Popular battle royale title Apex Legends has acquired a brand new patch that addresses a wide range of points regarding audio, hit detection, PC crashes, and extra. Respawn Entertainment neighborhood supervisor Jay Frechette took to the EA weblog to element the patch, which is on the market now for all three platforms.Frechette mentioned enhancements made to audio efficiency. “We have made improvements both in our code and with our content that will hopefully fix [sounds dropping out, missing sounds for an extended duration, or distortion for a period of time].” These fixes ought to decrease the encounter fee of the described audio points.Also within the audio division, Frechette confirmed the workforce has addressed different points, “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.”Hit detection has been contentious for Apex Legends however this new patch ought to get rid of most incorrect hit detection with the assistance of some behind-the-scenes bullet harm monitoring. “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,” Frechette wrote.It appears web connectivity can lead to incorrect hit detection. In order to higher decide how web connectivity elements into hit detection, Respawn has “refined the functionality behind [their] network problem indicator icons in the upper right of the screen.” These icons could present up extra continuously now, however they are going to assist “[narrow] down the cause of any bugs” the workforce could discover.Lastly, PC crashes appear to be ubiquitous amongst Apex Legends gamers. Respawn observed, particularly, “that Intel CPUs sometimes were not executing the instructions properly in one particular function.” The crashes appear to happen when writing to invalid reminiscence. And so, Respawn discovered that “lowering the clock speed always fixed the crashes, even if the CPU wasn’t overclocked or overheating.” Intel has been notified, however this patch features a short-term workaround to stop and/or restrict the variety of crashes within the meantime.You can try the complete patch notes beneath.Audio Fixes and EnhancementsOne of the largest points we needed to deal with was enhancing the audio efficiency to deal with experiences of sounds dropping out, lacking sounds for an prolonged length, or distortion for a time period. We have made enhancements each in our code and with our content material that may hopefully repair these points for a lot of gamers, and may decrease the quantity and size of time they encounter audio points for others.We have additionally addressed a number of the different combine points with the sport, together with rising the quantity of shut proximity enemy footsteps and reducing the general quantity of the sport from the character choose display to the tip of the drop sequence. We will proceed to observe combine points and handle them as vital. Below are the notes on enhancements we’ve included in at the moment’s patch as we proceed to work on future enhancements.PerformanceImproved audio engine to be round 30% extra CPU environment friendly, lessening the possibility of distortion or dropouts.Lowered impression on information loading via code and content material adjustments to enhance potential dropout points.Quality of LifeLowered the grasp quantity of all sounds throughout the character choose display via the tip of the drop sequence.Lowered the quantity of Wraith’s ambient kunai knife sound for individuals who are delicate to the sound. If it’s nonetheless bothersome we’ll take away it in a later patch.Increased the quantity of shut proximity enemy footsteps for all Legends.Increased the precedence of enemy footsteps to make sure the sounds play even in heavy fight conditions.Slightly lowered the quantity of Pathfinder footstep sounds heard from the primary particular person view.Fixed lacking or quiet dryfire (out of ammo set off click on sound) and low ammo (the progressive change in sound that the gun makes because the journal approaches empty) sounds for the R301, Hemlok, Flatline, and RE45.Increased the quantity of the music that performs when profitable a match.Added extra detailed audio to the Training mission.Bug FixesFixed occlusion bug for the Havoc’s “wind down” sound.Fixed subject with computerized weapon hearth sounds sometimes getting caught on, normally after a Legend respawns.Fixed bug with RE45 lacking tail sounds (the echo within the surroundings after the shot) when in shut proximity.Hit Detection Fixes and ImprovementsAs we talked about final week, on this patch we’ve pushed some fixes that ought to get rid of many circumstances of incorrect hit registration. This patch additionally contains some behind-the-scenes monitoring of bullet harm logic. We anticipate there’ll nonetheless be some remaining hit registration issues, however with these fixes and diagnostic info, we’re higher outfitted to trace them down.One potential explanation for hit registration bugs might be easy web connection issues. In order to find out how a lot of an element that is in actuality, we’ve refined the performance behind our community downside indicator icons within the higher proper of the display. These icons are actually pickier about your connection high quality and will present up extra continuously than they did earlier than.These icon adjustments might be helpful in narrowing down the reason for any bugs that we proceed to see. Please proceed to share movies and report hit registration points you continue to encounter after the patch.Fix for Lifeline “Pick Me Up” Banner Bug on PS4The subject has been resolved and we might be re-enabling the banner after the patch is stay.NOTE: We made adjustments to consumer and backend to deal with this, and it’ll take a while to take full impact. We’re anticipating the error to resolve inside a couple of hours after the patch is stay.[PC ONLY] Crashes Specific to Intel CPUsWe investigated the crash experiences from many individuals who have been crashing continuously and located that Intel CPUs generally weren’t executing the directions correctly in a single specific perform. A standard instance was an instruction that solely reads a register crashed on writing to invalid reminiscence. With the assistance of many discussion board customers, we discovered that reducing the clock pace at all times fastened the crashes, even when the CPU wasn’t overclocked or overheating. Thanks everybody, with an enormous shout out to Falkentyne, TEZZ0FIN0, JorPorCorTTV, and MrDakk!This has been by far probably the most generally reported PC crash over the past month or so and we’ve notified Intel in regards to the subject. In the meantime, we’ve put a workaround on this patch to keep away from the crashing at your unique clock speeds simply by altering the directions utilized by that one perform.Additional Bug FixiesFixed subject with the Fortified Passive capacity for Gibraltar and Caustic the place they might take harm via shields.Fixed the bug that allowed gamers to stay objects to Gibraltar’s Gun Shield.Admittedly, it’s been enjoyable to see the outcomes of this, however the conduct just isn’t meant by design and will get uncontrolled. Items will now not keep on with Gibraltar’s Gun Shield. However, it’ll now deflect Arc Stars.