Apex Legends update 1.09 released on PS4, PC and Xbox One. According to the Apex Legends version 1.09 patch notes, the new update brings fixes for issues related to game crashing, framerate drop, stuttering/lag, and glitches. In addition, the new Apex Legends patch 1.09 update also brings stability and performance improvements.
Previously, a major update was released with some new gameplay changes. Unfortunately, since the last patch, many players are experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game. Today’s Apex Legends 1.09 update is expected to fix all these issues. Check out more details below.
AUDIO FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
One of our biggest issues to tackle was improving the audio performance to address issues reported of sounds dropping out, sounds missing for extended time, or distortion for a period of time. We have made improvements both in our code and with our content that will hopefully fix these issues for many players, and for others, at least lower the amount and length of time they encounter audio issues.
Apex Legends update 1.09 also addressed some of the other mix issues with the game, including increasing the volume of close proximity enemy footsteps and lowering the overall volume of the game from the character select screen to the end of the drop sequence. We will continue to monitor mix issues and address them as necessary.
Improved audio engine to be around 30% more CPU efficient, lessening the chance of distortion or dropouts.
Lowered impact on data loading through code and content changes to improve potential dropout issues.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Lowered the master volume of all sounds during the character select screen through the end of the drop sequence.
Lowered the volume of Wraith’s ambient kunai knife sound for those who are sensitive to the sound. If it is still bothersome we will remove it in a later patch.
Increased the volume of close proximity enemy footsteps for all Legends.
Increased the priority of enemy footsteps to ensure the sounds play even in heavy combat situations.
Slightly lowered the volume of Pathfinder footstep sounds heard from the first person view.
Fixed missing or quiet dryfire (out of ammo trigger click sound) and low ammo (the progressive change in sound that the gun makes as the magazine approaches empty) sounds for the R301, Hemlok, Flatline and RE45.
Increased the volume of the music that plays when winning a match.
Added more detailed audio to the Training mission.
Fixed occlusion bug for the “wind down” sound for the Havoc.
Fixed issue with automatic weapon fire sounds occasionally getting stuck on, usually after a Legend respawns.
Fixed bug with RE45 missing tail sounds (the echo in the environment after the shot) when in close proximity.
HIT DETECTION FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
Added some fixes that should eliminate many cases of incorrect hit registration. This patch also includes some behind-the-scenes tracking of bullet damage logic. We expect there will still be some remaining hit registration problems, but with these fixes and diagnostic information, we are better equipped to track them down.
FIX FOR LIFELINE “PICK ME UP” BANNER BUG ON PS4
The issue has been resolved and we will be re-enabling the banner after the patch is live.
NOTE: We made changes to client and backend to address this and it’ll take a little time to take full effect. We’re expecting the error to resolve within a few hours after the patch is live.
[PC ONLY] CRASHES SPECIFIC TO INTEL CPUs
We investigated the crash reports from many people who were crashing frequently and found that Intel CPUs sometimes were not executing the instructions properly in one particular function. A common example was an instruction that only reads a register crashed on writing to invalid memory. With the help of many forum users, we found that lowering the clock speed always fixed the crashes, even if the CPU wasn’t overclocked or overheating.
ADDITIONAL BUG FIXES AND CHANGES
Fixed issue with the Fortified Passive ability for Gibraltar and Caustic where they would take damage through shields.
Fixed the bug that allowed players to stick objects to Gibraltar’s Gun Shield.
Admittedly it’s been fun to see the results of this but the behavior is not intended by design and could get out of control. Items will no longer stick to Gibraltar’s Gun Shield, however, it will now deflect Arc Stars.
We have identified some issues with -novid, and will be disabling the flag until we can address the issues. Thank you for your patience
Apex Legends update 1.09 will be available today on PS4, PC and Xbox One.