Apex Legends update 1.33 has just gone live, bringing the Old Ways Lore Event to the game. Bloodhound fans can enjoy a new PvE activity in World’s Edge, there’s a new Prize Track with free goodies and Duos has officially become a permanent queue. Read the full patch notes below courtesy of a post on the game’s official subreddit.

Apex Legends Update 1.33 Patch Notes

‘Apex Legends’ update 1.33 brings the Old Ways Lore Event to the game. Read the full patch notes below. ‘Apex Legends’ is available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Respawn Entertainment/EA

BALANCE CHANGES

G7 Scout

  • Reduced headshot scale from 2.0 -> 1.75.
  • Reduced leg shot scale from 0.9 -> 0.75.
  • Slightly reduced projectile speed.

L-STAR

  • LSTAR will reset its viewkick pattern much more quickly to avoid horizontal recoil feeling like it goes in an unpredictable direction while feathering the trigger.
  • Reduced time before overheat 2.4 -> 2.2 (25 shots -> 23 shots)

Kraber

  • Increased headshot damage multiplier from 2.05 -> 3.0. Now it should always down a target with a headshot, even if they are a fortified character with a level 3 helmet and a full evo shield.

Sniper Ammo

  • Reduced ammo per pickup from 10 -> 8
  • Reduced inventory stack size from 20 -> 16

Low Profile

  • Limb shots on Low-Profile Legends now deal as much damage as body shots.

Revenant – Player feedback that Revenant wasn’t feeling viable enough has been loud and clear and game data showed the same. Our goal is to bring his effectiveness up to parity with other Legends.

  • Silence
    • Increased duration of status effect from 10s -> 20s
    • Silence now disables Gibraltar’s Gun Shield.
    • Increased the duration of area of effect from 5s -> 10s
    • Silence has 2 charges now
  • Death Totem
    • Characters are now respawned with 50 health (or whatever health they had when they activated it, if lower) instead of 1

Removed Low Profile

Lifeline

  • New secondary passive: Lifeline can access secret compartments with more loot on Blue Bins.
    • Blue bins are found randomly replacing ordinary bins. These rare bins will have a secondary compartment that only Lifeline can open.
    • The secondary compartment will always contain some mixture of health items, weapon attachments and knockdown shields.

Wraith

  • Portals will now disappear after four seconds if both ends are outside the Circle. This change was made to combat players exploiting the Portal to avoid taking damage outside the Ring.

Evo Armor

  • Reduced the amount of damage required to evolve.
    • Blue Armor damage requirement reduced from 100 -> 75
    • Purple Armor damage requirement reduced from 300 -> 150
    • Red Armor damage requirement reduced from 500 -> 400

Kings Canyon and Kings Canyon After Dark

  • Increase to the total amount of loot items that spawn in the map.

BUG FIXES / QUALITY OF LIFE

  • Fixed bug for cases where matches results would not process correctly after players were disconnected.
  • Fixes for some script errors.
  • Fixed bug for cases where taller Legends could get stuck in geometry after using Wraith’s portal.
  • Fixed bug for cases where players that were under Revenant’s Death Protection could still be healed by Lifeline’s D.O.C. drone and Wattson’s Interceptor Pylon.
  • Fixed a bug where mantling with Wraith would cause the camera to clip through the character.
  • [PS4]Fixed lighting in some interior areas on World’s Edge that were appearing too dark.
  • Fixed bug where sometimes players would lose aim assist after being hit by Revenant’s Silence ability.
  • Fix for cases where players would not receive assist credit when using Crypto’s Drone to scan enemies.
  • Fixed issue where sometimes players could hear and in rare cases, be hit by Revenant’s abilities while in the Firing Range when he’s not there.
  • Fix for some cases where the Circle would end in a bad or invalid location.
  • Fix to help reduce cases of invisible doors.
  • Fixed issue with Bangalore’s Viceroy skin where the legs were showing the wrong skin while mantling.
  • Fixed bug for cases when Revenant places his ULT Death Totem on the train, a player is respawned to it while on the train, and the train is moving, the player could be respawned somewhere else on the map or even off the map.
  • Energize charge for the Sentinel Sniper rifle can now be cancelled with Y or Triangle button.
  • Fixed bug for cases where Dive Trails were visible before exiting the Drop Ship.
  • Fixes for map bug related to exploitable hiding spots and bad geo.

In short, Apex Legends update 1.33 might be one of the most exciting patches the game has seen in a long time. The Old Ways event only lasts through April 21, but, until then there’s lots of content for players to discover. The game’s developers at Respawn have only discussed weapon Charms tied to the Prize Track, but datamines suggest there may be other collectibles available for those who complete other types of objectives. Who will be the first to take down a Prowler in Bloodhound’s Trials? Might there be changes to Kings Canyon now that the map is a standard part of the rotation? We’ll likely get answers to these questions as the event progresses.

On the fixes and tweaks side of the equation, it’s also nice to see that update 1.33 features some much-needed adjustments to Kings Canyon loot. This should be a revelation for Ranked players who felt the state of item balance was lacking in prior iterations of the map. If, for example, you were having trouble finding certain types of ammo, it should be much easier to locate once this update is installed. On the issue of Legend balance, there are also key buffs and nerfs that shake up the meta significantly. Whether you’re a casual looking for new content or hardcore player seeking a return to glory, Apex Legends update 1.33 serves up plenty of interresting developments for fans.

Apex Legends is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

What are your thoughts on Apex Legends update 1.33? Are you excited for permanent Duos and the Old Ways event? Tell us in the comments section!