solo mode is finally here but only for a limited time.Running from August 13 until August 27.

Quality of Life

  • Better battle pass progression UI on match summary.
  • Badge earned notifications in match summary.
  • Show XP and star challenge progress in match summary.
  • Disabling auto switch when ammo runs out.
  • Auto sprint option for consoles.
  • ADS sensitivity slider for different zoom levels.


  • Addressed a bug where UI randomly disappearing in-game.
  • Fixed an issue where champion players stat trackers appearing green.

Full Details

  • Limited Time Mode – Solos
    • We are finally dipping our toes into the Solo waters. We’re going to put it out there and see what happens. Too early to say if this will become permanent or not – healthy matchmaking across all modes is priority. Give it a shot and let us know what you think.
  • Octane Town Takeover
    • New Town on Kings Canyon
  • Double XP for Top 5 & Wins Weekend
    • From 10am PST on August 16th through 10am PST on August 19th players will earn double XP for Top 5’s and Wins all weekend long. This bonus will affect both Account Level and Battle Pass progression.
  • A special Collection Event Apex Pack and Iron Crown Event Store
    • Available for a limited time!
  • With Bloodhound Heirloom Set Preview!
  • Exclusive event challenges with free loot.
    • Complete a variety of challenges to earn two Iron Crown Collection packs, exclusive Iron Crown event badges, and event currency (Crowns).

Bug Fixes in Apex 1.16

  • Fixed issue where assigned challenges not resetting properly and giving rewards.
  • Fixed bug causing incorrect calculation of Kill/Death Ratio in player stats.
  • Apex Legends version 1.16 fixed an issue where sometimes a Care Package would clip into map geometry.
  • Fixed a bug that was sometimes showing Apex Predator ranked players RP as zero when viewing the badge in the Lobby.
  • Fixed issue with players having connection issues when trying to join a squad that has already played a match.
  • Apex Legends 1.16 fixed issue where Daily and Weekly Challenges would reset earlier than communicated in the game.
  • [Xbox Only] Fixed bug where players would sometimes not receive “The Player” achievement when hitting level 50.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes Arc Stars would attach to players and some objects at a distance and appear to float off of them.
  • Fixed bug where sometimes Arc Stars would not explode or do no damage when it detonates.
  • Fixed issue with players sometimes unable to unlock the “Double Duty” Badge.
  • Fixed bug where sometimes using a healing item while experiencing bad ping would cause them to heal for twice as much.


  • Apex Legends 1.16 added a Death Recap to the end of match summary that will display a damage summary of your last battle.
  • Improved the UI during the Match Summary to better show Battle Pass progression.
  • Added In-game Survey
    • While playing you may get a prompt that will pop up asking if you enjoyed the last match. This data will be helpful to us so please provide your input when you see it.
  • Added option to spectate your squadmates after dying.
  • Apex Legends 1.16 added option to “Invite Squad” in the Squad Tab.
  • Players should no longer lose RP when experiencing a server crash or disconnect in Ranked Mode.
  • Fixed issue where squadmates could not ping a friendly Wraith portal.
  • Fixed issue where players could pull other players out of a match by joining them, and then joining another friend from the Lobby.
  • Fixed issue where sometimes a player would get left behind from their squad in the Lobby after they enter a match.
  • Apex Legends 1.16 fixed issue where players would sometimes get a “Party Not Ready” error message even though they were no longer in a party.
  • Fixes that should improve overall game stability to reduce crashes.


Disruptor Rounds with Alternator:

  • Reduced Shielded damage multiplier 1.7 -> 1.55.


  • Increased Magazine Size for all tiers to the following:
    • Base: 16
    • Common: 19
    • Rare: 22
    • Epic: 25


  • Apex Legends patch 1.16 increased vertical and horizontal recoil. Slightly increased recoil pattern randomness.



  • Made adjustments to Pathfinder’s and Low-Profile Legends hitboxes.
    • Taking shots to the hip now does torso damage instead of leg damage. This should more closely match the behavior of the other Legends.
  • Fixed a bug where activating a healing item would cancel the Ultimate for Legends that need to prime it [Bangalore / Pathfinder / Caustic / Gibraltar / Bloodhound]
  • Apex Legends version 1.16 fixed an exploit where players would sometimes be able to still shoot while downed.


  • Increased the distance that Bloodhound can see traversal clues left by other players [but not other kinds of clues] to 25 meters.
  • Adjusted the area of effect for Bloodhound’s Tactical to 125 fov.


  • Based on player feedback, we’ve reduced the “hum” audio that’s playing while using Wraith’s Kunai.
  • Fixed issue where actions for Wrath would have a slight delay when her weapon is holstered and crouching or sliding while the kunai is equipped.
  • Apex Legends update 1.16 fixed an exploit that allowed players to remove the cooldown for Wraith’s Tactical Ability.


  • Fixed bug where Mirage was able to stay invisible and still be able to shoot and melee when using his Ultimate on a zipline.


  • Fixed bug where sometimes Octane’s Jump Pad would not launch the player.
  • Fixed an issue where players being able to shoot while downed.
  • Addressed a bug where players losing RP when the server disconnects/crashes.
  • Addressed a bug where heal animation starting again when pressing the heal button twice.
  • Fixed an issue where players receiving Octane loading screen early.
  • Fix for Mirage skydive clones appearing behind players.
  • Addressed crashing issues with Apex 1.16.
  • Added fixes for stuttering/lag issues.
  • Apex version 1.16 has fixed some glitches.
  • Addressed framerate drop and freezing issues.
  • Added some stability improvements.
  • Various minor under the hood improvements.

Apex Legends update 1.16 is now available for download on PS4, PC and Xbox One.

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